Hiking in the Idaho Springs Area
As one might realize already, the area surrounding Idaho springs is filled with hiking trails to help you truly experience the Rocky Mountains. Mount Bierstadt is a 7.80 mile trail located near Idaho Springs, Colorado. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is one of Colorado’s most accessible 14ers. Torreys Peak Trail is a 5.5 mile out and back trail that features a river and stunning views. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, mountain biking & walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on a leash. Butler Gulch is a 5 mile out and back trail located near Idaho Springs, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking & snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail. Mount Evans Trail is a 6.5 mile out and back trail also located near Idaho Springs. This trail is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Hiking in the Granite Area
You will also find miles of hiking trails surrounding our Granite, Colorado ziplining and rafting outpost. The Mount Yale Summit Trail is a 10.2 mile out and back trail located close to Buena Vista. This trail is a primarily used for hiking and is accessible from July to September. The Mount Elbert north trail is a 9 mile out and back trail located near Granite, Colorado that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for camping, hiking & rock climbing and is accessible from June until October. The Mount Elbert South Trail is a 4.5 miles out and back and is also located near Granite, Colorado and features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for camping & hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. The Bear lake trail is another beautiful and low impact trail located near Granite, Colorado. This hike features a high altitude lake and stunning views of many mountains.
Hiking in Aspen Ute Trail (Aspen) It takes a bit of work, but the fantastic view from this rocky promontory is your well earned reward. The Ute Trail in Aspen is very steep and heavily used. Some Aspenites ascend the trail daily to condition themselves. The view of Aspen from the rocky promontory at the […]
Hiking in Avon Booth Falls Booth Falls is a 4.6 mile out and back trail located near Vail, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from June until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on […]
Hiking in Breckenridge Barney Ford Trail 4.8 miles/ vertical 780 ft. This hike actually follows three trails: Carter Park, Moonstone, and Barney Ford. The majority of the hike is on the Barney Ford Trail, which was built along old mining trails and ditches past mine ruins and plenty of glory holes. Except for the first […]
Hiking in Buena Vista Buena Vista is located in central Colorado between Salida and Leadville. This town offers a lot of outdoors activities such as rafting, zip lining, camping and of course hiking. Being situated between wide valleys and high mountain ranges makes this a prime location for amazing views and challenging hikes. Mount Elbert […]
Hiking in Copper Located in central Colorado, Copper Mountain offers incredible ski trails and back bowls, in addition to dining, lodging, shopping and various types of entertainment. During the summer, the ski trails turn green, and Copper transforms into the perfect base camp for hiking of all difficulty levels. Wheeler Lakes (5.6 miles/ vertical 1300 ft.) […]
Hiking in Dillon Dillon has a unique history for a mountain town. The original town of Dillon now lies at the bottom of Lake Dillon. When the Dillon Dam was built, the town was moved to its current location with some buildings transplanted to new properties. Located in gorgeous Summit County, Dillon visitors have a […]
Hiking in Frisco Almost perfectly centered in the state of Colorado lies the town of Frisco. Frisco is a beautiful community surrounded by mountains and breathtaking scenery. While not as well known as some of the neighboring towns like Breckenridge or Keystone, there is plenty to do in the town of Frisco. Its proximity to […]
Idaho Springs / Clear Creek
Hiking in Idaho Springs Idaho Springs is a quiet little mountain town just past the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Known as a gold mining town during Colorado’s gold rush it is now known for whitewater rafting on Clear Creek and being the gateway to the Rockies. However, some of the best hiking in […]
Hiking in Keystone Keystone may be known primarily for its skiing and snowboarding, but in the spring, summer, and fall, the Colorado snow gives way to wildflowers, grassy peaks, sunny days, and plenty of wilderness to explore. Keystone is surrounded by some of the best hiking in Colorado with trails ranging from easy beginner jaunts […]
Hiking in Silverthorne The Blue River Trail The Blue River Trail is Silverthorne’s link to the county-wide paved trail system that spans from Keystone to Glenwood Springs. The trail is a paved 10’ wide ADA accessible trail that is open to non-motorized use. Silverthorne’s path system spans from the Dillon Dam to the Silverthorne Elementary […]
Hiking in Vail Bighorn Creek Trail Length: 3.6 Miles One Way Difficulty: Moderately Difficult Location: Take I-70 East from Vail and exit at 180 East Vail. Take an immediate right. Proceed south to the frontage road for 1 mile until you reach Columbine Drive. Take a left and continue to the end. The road goes […]