Central Colorado Hiking
Central Colorado Hiking has some of the most extensive trail systems in the world. Join us on a hiking adventure and check back regularly for new hikes.
Located in the Black Canyon National Park this steep trail is one of the few routes down to the canyon bottom but it is worth the hike. Besides the stunning scenery and interesting ecosystem you will find gold medal fishing and wildlife.
Rich Creek Loop
Although this is a high elevation hike it is easy and beautiful. The 12 mile trail moves through aspen and follows the South Fork of the South Platte River. Go in the fall for colors and to listen for Elk bugling but wear orange to be visible for hunters.
This trail is used as an access point for Huron Peak but the view from the lake just might be better than from the peak itself. The easy 3 mile trail follows a beautiful string of beaver ponds as it climbs to almost 12,000 feet in elevation.
Located in Colorado National Monument this popular 12 mile round trip hike provides a desert scene that you will not soon forget. Access is year round but bring plenty of water in the summer because it can be very hot.
The Ute trail is popular as an access point to the Gunnison Gorge for fisherman but should not be overlooked by hikers. The hike is deceiving from the dusty trailhead but you will quickly find yourself in a lush riverbottom.
Mt. Sopris rises high in a volcanic fashion and is a moderate 12 mile round-trip hike near Glenwood Springs. You will enjoy the view from the base and from the top. This is one of the best Central Colorado Hiking destinations.
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