Explore the best trails in Colorado with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking

views

walking

nature trips

birding

wild flowers

wildlife

forest

trail running

dogs on leash

kid friendly

mountain biking

lake

river

dog friendly

horseback riding

camping

snowshoeing

no dogs

waterfall

backpacking

off road driving

fishing

cross country skiing

scenic driving

fly fishing

rock climbing

road biking

wheelchair friendly

skiing

snowboarding

historic site

cave

canoeing

hot springs

ice climbing

city walk

beach

rails trails

Colorado Map
VIEW FULL MAP

Loved this hike! Great views and a lot to see. Keep going if you feel like it’s about time to turn around before you get to pancake rock. Gets to a point where you don’t think you’re going the right way but you are! Met some other people while on the trail who felt the same. Happy hiking!

Great views during the hike and even better at the end. Steep incline here and there but nothing above a moderate climb. Not heavily trafficked for a Saturday and those who were there were friendly. Definitely worth a trip if you're nearby!

14 hours ago

hiking
15 hours ago

Beautiful hike. The trail up was a little icy this past weekend but definitely worth it if you've already done Bear, Nymph, Dream, and Emerald. Sooooo much less crowded than the other lakes since it is a little more difficult to reach, but still pretty easy. A little bit of rock scrambling at the end.

Moderate to difficult hike. Beautiful views worth the time and effort.

The hike to Mills Lake was outstanding, the hike up to the lake wasn't too bad, a few ice patches here and there but overall not too bad. The views of the lake were unbelievable. A must do if you're in Estes.

Great! Short, sweet and sort of steep!

hiking
17 hours ago

off road driving
17 hours ago

hiking
17 hours ago

It was not as bad as I thought it would be but I ended up taking a left at the top of the switchbacks and went to manitou reservoir and continued to barr camp and came back ending with exactly 20 miles. I posted my trip even though I didn’t technically stay on the path to crystal lake.

If you just want to hike this is not the trail you want to be on. There were so many mountain bikes. Too many to count, very frustrating.

A medium difficulty trail. Took us 2.5 hrs with stopping for probably 15 min. Nice hike with woods, open spaces, and water.

hiking
19 hours ago

Stunning views! Will always hold a special place in my heart, got engaged on a rock there. 7/17/17. Best hike!

hiking
19 hours ago