Among the many hiking challenges that are keeping me busy, one is to do all the hikes in Falcon’s Best of Colorado Hiking guidebook. I have quite a ways to go at only 10% complete. Send good vibes!

EASTERN PLAINS
Homestead Trail
Picket Wire Canyonlands
Paint Mines Interpretive Park
Dawson Butte Ranch Open Space
Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge
Pawnee Buttes
Honorable Mentions
Santa Fe National Historic Trail
Castlewood Canyon State Park Loops
North Sterling Reservoir
FRONT RANGE
Fountain Valley and South Rim Trails
Mount Falcon Park Upper Loop Trail – Right in Denver’s backyard, this wonderful trail takes hikers through ruins and across beautiful, forested peaks.
M. Walter Pesman Trail
Bear Canyon Trail
Kruger Rock Trail
Fern Lake
Lory State Park Loop
Honorable Mentions
Spruce Mountain
Meyer Ranch Park Loops
Sisters/Bearberry Loop – Alderfer/Three Sisters Park
Gem Lake – With a bit of elevation, this trail isn’t super hard, but it isn’t easy either! It takes hikers to a lovely lake in the mountains.
Roaring Creek Trail
North Central Mountains
Wheeler Trail
North Mount Elbert Trail
Notch Mountain
Mount Thomas Trail
Granite Lakes Trail
Silver Creek Trail
Lulu City (Site)
Kelly Lake
Seven Lakes
Honorable Mentions
Haggerman Tunnel Trail
North Vail Trail System
Parkview Mountain
Northwest
Storm King Mountain Memorial Trail
Coyote and Squirrel Trails
Marvine Loop
Black Mountain (West Summit) Trail
Gates of Lodore Nature Trail
Devils Canyon
Honorable Mentions
Hanging Lake
Harpers Corner Trail
Trail Through Time
Monument Canyon
Crag Crest National Recreation Trail
Southeast Mountains
Twin Rock Trail
Rock Pond to Werley Ranch Loop
Aiken Canyon
Thompson Mountain
Newlin Creek Trail
Spanish Peaks Traverse
Reilly and Levsa Canyons
Honorable Mentions
Blackmer Loop
Vindicator Valley Trail
Petrified Forest Loop
South Central Mountains
Sand Dunes Hiking
Middle Frisco Trail
Alberta Peak: Continental Divide National Scenic Trail
Williams Creek Trails
Devil’s Creek and Lake
Washington Gulch Trail
Ptarmigan Lake
Honorable Mentions
Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge
Wheeler Geologic Area (East Bellows Trail)
Piedra River
Southwest
Big Domingquez Canyon
North Vista Trail
Jub Wiebe Memorial Trail
Cascade and Portland Loop
Richmond Pass
Pass Creek and Coal Creek Loop
First Fork and Red Creek Loop
Petroglyph Point Trail
Honorable Mentions
Hope Lake
Ice Lake Trail
Sand Canyon
Ute Mountain Tribal Park