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Exploring the World...our way

We don't just travel, we explore

 

 - Vien & Hermann

Holy Cross Wilderness, Sawatch Range, Colorado 

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Vien and Hermann have been hiking together in Colorado for over fourteen years. But prior to their marriage, Hermann has explored hiking trails and climbed fourteeners since 1980. 

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- Hiking in Colorado -

YOUR REFERENCE TO HIKING IN THE HIGH MOUNTAIN

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ARAPAHO NATIONAL FOREST

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

WHITE RIVER NATIONAL FOREST

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 ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK

RMNP WILD BASIN ENTRANCE

HIKING TRAILS IN THE 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

JEFFERSON COUNTY