In 2022, Take These 12 Incredible Colorado Hikes, One For Each Month Of The Year

It’s a new year, which means now is the time to figure out your goals and dreams for 2022 and how you plan to accomplish them. If being more active and/or seeing even more of the Centennial State is on your list of things to do, read on, as we think you should take these 12 best hikes in Colorado in 2022, one for each month of the year:

For even more of our favorite Centennial State trails, check out The Unique Hike In Colorado That Leads You To Plane Wreckage From 1943.

Address: Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, 6550 Gateway Rd, Commerce City, CO 80022, USA
Address: Calhan Paint Mines Archeological District, Paint Mine Open Space, Paint Mine Rd, Calhan, CO 80808, USA
Address: Red Feather Lakes, CO 80545, USA
Address: Rueter-Hess Incline, Unnamed Road, Castle Rock, CO 80108, USA
Address: Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Colorado 81416, USA
Address: Carter Lake, Colorado 81621, USA
Address: Florissant, CO 80816, USA
Address: Yankee Boy Basin, Colorado 81432, USA
Address: Gunnison National Forest, Colorado 81210, USA
Address: Hanging Lake, Colorado 81601, USA
Address: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St, Denver, CO 80206, USA
Address: Devil's Head Lookout, S Rampart Range Rd, Sedalia, CO 80135, USA
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Best Hikes In Colorado

May 31, 2022

What are some of the best waterfall hikes in Colorado?

Colorado is one of the most beautiful states in the nation, and as such, it is home to some of the most amazing waterfalls.  Among them are Maxwell Falls Lower Trail in Evergreen, Adams Falls in Grand Lake, and Bridal Veil Falls in Telluride, just to name a few. Each one offers its own unique setting and beauty.

Are there any scenic hikes in Denver?

Absolutely! Denver offers a great deal more than just the historic capital, fantastic music, outstanding gastronomy, and exciting performing arts. The scenic beauty found throughout the city and surrounding area is ripe with great scenic hikes.

Where can I find kid-friendly hikes around Denver?

It’s easy to find kid-friendly hikes around Denver that are easy enough for the little ones, but still offer some excitement for their grown-up companions. Surprisingly enough, many of them are located in the mountains, each promising wonderful outdoor adventures that the entire family can enjoy.

The next time I’m searching for historic “hiking trails near me” in Colorado, which ones should I consider?

That’s a great question and a theme that leads to some interesting places. Because of its location in the country, and the wide array of frontiersmen and women who traversed the landscape during Colorado’s early founding, there are several places, like Chimney Rock National Monument in Archuleta County, for example, that offer some of the most extraordinary ruins in the state.

What are some Colorado Waterfalls Road Trips?

You betcha! If you’ve got a few days, there is a big 630-mile-plus loop circling from Alamosa in the south, to Glenwood Springs in the Northwest, to just outside of the Denver Metro Area in the Northeast, and then south along Interstate 25 that showcases some of the best waterfalls in Colorado.

 

Address: Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, 6550 Gateway Rd, Commerce City, CO 80022, USA
Address: Calhan Paint Mines Archeological District, Paint Mine Open Space, Paint Mine Rd, Calhan, CO 80808, USA
Address: Red Feather Lakes, CO 80545, USA
Address: Rueter-Hess Incline, Unnamed Road, Castle Rock, CO 80108, USA
Address: Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Colorado 81416, USA
Address: Carter Lake, Colorado 81621, USA
Address: Florissant, CO 80816, USA
Address: Yankee Boy Basin, Colorado 81432, USA
Address: Gunnison National Forest, Colorado 81210, USA
Address: Hanging Lake, Colorado 81601, USA
Address: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St, Denver, CO 80206, USA
Address: Devil's Head Lookout, S Rampart Range Rd, Sedalia, CO 80135, USA