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


Hike to Hanging Lake

Glenwood Springs, Colorado

3.2 mi / 1004 ft gain

Backpack to the 3 Crater Lakes

Nederland, Colorado

6.5 mi / 2100 ft gain

Backpack to Mirror and Crater Lakes

Granby, Colorado

15 mi / 2500 ft gain

Hike to King Lake

Nederland, Colorado

11 mi / 2500 ft gain

Strawberry Park Hot Springs

Steamboat Springs, Colorado


Hike to Sky Pond

Larimer County, Colorado

10 mi / 1780 ft gain

Backpack to Conundrum Hot Springs

Aspen, Colorado

18 mi / 2500 ft gain

Four Pass Loop in the Maroon Bells

Pitkin County, Colorado

26.04 mi / 7572 ft gain

Places to stay

Frisco, Colorado

Union Creek Townhomes

From $202 / night

Frisco, Colorado

The Cirque

From $206 / night

Frisco, Colorado

The Mill Club

From $184 / night

Frisco, Colorado

Passage Point

From $145 / night

Frisco, Colorado

Copper One Lodge

From $154 / night

Frisco, Colorado

Bridge End

From $117 / night

Guides and stories

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

Jennifer Broome

The 8 Best Winter Overnight Adventures In Colorado

Jason Hatfield

How To Explore Southern Colorado To Its Fullest

Chris Martin

The Top 10 Places For Fall Leaves In Colorado

Eric Schuette

10 Amazing Winter Hikes In Colorado's Front Range

Jennifer Broome

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