6 Easy And Beautiful Spring Hikes Everyone In Colorado Will Love
Temperatures are heating up, the wildflowers are blooming, and the sun is staying out longer than ever, which can only mean one thing: it is springtime in Colorado, and it is time to get outside and enjoy it! Are you ready? If so, lace up your hiking boots and take one (or all!) of these six easy and beautiful spring hikes that everyone in Colorado will love:
For even more of our favorite easy hikes, check out these 11 Unbelievable Colorado Waterfalls Hiding In Plain Sight… No Hiking Required. What’s better than an easy AND scenic hike? Not a whole lot.
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Best Hikes in Colorado
What are some wonderful, easy hikes in Colorado?
Colorado is the essential outdoorsy person’s paradise. It’s filled to the brim with incredible hikes and amazing mountains to climb. With more than 5,000 trails to choose from, it might be a little hard to decide where to begin, so why not start with some easy hikes? Our favorites include absolutely must-do gems like Dream Lake Trail, which is just two miles long out and back, and Alberta Falls Trail, which is 1.6 miles long and is a family-friendly waterfall hike. Both of those are at Rocky Mountain National Park, which is home to dozens more amazing trails as well. Outside of the park, you’ll want to check out Red Rocks Trading Post Trail. It’s one and a half miles long and features all sorts of fascinating geological formations. Finally, add the Forsythe Canyon to Waterfall and Gross Reservoir Trail, which is 3.2 miles long – though a four-wheel-drive vehicle is highly recommended for that one. Want some more ideas? Check out this article for a list of calming hikes in Colorado to do ASAP.
What are some of the most popular scenic hikes in Colorado?
With a ridiculous number of hiking trails comes a ridiculous number of scenic, absolutely breathtaking hikes. Some of our favorite scenic hikes in Colorado include the amazing Emerald Lake Trail, at Rocky Mountain National Park. This stunning trek through Tydall Gorge to Emerald Lake is 3.2 miles of easygoing hiking; it’s easy and scenic enough that you won’t even realize you’re hiking three miles! While at Rocky Mountain National Park, be sure to also check out the Sky Pond via Glacier Gorge Trail, which is a lot longer – 9.4 miles! - and a lot harder, but well worth the effort (the payoff is some of the best views in the entire park). Other than those, you’ll want to check out St. Mary’s Glacier Trail, which is nestled within Arapaho National Forest and is rated as moderate. It’s 2.4 miles long and features lovely alpine lake and glacier views!