Colorado Hiking Trails and Tips

Scenic view of naturally formed terrain rocks while taking its trail

So many of us, if not all, enjoy living in Colorado for the beautiful outdoor recreation and scenery.  Check out this list of hiking trails and a few tips, for the next time you hit the trail. 

NORTH 

Spruce Mountain Open Space
Larkspur, CO | Hwy 105 to Spruce Mtn Rd
5.5 Mile Loop

Inner Canyon Loop Trail
Franktown, CO | 35 min North on Hwy 83 off 1-25 
6.2 Mile Loop

Palmer Lake Reservoir
Palmer Lake, CO 
4.1 Miles 

Fox Run Regional Park
Colorado Springs, CO 
Various easy trails

SOUTH 

Manitou Incline
Manitou Springs, CO 
A hike you will always remember | reservations required 

Helen Hunt Falls 
Colorado Springs, CO | At the end of Cheyenne Canyon Rd

Columbine Trail 
Colorado Springs, CO | Near Helen Hunt Falls 

Section 16 
Colorado Springs, CO
Beautiful views!

Jones Park via Bear Creek Canyon
Colorado Springs, CO 

Cheyenne Mountain State Park
Colorado Springs, CO
Various easy to intermediate trails

CENTRAL 

Red Rock Canyon 
Colorado Springs, CO 
Various trails throughout

Garden of the Gods 
Colorado Springs, CO 
Various trails throughout

Ute Valley Park
Colorado Springs, CO | trail heads off Rusina and Vindicator

Pulpit Rock Hike
Colorado Springs, CO | Off Nevada Ave
Hike to the top for scenic views

Palmer Park
Colorado Springs, CO 
Various trails with scenic views

WEST

Rampart Reservoir via Rainbow Gulch Trail
Woodland Park, CO
3.4 miles | Scenic vistas

6 ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR HIKING IN COLORADO
  1. Start easy
  2. Bring plenty of water and snacks
  3. Leave no trace
  4. Use sunscreen
  5. Dress for the weather
  6. Use the buddy system

To find additional trails to explore visit: Alltrails.com and CoSpringsTrails.com

So many of us, if not all, enjoy living in Colorado for the beautiful outdoor recreation and scenery.  Check out this list of hiking trails and a few tips, for the next time you hit the trail. 

NORTH 

Spruce Mountain Open Space
Larkspur, CO | Hwy 105 to Spruce Mtn Rd
5.5 Mile Loop

Inner Canyon Loop Trail
Franktown, CO | 35 min North on Hwy 83 off 1-25 
6.2 Mile Loop

Palmer Lake Reservoir
Palmer Lake, CO 
4.1 Miles 

Fox Run Regional Park
Colorado Springs, CO 
Various easy trails

SOUTH 

Manitou Incline
Manitou Springs, CO 
A hike you will always remember | reservations required 

Helen Hunt Falls 
Colorado Springs, CO | At the end of Cheyenne Canyon Rd

Columbine Trail 
Colorado Springs, CO | Near Helen Hunt Falls 

Section 16 
Colorado Springs, CO
Beautiful views!

Jones Park via Bear Creek Canyon
Colorado Springs, CO 

Cheyenne Mountain State Park
Colorado Springs, CO
Various easy to intermediate trails

CENTRAL 

Red Rock Canyon 
Colorado Springs, CO 
Various trails throughout

Garden of the Gods 
Colorado Springs, CO 
Various trails throughout

Ute Valley Park
Colorado Springs, CO | trail heads off Rusina and Vindicator

Pulpit Rock Hike
Colorado Springs, CO | Off Nevada Ave
Hike to the top for scenic views

Palmer Park
Colorado Springs, CO 
Various trails with scenic views

WEST

Rampart Reservoir via Rainbow Gulch Trail
Woodland Park, CO
3.4 miles | Scenic vistas

6 ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR HIKING IN COLORADO
  1. Start easy
  2. Bring plenty of water and snacks
  3. Leave no trace
  4. Use sunscreen
  5. Dress for the weather
  6. Use the buddy system

To find additional trails to explore visit: Alltrails.com and CoSpringsTrails.com

 

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American Lifestyle Magazine 
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Time

The first step before deciding to purchase or adopt a new pet is to ask yourself if your current lifestyle allows you time to walk, exercise, and otherwise care for this new responsibility. Young animals, especially, require an extended amount of time for feeding and training.

Care

Window shop for a veterinarian near you and make sure that he or she is the right fit. Treat the search the same way you would for your own doctor to make sure that when the time comes they can deliver the level of care your new friend deserves.

Safety

A new pet is kind of like a new baby, you’ll need to make sure your home is free and clear of any objects that could hurt them or, more important, that they can accidentally consume. Take the necessary steps to pet-proof areas you don’t want them to explore.

Selection

If you have children or other pets, do some research on what the best family friendly breeds are. It’s also important to think of the size of your space in comparison to the size of your pet and the amount of room they need to feel comfortable.

Financials
It’s no secret that being a pet parent is a big financial commitment. You’ll need to make frequent purchases of food, toys, and other items, as well as on medicines, vaccinations, and healthcare needs. Set aside some savings before your pet arrives so you can be prepared.
 
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