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 BUENA VISTA AREA
You will also find miles of hiking trails surrounding our Buena Vista 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 Buena Vista, 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 Buena Vista, 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 Buena Vista, Colorado. This hike features a high altitude lake and stunning views of many mountains.
One great trek in Aspen is the Ute Trail. It takes a bit of work, but the fantastic view from this rocky promontory is your well earned reward.
Booth Falls in Avon is a 4.6 mile out and back trail that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate.
Be sure to check out the Barney Ford Trail while in Breckenridge. At 4.8 miles roundtrip and a vertical gain of 780 ft, this hike actually follows three trails: Carter Park, Moonstone, and Barney Ford.
Buena Vista is located in central Colorado between Salida and Leadville with an overabundance of hiking trails.
Located in central Colorado, Copper Mountain offers incredible ski trails and back bowls, in addition to dining, lodging, shopping and various types of entertainment.
Dillon has a unique history for a mountain town, as well as lots of adventure opportunities in the back country.
Almost perfectly centered in the state of Colorado lies the town of Frisco. Just a stones throw from a plethora of outdoor activities, this is a great location to start your day.
Idaho Springs is a quiet little mountain town just past the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, but houses some great food and even better escapades.
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.
The Blue River Trail is Silverthorne links to the county-wide paved trail system that spans from Keystone to Glenwood Springs.