One Of The Most Treacherous Hikes In America Is Right Here In Colorado
For those of us who love nothing more than to get outdoors and enjoy incredible views from up above, there’s no place like Colorado. Our high elevations draw in visitors from all over the country, many of whom are making the trip to the Centennial State to take on our best mountains. While we have plenty of trails that are short and sweet, many of which are only under five miles long, there’s nothing like challenging yourself to one of our most strenuous hikes. It might be hard, but it’s easily one of the best hikes in Colorado. Think you can handle it? Check it out!
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Best Hikes in Colorado
What are some great kid-friendly hikes around Colorado?
For the purpose of this answer, we’ll go ahead and define a “kid-friendly” trail as one that is not only rated as easy but is also under two miles in length. In that case, there are TONS of hikes left to choose from – after all, Colorado’s only home to more than 5,000 trails. Some of our favorite, incredibly scenic kid-friendly hikes around Colorado include gems like Dream Lake Trail, which is located inside Rocky Mountain National Park and is two miles long exactly. It’s an out-and-back trail and no dogs are allowed, so plan accordingly (kids are, though). Also within Rocky Mountain National Park are amazing hikes like the Alberta Falls Trail, which is 1.6 miles long and features a breathtaking waterfall, and Bear Lake Nature Trail, which is less than one mile long (0.7 miles) and has splendid mountain views as well as a lake. Finally, check out the Maroon Bells Scenic Loop Trail, which is 1.9 miles and sometimes requires a permit to access.
What are the most popular easy hikes in Colorado?
Like we said above, with more than 5,000 hikes in Colorado to choose from, there’s a huge selection of easy hikes that are both leisurely AND scenic. Some of our favorites include the above-mentioned Dream Lake and Alberta Falls Trails, but there are so many more trails in Colorado than just the ones within Rocky Mountain National Park (though those trails ARE all amazing). Check out the one-and-a-half-mile-long Red Rocks Trading Post Trail, which is found at Red Rocks Park and features awesome geological formations. If you’re a fan of lake hikes, check out Lily Pad Lake Trail, a 3.3-mile trek through the Eagles Nest Wilderness. Want some more ideas? Check this article out for some of Colorado’s most ridiculously awesome waterfall hikes.