Find a Hiking Trail

4th of July FireworksFind a Hiking Trail: Backpacking, hiking and camping is a year round adventure, there are endless adventures to be had from the coast to the high peaks. Here are some great hiking trail resources to help you find your next adventure. See you on the trail! Hiking trails are everywhere, exploring them and experiencing the raw and untamed land is an invitation to invigorate the heart, mind and soul.

Remember, hiking can be dangerous anytime of year. It is your responsibility to be prepared and educated before heading out.

Recommended Trails

Visit the MAD Hippies Life YouTube Channel to view many of the trails listed below

Rocky Mountain National Park – Estes Park, CO:

Brainard Lake Recreation Area – Ward, CO:

Hessie / 4th of July Trailhead – Eldora, CO:

East Portal Trailhead (Moffat Tunnel) – Rollinsville, CO:

West Portal Trailhead (Corona Pass) – Winter Park, CO:

I-70 East Corridor – Idaho Springs, Georgetown, Winter Park, Granby

I-70 West Corridor – Leadville, Silverthorne, Breckenridge, Vail

HWY 40 North Corridor – Walden, Kremmling, Steamboat Springs

Denver Foothills – Boulder, Golden

Extended Duration Backpacking

  • The Colorado Trail “The Colorado Trail is Colorado’s premier long distance trail. Stretching almost 500 miles from Denver to Durango, it travels through the spectacular Colorado Rocky Mountains amongst peaks with lakes, creeks and diverse ecosystems.”
  • The Continental Divide Trail “The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDNST) is one of the most significant trail systems in the world. Established by Congress in 1978, it spans 3,100 miles between Mexico and Canada, traverses five states and connects countless communities along its spine.”
  • Collegiate Loop (East and West) “The new “Collegiate West” forms a western complement to the classic 80-mile stretch of Colorado Trail on the eastern side of the Collegiate Peaks from Twin Lakes, southwest of Leadville, to south of Monarch Pass, southwest of Salida. It also creates a 160-mile loop, the “Collegiate Loop,” we expect to become one of Colorado’s most popular multi-day hikes/rides.”

Trail Search

  • ProTrails “ProTrails provides detailed hiking, biking and trail running descriptions, maps and community tools for connecting outdoor enthusiasts.”
  • ORIC “The Outdoor research Information Center provides thorough information for Colorado as well as some information for surrounding states. And we do it two ways: through this website and in person at an information desk in the map department of the REI store in downtown Denver.”
  • Longs to Pikes Peak “High routes of the Colorado Front Range, Rocky Mountain National Park to Pikes Peak”
  • 14ers and 13ers “The mission of 14ers.com is to provide free access to peak information, photos, climbing routes and an active forum, all in an open environment that’s easy to use. Need a route description to help you climb one of these great peaks? They are here too. Each route contains detailed directions, maps, satellite imagery, elevation profile, and photos taken during an ascent. It’s an Online 14er Guidebook that’s frequently updated.”
  • National Forest Service “Sit back and browse our growing collection of destinations to find your next outdoor excursion.”
  • National Park Service “Looking for ideas? Whether it’s local free time or vacation, go with the national parks for some of the most satisfying adventures. Open year round, national parks offer events and activities across the country.”

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