The Colorado Rockies is a treasure trove of amazing hiking destinations. The mountains are filled with hidden lakes, waterfalls, and stunning, panoramic views. The Rocky Mountains National Park has dozens of fantastic trials to explore, and remains open 24 hours a day. No matter when you want to hit the trail, the gates will be open.
The hike around Bear Lake is well worth it, with a short, looping trail around the serene waters of this popular spot. It looks like a great place for a dip!
There are plenty of resting spots along the many trials in the Rocky Mountain area. Stopping to take in the serenity and lush foliage is a great way to clear your mind.
While at the Rockies, you can hike to the top of three different mountains in just one day. The trip up Mt. Chapin, Mt. Chiquita, and Ypsilon Mountain (sometimes known as CCY) is an alpine hike that is sure to have some great sights.
From the tops of the Rocky Mountains, you can see for miles – but the climb can look intimidating from the bottom.
Hiking the high trails to Chasm Lake is full of crazy views. Looking out over the landscape, the horizon seems an infinite distance away.
The waterfalls hidden deep in the Rockies are always refreshing destinations, and plenty are hidden among the peaks and valleys.
Emerald Lake, deep in the heart of the Rockies, is a favorite destination of many visitors. After a hike to the water’s edge, canoes are available so you can explore the lake.
While floating out on the lake, you will have a nice view of the steep, snow-kissed peaks – a breathtaking sight from any vantage point.
From Bear Lake, you can find a trail leading to Hallett Peak. This impressive climb provides a wonderful view of the Colorado landscape.
Sprague Lake is one of the many lakes that can be found on the trails of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Looking from peak to peak, no matter which path you choose in the Rockies, you’re sure to find an amazing view.
Even from lower elevations, away from the alpine trails, visitors will still enjoy incredible scenery.
Up on top of Prospect Mountain, you can see the numerous trails weaving throughout the mountains.
The climb up Mt. Ida is considered one of the best in the Rocky Mountain National Park. With amazing views and hidden treasures, it’s a must for the avid hiker.
A weaving trail leads up to Longs Peak, one of the many great places to look over the National Park.
Stunning waterfalls can be found along the various hiking trails through the Rockies. The stunning Alberta Falls is a only a short trek down the trail, and a perfect place for a picnic.
Dream Lake is another amazing feature tucked up in the mountains. The contrast between the lake, trees, and peaks creates an amazing view.
The more advanced hiking trails weave around the peaks, so watch your step when trekking up to the higher and steeper locations.
Alternative to the steep climbs of the peaks, this section of the Ute Trail is quite flat. It has plenty of views without all the climbing.
The gathering waters at Marrow Point Dam create a amazing view from a distance.