DENVER – One of the reasons we love Colorado, is that you can go on a hike pretty much anytime of the year – you just got to know where to go.
Hiking in the spring is no different. Finding a trail that’s not goopy (wet, muddy) can be a challenge, but the following seven hikes might be high enough in elevation to avoid the goop.
Lost lake at Indian Peaks near Eldora
This 2.7-mile (round trip) hike is family friendly and takes you up close to aspen groves and waterfalls. More information.
Gem Lake Trail (RMNP)
This 3.3-mile trail in Rocky Mountain National Park offers stunning views of Estes Park.
There is a $10 parking fee. The latest condition, as reported in March, has the trail mostly dry, according to a RMNP trail conditions. More information.
Mills Lake (RMNP)
The roundtrip length of this trail is 5.3-miles and begins at the Glacier George Trailhead. You’ll encounter the gorgeous Alberta Falls in the first section of the trail. A visitor posted in March that the trail was packed and a little slick. More information.
The Loch (RMNP)
This 5.7-mile trail is rated as moderate. The trail briefly converges with the Glacier Creek Trail before splitting off. More information.
Chief Mountain Trail near Mount Evans
This 2.8-mile trail is family-friendly and features some of the best views in Colorado. Dogs (on a leash) are also welcome. More info.
This 6.1-mile trail near Copper Mountain is rated moderate. More info.
Davis Ponds Trail
This trail is inside Staunton State Park and is a total of 2.15-miles. It’s considered an easy hike and features wildlife viewing and fishing. More info.