Day hikes in Colorado will leave you wanting more! I put together all my favorite hikes of 2022. Each of these trails has a unique beauty, and I am thrilled to share them with you.
Hoping one or two, or even all, grab your heart and lead you to explore beyond where you live.
DAY HIKES – 23 TRAILS!
Beginner or avid hiker, this is a trail for winter months to get outside!
CHICAGO LAKES TRAIL
PTARMIGAN PEAK TRAIL
COLORADO TRAIL, CHAMPION TRAIL & HIPPO TRAIL LOOP
A great trail, a great workout, and miles of high peaks views within a pine forest and meadows. We hiked in early May while waiting for the snow to melt on the higher-elevation hikes. In town, the trails were pretty dry.
MAD CREEK TRAIL
FISH CREEK FALLS TO LONG LAKE
PTARMIGAN LAKE TRAIL
HAGERMAN TUNNEL TRAIL
WINDSOR LAKE TRAIL
Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System. Not always essential in a day hike, but I always bring on long, strenuous hikes,
FANCY LAKE TRAIL
SAND CANYON TRAIL
GUDY’S REST via COLORADO TRAIL
MT FLORA 13er
MT PARNASSUS 13er via WATROUS TRAIL
GEM LAKE TRAIL
BLACK POWDER PASS TRAIL
RASPBERRY MOUNTAIN TRAIL
We hike Mayflower Gulch at the start of winter, and it’s a great kickstart to the winter season.
Yaktak Diamond Grip Traction Microspikes for your boots. Excellent in winter when the trails are packed with snow and ice. Common in winter and spring.
HIKES IN ARIZONA & UTAH
Two unforgettable road trips to Arizona and Utah in 2022 with trails that exceeded our expectations! I wanted to share these trips with those who like to explore beyond.
Arizona was a treat and so invigorating! In January, I spent a week in Scottsdale, AZ., with a girlfriend and found terrific trails I’d love to share. Being warm and wearing less than our Colorado winters was a shock. My first love is still in Colorado. However, I would do this again!
Five hikes surprised and exceeded our expectations and left us in awe of Arizona’s incredibly scenic trails.
Three trails that took our breath away that any avid hiker would love. Plus, several notable smaller hikes & tourist attractions worth mentioning.