Make Your Mark, But Leave No Trace

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Find Colorado Hikes Near You

The Colorado Hiker is your guide to the best Colorado hikes, including numerous hiking trails near Denver, Boulder, 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. Our team is devoted to showcasing the Centennial State’s towering mountains, expansive plains, crystal-clear waters, colorful history, and open skies.


From The Colorado Hiker Blog

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The Colorado Hiker is proud to partner with Ian Taylor Trekking. Ian is an experienced mountain guide who has provided the following guest blog article. If you're looking for a unique hiking experience outside of the U.S., get in Touch with Ian Taylor Trekking.  Read more

Apex Park Jefferson County

Many thanks to Kelly S., one of The Colorado Hiker's community members, for sending us this trail review of Apex Park near Golden. It sounds like she had a... Read more

CamelBak Octane 18X

CamelBak Octane 18X Earns 4.5 Out of 5 Stars The expandable CamelBak Octane 18X is perfect for 3+ hours of any adventure. This Camelbak is awesome. I use it for running ultras and it fits well;... Read more


In addition to highlighting some of our favorite Colorado hikes, we strive to educate people on recreation ethics and wilderness safety.  It’s our goal to provide information while fosterering awareness on why land conservation is such a necessity.

Each hiking trail review on this site includes: GPS locations, key characteristics, overall experience, safety tips, and a photo gallery. All of our trail reviews are now open to the community to review. We encourage our fellow hiking enthusiasts to leave comments and/or add reviews. It is a great way to help keep each other up to date on current trail conditions and share unique perspectives for each trail.  Conditions change out there and we need your help.

Whether you’re looking for a day hike near Denver, a multi-day backpacking trip in the San Juan Mountains, or a gentle family hike with kids, The Colorado Hiker has it all.  For all of you winter hiking enthusiasts, we’ve made it easy to search for snowshoeing and cross country skiing trails.  You can also find information and photos for other areas we’ve visited, such as Cedar Mesa, Escalante, Wind River Range, Chaco Canyon, and the Kalalau Trail.

Live life to its fullest.  Enjoy the finest nature has to offer.  Find your adventure.  Tread lightly.  Discover your heart and soul in the Colorado plains, canyons, and mountains.

Happy trails from The Colorado Hiker team!!!