It's the perfect day-long climb: Longs Peak, outside of Winter Park, offers several options, one of which is a hearty hike to its summit, where the peak views are spectacular.
It's all about the views: Head to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and walk along the rim. These relatively easy routes will get you some amazing views into the canyon. Looking for a challenge? Walk down into the canyon itself.
Check out the gorgeous Maroon Bells on the Maroon-Snowmass Trail outside Aspen. This trail crosses over Buckskin Pass to Crater Lake, with heart-thumping views of the Maroon Bells, Alpine lakes, and wildflower-filled meadows along the way.
Take on Colorado's highest peak, the 14,333-foot Mount Elbert, in San Isabel National Forest. Try the alternative Black Cloud Trailthe 10-mile round-trip sees far fewer hiking boots than the heavily used North and South Mount Elbert Trails.
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