Trip Reports

The following is a complete collection of the hikes on this website. The trip reports are arranged according to the very subjective rank of “difficulty”.

Leisure Hikes – kid friendly, 30 minutes-2 hours, elevation gain minimized

Moderate Hikes – 1/2 a day or so, good trail, no technical climbing, several thousand foot elevation gain possible

Difficult and 14er’s – whole day hike, usually an alpine start (before sunrise), substantial elevation gain, possibly no trail in sections or entire trip, up to class 3 climbing

Leisure Hikes

Almagre Mountain (12,360′), Front Range

Almagre Mountain is the second highest peak, after Pikes Peak, when viewed from Colorado Springs. Located in the Pike National ...
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Mt Evans (14,264′), Front Range

Mt Evans can be accessed via the highest paved road in North America, reaching an elevation of 14,130'. The Mount ...
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Zapata Falls (9,250′), Sangre de Cristo Range

The Zapata Falls Recreational Area is approximately three miles south of the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve entrance ...
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Paint Mines Park (6,791′), Front Range

Paint Mines Park is located in the high plains near Calhan, Colorado. The 750 acre park features geological formations including ...
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Spruce Mountain (7,635′), Front Range

Spruce Mountain is located on the Palmer Divide near Palmer Lake, Colorado. It offers great views of the Palmer Divide ...
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Alberta Falls (9,400′), Front Range

Alberta Falls, located in Glacier Gorge, is one of the more popular hiking destinations in Rocky Mountain National Park. The ...
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Moderate Hikes

Beautiful Lone Eagle Peak (11,920') in the distance

Mirror (10,325′) and Crater (10,400′) Lake, Front Range

Mirror and Crater lakes are found deep in the heart of the Indian Peaks Wilderness. Cascade Falls, found along the ...
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South Colony Lakes (12,000′), Sangre de Cristo Range

South Colony Lakes Basin lies in the heart of southern Colorado's Sangre de Cristo Range. Surrounded by Crestone Needle (14,197'), ...
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Mt Rosa (11,500′), Front Range

Mt Rosa is located in the Pike National Forest just south of Pikes Peak and is the only cone shaped ...
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Blue Lake (11,360′), Front Range

Blue Lake is accessed from the Mitchell Lake trailhead in the Brainard Lake Recreation Area. Brainard Lake itself is a ...
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Lake Haiyaha (10,244′), Front Range

Located in lower Chaos Canyon, Lake Haiyaha is unlike other lakes in Rocky Mountain National Park because it is surrounded ...
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Mt Herman (9,104′), Front Range

Mt Herman is the highest point on the Palmer Divide, west of Monument, Colorado. It lies along the Rampart Range of ...
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Nymph (9,705′), Dream (9,905′), and Emerald(10,110′) Lake, Front Range

Starting at the Bear Lake Trailhead in Rocky Mountain National Park, the trail passes Nymph and Dream Lakes on the way ...
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Great Sand Dunes National Park (8,700′), Sangre de Cristo Range

The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve contains the tallest sand dunes in North America, rising about 750 feet ...
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American Basin to Sloan Lake (12,920′), San Juan Range

The Handies Peak trail to Sloan Lake offers views of American Basin, one of the most scenic basins in the ...
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Carpenter Peak (7,166′), Front Range

Carpenter Peak is located in Ro​xborough State Park,​ which is a Colorado Natural Area and a National Natural Landmark. The ...
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Devils Head Fire Lookout (9,748′), Front Range

Devils Head Lookout, the last of the seven original Front Range Lookout towers still in continuous use, is over 100 ...
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Mt Morrison (7,881′), Front Range

Mt Morrison stands above Red Rocks park, home of the famous Red Rocks amphitheater. The mountain can easily be identified ...
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Difficult Hikes

West Spanish Peak (13,625′), Sangre de Cristo Range

West Spanish Peak (13,625') and East Spanish Peak (12,684') have world class geological features that made the two peaks a ...
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La Plata Peak southwest ridge with abandoned mining track. View of Huron Peak and the Three Apostles in the background.

La Plata Peak (14,336′), Sawatch Range

La Plata Peak is the 5th highest summit in the Rocky Mountains and is known for it's distinctive Ellingwood Ridge ...
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Cheyenne Mountain (9,565′), Front Range

Cheyenne Mountain's geological summit lies on the southwestern portion of the mountain. The mountain always intrigued me because the front ...
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Longs Peak (14,255′), Front Range

Iconic Longs Peak (14,259') is the highest mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park, and the northern most 14,000' peak in ...
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Mt Sneffels (14,150′), San Juan Range

Mt Sneffels is located in the Mount Sneffels Wilderness of Uncompahgre National Forest in the San Juan mountains. Views from ...
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Huron Peak (14,003′), Sawatch Range

Huron Peak is known as one of the most beautiful hikes in the Sawatch Mountain Range of Colorado. It is ...
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St Vrain Mountain Trail (12,162′), Front Range

The St Vrain Mountain trail straddles the border between the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area (south) and Rocky Mountain National Park ...
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Flattop Mountain (12,332′), Front Range

Flattop Mountain is accessed from Bear Lake Trailhead in Rocky Mountain National Park. Built in 1925, and rehabilitated in 1940 ...
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La Plata Peak (14,336′), Sawatch Range

La Plata is located in the Sawatch Range of the Rocky Mountains. It is considered one of the more challenging ...
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Quandary Peak (14,265′), Ten Mile Range

Quandary Peak is the highest peak in the Ten Mile Range. It is a popular destination, just 8 miles outside ...
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Estes Cone (11,007′), Front Range

Estes Cone is located about 3 miles from the Longs Peak trail-head on the east side of Rocky Mountain National ...
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Sky Pond (10,900′), Front Range

Begin at the Glacier Gorge trailhead in Rocky Mountain National Park and follow a well maintained trail to Timberline Falls ...
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Missouri Mountain (14,067′), Sawatch Range

The 14,074-foot (4,290 m) fourteener is located in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness of San Isabel National Forest. Missouri Mountain is ...
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Twin Lakes with Mt Elbert on the far right

Mt Elbert (14,433′), Sawatch Range

Mt Elbert is the highest peak in the 3,000 mile long Rocky Mountains, a mountain chain which stretches from Canada ...
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Mt Sherman (14,036′), Mosquito Range

Mount Sherman, Colorado's 46th highest peak, is a great first 14er. It is possible to park as high as 12,000 ...
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Mt Democrat (14,148′) , Mt Cameron (14,238′), Mt Lincoln (14,148′), and Mt Bross (14,172), Mosquito Range

DeCaliBron" (Mt Democrat, Mt Cameron, Mt Lincoln, Mt Bross) provides an opportunity to do four Fourteeners in one day. The ...
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Twin Sisters (11,428′), Front Range

The Twin Sisters ridge runs nearly two miles along the east central boundary of Rocky Mountain National Park. From the summit ...
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Grays(14,270) and Torreys(14,267) Peaks, Front Range

Grays and Torreys are the only two 14er's situated on the Continental Divide and provide great views of the area ...
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Mt Bierstadt (14,160′), Front Range

Mt Bierstadt is a few miles east of Guanella Pass, in the northernmost part of the Pike National Forest. This ...
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14er’s

La Plata Peak southwest ridge with abandoned mining track. View of Huron Peak and the Three Apostles in the background.

La Plata Peak (14,336′), Sawatch Range

La Plata Peak is the 5th highest summit in the Rocky Mountains and is known for it's distinctive Ellingwood Ridge ...
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Longs Peak (14,255′), Front Range

Iconic Longs Peak (14,259') is the highest mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park, and the northern most 14,000' peak in ...
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Mt Evans (14,264′), Front Range

Mt Evans can be accessed via the highest paved road in North America, reaching an elevation of 14,130'. The Mount ...
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Mt Sneffels (14,150′), San Juan Range

Mt Sneffels is located in the Mount Sneffels Wilderness of Uncompahgre National Forest in the San Juan mountains. Views from ...
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Huron Peak (14,003′), Sawatch Range

Huron Peak is known as one of the most beautiful hikes in the Sawatch Mountain Range of Colorado. It is ...
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La Plata Peak (14,336′), Sawatch Range

La Plata is located in the Sawatch Range of the Rocky Mountains. It is considered one of the more challenging ...
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Quandary Peak (14,265′), Ten Mile Range

Quandary Peak is the highest peak in the Ten Mile Range. It is a popular destination, just 8 miles outside ...
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Missouri Mountain (14,067′), Sawatch Range

The 14,074-foot (4,290 m) fourteener is located in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness of San Isabel National Forest. Missouri Mountain is ...
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Twin Lakes with Mt Elbert on the far right

Mt Elbert (14,433′), Sawatch Range

Mt Elbert is the highest peak in the 3,000 mile long Rocky Mountains, a mountain chain which stretches from Canada ...
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Mt Sherman (14,036′), Mosquito Range

Mount Sherman, Colorado's 46th highest peak, is a great first 14er. It is possible to park as high as 12,000 ...
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Mt Democrat (14,148′) , Mt Cameron (14,238′), Mt Lincoln (14,148′), and Mt Bross (14,172), Mosquito Range

DeCaliBron" (Mt Democrat, Mt Cameron, Mt Lincoln, Mt Bross) provides an opportunity to do four Fourteeners in one day. The ...
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Grays(14,270) and Torreys(14,267) Peaks, Front Range

Grays and Torreys are the only two 14er's situated on the Continental Divide and provide great views of the area ...
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Mt Bierstadt (14,160′), Front Range

Mt Bierstadt is a few miles east of Guanella Pass, in the northernmost part of the Pike National Forest. This ...
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