What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hit the majestic state of Colorado? We’re pretty sure you’re itching to scream “super fun outdoor adventures!”
For the most part, Colorado boasts some of the best hikes in the world — you’ll get to wander through fields of gorgeous wildflowers, climb magnificent mountain peaks or bask in the goodness of a stunning alpine lake.
So, if you’re looking to enjoy these adventures, you’ll definitely find them, and a lot more in Colorado hikes — the west of Denver never disappoints!
Regardless of whether you’re looking to go for a simple two-hour hike or enjoy a long backpacking trip, we have rounded up some of the best of the best that Colorado has to offer. It’s now time to get your rain jacket and put on your hiking boots for an adventure of a lifetime.
Ready? Let’s hike!
1- La Plata Peak
This is one of the most beautiful peaks the Rockies has to offer — it’s a spot you wouldn’t want to miss! When you go all the way up to La Plata, you’ll get enjoy immerse yourself in a stunning scenery that you’re unlikely to forget. Pictures are also going to be awesome here, so be sure to bring your camera along!
2- Four Pass Loop
Next up is one of the biggest hikes that promises an adventure that’s sure to stay with you forever. The Four Pass Loop in Marine Bells Wilderness gives you the opportunity to trek over four mountain passes! At the same time, you’ll get to explore lovely fields of wildflowers, beautiful waterfalls, and eye-catching alpine lakes. This is one hike you wouldn’t want to miss if you’re looking to enjoy the amazing views of the most beautiful wilderness in areas in Colorado
3- Blue Lakes Trail
Looking to explore the beauty of the San Juan Mountain Range? If yes, you’re sure to have a blast on this epic hike. Just so you know, a hike to this perfect range will give you the chance to have a swell time while exploring lush wildflowers, craggy peaks, and beautiful alpine lakes. The best part? You can see just about everything you want in a short day!
4- Longs Peak
How about taking an advanced hike to the tallest peak in the Rocky Mountain National Park? With over 5,000 feet elevation gain, this is one peak that will challenge you to give your all, but the good thing is, the end result is simply amazing. Just be sure to take your rain jacket with you and stock up on food and water, and oh! Don’t forget your camera!
5- Caribou Lake
Take a trip to the greater Denver area to bask in the beauty of Colorado — it’s an 8.2-mile trip that may turn out to be the best you’ve ever had, and it’s all thanks to stunning views it offers. For the most part, you’ll get to enjoy the view of panoramic vistas and wildlife — there’s also an option to fish if you’re up for it. All in all, it’s a beautiful hike that’s perfect for anyone who enjoys stunning mountain views, calm meadows, and fishing!
6- Lost Man Loop
Get ready for an 8.8-mile trip that’s guaranteed to provide instant gratification to fancy the idea of transversing high alpine terrain to see stunning views. For the most part, this mind-blowing journey will give you the opportunity to see up to three outstanding alpine lakes, magnificent peaks as well as some beautiful wildlife. What could be better?
7- Crater Lake Trail
Now let’s round it up with the easiest yet super fun hike the majestic state has to offer. Just grab your RuckJack and prepare to enjoy a hike full of break taking views — one where you’ll get to have a view of the astonishing Crater Lake, it’s almost 2000 ft deep and turns out to be the deepest in the US. Lest we forget, be sure to put on quality hiking shoes because the trail can steep at some points and extremely rocky.
So there you have it! Now you’re all set for an adventure of a lifetime! Just be sure to pick a few hikes that tickle your fancy, get your Ruckjack, i.e. a patented convertible Jacket-backpack, hiking boots and camera — you’re sure to have a great experience!