Frank C. on Mount Antero Trail
Scenically, not worth the 9+ mile slog on the Jeep trail. The only portion that can be classified as hiking/climbing is the final pitch - a ~.5 mile scramble across a ridge and an ascent up the tales slope.
If possible, drive to the 11k trailhead at the creek crossing (4wd a must!). This saves a few miles of very rough walking and some elevation gain.
Jennifer L. on The Colorado Trail
Great trail that is well marked. Slight challenge in incline climbs for kids. Great sights and pretty flowers along the way.
Plenty of fun trails to explore, some great climbs descents for new drivers. This area is open to ATVs and bikes, and has several trails specifically for dirtbikes. Amazing views of the Collegiate Peaks near Buena Vista. High clearance SUV recommended.