Everywhere in Colorado you turn, there’s an outdoor hiking adventure waiting for you, from easy trails to epic trails. Just get started and you will be hooked! Soon you will find yourself not wondering if this trail is easy or strenuous, you’ll just want to see where it goes.

Hike to alpine lakes, get above timberline, see old cabins, breathe fresh mountain air, smell the pines on easy to moderate trails leading to some of Colorado’s most spectacular destinations.

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Colorado is full of easy hiking trails & will get you hooked!

Here are 3 of our favorite easy mountain hikes you might enjoy, each offering something different to tickle your curiosity about what lies ahead … unveiling Colorado in some unexpected ways.


Distance: 1.8 miles
Rated: Easy to slightly moderate

Truly one of our favorite hikes, even though we hike anything, we’ve been hooked on this trail since the first visit. In a just over a mile you will be above timberline. After hiking up an old ore road lined with dense spruce forest, a valley opens up before you and you’ve reached the real treasure, remnants of the historic “Boston Mine Camp” nestled beneath Mt. Fletcher and the Ten Mile Range. The surroundings are breathtaking.

Just getting started hiking? This trail will make you long for more! Simply one of the best first hikes ever to experience Colorado. Perfect for families and a fun way to try snowshoeing too… just say’n

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Mayflower Gulch, easy hiking trail to experience Colorado’s High Country


Distance: 4.5 miles out & back
Rated: Easy

This was an accidental find one day on a road trip to Independence Pass. Inter-Laken trail gently wanders along the shores of Twin Lakes with glimpses of Mt. Elbert peeking through a forest of tall aspens trees. Sound beautiful? It’s stunning. But that’s not all, after hiking 2.4 miles you come upon the preserved 1879 Inter-Laken Resort. Open for you to explore on your own. Such detail in these magnificent buildings. You’ll be here awhile.

Reachable only on foot, whether hiking or snowshoeing, this trail might just bring you back to the mountains for more hiking adventures.(?)

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Easy, family friendly hike on the shores of beautiful Twin Lakes to unexpected history

THE CRAGS – Backside of Pikes Peak

Distance: 4.9 miles out
Rated: Easy to moderate

A hike unlike most hikes you will find in the Colorado mountains. The Crags Trail is a bit more of a challenge, going from moderate to quite easy, then climbing moderately for a very short hike up to the end. It’s worth the extra effort, because upon reaching the top you’ll find “the Crags”, the most unusual rock formations with amazing panoramic views, and bristlecone pines scattered about.

If you’re new to hiking and struggled on the way up, once here it will be easy to forget the effort you made to get here. Located on the backside of Pikes Peak, it’s breathtaking.

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Easy to moderate trail on the backside of Pike’s Peak, “The Crags”, Colorado

Hoping these 3 very different trails, leading to very different settings will get you excited about hiking and make you giddy about getting out there.

Get a backpack, fill it up and find a trail. 

So many paths to choose from in Colorado … happy trails!