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What are the best hikes in the United States? There are simply so many incredible hikes in the USA that it’s almost impossible to answer. Many of the best hikes in the United States can be found in the mountain chains that cover the American West. Here you’ll find hikes that take you through untouched wilderness, up high above the forests and to beautiful mountain lakes. The American Southwest offers a different hiking experience in wonderful arid regions that are best explored on foot.

The US is so vast that you can’t even dream of seeing everything in one visit. The country contains a huge variety of hiking terrain, from protected National Parks to cool mountain towns like Aspen or Vail.

To help you plan your hiking holiday, we have found the best hikes in most of the Western US states. We find the best hikes in National Parks, National Forests and Wilderness Areas across California, Oregon, Washington State, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Arizona and Nevada. We share the best hikes for world-famous National Parks like Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Arches, Olympic and Glacier. We also help you plan your trip to other great places, like Indian Peaks Wilderness Area, Salt Lake City, Vail and Aspen.

If you don’t want to plan your next big cycling trip yourself, then why not check out these bike trips in the USA? Let the professionals handle the planning and logistics of your next bike trip, allowing you to just show up and ride!

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    Open details for Left Hand Canyon

    Left Hand Canyon

    Hard
    52.7 km
    1,094 km
    4-5h

    Left Hand Canyon is one of the best road bike rides in Boulder and along the entire Colorado Front Range. Featuring a long steady climb along a shaded shoulder, it is the perfect way to spend a day out in Boulder.

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    Open details for Flagstaff Mountain

    Flagstaff Mountain

    Hard
    28.9 km
    1,017 km
    3h

    Flagstaff Mountain Road is a steep and twisty mountain road that begins at the base of the iconic Boulder Flatirons. Conveniently close to downtown Boulder, and being one of the steepest roads in the area makes this ride an experience you will never forget!

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    Jamestown

    Hard
    26.0 km
    387 km
    2h

    A popular variation to the longer Left Hand Canyon, the bike ride to Jamestown takes some of the best parts of Left Hand Canyon and continues up to a sleepy mountain town nestled in the heart of the mountains. Jamestown is a small, historic town worth a visit on its own, but combined with a great ride makes a perfect day out in Boulder.

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    Open details for Olde Stage Road

    Olde Stage Road

    Moderate
    19.3 km
    282 m
    1.5h

    Olde Stage Rd is the classic introduction to hill climbing in Boulder, with a relatively short and straight forward climb up the popular Front Range road with a fun descent down the backside!

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    Open details for Lee Hill

    Lee Hill

    Hard
    27.3 km
    521 m
    2.5h

    Lee Hill is the big brother bike ride to Olde Stage Rd., meaning this route climbs a bit higher and for a bit longer, making it a more committing ride overall while still offering a great day in the mountains!

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    Open details for N 63rd St

    N 63rd St

    Moderate
    27.9 km
    221 m
    2.5h

    N 63rd St is the classic Boulder loop with gently rolling hills and mountain views! The nicely paved road with a generous shoulder is perfect for a stress-free day on the bike.

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    9.0
    Technical Difficulty
    Intermediate (Square)
    Suitable for intermediates who are ready for a little bit more adventure.
    Physical Difficulty
    Intermediate (Square)
    Suitable for intermediates who are ready for a little bit more adventure.
    Open details for Peak to Peak Highway

    Peak to Peak Highway

    Very Hard
    70.1 km
    1,289 m
    5h

    The Peak to Peak Highway bike ride is a high elevation, scenic ride that parallels the Continental Divide. There are multiple variations for cycling the whole thing or sections of this long road; we’ve described the variation most popular with Boulder locals.

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    Open details for US 36 to Lyons

    US 36 to Lyons

    Hard
    38.8 km
    340 m
    3h

    US 36 to Lyons is a popular bike ride that serves as a training ground for many professional athletes; sections of this bike ride are a part of the official Iron Man Boulder bike course! It is for that reason, we included this ride on the Top 10 Boulder rides.

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    Open details for Boulder Creek Trail

    Boulder Creek Trail

    Easy
    18.4 km
    77 m
    2h

    Boulder has a vast network of wonderful bike paths throughout the entire town. Boulder Creek Trail is the most scenic and continuous of all the Boulder bike paths.

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    10.0
    Technical Difficulty
    Easy (Circle)
    Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
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    Easy (Circle)
    Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
    Open details for Boulder Canyon

    Boulder Canyon

    Very Hard
    47.4 km
    891 m
    4h

    Boulder Canyon is the most scenic canyon in the area and an excellent bike ride. Cycling in Boulder Canyon is not for the fainthearted. Narrow shoulders, aggressive traffic, and broken concrete make this a ride for only the diehard thrill seekers that want to challenge themselves.

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