Never Summers Live Up to Their Name

Head out to one of the most spectacular places in the northern Colorado Rockies!  The Bowen Lake Loop in the Never Summer Range is sure to knock your socks off.  Backpack from lake to lake through fields of wildflowers and towering peaks.

Mountain House Chicken a la King

Okay, so this isn’t gear.  It is, however, the best freeze-dried meal around!!!  If you’re running behind and don’t have time to prep your own meals before hitting the trail, Mountain House meals are there to save your you know what – and the Chicken a la King is the best of the best.  Mountain […]

MSR Pocket Rocket

Description: We’ve used the MSR Pocket Rocket for years now, and it is probably one of our favorite pieces of gear.  At 3 ounces, it is going to be darn near impossible to find a lighter stove.  It does well in mild winds; it is easy to adjust the temperature; and the metal is strong. […]

The Colorado Hiker Launches a New Community Forum

The Colorado Hiker is proud to introduce to you a new hiking resource for finding hiking partners, sharing trip information, passing along hiking tips, and more (visit the forum now)!  Anyone can browse through the discussions, but you must sign up to post new topics and comment on others’ posts.  To sign up, simply go […]

Hit the Fourth of July Trailhead this 4th!

Set out from the Fourth of July Trailhead this July 4!  The Colorado Hiker provides info on two different high alpine trails that will knock your socks off.  The easier of the two trails will lead you up to Diamond Lake.  If you’re dead set on a harder hike, you should enjoy the views above […]

Head to Alderfer/Three Sisters Park This Memorial Day!

Are you looking for that perfect hiking spot that is just close enough to Denver, yet still far enough away that it feels like a true mountain escape?  Look no further than Alderfer/Three Sisters.  Located minutes from downtown Evergreen, this scenic park will provide you with endless hiking and mountain biking opportunities! Also, if you plan to camp this […]

New Trail Added: Cathedral Lake

Although snow still covers most of the Rockies, and great skiing is abundant – especially at Aspen – we celebrate spring with the addition of some great summer trails.  If you’re planning a trip to Aspen or Snowmass this summer, you don’t want to bypass Cathedral Lake!

Winter Trails Update

The Winter Trails portion of The Colorado Hiker is now up and running. The listed trails offer great cross-country skiing and snowshoeing options for varying skill levels of winter travels. Happy powder trails!