Best Trails of Colorado

This list represents the most popular trails in Colorado. Use this list to plan your next Colorado outdoor trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Glacier Gorge View Trail Details

    19 Reviews

    Estes Park, CO

    • Hiking 
    •  4 to 6 hours
    •  9.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Spectacular scenery, beautiful wildflowers, cascading waterfalls, and beautiful alpine lakes are what you will find on your hike into Glacier ...

  • #2 Blue Lake View Trail Details

    12 Reviews

    Ward, CO

    • Hiking 
    •  2.5 to 4 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    A wonderful day hike leads to Blue Lake in the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area. This short hike takes you up to a beautiful alpine lake surrounded ...

  • #3 Deer Creek Canyon Park View Trail Details

    11 Reviews

    Morrison, CO

    • Hiking 
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  5.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This nice hike through the beautiful foothills west of Denver features year-round access, marked trails, early summer wildflowers, and spectacular ...

  • #4 Coalton Trail View Trail Details

    12 Reviews

    Superior, CO

    • Hiking 
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  5.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This trailhead, established in 2011, offers several options for hiking on the high prairie near the town of Superior.

  • #5 Arapaho Glacier Trail (east) View Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Nederland, CO

    •  6.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Arapaho Glacier Trail (east) is a hiking trail in Boulder County, Colorado. It is within Indian Peaks Wilderness Area and Roosevelt National ...

  • #6 Arapaho Peak Southeast Ridge Route View Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Nederland, CO

    •  6.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Arapaho Peak Southeast Ridge Route is a hiking trail in Boulder County, Colorado. It is within Roosevelt National Forest. It is 0.4 miles long ...

  • #7 Arapaho Glacier Trail View Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Nederland, CO

    •  6.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Arapaho Glacier Trail is a hiking trail in Boulder County, Colorado. It is within Indian Peaks Wilderness Area and Roosevelt National Forest. ...

  • #8 Canyon Loop Trail View Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Boulder, CO

    •  1 hour
    •  1.4 miles
    •  Guide

    A nice trail system, including an interpretive boardwalk, rambles through a wildlife habitat built around ponds that were once gravel pits. In ...

  • #9 Booth Lake Trail View Trail Details

    15 Reviews

    Vail, CO

    •  4.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Booth Lake Trail is a hiking trail in Eagle County, Colorado. It is within White River National Forest and Eagles Nest Wilderness Area. It is ...

  • #10 Granby and Grand Lake Area Campgrounds View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Granby, CO

    • Campgrounds 
    •  Guide

    Busy and popular are the best words to describe this area on the western edge of Rocky Mountain National Park, and for good reason. The list ...

  • #11 Boulder County: Longs Peak View Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Estes Park, CO

    • Hiking 
    •  14 miles
    •  Guide

    Located in north-central Colorado in the Front Range, about 70 miles northwest of Denver, and 10 miles southwest of Estes Park. The most famous ...

  • #12 Royal Arch Trail View Trail Details

    12 Reviews

    Boulder, CO

    •  52 minutes up, 50 minutes down
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Royal Arch Trail is a hiking trail in Boulder County, Colorado. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 6,090 feet altitude. Traveling the entire ...

  • #13 Switzerland Trail Colorado & North Western R. R. View Trail Details

    8 Reviews

    Boulder, CO

    •  Difficulty
    •  2 hours
    •  14.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Switzerland Trail Colorado & North Western R.. is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Boulder County, Colorado. It is within Roosevelt National ...

  • #14 Maxwell Falls Trail View Trail Details

    8 Reviews

    Evergreen, CO

    • Hiking 
    •  1 hour, 20 minutes
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    These peaceful falls are tucked back in a quiet drainage in the Arapaho National Forest. The water cascades year-round-in spring the pools are ...

  • #15 Mount Garfield View Trail Details

    8 Reviews

    Grand Junction, CO

    • Hiking 
    •  3 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    One of the main geographical features of the Grand Valley, the Bookcliffs rise sharply to form a strikingly scenic wall that stretches deep into ...

  • #16 Conundrum Hot Springs View Trail Details

    14 Reviews

    Aspen, CO

    • Hiking 
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    Undeveloped alpine pools, a 9-mile hike from parking and 11,200 feet above sea level in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area near Aspen. ...

  • #17 Fort Collins and the Poudre River Valley Area Campgrounds View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Fort Collins, CO

    • Campgrounds 
    •  Guide

    Activities in and around the valley include fishing, rafting, kayaking, hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding, and four-wheel driving. Or you ...

  • #18 Aiken Canyon View Trail Details

    9 Reviews

    Canon City, CO

    • Hiking 
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  3.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Aiken Canyon harbors a rich diversity of life where plains and foothills converge. This nature preserve is home to bear, mountain lion, elk, ...

  • #19 Lost Lake Trail View Trail Details

    10 Reviews

    Nederland, CO

    •  45 minutes up, 38 minutes down
    •  3.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Lost Lake Trail is a hiking trail in Boulder County, Colorado. It is within Roosevelt National Forest. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 9,620 ...

  • #20 Mount Galbraith View Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Golden, CO

    • Hiking 
    •  2 to 3.5 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    A beautiful hike up and around Mount Galbraith (7,163 feet) on a trail in one of the newest Jefferson County Open Space parks. There are beautiful ...

  • #21 Independence Pass Scenic Drive: Twin Lakes to Aspen View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Aspen, CO

    • Scenic Drives 
    •  44 miles
    •  Guide

    This 44-mile-long drive climbs over 12,095-foot Independence Pass, Colorado’s highest paved pass, and the Continental Divide between the upper ...

  • #22 Barr Lake Trail View Trail Details

    14 Reviews

    Brighton, CO

    •  3 to 5 hours
    •  9.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Barr Lake Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Adams County, Colorado. It is 7.5 miles long and begins at 5,106 feet altitude. Traveling ...