Sawatch Mountain Range
Sawatch Mountain Range

hikes in Sawatch Mountain Range

Region in Colorado, United States
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The Sawatch Mountain Range is a dramatic collection of snow-capped peaks located in central Colorado. Awarded as Colorado’s highest and most extensive range, the Sawatch Mountain Range is also home to the state’s tallest-ranked summit being Mount Elbert at 14439ft. In addition to the range’s glaciated peaks, the area is also characterized by the White River National Forest and the San Isabel National Forest that bound the majestic massifs with lush evergreen and aspen woodlands.

The Sawatch Mountain Range’s long line of summits is home to 15 of Colorado’s 58 fourteeners and an abundance of alpine treks. Though there is no better way to explore the Sawatch Mountain Range than by summit hikes, there are also countless more manageable and equally stunning woodland excursions that often reveal awe-inspiring crystalline lakes or picturesque mountain vistas. Offering technical summit ascents and enchanting forestland strolls, this fantastic mountain range is a must-add to your Colorado adventure bucket list.

20 Incredible Hiking Routes in the Sawatch Mountain Range

  1. Mount Princeton Trail - The Mount Princeton Trail is a demanding ascent up to the summit of a Collegiate Peak. The sweeping vistas of the Upper Arkansas River Valley, Elk Mountains, and encompassing snow-capped peaks will prove worth the effort.
  2. North Mount Elbert Hike - Contrary to popular belief, Colorado’s highest peak is one of the more accessible fourteeners in the Sawatch Mountain Range. Though demanding, the North Mount Elbert Hike is more easily manageable than many neighboring fourteeners.
  3. Turquoise Lake Trail - Turquoise Lake Trail is a family-friendly forestland nature walk around a shimmering blue-hued lake, bounded by impressive snow-dusted summits.
  4. American Lake Trail - Exhibiting the diversity of the area’s flora and fauna, the American Lake Trail is a stunning hike through the enchanted woodlands up to a crystalline alpine lake flanked by craggy cliffs.
  5. Mount of the Holy Cross Trail - The Mount of the Holy Cross is one of the Sawatch Mountain Range’s most famous peaks. Etched into the mountainside, the snowfield cross is visible for miles. Though technical, this fourteener ascent is one of our favorites.
  6. La Plata Peak North Trail - La Plata Peak North Trail is a strenuous, but incredibly scenic adventure up Colorado’s 5th highest peak. Hike amongst marmots and pikas to the summit which reveals panoramic views of the Collegiate Peaks and Mount Elbert.
  7. Mount Massive Trail - The leading competitor for the highest peak in Colorado, Mount Massive misses the mark by only 12ft. The second tallest summit in the state, this arduous climb is reserved for intrepid adventurers.
  8. Huron Peak North Trail - Requiring a class 2 scramble up to the peak, the Huron Peak North Trail is a great introductory summit hike. The sweeping alpine views will motivate even the most discouraged hikers to persist.
  9. Missouri Lakes Trail - Hike up to not one, not two, but several charming alpine lakes nestled in an incredibly scenic mountain basin. Travel through forestlands, alpine tundras, and past quaint cascades up to the shimmering pools.
  10. Mount Antero Trail - Push your personal limits and summit Mount Antero. Traveling through lodgepole pines, vibrant aspens and luxuriant tundra’s, the scenery along this trek is unparalleled, not to mention the epic mountain vistas from the peak!
  11. Mount Yale Summit Hike - The Mount Yale Summit Hike is a more accessible and manageable fourteener trek in the Sawatch Mountain Range. From the peak revel in the expansive panoramas of the neighboring snow-capped Collegiate Peaks.
  12. Baldwin Lakes Trail - Hike, bike, or off-road up to the Baldwin Lakes which are bounded by impressive Sawatch Range summits. This moderately rated alpine adventure is a great way to acclimate to the area’s altitude.
  13. Mount Elbert East Ridge Trail - The Mount Elbert East Ridge Trail is yet another incredible trail up to the summit of Colorado’s highest peak. Perfect for a winter ascent, the threat of avalanches along this trek is much lesser than that of the other Mount Elbert hikes.
  14. Surprise Lake via Cross Creek Trail - Seeking a relaxing meander through an enchanting forest? The Surprise Lake via Cross Creek Trail is a lovely nature walk up to a quaint glittering lake.
  15. Timberline Lake Trail - The Timberline Lake Trail is a lovely adventure that exhibits the diversity of the Colorado wilderness. Hiking through golden aspen groves and lush evergreen forestlands up to the shimmering alpine lake, this trek is unassumingly picturesque.
  16. Beaver Lake Trail - Hike past the Beaver Creek Ski Resort before dipping below the timberline and hiking up to the charming lake on the Beaver Lake Trail.
  17. Mount Shavano Trail - Ascend another Colorado fourteener on the Mount Shavano Trail. This stunning hike exhibits the grandeur of the Sawatch Mountain Range. Revel in the panoramic views of the mountainous wilderness from atop one of the state’s tallest peaks.
  18. Browns Creek Waterfall Trail - What more could you ask for than a waterfall? The Browns Creek Waterfall Trail delivers a unique Colorado experience. Traveling through lush woodlands and meadows that reveal sights of the snow-capped peaks to a mesmerizing cascade– this hike packs a punch.
  19. Bartlett Gulch Loop Trail - The Bartlett Gulch Loop Trail is a family-friendly nature walk that exhibits epic views of the shimmering alpine lakes below before delivering hikers beneath the shade of lush aspen groves and towering pines.
  20. Interlaken Trail - The Interlaken Trail is a stunning shoreline walk along the Twin Lakes. Enjoy the shimmering blue-hued waters that sit in the foreground of dramatic craggy snow-capped peaks.

When is the Best Time to Visit the Sawatch Mountain Range?

The versatility of the Sawatch Mountain Range enables most hiking routes to be trekked year-round! Summer is undoubtedly the busiest time of year for hiking, and most regard the warmer months as the best time to explore the Sawatch Mountain Range. For the most ideal conditions and arguably the best views, head out in July and August when high-altitude trails are mostly cleared of snow, the threat of avalanches has decreased, and the vibrant wildflowers are in bloom. Additionally, summer excursions present awesome backpacking, rock climbing, mountain biking, and aquatic recreation opportunities.

Winter expeditions into the Sawatch Mountain Range are treacherous, but arguably more exciting. The high country provides the possibility of backcountry skiing, mountaineering, snowshoeing, and even cross-country skiing adventures at the sub-alpine level! When exploring the area in the cooler months it is important to be mindful of increasingly dangerous terrain—often snow-cloaked and icy. Additionally, when attempting a summit trek in the winter there is the ever-present threat of avalanches. We recommended only intrepid and experienced adventurers attempt a summit ascent in the winter.

Whether you visit the Sawatch Mountain Range in the summer or winter months we can guarantee breathtaking vistas of the dramatic vaulted peaks and countless opportunities to get outside and enjoy the fresh mountain air.

Other Outdoor Activities in the Sawatch Mountain Range

There is no denying it, the Sawatch Mountain Range is a hiker’s oasis. Though there are countless hiking routes in the region to explore, the range offers more than just impressive summit treks and magnificent alpine views to satisfy all sorts of adventure enthusiasts. Consider mountain biking up the Baldwin Lakes Trail, cross country skiing the Turquoise Lake Trail, or snowshoeing up a snow cloaked peak.

Additionally, other recreational activities include fishing, sightseeing, rock climbing, skiing, and basking in warm hot springs overlooking the snow-capped peaks. Abundant with life in the summer and winter months alike, the crowds that flock to the Sawatch Mountains are a testament to the area’s beauty and boundless adventure pursuits.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Sawatch Mountain Range

Where is the Sawatch Mountain Range?

The Sawatch Mountain Range is located in central Colorado, spanning over 100.0mi from Eagle River to Saguache.

What does Sawatch mean?

The name “Sawatch” is derived from the word “sawup" in the Ute language which means "sand dunes".

Which Mountain Range is Mount Princeton Located?

Mount Princeton is Collegiate Peak located in the Sawatch Mountain Range.

What elevation is Mount Elbert?

Mount Elbert is the highest peak in Colorado that sits at an elevation of 14439ft in the Sawatch Mountain Range.

What Mountain Range is Mount Harvard in?

Mount Harvard is a Collegiate Peak in the Sawatch Mountain Range.

Epic Adventure Tours in Colorado

Unfortunately, we have yet to curate a Sawatch Mountain Range adventure package, but keep an eye out as we are always working on adding more exciting tours to the collection! Until then, we urge you to check out our Colorado Adventure Tours, and more specifically, the Rocky Mountain National Park Hiking Tour.

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The best hikes in Sawatch Mountain Range

Mount Princeton Trail

01. Mount Princeton Trail
Difficulty

6.8mi 3,320ft 4.5-6.5h

Looking to challenge yourself? The Mount Princeton Trail is a demanding adventure up to the… Read More

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North Mount Elbert Trail

02. North Mount Elbert Trail
Difficulty

10.4mi 4,469ft 6.5-9.5h

Get outside of your comfort zone as you trek the North Mount Elbert Hike up… Read More

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Turquoise Lake Trail

03. Turquoise Lake Trail
Difficulty

11.0mi 433ft 3.5-5h

Immerse yourself in nature and enjoy sights of the snow-capped Sawatch Mountain Range peaks as… Read More

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Mount of the Holy Cross Trail

04. Mount of the Holy Cross Trail
Difficulty

11.7mi 1,048mi

Are you an experienced hiker seeking your next big challenge? Well, look no further! The… Read More

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La Plata Peak North Trail

05. La Plata Peak North Trail
Difficulty

9.6mi 4,370ft 6.5-9h

Is climbing a Colorado 14er on the top of your adventure bucket list too? If… Read More

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Mount Massive Trail

06. Mount Massive Trail
Difficulty

14.0mi 4,390ft 7.5-11h

Ascending a Colorado 14er is at the top of many adventurers’ lists, and the Mount… Read More

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Huron Peak North Trail

07. Huron Peak North Trail
Difficulty

6.6mi 3,419ft 4.5-6.5h

The Huron Peak North Trail is an epic adventure up to the summit of a… Read More

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Missouri Lakes Trail Map

08. Missouri Lakes Trail
Difficulty

9.2mi 2,323ft 4.5-6.5h

The Missouri Lakes Trail is a stunning adventure in the Holy Cross Wilderness that exhibits… Read More

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Mount Antero Trail

09. Mount Antero Trail
Difficulty

15.2mi 4,843ft 8.5-12h

The Mount Antero Trail is a demanding but rewarding adventure up one of Colorado’s famous… Read More

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Mount Yale Summit Hike

10. Mount Yale Summit Hike
Difficulty

10.2mi 4,239ft 6.5-9h

The Mount Yale Summit Hike is an amazing expedition up to the summit of a… Read More

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Yes, there are more than 10

Sawatch Mountain Range is so beautiful that we can not give you only 10 hikes. So here is a list of bonus hikes in Sawatch Mountain Range that you should take a look at as well

Baldwin Lakes Trail

11. Baldwin Lakes Trail
Difficulty

9.6mi 2,428ft 5-6.5h

The Baldwin Lakes Trail is a wonderful adventure in the San Isabel National Forest up… Read More

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Mount Elbert East Ridge Trail

12. Mount Elbert East Ridge Trail
Difficulty

14.7mi 4,895ft 8.5-11.5h

Tempted to summit Colorado’s highest peak? Us too! The Mount Elbert East Ridge Trail is… Read More

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Surprise Lake via Cross Creek Trail Map

13. Surprise Lake via Cross Creek Trail
Difficulty

5.0mi 682ft 2-3h

The Surprise Lake via Cross Creek Trail is an enchanting nature walk through the Holy… Read More

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Timberline Lake Trail Map

14. Timberline Lake Trail
Difficulty

5.5mi 906ft 2.5-3.5h

Reconnect with nature as you trek the timberline Lake Trail—a stunning adventure through the Holy… Read More

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Beaver Lake Trail Map

15. Beaver Lake Trail
Difficulty

6.3mi 1,690ft 3-4.5h

The Beaver Lake Trail is an awesome adventure near Avon, Colorado, that exhibits wonderful sights… Read More

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Mount Shavano Hike

16. Mount Shavano Hike
Difficulty

9.3mi 4,449ft 6.5-9h

Put your endurance to the test as you adventure the Mount Shavano Hike. This demanding… Read More

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Browns Creek Waterfall Trail Map

17. Browns Creek Waterfall Trail
Difficulty

6.2mi 942ft 2.5-3.5h

The Browns Creek Waterfall is a stunning woodland adventure along the gurgling creek, past cascades,… Read More

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Bartlett Gulch Loop Trail Map

18. Bartlett Gulch Loop Trail
Difficulty

3.9mi 860ft 2-2.5h

The Bartlett Gulch Loop Trail is an awesome day hike near the Twin Lakes that… Read More

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Interlaken Trail Map

19. Interlaken Trail
Difficulty

4.6mi 213ft 1.5-2h

Shimmering alpine lakes, aspen groves, pine and spruce forests, mountain views, and historic buildings—what more… Read More

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Brady Lake Trail Map

20. Brady Lake Trail
Difficulty

2.7mi 709ft 1.5-2h

The Brady Lake Trail is a charming nature walk in the Holy Cross Wilderness. This… Read More

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Windsor Lake Hike Map

21. Windsor Lake Hike
Difficulty

2.8mi 886ft 1.5-2h

The Windsor Lake Hike is a lovely, secluded adventure near Leadville, CO. Steep, but incredibly… Read More

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Harvard Lakes Hike Map

22. Harvard Lakes Hike
Difficulty

5.4mi 1,549ft 3-4h

Not one, but two shimmering alpine lakes? Sign us up! The Harvard Lake Hike is… Read More

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Ptarmigan Lake Trail

23. Ptarmigan Lake Trail
Difficulty

6.0mi 1,470ft 3-4h

The Ptarmigan Lake Trail is one of the most picturesque adventures in the Sawatch Mountain… Read More

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Browns Lake Trail Map

24. Browns Lake Trail
Difficulty

11.5mi 2,461ft 5.5-7.5h

Immerse yourself in the fresh air and let the astounding vistas of Colorado’s mountainous wilderness… Read More

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Missouri Mountain Trail

25. Missouri Mountain Trail
Difficulty

10.9mi 4,505ft 7-9.5h

Ironically, you will not find the Missouri Mountain Hike in Missouri, instead, this epic adventure… Read More

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Collegiate Peaks Campground Hike

26. Collegiate Peaks Campground Hike
Difficulty

3.7mi 587ft 1.5-2h

The Collegiate Peaks Campground Hike is a wonderful spontaneous adventure through the forested campground and… Read More

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Lily Pond Lake Hike Map

27. Lily Pond Lake Hike
Difficulty

4.9mi 991ft 2-3h

The Lily Pond Lake Hike is a scenic adventure up a shared, forested route to… Read More

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Alpine Tunnel Trail Map

28. Alpine Tunnel Trail
Difficulty

5.6mi 545ft 2-3h

Travel back in time as you hike along the Alpine Tunnel Trail. This scenic adventure… Read More

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Mount Harvard Hike

29. Mount Harvard Hike
Difficulty

14.1mi 4,528ft 8-11h

The Mount Harvard Hike is an arduous but amazing trek up to Colorado’s third highest… Read More

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Texas Creek Trail Map

30. Texas Creek Trail
Difficulty

12.4mi 1,706ft 5-7h

Immerse yourself in the lush woodlands that are bounded by looming collegiate peaks that provide… Read More

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Frying Pan Lakes Trail Map

31. Frying Pan Lakes Trail
Difficulty

8.2mi 1,168ft 3.5-4.5h

The Frying Pan Lake Trail is just as exciting and interesting as the name sounds.… Read More

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Notch Mountain Hike Map

32. Notch Mountain Hike
Difficulty

9.6mi 2,858ft 5-7h

The Notch Mountain Hike is a taxing but rewarding adventure in the Sawatch Mountain Range.… Read More

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Tabeguache Peak via Jennings Creek Hike

33. Tabeguache Peak via Jennings Creek Hike
Difficulty

7.0mi 3,750ft 5-7h

The Tabeguache Peak via Jennings Creek Hike is a demanding adventure reserved for experienced hikers.… Read More

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Mount Belford Hike

34. Mount Belford Hike
Difficulty

8.1mi 4,518ft 6-8.5h

The Mount Belford Hike is an amazing alpine adventure just waiting to be explored. The… Read More

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Hope Pass via Sheep Gulch Trail

35. Hope Pass via Sheep Gulch Trail
Difficulty

5.4mi 2,644ft 3.5-5.5h

The Hope Pass via Sheep Gulch Trail is a stunning adventure through a forested corridor… Read More

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Lost Man Trail Map

36. Lost Man Trail
Difficulty

8.7mi 1,388ft 3.5-5h

Don’t worry, the trail is not as daunting as the name depicts. The Lost Man… Read More

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Hope Pass via Willis Gulch Trail

37. Hope Pass via Willis Gulch Trail
Difficulty

8.6mi 3,025ft 5-7h

The Hope Pass via Willis Gulch Trail is an unassumingly picturesque adventure in the Sawatch… Read More

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Mount Princeton Lucky Mine Trail

38. Mount Princeton Lucky Mine Trail
Difficulty

10.6mi 3,074ft 5.5-8h

The Mount Princeton Lucky Mine Trail is an exciting adventure up to the southern flank… Read More

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Mount Ouray Hike

39. Mount Ouray Hike
Difficulty

6.8mi 3,212ft 4.5-6.5h

Put your navigational skills to the test as you venture the Mount Ouray Hike, a… Read More

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Bear Lake via Horn Fork Trail Map

40. Bear Lake via Horn Fork Trail
Difficulty

10.4mi 2,536ft 5-7h

Immerse yourself in Colorado’s high country as you venture to Bear Lake via Horn Fork… Read More

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Village to Village Trail Map

41. Village to Village Trail
Difficulty

12.3mi 1,959ft 5-7h

The Village to Village Trail is an exciting adventure that reveals diverse sights; from ski… Read More

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Taylor Park Reservoir Hike

42. Taylor Park Reservoir Hike
Difficulty

3.3mi 108ft 1-1.5h

Looking for an excuse to get the whole family out into the fresh air? The… Read More

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Mount Harvard and Mount Colombia Loop Trail

43. Mount Harvard and Mount Colombia Loop Trail
Difficulty

16.3mi 5,942ft 9.5-13.5h

The Mount Harvard and Mount Colombia Loop Trail is an extremely demanding adventure through the… Read More

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North Halfmoon Lakes Hike Map

44. North Halfmoon Lakes Hike
Difficulty

5.4mi 1,565ft 3-4h

The North Halfmoon Lakes Hike is a unique adventure through the Mount Massive Wilderness. This… Read More

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Half Moon Trail Map

45. Half Moon Trail
Difficulty

4.3mi 1,654ft 2.5-3.5h

Not ready to hike all the way up to the Mount of the Holy Cross?… Read More

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Turquoise Lakes Hike

46. Turquoise Lakes Hike
Difficulty

15.0mi 3,317ft 7-10h

The Turquoise Lakes Hike is a charming adventure near Avon, CO, that reveals wonderful sights… Read More

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Sawyer Lake Trail Map

47. Sawyer Lake Trail
Difficulty

8.9mi 1,667ft 4-5.5h

Who doesn’t love a woodland adventure to a picturesque lake, right? The Sawyer Lake Trail… Read More

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Swamp Lake Trail Map

48. Swamp Lake Trail
Difficulty

6.8mi 1,424ft 3-4.5h

Contrary to its name, the Swamp Lake Trail is one of the most picturesque subalpine… Read More

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Royal Elk to Beaver Lake Hike Map

49. Royal Elk to Beaver Lake Hike
Difficulty

4.7mi 1,188ft 2.5-3.5h

The Royal Elk to Beaver Lake Trail is a unique adventure into the Mount of… Read More

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Allie’s Way Trail Map

50. Allie’s Way Trail
Difficulty

3.8mi 774ft 2-2.5h

Immerse yourself in nature, escaping the hustle and bustle of the real world on the… Read More

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Hagerman Tunnel Trail

51. Hagerman Tunnel Trail
Difficulty

6.1mi 676ft 2.5-3h

The Hagerman Tunnel Trail is an epic adventure that is a must-add to your Colorado… Read More

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Grizzly Lake Hike Map

52. Grizzly Lake Hike
Difficulty

6.8mi 1,204ft 3-4h

The Grizzly Lake Hike is an amazing adventure through Colorado’s lush woodlands up to the… Read More

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Mount Oxford and Mount Belford Hike

53. Mount Oxford and Mount Belford Hike
Difficulty

12.5mi 5,735ft 8.5-11.5h

The Mount Oxford and Mount Belford Hike is an amazing alpine adventure for experienced hikers.… Read More

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Fall Creek Pass Trail Map

54. Fall Creek Pass Trail
Difficulty

16.3mi 4,797ft 8.5-12h

Seeking a lengthy, technical, but rewarding hike in the Sawatch Mountain Range? If yes, then… Read More

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Green’s Creek Trail Map

55. Green’s Creek Trail
Difficulty

13.5mi 2,923ft 6.5-9h

The Green’s Creek Hike is a unique adventure in the San Isabel National Forest. Exhibiting… Read More

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Agnes Vaille Falls Trail

56. Agnes Vaille Falls Trail
Difficulty

1.2mi 538ft 1h

The Agnes Vaille Falls Trail is a crowd favorite when it comes to short and… Read More

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Henry Lake via South Lottis Trail Map

57. Henry Lake via South Lottis Trail
Difficulty

13.2mi 2,664ft 6-8.5h

The Henry Lake via South Lottis Trail is a charming adventure through lush forest lands… Read More

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Kroenke Lake Hike

58. Kroenke Lake Hike
Difficulty

9.3mi 1,673ft 4-5.5h

The Kroenke Lake Hike is a lovely adventure that exhibits the beauty of the Colorado… Read More

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Missouri, Belford, and Oxford Mountains Hike

59. Missouri, Belford, and Oxford Mountains Hike
Difficulty

16.4mi 7,287ft 11-15h

Seeking a real challenge? Try the Missouri, Belford, and Oxford Mountains Hike—a trail that ascends… Read More

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Mount Elbert Southeast Ridge Trail

60. Mount Elbert Southeast Ridge Trail
Difficulty

11.0mi 5,112ft 7.5-10.5h

The Mount Elbert Southeast Ridge Trail is one of few routes that lead to the… Read More

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Lonesome Lake Trail Map

61. Lonesome Lake Trail
Difficulty

10.1mi 1,759ft 4.5-6h

The Lonesome Lake Trail is an amazing nature walk in the Sawatch Mountain Range. A… Read More

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Hartenstein Lake Hike

62. Hartenstein Lake Hike
Difficulty

5.8mi 1,637ft 3-4h

Immerse yourself in Colorado’s high country as you venture the Hartenstein Lake Trail. Travel through… Read More

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Brown’s Cabin Trail Map

63. Brown’s Cabin Trail
Difficulty

8.7mi 2,457ft 4.5-6.5h

Travel through the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness and explore grounds of the old Brown’s Cabin Mine… Read More

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Twin Lakes Reservoir and Interlaken Hike

64. Twin Lakes Reservoir and Interlaken Hike
Difficulty

9.3mi 577ft 3-4.5h

The Twin Lakes Reservoir and Interlaken Hike is a scenic adventure along the shores of… Read More

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Silver Creek Trail Map

66. Silver Creek Trail
Difficulty

4.3mi 1,660ft 2.5-3.5h

Immerse yourself in a sea of golden aspens along the Silver Creek Trail. This stunning… Read More

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Eagle Lake Trail

67. Eagle Lake Trail
Difficulty

5.4mi 1,037ft 2.5-3.5h

The Eagle Lake Trail is a secluded adventure on the border of the Mount of… Read More

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Mount Columbia Hike

68. Mount Columbia Hike
Difficulty

12.0mi 4,167ft 7-9.5h

The Mount Columbia Hike is an amazing adventure up a dramatic Colorado 14er. Located in… Read More

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Avalanche Gulch via Main Range Trail Map

69. Avalanche Gulch via Main Range Trail
Difficulty

5.7mi 2,497ft 3.5-5h

The Avalanche Gulch via Main Range Trail is an impressive adventure through Colorado’s high country.… Read More

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Lake Ann Trail

70. Lake Ann Trail
Difficulty

12.6mi 3,484ft 6.5-9h

Hike up to the Continental Divide on the Lake Ann Trail. This stunning alpine adventure… Read More

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Mount Elbert Loop Trail

71. Mount Elbert Loop Trail
Difficulty

13.9mi 4,980ft 8-11.5h

Summiting Mount Elbert is on the top of many adventure travelers’ bucket lists, and it… Read More

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Whitney Lake Trail Map

72. Whitney Lake Trail
Difficulty

5.7mi 1,841ft 3-4.5h

Immerse yourself in a sea of golden aspens as you track the primitive Whitney Lake… Read More

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Fancy Pass Trail Map

73. Fancy Pass Trail
Difficulty

6.2mi 2,346ft 3.5-5h

The Fancy Pass Trail is a must-add to your Colorado hiking itinerary. This secluded adventure… Read More

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Missouri and Fancy Lakes Loop Trail Map

74. Missouri and Fancy Lakes Loop Trail
Difficulty

8.5mi 2,598ft 4.5-6.5h

The Missouri and Fancy Lakes Loop is an incredible adventure through the Sawatch Mountain Range… Read More

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Savage Lakes Trail Map

75. Savage Lakes Trail
Difficulty

3.9mi 1,319ft 2-3h

The Savage Lakes Trail is a picturesque adventure through the verdant woodlands up to a… Read More

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Pass Creek Trail Map

76. Pass Creek Trail
Difficulty

6.7mi 1,781ft 3.5-5h

Immerse yourself in the enchanting woodlands of the San Isabel National Forest as you wander… Read More

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Mount Princeton Chalet to Summit Hike

77. Mount Princeton Chalet to Summit Hike
Difficulty

5.5mi 2,628ft 4-5.5h

Put your endurance to the test as you climb up to one of Colorado’s highest… Read More

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Wagon Loop Trail Map

78. Wagon Loop Trail
Difficulty

3.5mi 778ft 1.5-2.5h

The Wagon Loop Trail is a charming nature walk through the San Isabel National Forest… Read More

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La Plata Peak Southern Approach Hike

79. La Plata Peak Southern Approach Hike
Difficulty

7.1mi 3,625ft 5-7h

Is hiking up to one of Colorado’s highest peaks on the top of your bucket… Read More

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New York Mountain Trail Map

80. New York Mountain Trail
Difficulty

9.3mi 2,890ft 5-7h

The New York Mountain Trail is an epic adventure in the Mount of the Holy… Read More

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Lake Constantine Hike Map

81. Lake Constantine Hike
Difficulty

8.2mi 1,732ft 4-5.5h

The Lake Constantine Hike is a great woodland adventure in Colorado that will take you… Read More

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Colorado Trail Segment 10 Map

82. Colorado Trail Segment 10
Difficulty

12.5mi 2,480ft 5.5-8h

Experience the best views that Colorado has to offer as you trek the Colorado Trail… Read More

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Lyle and Mormon Lakes Trail Map

83. Lyle and Mormon Lakes Trail
Difficulty

5.8mi 1,283ft 2.5-4h

The Lyle and Mormon Lakes Trail is an incredibly scenic adventure through the Sawatch Mountain… Read More

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Beaver Creek Overlook Trail

84. Beaver Creek Overlook Trail
Difficulty

6.2mi 2,162ft 3.5-5h

The Beaver Creek Overlook Trail is a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle of… Read More

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Granite Lakes Hike Map

85. Granite Lakes Hike
Difficulty

13.2mi 3,107ft 6.5-9h

Immerse yourself in the verdant woodlands of the Colorado wilderness as you venture the Granite… Read More

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Fooses Creek Trail

86. Fooses Creek Trail
Difficulty

16.7mi 3,192ft 7.5-10.5h

The Fooses Creek Trail is a one-of-a-kind adventure that leads through a diverse landscape and… Read More

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Mount Antero via Little Browns Creek Trail

87. Mount Antero via Little Browns Creek Trail
Difficulty

15.4mi 5,417ft 9-12.5h

The Mount Antero via Little Browns Creek Trail is an unconventional way of reaching the… Read More

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Poplar Gulch Hike Map

88. Poplar Gulch Hike
Difficulty

11.6mi 4,308ft 7-9.5h

Surround yourself in a sea of golden aspen trees as you venture the Poplar Gulch… Read More

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Mill Lake Trail Map

89. Mill Lake Trail
Difficulty

4.1mi 1,450ft 2.5-3.5h

The Mill Lake Trail is an unassumingly beautiful adventure that will take you high into… Read More

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Lamphier Lake Trail Map

90. Lamphier Lake Trail
Difficulty

5.0mi 1,690ft 3-4h

The Lamphier Lake Trail is an amazing adventure through Colorado’s high country that you are… Read More

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Boulder Lake via Fossil Ridge Hike

91. Boulder Lake via Fossil Ridge Hike
Difficulty

7.1mi 2,057ft 4-5.5h

The Boulder Lake via Fossil Ridge Hike is an incredible adventure to a postcard-worthy alpine… Read More

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Henry Lake Hike Map

92. Henry Lake Hike
Difficulty

14.3mi 4,590ft 8-11h

Put your stamina to the test as you venture the Henry Lake Hike. This demanding,… Read More

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Narrow Gauge Trail Map

93. Narrow Gauge Trail
Difficulty

4.5mi 443ft 1.5-2.5h

The Narrow Gauge Trail is an amazing adventure through the corridor between two towering Colorado… Read More

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Harvard Lakes via Colorado Trail Segment 11 Map

94. Harvard Lakes via Colorado Trail Segment 21
Difficulty

6.0mi 1,152ft 2.5-4h

The Harvard Lakes via Colorado Trail Segment 21 is an amazing adventure up to a… Read More

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Mount Yale via the Mount Yale East Trail

95. Mount Yale via the Mount Yale East Trail
Difficulty

9.8mi 4,885ft 7-9.5h

Challenge yourself as you hike up Mount Yale via the Mount Yale East Trail to… Read More

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Rainbow Lake via Pine Creek Trail

96. Rainbow Lake via Pine Creek Trail
Difficulty

12.6mi 2,917ft 6-8.5h

The Rainbow Lake via Pine Creek Trail is a tranquil nature walk through several stunning… Read More

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Colorado Trail Segment 12 Map

97. Colorado Trail Segment 12
Difficulty

16.9mi 4,570ft 8.5-12h

The Colorado Trail Segment 12 is a great piece of the cross-state trail system. Get… Read More

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Elkhead Pass Hike

98. Elkhead Pass Hike
Difficulty

8.1mi 3,556ft 5.5-7.5h

The Elkhead Pass Hike is a high-demand, high-reward kind of adventure. Travel high into the… Read More

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North Fork Clear Creek Trail Map

99. North Fork Clear Creek Trail
Difficulty

4.1mi 285ft 1.5-2h

The North Fork Clear Creek Trail is a must-add to your Colorado hiking itinerary if… Read More

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Huron Peak via Lulu Gulch Hike

100. Huron Peak via Lulu Gulch Hike
Difficulty

11.2mi 3,881ft 6.5-9h

The Huron Peak via Lulu Gulch Hike is a unique adventure in the Sawatch Mountain… Read More

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Missouri Mountain West Ridge Trail

101. Missouri Mountain West Ridge Trail
Difficulty

5.3mi 3,258ft 4.5-6h

Seeking your next challenge? If so, then we have the perfect hike for you-- the… Read More

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Mount Massive Southwest Slopes Hike

102. Mount Massive Southwest Slopes Hike
Difficulty

7.0mi 3,898ft 5.5-7.5h

Mount Massive lives up to its name, that is for sure. Explore the Mount Massive… Read More

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Colorado Trail: Mount Elbert Trailhead to Twin Lakes

103. Colorado Trail: Mount Elbert Trailhead to Twin Lakes
Difficulty

8.7mi 1,050ft 3.5-4.5h

Revel in the beauty and diversity of the Sawatch Mountain Range’s wilderness as you venture… Read More

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Willis Lake Trail Map

104. Willis Lake Trail
Difficulty

11.0mi 3,058ft 5.5-8h

The Willis Lake Trail is scenic every step of the way. From the golden aspen… Read More

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Bermuda Triangle and Upper Twin Lake Loop Trail Map

105. Bermuda Triangle and Upper Twin Lake Loop Trail
Difficulty

3.1mi 768ft 1.5-2h

Surround yourself in a sea of golden aspens and towering, verdant pine trees as you… Read More

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Bartlett Gulch Hike Map

106. Bartlett Gulch Hike
Difficulty

5.0mi 1,204ft 2.5-3.5h

The Bartlett Gulch Hike is a short, but steep adventure along the Colorado Trail Segment… Read More

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La Plata Ellingwood Ridge Hike

107. La Plata Ellingwood Ridge Hike
Difficulty

9.2mi 4,820ft 6.5-9.5h

The La Plata Ellingwood Ridge Hike is a demanding feat that requires an experienced adventurer… Read More

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Chapman Trail Map

108. Chapman Trail
Difficulty

2.8mi 322ft 1-1.5h

The Chapman Trail is an easy-going nature walk up to a serene lake laden with… Read More

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Fryingpan Overlook Trail Map

109. Fryingpan Overlook Trail
Difficulty

4.1mi 1,171ft 2-3h

The Fryingpan Overlook Trail is a wonderful adventure through the woodlands up to not one,… Read More

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Rocky Fork Trail Map

110. Rocky Fork Trail
Difficulty

14.0mi 2,448ft 6-8.5h

The Rocky Fork Trail is an unassumingly picturesque adventure through the Rocky Fork Creek’s forested… Read More

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Saint Kevin Lake Hike Map

111. Saint Kevin Lake Hike
Difficulty

8.6mi 2,543ft 4.5-6.5h

The Saint Kevin Lake Hike is a stunning expedition up to a shimmering, blue-hued alpine… Read More

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Bear Lake via Colorado Trail Map

112. Bear Lake via Colorado Trail
Difficulty

6.0mi 1,719ft 3-4.5h

The Bear Lake via Colorado Trail is an exciting adventure near Turquoise Lake that travels… Read More

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Native Lake Trail Map

113. Native Lake Trail
Difficulty

8.4mi 1,742ft 4-5.5h

Immerse yourself in a sea of wildflowers as you make your way through alpine meadowlands… Read More

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First Missouri Lake Trail Map

114. First Missouri Lake Trail
Difficulty

6.3mi 1,545ft 3-4.5h

The First Missouri Lake Trail is a stunning day hike into Colorado’s high country. Explore… Read More

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Sopris Lake via Brady Lake Trail Map

115. Sopris Lake via Brady Lake Trail
Difficulty

2.8mi 761ft 1.5-2h

Immerse yourself in the jaw-dropping scenery that the Swatch Mountain Range has to offer, as… Read More

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Mount of the Holy Cross Loop Trail

116. Mount of the Holy Cross Loop Trail
Difficulty

15.0mi 5,348ft 8.5-12.5h

Hike up to one of the most famous Colorado 14ers along the Mount of the… Read More

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Village Creek Trail Map

117. Village Creek Trail
Difficulty

2.1mi 394ft 1-1.5h

Explore the Beaver Creek Ski Resort and revel in the vibrance of the encompassing woodlands… Read More

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Colorado Trail Segment 13 via South Cottonwood Trailhead

118. Colorado Trail Segment 13 via South Cottonwood Trailhead
Difficulty

3.3mi 554ft 1.5-2h

The Colorado Trail Segment 13 via South Cottonwood Trailhead provides the optimal opportunity to get… Read More

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North Fork Lake Creek Trail Map

119. North Fork Lake Creek Trail
Difficulty

7.4mi 1,575ft 3.5-5h

The North Fork Lake Creek Trail is a charming adventure through vibrant meadowlands to an… Read More

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