If you need a fun activity that doesn’t cost much money and can be paired with a zipline tour, look no further than the mountain in front of you. In Colorado, almost everything can be hiked. There are trails for first timers, intermediates and those training for arctic and Alaskan adventures. The mountains that shoot out of Colorado’s surface cover the state and can make for a high alpine adventure. There are numerous amounts of destinations to visit for hiking and fall might just be the best time to go. With the fall colors beginning to change and the crisp air filling your lungs, make sure to embark on a high country hike this fall.
One of the most popular attractions for hikers in Colorado are the many 14,000 foot peaks that are spread around the state. Known by locals as 14ers, these mountains are a feet for whoever can summit and return to their car safe and sound. There are a total of 58 peaks that sit above 14,000 feet in the state of Colorado allowing people from all over the state easy access to a handful of 14ers. Though some see this as cheating, some can even be accessed by car such as Mt. Evans and Pikes Peak. If you are keen enough to hike, make sure to plan on an early morning in order to beat the early afternoon thunderstorms. Also, plan about 5-8 hours of hiking time as these are not for the faint of heart.
If 14ers aren’t your thing, there are plenty of other hikes to fit your needs. In order to find the best hikes for your precise abilities, likes and dislikes, etc. make sure to visit the local United States Forest Service office to find the best hikes in your area. Along with the forest service, there are usually welcome centers in most major towns in Colorado that can assist guests with the best hikes in the area. If all else fails, there is always the local outdoor shop that can most likely answer any question you may have about hiking in the area. They might even be able to offer better input for recent conditions and secret locations to check out.