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 - Vien & Hermann

Holy Cross Wilderness, Sawatch Range, Colorado 

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

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YOUR REFERENCE TO HIKING IN THE HIGH MOUNTAIN

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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 PARK

  • 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 THE FOOTHILLS

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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

  • Alderfer/3 Sisters Park/Elephant Butte – 6 to 8.5 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

  • Green Mountain - 5.5 - 9 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

  • South Valley Park -

  • White Ranch Park - 9 miles

  • Windy Saddle Park - 5 miles

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