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Best trails in Colorado

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Trying to find the best Colorado trails? AllTrails has 4,032 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Whether you're looking for the best trails in Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve or around Colorado Springs, Boulder or Estes Park we've got you covered. If you're looking for great Colorado state park trails, check out Eldorado Canyon State Park. Or for some great local park options, check out Boulder Open Space near Boulder or Genesee Park near Golden. Ready for some activity? There are 1,917 moderate trails in Colorado ranging from 0.6 to 234.1 miles and from 4,258 to 14,251 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Colorado
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#1 - Royal Arch Trail
Boulder Open Space
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 37 m
Start on Chautauqua Trail by the ranger station. After crossing a grassy meadow, you enter a pine forest. Start paying attention to signs for Royal Arch as a number of other trails branch off. You knoShow more
#2 - Chavez and Beaver Brook Trail Loop
Genesee Park
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 48 m
This trail features a nice mix of elevation change as well as a creek for more than half of the loop. It's especially great during summer time, as you can take a swim along the way.Show more
#3 - Lost Lake via Hessie Trail
Roosevelt National Forest
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 1 h 37 m
Lost Lake via Hessie Trail is a 4.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Nederland, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, cShow more
#4 - Saint Mary's Glacier
Arapaho National Forest
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 1 h 19 m
$5 parking fee, cash only Fantastic views for the effort. The trail up is mostly rocks but not terribly difficult. Great short hike with high payoff. Some people swim at the lake.Show more
#5 - Mount Bierstadt Trail
Mount Evans Wilderness
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 4 h 35 m
As of May 2020, the road to the trailhead is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. It is only reachable by foot or on a bike. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking optShow more
#6 - Maxwell Falls Lower Trail
Arapaho National Forest
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 17 m
This candy wrapper style loop trail will take you past 2 small waterfalls and Upper Maxwell Falls if you do the whole loop. This forested trail has two trail head options with a loop in the middle. ThShow more
#7 - Quandary Peak Trail
White River National Forest
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 4 h 57 m
Note this is a difficult, but rewarding hike. Please prepare before embarking on this hike to the peak which is at 14,265 ft elevation. Though challenging, this is a popular and doable, heavily traffiShow more
#8 - Grays and Torrey's Peak
Arapaho National Forest
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 5 h 35 m
Grays and Torrey's Peak is a 7.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Idaho Springs, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiShow more
#9 - Lake Isabelle Trail (Summer)
Indian Peaks Wilderness
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Length: 8.6 mi • Est. 4 h 8 m
Note: Gate can be closed due to heavy snow however the trail is still accessible. Although this trail is almost entirely in the Indian Peaks Wilderness (Roosevelt National Forest), it starts in the BShow more
#10 - Seven Bridges Trail
North Cheyenne Cañon Park
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 2 h 11 m
Seven Bridges Trail is a 3.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikiShow more
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