Your Colorado Hiking Trail Information Source

Fresh Off The Trail

  • Not All is Lost in Lost Creek We visited Lost Creek Wilderness this last weekend for some trail running and relaxation...  We found both!  We also ran into a couple groups of Colorado Trail Thru Hikers who ...
    Posted Jun 23, 2015, 5:30 PM by Josh T.
  • South Valley Park is Springing Into Action It's a great time of year to head out to South Valley Park - especially while the days are still cool.  Enjoy this hike just minutes from Chatfield State Park ...
    Posted May 17, 2015, 5:04 PM by Josh T.
  • Gearing Up For Winter Backpacking Today is my lucky day!  My father-in-law just handed down not just one but two 1975 North Face Oval Intention tents - pure nostalgia!!!  I set one of them ...
    Posted May 17, 2015, 5:04 PM by Josh T.
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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!!!


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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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

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.