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It's hard to beat what the Rockies have to offer. A plethora of world-class skiing in the winter, and all the hiking, backpacking, camping, mountain biking, and rafting you could hope for in the summer. Looking for a challenge?Maybe try your hand at one of Colorado's 14,000 ft peaks (there's somewhere between 53 and 58, depending who you ask).

Top Spots

Climb and Hike in the Garden of the Gods

Colorado Springs, Colorado

4.7

Hanging Lake

Glenwood Springs, Colorado

4.7
3.06 mi / 1168 ft gain

3 Crater Lakes via South Boulder Creek

Nederland, Colorado

5.0
6.92 mi / 1804 ft gain

Mirror and Crater Lakes via Cascade Creek Trail

Granby, Colorado

4.6
14.94 mi / 2421 ft gain

King Lake via Hessie Trailhead

Nederland, Colorado

5.0
11.32 mi / 2375 ft gain

Strawberry Park Hot Springs

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

4.6

Sky Pond via Glacier Gorge Trailhead

Larimer County, Colorado

4.7
8.43 mi / 1780 ft gain

Backpack to Conundrum Hot Springs

Aspen, Colorado

4.3
18 mi / 2500 ft gain

Four Pass Loop in the Maroon Bells

Pitkin County, Colorado

4.8
26.04 mi / 7572 ft gain

Places to stay

Copper One Lodge

Frisco, Colorado

Copper One Lodge

From $154 / night

Bridge End

Frisco, Colorado

Bridge End

From $117 / night

Lakeview Gunnison

Gunnison County, Colorado

Lakeview Gunnison

Florida Campground (Co)

Durango, Colorado

Florida Campground (Co)

Prospector

Dillon, Colorado

Prospector

Camp Hale Memorial

Leadville, Colorado

Camp Hale Memorial

Guides and stories

6 Reasons Why The Manitou Incline Is Colorado's Holy Grail Of Cardio

6 Reasons Why The Manitou Incline Is Colorado's Holy Grail Of Cardio

Jennifer Broome

The 8 Best Winter Overnight Adventures In Colorado

The 8 Best Winter Overnight Adventures In Colorado

Jason Hatfield

How To Explore Southern Colorado To Its Fullest

How To Explore Southern Colorado To Its Fullest

Chris Martin

The Top 10 Places For Fall Leaves In Colorado

The Top 10 Places For Fall Leaves In Colorado

Eric Schuette

10 Amazing Winter Hikes In Colorado's Front Range

10 Amazing Winter Hikes In Colorado's Front Range

Jennifer Broome

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