There is nothing like getting out and exercising in the beautiful outdoors of Colorado. The Rocky Mountains are covered with endless amounts of hiking trails and breathtaking 14ers! If you love to hike and camp then come explore colorful Colorado and enjoy the pure beauty of everywhere you look. Here are some great hiking trails to explore this summer!
McCullough Gulch is rated as a moderate hike located about 7 miles south of Breckenridge, on the right side of highway 9. This hike starts at 11,000 ft and has a steep grade. It is about 2.6 miles roundtrip with about a 800 ft elevation gain. Once you make it to the top, make sure to explore trail splits to catch different views of the tumbling water!
Quandary Peak: It is the highest point in Colorado’s Tenmile Range and 13th among the state’s 14ers. This is 6.2 mile round trip hike. You will enjoy the exceptional views that extend across the Mosquito, Gore and Sawatch Ranges.
Ptarmigan Lake Trail: This is a great day trip when you are staying down at the AVA’s outpost located in Granite,CO. It is rated a moderate 6 mile hike that is great for hiking, walking, nature tris and bird watching. If you are looking for a great scenic but some what challenging day trip, then this is where you should explore!
Mt.Evans: If you are looking to climb a 14er this summer but are not looking for all the hard work 14ers typically come with, then come check out Mt.Evans! It is one of Colorado’s front range 14ers. It is about a ¼ mile hike that should take about 15-20 minutes. What makes this hike beautiful are the lakes, mountain peak views, high country tundra and wildlife.
The Gore Canyon Trail: If you are looking for one breathtaking hike that is not too challenging, then come experience the beauty of the Gore Canyon Trail. It is about 3 miles round trip that curves around the side of the Upper Colorado River. It is well known for the amount of brown and rainbow trout in the river so bring along your fly rod and make a day out of hiking the Gore Canyon!
Now that you have a better idea of where some great hiking is for this summers trip out to Colorado, start planning your trip and come experience all that Colorado has to offer! You will not be disappointed!