The Colorado Hiker
Your Source of Colorado Hiking Trail Information

The Colorado Hiker is your guide to the best Colorado hikes, including numerous hiking trail options near Denver and Colorado Springs. If you are looking for Colorado hiking trails, backpacking information, and landscape photography, then you're in the right place. Colorado is an inspirational state. This website is devoted to showcasing the Centennial State's towering mountains, expansive plains, crystal-clear waters, colorful history, and open skies. The Colorado Hiker was also created to educate people on recreation ethics, wilderness safety, and to foster awareness on why land conservation is such a necessity. Please check out all of the hiking, camping, backpacking, snowshoeing, and skiing information on this site. Happy trails!!!


  • Spring Forward In Matthews/Winters Park! This was the view at Matthews / Winters Park at 8:45 this morning.  With bountiful and glorious sunshine today, the snow all but disappeared by the time we wrapped up ...
    Posted Mar 9, 2014, 2:45 PM by Josh T.
  • Ring In the New Year Colorado Style Brainard Lake Recreation Area is one of our favorite winter playgrounds.  Get out and enjoy some of Colorado high country's fresh powder on this 5.3-mile outing.  You ...
    Posted Dec 30, 2013, 4:46 PM by Josh T.
  • Trail Condition Updates After Recent Flooding We've received numerous emails from people asking about ways they can help rebuild trails along the Front Range after this fall's devastating floods.  To find current trail condition ...
    Posted Oct 23, 2013, 8:25 PM by Josh T.
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Words to Ponder
"The conservation of natural resources is the fundamental problem.
Unless we solve that problem, it will avail us little to solve all others."

—Theodore Roosevelt, Address to the Deep Waterway Convention, 
October 4, 1907

Gear Reviews

  • Mountain House Chicken a la King Okay, so this isn't gear.  It is, however, the best freeze-dried meal around!!!  If you're running behind and don't have time to prep your own meals ...
    Posted Jul 12, 2011, 10:51 AM by Josh T.
  • MSR Pocket Rocket Description: We've used the MSR Pocket Rocket for years now, and it is probably one of our favorite pieces of gear.  At 3 ounces, it is going to be ...
    Posted Jul 9, 2011, 10:39 PM by Josh T.
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There's so much to explore at The Colorado Hiker:

* Colorado Hiking Trails

Photos, maps, and trail descriptions of over 50 hiking trails in the State of Colorado.


* Wilderness Safety Info

Backpacking, hiking, climbing, and camping safety tips.


* Neighbor States

Photos and descriptions of natural places and hiking trails in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, & Wyoming.


* Backpacking Information

Camping/backpacking checklists, gear reviews, camping recipes, and more.