The Spiral Point Hike, also known as the Yin Yang Hike, will lead you up to a lookout site that has 360 degree views of Snowmass, Mt. Daly, and Capital Peak. You can also see Ziegler Reservoir (the site of the Ice Age Discovery). This is a can’t miss if you’re in Aspen or Snowmass […]
The Colorado Hiker is proud to partner with Ian Taylor Trekking. Ian is an experienced mountain guide who has provided the following guest blog article. If you’re looking for a unique hiking experience outside of the U.S., get in Touch with Ian Taylor Trekking. You have been hiking around Colorado and different parts of the […]
Many thanks to Kelly S., one of The Colorado Hiker’s community members, for sending us this trail review of Apex Park near Golden. It sounds like she had a wonderful time in the Enchanted Forest! Guest Trail Review of Apex Park by Kelly S. I took Apex to Enchanted Forest up to Lookout Mtn Trail […]
We visited Lost Creek Wilderness this last weekend for some trail running and relaxation… We found both! We also ran into a couple groups of Colorado Trail Thru Hikers who were just embarking on their five to six-week journeys. Good luck to y’all!!! Site Editor, Josh, thru hiked the Colorado Trail back in 2003. He […]
Today is my lucky day! My father-in-law just handed down not just one but two 1975 North Face Oval Intention tents – pure nostalgia!!! I set one of them up, and the dang thing is in near perfect condition. This all comes at a straight money time; I’m taking two of my best friends snow […]
It’s a great time of year to head out to South Valley Park – especially while the days are still cool. Enjoy this hike just minutes from Chatfield State Park. South Valley Park hike suggestion
I took my two dogs out for a 6-mile jaunt this last Saturday up St. Louis Creek near Fraser. Fortunately, we were the only ones out there this weekend! We caught some amazing views of Byers Peak and had the trail all to ourselves. There’s an extensive winter trail network back in this area — […]
We just learned about a really unfortunate incident regarding vandalism in some of our most cherished national parks, including Rocky Mountain National Park. This is just a simple reminder to leave no trace and treat our special natural places with the respect they deserve! You can also read more on CNN.
The photograph you see here is of Chimney Peak, which is located in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. This is just a small taste of the San Juan’s beauty. The peak is 11,781 feet in elevation. While it is a fairly technical mountain to climb, you can enjoy its beauty from a number of […]
The Elk Creek Falls Overlook Loop in Staunton State Park provides an exceptional hiking opportunity just 45 minutes away from downtown Denver. You won’t be disappointed by this incredibly unique area!