Best Trails in Arapaho National Forest

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on Second Creek Trail
6 hours ago

An easy/moderate hike with awesome views. A nice cabin with a restroom and a picnic table outside to take a break and enjoy the scenery toward the top.

on North Ten Mile Creek Trai...
1 day ago

hiking

Very nice trail that rambles through forest and meadow with the sound of the creek nearly always in earshot. Very lovely - the wildflowers are past their peak, but a few are still blooming. We really enjoyed this peaceful hike. No big feature at the end, but very pleasant and scenic.

on Jones Pass
1 day ago

hiking

Nice hike. Can't wait to come back with some skis!

on St. Mary's Glacier
1 day ago

hiking

This was a great hike. The destination is stunningly beautiful. The trail is not clearly marked, but there are many people on the trail so it would be difficult to get lost. I visited a few weeks ago on a Saturday at around 3:00pm. The trail is very rocky. You will need to pay $5.00 to park (I think it was $5) and there is a deposit box for that. No one is on duty, and there are outhouses at the two parking lots.

on Grays Peak Trail
1 day ago

hiking

Just summited both Grays and Torreys Peak yesterday. The trail is very easy to follow. I recommend summiting Grays first then going along the ridge or saddle to Torreys Peak. You need a higher clearance vehicle to get to the top parking spot. I was in a Subaru Forrester and we parked at a lot about a mile up the road and were able to make it just fine, but slow. This added more miles to our hike however. We started our hike from our parking spot at 8am, the trailhead by 8:45, and summited Grays by 11:10. Torreys by 12:00. We were back down to our car by 3:30. The weather was perfect!

on Grays Peak Trail
1 day ago

So much fun on this hike. Great if you're just starting out hiking 14-ers. Very easy to follow trails. I got there at 5:30 am and the lot was close to full. On the trail by 6 and summited by 8. Traversed to Torrey's in about 30 minutes. A little scrambly at the top but unbelievable views. If you get to the top of Grays, push that extra bit and go to Torrey's as well!!

on Mount Bierstadt Trail
2 days ago

Not my first 14er but first in five years. Great community along the trail. I started late (around noon) so wound up encountering light snow at the summit and on descent. Wish I'd brought a pair of light gloves.

on Torreys Peak Kelso Ridge ...
2 days ago

fun scramble with a short knife edge ridge near the summit

on Herman Gulch Trail
2 days ago

tons of parking. steep to start and end. great views. shaded much of the way

on Monarch Lake Loop Trail
2 days ago

hiking

1st time I've hiked it, beautiful scenery and we'll maintained.

on West Ridge Trail from Lov...
2 days ago

hiking

Great view good practice to get ready for 14teener

on Maxwell Falls Lower Trail
2 days ago

Fun trail easy walk for the kids lots of trees and if u go in the summer the waterfall Is so so

on Mount Bierstadt Trail
2 days ago

My 6th 14er so it was cake for me.... However, is hands down my favorite so far for scenery!! Amazing views!!! I'd do it again in a heart beat!

on Grizzly Peak
2 days ago

hiking

This is a great hike that starts above tree line and rides the ridge. Lost the trail a couple of times in the boulders but it wasn't hard to pick back up.

on Chief Mountain Trail
3 days ago

hiking

Got there around 8:30 on a Sunday and only saw one other person on the trail - it was great! There were a lot of people on the way back down, though, so get there early to avoid crowds. Also, there is a shooting range on an adjacent mountain/hillside, so there is a lot of gun noise. Just FYI if you have a skittish pet.

on Silver Dollar Lake Trail
3 days ago

Beautiful views, you can continue to drive up past where the map directions take to and park right at the trailhead. Went on a Sunday morning around 10:00 and not too many ppl on the trail. Bring a blanket or sweatshirt, it's chilly at silver lake.