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ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, COLORADO,U.S.A.

HIKING TRAILS IN COLORADO

- HIGH MOUNTAIN -

 

 ARAPAHO NATIONAL FOREST

 

  • Butler Gulch Trail – 6 miles

  • Herman Gulch Trail – 7.5 miles

  • Second Creek Trail to Twin Cones – 4.6 to 6 miles

  • Silver Dollar & Murray Lake Trail – 7 miles

  • Watrous Gulch Trail – 6 miles

 

COLLEGIATE PEAKS – SAWATCH RANGE, BUENA VISTA

 

  •  Hartenstein Lake –7 miles

  •  Browns Pass – 8 miles

  •  Kroenke Lake – 8.6 to 10 miles

  •  Lake Ann – 6.6 miles

  •  Ptarmigan Lake – 7.5 miles

 

COLORADO NATIONAL MONUMENT – Grand Junction/Fruita

 

  • Monument Canyon Trail/Wedding Canyon Trail – 5 to 7.2 miles

 

CRESTED BUTTE, GUNNISON COUNTY

 

  • Three Lakes Trail – 4.5 miles 

  • Snodgrass Mountain - 4 miles 

  • Oh-Be-Joyful Trail – 8 miles

 

GORE RANGE – EAGLES NEST WILDERNESS

 

  • Eaglesmere Lake – 8 miles

  • Lower Cataract Lake Loop Trail – 2.5 miles

  • Tipperary & Surprise Lakes Loop – 10 to 11 miles

  • Pitkin Lake Trail – 11 miles

  • Wheeler Lakes – 7.5 miles

  • Piney Lake to Lost Lake – 7 miles

  • North Ten Mile Creek Trail – 6 miles or longer

 

HINSDALE COUNTY, LAKE CITY

 

  • American Basin – 4 miles

  • Williams Creek Trail – 7 miles

 

HOLY CROSS WILDERNESS – SAWATCH RANGE

 

  • Missouri Lakes – 8.5 miles

  • Lake Constantine – 9 miles

  • Lyle & Mormon Lakes – 7 to 10 miles

 

INDIAN PEAKS WILDERNESS – FRONT RANGE

 

  • Lost Lake to Devils Thumb Trail – 6.5 miles

  • Woodland Lake – 9.5 miles

  • Diamond Lakes – 9 miles

  • Arapaho Pass/Lake Dorothy – 8 to 9 miles

  • Long Lake (1.0 mile) & Lake Isabelle – 6 miles

  • Mitchell Lake & Blue Lake – 6 miles

 

JAMES PEAK WILDERNESS/ROOSEVELT NATIONAL FOREST – SOUTH BOULDER CREEK TRAIL

 

  •  Forest Lakes – 9 miles

  •  Crater Lakes – 6.5 to 7.5 miles

  •  Rogers Pass Lake – 9 miles

  •  Heart Lake – 10 miles

 

MAROON BELLS – SNOWMASS WILDERNESS-WHITE RIVER NATIONAL FOREST

 

  • Maroon Lake Trails

  • Crater Lake Trail – 6 miles

  • American Lake – 7 miles

  • Cathedral Lake – 6.5 miles

 

MOSQUITO RANGE, PIKE & SAN ISABEL NATIONAL FOREST

 

  • Mohawk Lakes (Spruce Creek Trailhead) – 8 miles

  • Mayflower Gulch – 6 to 7 miles

 

MOUNT EVANS WILDERNESS

 

  • Echo Lake – 1.3 mile

  • Chicago Lakes – 8.5 - 10 miles

  • Beartrack Lakes & Cub Creek Trails – 5 to 10 miles

  • Mount Bierstadt – 8 miles

 

NORTH SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS

 

  • Blue Lakes Trail – 10 miles

  • Portland Creek Trail-Chief Ouray Mine - 8 miles

 

PIKE NATIONAL FOREST

 

  • Shelf Lake – 7 - 9 miles

  • Square Top Lakes/South Park Trail – 4 miles 

 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARKS

 

  • Chasm Lake via East Longs Peak Trailhead – 8.4 miles

  • Twin Sisters Peak – 7.5 miles

  • Estes Cone – East Longs Peak Trailhead - 6.5 miles/from Lily Lake via Storm Pass Trail - 7.5 miles

  • Bear Lake to Loch Vale to Lake of Glass to Sky Pond Trail – 6.5 to 10 miles

  • Bear Lake, Odessa Lake to Fern Lake – 10 miles

  • Bierstadt Lake to Bear Lake to Sprague Lake – 8 to 9 miles           

  • Chipmunk Lake & Ypsilon Lake – 9.5 miles

  • Bear Lake to Black Lake, Mills Lake, Jewel Lake – 11 miles (Black Lake/Mills Lake/Jewel Lakes) 

  • Dream Lake, Lake Haiyaha, Emerald Lake, Nymph Lake – 7.5 miles 

  • Bear Lake, Dream Lakes, Alberta Falls – 5.5 miles 

  • Dream Lake to Emerald Lakes – 4.5 miles 

  • Lumpy Ridge/Gem Lake – 5.5 miles

  • Mill Lake to Jewel Lakes - 7.5 miles

  • Chasm Falls – 3 miles           

  • Bridal Veil Falls – 7 miles 

  • Cub Lake – 6.5 miles 

  • Deer Mountain – 6.5 miles

 

RMNP WILD BASIN ENTRANCE

 

  •  Finch Lake – 8 miles 

  •  Ouzel Falls – 6 miles Calypso 

 

WHITE RIVER NATIONAL FOREST

 

  •  Shrine Ridge Trail – 5 to 7 miles

  •  Hanging Lake – 3 miles

  •  Loveland Pass Trail – 3.5 miles 

HIKING TRAILS IN COLORADO

- FOOTHILLS -

 

BOULDER COUNTY

 

  • Bear Peak, Shadow Canyon – 7.5 miles

  • Walker Ranch Loop – 8 miles

  • Green Mountain/Saddle Rock/Gregory Canyon – 6.5 miles

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY

 

  • Castlewood Canyon State Park – 4 miles

  • Roxborough State Park (Carpenter Peak) – 7 to 9 miles

 

JEFFERSON COUNTY

 

  • Aldefer/3 Sisters Park/Elephant Butte – 6 to 8 miles

  • Apex Park – 5.5 to 8 miles

  • Bergen Peak – 10 miles

  • Deer Creek Canyon Park – 7 to 10 miles

  • Flying J Ranch Park – 3.5 miles

  • Golden Gate Canyon State Park – 6.5 miles

  • Hogback – 4.5 miles

  • Lair O’ the Bear Park – 5 miles

  • Matthews/Winters Park, Hogback – 7 miles

  • Meyer Ranch/Legault Mountain – 6.5 miles

  • Mt. Falcon Park – 7 to 9.5 miles or longer

  • Mt. Galbraith Park – 5.5 miles

  • Mt. Morrison – 6 miles

  • O’Fallon/Pence Parks/Jefferson Mountain – 6.5 miles

  • Reynolds Park – 6 miles

  • Staunton State Park – 9 to 11 miles

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