Hiking in Colorado

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Let’s Hike and Enjoy the Wonders of Colorado!

Camping and hiking are popular activities nowadays.  Colorado is one of the best places to go hiking in the USA and for good reasons. This beautiful state is home to some of the most spectacular and diverse hikes in the country.  There are literally hundreds of hikes and all of them are spectacular. Colorado offers quality hiking adventures that are limitless.

It has 41 state parks, 12 national parks, 13 national forests and grasslands and several peaks that are 14,000 feet above sea level. In other words, Colorado has plenty of hiking trails waiting for you to explore.

hiking trails in Colorado

Shorter hikes:

There are many options in Colorado State Parks and national parks. Whether you are a novice climber or an experienced climber you can get information and advice in the visitor centers. They can give you trail maps and the different hiking trails according to the level of difficulty.

Longer hikes:

The Colorado Trail is very popular for experienced hikers. This 500-mile long-distance trail crosses the Rocky Mountains. It goes along rushing rivers and amazing meadows. You need to be prepared for a 20-day journey.

Where:

You can arrive at the parks and hiking trails in just minutes from the major cities like Denver, Boulder, and Colorado Springs.

What to take:

  • enough water
  • sunscreen
  • enough clothing (weather conditions may change)
  • a good map

What to watch:

  • incredible views
  • wildflowers
  • wild animals: like elk bulls fighting for their mates in Rocky Mountain National Park, baby mountain goats climbing Mount Evans, bald eagles nesting in the cottonwood trees in the National Refuges.
  • waterfalls
  • alpine lakes
  • thick forest
  • open meadows

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