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This is definitely one of my favorite hikes in Colorado. It's just hard enough to make you feel like you've accomplished something. The views are pretty amazing and the hotel ruins are just a fun historic aspect of it. Beware with out-of-towners, though, who aren't used to altitude - there is quite a bit of ascent and you'll be out of breath soon if you're not acclimated. Bring water!
This can get kind of crowded in the summer/fall so get here early to park ($8).
This is a great trail to hike, easy, mostly shaded. You get some cool views of the rock climbers across the way, and at the end of the trail there are some nice views of the canyon. It's quite an easy walk, and I've taken many out-of-towners there. Get there early if you want a spot ($8 to park in the lot).
Nice hike on a very well-maintained trail with lovely views along the way. Elevation gain is nice and steady, definitely a workout with the right pace. My companion and I felt like there were more switchbacks than indicated on any map of this trail. Good trail for dogs too! Old railroad and hotel remains were cool, overall very satisfying!