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  • All Metro Areas - See listing of all metropolitan areas with hikes
  • Helen Hunt Falls - Very brief hike to view the scenic Helen Hunt Falls
  • Pikes Peak from Devils Playground - A relatively short and easy hike on Pikes Peak
  • Railroad Bed above Manitou Springs - Hike along a historic railroad bed through tunnels along a canyon
  • Red Rocks Canyon Loop - Classic sandstone formations, old quarries, ponds, views of Colorado Springs
  • Red Rocks Canyon Short Loop - Beautiful Canyon with Red Sandstone, grassy fields and ponds.
  • Section 16/Palmer Trail - Beautiful mountain scenery, spectacular views, old pine forest, mountain streams
  • Silver Cascade Falls - Short hike in Cheyenne Canyon to some interesting falls.
  • Ute Pass Falls - Falls hidden by a highway bridge and defaced by graffiti
  • Waldo Canyon Loop - Easy access hike along a stream, views of Pikes Peak and Colorado Springs.

  • Hikes outside the metro area...
  • Agnes Vaille Falls - Gorgeous falls set deep in the side of Mt Princeton.
  • Bear Lake - A high altitude lake with views of many mountains.
  • Beaver Lake - A nice mountain hike or snowshoe along the edge of roaring Beaver Creek.
  • Blackhawk Peak - Ghost town, abandoned mines, gambling
  • Blanca Peak - Deep remote valley with lots of lakes leading to a classic Colorado summit
  • Booth Creek Falls - A nice hike through aspens to visit a wilderness waterfall.
  • Browns Creek Falls - Large waterfall buried deep within San Isabel National Forest
  • Castle Peak - The highest mountain in the Elk range with a fun permanent snow field.
  • Centennial Trail in Woodland Park - Paved path along highway 67 great for a bike trip.
  • Challenger Point - A long beautiful hike up to the summit named after the space shuttle Challenger.
  • Como Lake - A high altitude lake set below a stunning mountain
  • Crater Lake - A high altitude lake set below a stunning mountain among glacial moraine fields
  • Crater Lake by the Maroon Bells - A crystal lake set at the base of the famous Maroon Bell mountains
  • crater lakes - forest trail with mountain views leading to alpine lakes
  • Crestone Needle - One of Colorados greatest peaks. Amazing views and an exhilarating climb.
  • Crestone Peak - Very rugged mountain, high altitude lakes, classic Sangre De Cristo views
  • Crestone Peak to Needle Traverse - Some of the most exhilarating hiking in the Sangre De Cristos
  • Devils Playground from the Crags - A good hike up the side of Pikes Peak to some interesting Rock formations.
  • Discovery/Challenger loop - High country trails with potential for more.
  • Dome Rock Trail - Trail on an old stage road along a cascading creek and huge rock formations.
  • Ellingwood Point - Hike through a nice valley with several lakes ending with distant views
  • Grays and Torreys - Two fourteeners easily reached from Denver and hiked in one day.
  • Half Moon Pass - Hike in the Holy Cross wilderness with views of Mt Holy Cross and some 13ers.
  • Hartenstein Lake - A great trail to an alpine lake starting from an easily accessed trailhead
  • Harvard Lakes - Two small beautiful lakes hidden at the base of Mt Columbia
  • Horsethief Falls - Excellent trail through heavy woods to a high meadow ending at waterfalls
  • Humboldt Peak - Excellent views of the Crestones and other Sangre De Cristo Mtns
  • Huron Peak - Colorados 56th highest peak deep in the wilderness, with magnificent views.
  • Kit Carson Peak - A Colorado classic with waterfalls, a lake, rugged mountains, and a fourteener
  • Kroenke Lake - A beautiful lake set just above treeline with pretty good fishing.
  • Little Bear Peak - One of Colorados deadliest and most spectacular Fourteeners
  • Long Gulch - Easy trail on gentle terrain along highway 67, good warm up snowshoe path
  • Lovell Gulch Trail - Streamside hike with views of Woodland Park, Pikes Peak, and more
  • Maroon Peak - A difficult ascent up one of the most photographed mountains in the world.
  • Missouri Mountain - Colorados 36th highest peak hidden deep in the wilderness
  • Montezuma Mine - Streams, waterfalls, and mining ruins along an old roadway.
  • Mount Antero - A fun 4X4 road with a short hike to the top of a fourteener.
  • Mount Belford - A very straightforward fourteener through the magnificent Missouri Gulch
  • Mount Bierstadt - This high altitude hike is easy to access, has great scenery, and a fourteener.
  • Mount Columbia East Ridge - A long hike along a beautiful stream, through bristlecone pine to a fourteener.
  • Mount Democrat - A beginner fourteener with an easy trail and nice views
  • Mount Elbert - A gentle but long hike leading to the summit of Coloardos Highest mountain.
  • Mount Evans from Guanella Pass - This high altitude hike is easy to access, has great scenery, and a fourteener.
  • Mount Harvard - A long hike along a beautiful stream to reach Colorados third tallest mountain
  • Mount Lindsey - A lush alpine valley surrounded by cliffs, climbing to an exiting summit.
  • Mount of the Holy Cross - One of Colorados most famous yet secluded peaks
  • Mount Oxford - Streams, falls, views, and flowers. Beautiful hike.
  • Mount Princeton - Classic fourteener rising 6,000 feet above the nearby town of Buena Vista
  • Mount Sherman - Arguably Colorados easiest Fourteener, yet still an interesting beautiful hike.
  • Mount Silverheels - A great backcountry hike that avoids crowded trails.
  • Mount Yale - Colorados 21st tallest fourteener providing the best views of the Sawatch Range
  • North Maroon Peak - A difficult and dangerous hike up Aspens premier summit.
  • Old Lake Dillon - A nice short hike with awesome views of Lake Dillon, 10 Mile & Gore Range
  • Pancake Rocks - Easily accessed trail leading to unique rock formations.
  • Pikes Peak from the Crags - The shortest free hiking route up Pikes Peak
  • Pyramid Peak - One of Colorados most dangerous fouteeners, thrilling summit.
  • Quandary Peak - An easy fourteener hike near the town of Breckenridge
  • Rainbow Gulch - Lots of Aspen trees along a stream leading to Rampart Reservoir
  • Raspberry Mountain - Thick aspen groves, high mountain meadows, ending with a stunning view of Pikes
  • Red Rocks Campground Loop - Easy loop through the forest North of Woodland Park
  • Red Rocks of Woodland Park - Beautiful red sandstone rock formations in forested area.
  • Revenue Mountain - Old mining remains, great views of Grays Peak
  • Ringing the Maroon Bells - A world class loop hike, but as deadly as it is beautiful.
  • Sentinel Point - Beaver Ponds, views, alpine tundra, waterfalls, solitude. Great hike.
  • South Colony Lakes - High altitude lakes beneath breathtaking mountains, with excelllent fishing.
  • The Crags - Beautiful rock formations, nice rock climbing, hiking along a nice stream.
  • The Dauntless Mine - An old mining facility still in decent condition and easy to hike to.
  • The Hilltop Mine - An old mining facility still in decent condition located well above treeline.
  • Triple Crown of Fourteeners - Hike three fourteeners in the same day, and still be able to walk the next.
  • Turquoise_Lake - A nice mountain hike along Beaver Creek to the trout filled Turquoise Lakes.
  • Willow Lake Trail - High altitude lake with falls, and surrounded by rugged mountains.

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