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"W" Mountain Trail Eagle Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This long yet relatively easy trail leads into the Flat Tops Wilderness north of Dotsero and west of Derby Junction. It links to numerous other trails on the Flat Tops.
Acorn Creek Trail Dillon Ranger District,
White River National Forest
The Acorn Creek Trail is located north of Silverthorne. It leads up Acorn Creek to the ridge top near Ute Peak.
Adams Fork Trail Conejos Peak Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
This trail is well suited for day hiking or overnight use. It is relatively easy and provides access to the South San Juan Wilderness.
Agate Creek Trail Cebolla Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This trail offers fair fishing along Agate Creek and access to the Continental Divide.
Alder Bench Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
This is an old livestock trail, now open to hikers and horses. In the fall, hunters seek elk and deer on this trail.
Alder Creek Trail Norwood Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This trail contours terrain for a very easy hiking experience. It connects with the Dallas Trail on the Ouray district of the Uncompahgre National Forest.
Alpine Trail Ouray Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
The trail switches back and forth steeply many times to climb to the flat top ridges of High Mesa and Big Park. The travel time by horse is about 2 days.
Amphitheater and Parking Area Great Sand Dunes National Monument The amphitheater is on the right, just before PiƱon Flats Campground. Nightly campfire programs are offered from Memorial Day to Labor Day. A wheelchair platform is located in the center of the seating area.
Angel Of Shavano Trailhead Salida Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
The Angel of Shavano Trailhead serves as an access point for segment 14 of the Colorado Trail, as well as access to the Mt. Shavano Trail.
Animas River Trail Columbine Ranger District,
San Juan National Forest
The trail follows the riverbank within the steep and rocky canyon walls and is an alternative to taking the train to get to Chicago Basin. The trail follows the river banks for its entire distance offering fishing possibilities.
Anthracite Pass Trail Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This is a very difficult day hike to a mountain pass offering wonderful views of surrounding peaks. Due to the steep terrain, this trail is recommended for experienced hikers and backpackers.
Antones Lake Trail Eagle Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This branch of Antones Trail #1871, receives very light use and can be difficult to follow in places, but leads to several small lakes along the north side of Red Table Mountain.
Arapaho Pass Trail (west side) Sulphur Ranger District,
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests
The Arapaho Pass Trail, #6, is located east of Granby. It leads from Monarch Lake, up Arapaho Creek and over Arapaho Pass.
Archuleta Trail Conejos Peak Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The Archuleta Trail gives access to the western portion of Chama Basin, one of the most scenic and wild places on the Conejos Peak Ranger District. The trail follows Archuleta Creek, climbing steadily but gradually from the Chama River valley.
Arkansas Mt. Trail Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This trail starts one mile up the Silver Creek trail and ends when it joins Carbonate Creek trail. Arkansas Mt. Trail connects 3 trails together.
Aspen Mtn/Summer Road Aspen Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This fairly well maintained dirt road winds its way up the face of Aspen Mountain providing nice views of Aspen and the surrounding area. it is heavily used by four-wheel drivers, mountain bikers, hikers and off-road vehicles of every sort.
Augusta Mine Trail Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
The Augusta Mine Trail begins on the Poverty Gulch Road and follows it to the abandoned mine site.
Avalanche Lake Trail Aspen Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This is a good backpacking trail, with access to the Hell Roaring Trail, East Creek Trail, West Fork Trail and Capitol Lake. This area is popular with horseback riders, hikers and backpackers.
Avalanche Lake Trail Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This trail runs along the cold, clear waters of Avalanche Creek for eleven miles and ends at Avalanche Lake. It is an enjoyable two or three day trip and yet some folks have been known to do it in one day.
Avalanche Trailhead Salida Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Avalanche Trailhead is located 6 miles west of Buena Vista on Cottonwood Pass. It provides access to Segment 13 of the Colorado Trail that leads from North Cottonwood Creek to Chalk Creek.
Baker Gulch Trail Sulphur Ranger District,
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests
The Baker Gulch Trail is located north of Granby. It begins in Rocky Mountain National Park at the Bowen Baker Trailhead and leads up Baker Gulch to Baker Pass.
Baker Pass Trail Sulphur Ranger District,
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests
The Baker Pass Trail, #29, is located north of Granby in the Never Summer Wilderness. It is accessed by the Baker Gulch Trail beginning in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Baldy Trail Yampa Ranger District,
Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests
The Baldy Trail is located near Pyramid, in the Flat Tops west of Yampa. It leads from Forest Highway 16, southeast past Baldy Mountain and Pyramid Peak to intersect with trail the Black Mountain Creek Trail #1117.
Bar Motorized Trail South Platte Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
The Bar Trail is 4 miles long with an intermediate level of difficulty. It is the most popular and most heavily used motorized trail in the Rampart Range Area.
Barr Trail Pikes Peak Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
The Barr Trail climbs the eastern face of Pikes Peak. It has the largest elevation gain of any single trail in Colorado.
Basalt Mountain Road Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This road is heavily used by mountain bikers, horseback riders, campers, fishermen and hikers. You can access the Basalt Mountain bike loop trail and Cattle Creek Road, via county road #13.
Basalt Mountain Trail Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This trail travels mostly through lodgepole pine and open meadows. There are two overlooks into Cattle Creek in the first mile with nice views.
Basin Trail # 603 Grand Junction Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
The wildlife and foliage found along the trail are best viewed on foot or horseback during the non-hunting seasons.
Battlement #2 Trail Rifle Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This section of Battlement would be a good day hike of approximately 3 miles from Beaver Creek to West Mamm.
Bear Creek Trail Pikes Peak Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Bear Creek Trail is part of a network of trails in Cheyenne Canyon a drainage that flows into the southwestern part of Colorado Springs.
Bear Creek Trail (Divide Ranger District) Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
This trail is popular with hunters, motorcycles and ATVs, but check current road conditions. It also makes a nice loop trip.
Bear Lake Trail Conejos Peak Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The first mile is quite steep and numerous switchbacks. At about 10,500 feet, the trail becomes less steep and vistas of the Saddle Creek Valley and the mountains beyond can be seen.
Bear River Trail Yampa Ranger District,
Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests
The Bear River Trail, located in the Flat Tops southwest of Yampa, leads from the Stillwater trailhead, up to the headwaters of the Bear River, into the White River National Forest.
Beartown Road Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
This scenic, remote and primitive road that is a fairly popular side trip off the Stony Pass Road (Forest Road 520) between Creede and Silverton.
Beartracks Trail Clear Creek Ranger District,
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests
This trail begins at the Camp Rock Trailhead west of Evergreen in the Mount Evans State Wildlife Area and leads to Beartrack Lakes.
Beaver Creek Trail Rifle Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This trail was finished September 2004 and is a great new addition to the Rifle District
Beaver Creek Trail Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This trail offers a pleasant and scenic hike or bike ride, only a few minutes from Glenwood Springs. The trail follows Beaver Creek out of 4-mile Park, climbs a ridge and drops into the Yank Creek drainage.
Ben Tyler Trail South Platte Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This trail offers access to the Lost Creek Wilderness. Users will see beautiful wildflowers in summer and changing aspens in autumn.
Big Blue Trail Cebolla Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This trail offers good fishing and spectacular, high-alpine views but can be crowded during the summer months.
Big Lake Trail Conejos Peak Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
There is little outstanding scenery along the trail, but it is a pleasant experience, with many wildflowers during the summer. The trail is recommended for the more experienced hiker.
Big Ridge Trail Blanco Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This trail begins near the mouth of Marvine Creek and climbs along Big Ridge to views of the surrounding mountains and valleys past several lakes and through a variety of ecosystems.
Big Ridge Trail/Cutoff Loop Blanco Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This trail is located between Marvine Creek and the North Fork of the White River. This loops takes you out along Big Ridge Trail before reaching the cutoff trail that brings you back toward the trail head.
Big South Trail Canyon Lakes Ranger District,
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests
The Big South Trail begins at Highway 14, and leads to Peterson Lake and Long Draw Reservoir.
Birdseye Gulch Road Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This is a difficult ride through Leadville's historic mining district and some beautiful views if you chance to look around. The route down is steep and rocky with a bog you won't forget.
Black Canyon Trail Saguache Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The trail ascends Black Canyon to reach alpine terrain then stays in the high country all the way to Hayden pass. Scenery is excellent from Nipple Mountain north.
Black Cloud Trail Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Mt. Elbert at 14,433 ft elevation is the highest point in Colorado. It is the second highest mountain in the adjacent 48 states.
Black Mountain Creek Trail Yampa Ranger District,
Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests
The Black Mountain Creek Trail is located in the Flat Tops west of Yampa. It leads from Sheriff Reservoir to the East Fork Trail #1119.
Block and Tackle Trail Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Block and Tackle Trail is located east of Crested Butte. It leads from East Brush Creek Road, 738.2B, to Cement Creek Road, 740.
Blue Grouse #722 Grand Junction Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This trail gets crowded in the Fall during hunting season and is used by hikers, horseback riders and motorized vehicles.
Blue Lake Grand Junction Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This trail accesses Blue lake which has moderate, but rewarding fishing.
Blue Lake Conejos Peak Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
Located in the South San Juan Wilderness, access is by foot or horse travel only. This scenic lake is heavily used. Brown and brook trout can be caught here.
Bottomless Pit Trail Pikes Peak Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Bottomless Pit Trail stems from the Barr Trail west of Barr Camp. It provides a view of the sharp crags and interesting rock formations that form Pikes Peak.
Boulder Lake Trail Blanco Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This trail begins at Himes Peak Campground, along the North Fork of the White River. It takes you across the White River by foot bridge, enters the Flat Tops Wilderness, and then follows along Big Fish Creek.
Bowen Gulch Trail Sulphur Ranger District,
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests
The Bowen Gulch Trail is located north of Granby. It begins at the Bowen Baker Trailhead in Rocky Mountain National Park and branches to either Blue Lake, Bowen Lake, or Bowen Pass.
Braderich Creek Trail Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This trail travels through open meadows and aspen. It is an easy hike, but there is very little water along the way. Be sure and treat any water that you may drink.
Breakneck Pass Road South Park Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Breakneck Pass leads west from Weston Pass into Sheep Park. Initially used to access mining prospects, the road sees very little use today.
Brookside-McCurdy Trail South Park Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
The Brookside-McCurdy Trail leads through the length of the Lost Creek Wilderness. It intersects with 5 different trails providing the opportunity for several loop hikes.
Browns Creek Trail Salida Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Browns Creek Trail provides access to scenic views of Mt. Antero and the central Rocky Mountain highlands. Fishing for trout is accessible in Browns and Little Browns Creeks.
Browns Lake Trail Canyon Lakes Ranger District,
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests
Brown's Lake Trail is located west of Fort Collins. It leads from the Crown Point Road to Brown's and Timberline Lakes, then on to the Beaver Creek Trail.
Browns Pass Road South Park Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Browns Pass lies near timber line on Sheep Ridge. Directly to the west visitors can get a brilliant view of Horseshoe Mountain.
Browns Pass Trail Salida Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Browns Pass Trail leads north, from Denny Trailhead on Cottonwood Pass, into the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness.
Browns Pass Trail #369 Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Browns Pass Trail leads from the Texas Creek Valley to Cottonwood Pass Road. The trail is approximately six miles long, most of it lies within the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness.
Brush Creek Road #738 Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This road is a popular route for off-road vehicles, including mountain bikes, between Aspen and Crested Butte. The road is extremely technical when it nears Pearl Pass.
Buchanan Pass Trail Sulphur Ranger District,
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests
The Buchanan Pass Trail, #2, is located east of Granby and Monarch Lake. It leads from Cascade Creek to Buchanan Pass.
Buckskin Pass Trail Aspen Ranger District,
White River National Forest
Avery popular, but steep day hike; often used as a starting point for extended backpacking trips into the wilderness. Great views of Maroon Bells, Pyramid Peak and Snowmass Lake.
Bull & Brown #724 Grand Junction Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This trail is open to hiker, horse travel and mountain bike use. The trail is most heavily used during the hunting season.
Bunker Basin Trail Yampa Ranger District,
Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests
The Bunker Basin Trail, west of Yampa in the Dunckley Pass area, leads from Sheriff Reservoir to Haley Reservoir.
Burning Bear Trail South Platte Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This pleasant 5.5 mile trail follows the Burning Bear Creek west from Geneva Creek, over a ridge, and down the Burning Bear Creek on the west side of the ridge.
Bushnell Lakes Salida Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Visitors gain access to Bushnell Lakes Trail via the Rainbow Trail and Hayden Creek Campground. The trail lies in the Sangre de Christo Wilderness Area.
Cabin Trail # 606 Grand Junction Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
The trail gets crowded during hunting season. Even though 4 WD vehicles are allowed. The wildlife and foliage are best viewed on foot or horseback.
Cahill Pond Trail Mueller State Park,
Colorado State Parks
This trail is number 34 in the Mueller State Park system. It lies at the northern end of the park and leads through forests of aspen and pine trees as well as open meadows.
Calico National Recreation Trail Mancos-Dolores Ranger District,
San Juan National Forest
The Calico National Recreational Trail travels south across marshlands, through wooded areas, and uphill to scenic highlands. You can choose several routes via connecting trails for a day hike or an extended backpack.
Canon Rincon Trail Conejos Peak Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
Canon Rincon is a steep, ridged canyon that drains a spectacular glacial cirque below Conejos Peak. Twin Lakes sit in the cirque, surrounded by subalpine meadows, and can be reached by this trail.
Canon Verde Trail Conejos Peak Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
Although the ruggedness of Canon Verde may discourage some from taking this path, the splendor of the canyon is well worth the effort.
Canyon Infierno Trail Cebolla Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This trail provides access to the Powderhorn Wilderness, a high alpine tundra ecosystem with expansive views of the San Juan and La Garita Mountain Ranges. Herds of elk are a common sight at the upper end of the trail.
Canyon Trail Comanche National Grassland This trail leads 1.75 miles through Vogel Canyon and connects with the Prairie and Mesa Trails.
Capitol Creek Trail Aspen Ranger District,
White River National Forest
A good backpacking trail with access to the Avalanche Creek Trail, West Snowmass Trail and Capitol Peak. This area is popular with horseback riders, hikers, and climbers.
Capitol Creek Trail (Avalanche Creek Access) Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This trail starts 9 miles up Avalanche Creek trail and ends at the pass. It is another quarter mile down to Capitol Lake. The trail starts in conifers then opens up into alpine areas with wildflowers and fantastic views of Avalanche Creek. It may also be accessed from the Aspen District.
Carbon Creek Road #737 Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
The road is usually passable by two wheel drive vehicles and follows Carbon Creek for the entire distance.
Carbonate Creek Trail Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This trail has various vegetation at first and then mostly aspen and meadows with lots of wildflowers and spectacular views of the Raggeds Wilderness Area.
Caribou Pass Trail Sulphur Ranger District,
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests
The Caribou Pass Trail #11, is located northeast of Fraser. It leads from the Junco Lake Trailhead, near Meadow Creek Reservoir, to Caribou Pass.
Carson Hole # 610 Grand Junction Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
The trail is popular for views of Carson Hole and can be used to access camping on BLM land.
Carson Lake #723 Grand Junction Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This short trail is good for viewing wildlife and the magnitude of the Kannah Creek Drainage.
Cascade Creek Trail San Carlos Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Access to this trail is on Huerfano Trail 1307 which meets up with Cascade Trail at Strawberry Creek about five miles from the trailhead. There are undeveloped camping sites along the road, trail and trailhead.
Castle Creek Trail Paonia Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
The Castle Creek Trail has outstanding views and provides fishermen with access to many lakes and streams where Native and Rainbow Trout are found.
Castle Pass Trail #441 Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This is a difficult trail to access, because Castle Creek Road is private property. Castle Pass Trail leads west from Lowline Trail over Castle Pass to Cliff Creek Trail.
Cataract Lake Trail Cebolla Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This trail delivers the traveler to Cataract Lake where fishing is reported to be good. The trail continues beyond the Continental Divide as Trail 822, West Lost Trail Creek Trail on the Rio Grande National Forest.
Cathedral Trail Divide Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The lower portion of the trail from the campground to Cathedral Rocks is the easiest to negotiate. From Cathedral Rocks, the trail climbs steeper and becomes rocky until it tops out near Groundhog Park.
Cattle Creek Trail Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
The trail travels through aspens and meadows with patches of spruce and fir. It is hard to follow at times so be sure and carry a compass and map. This trail should not be ridden prior to June 21st annually to avoid disturbing calving elk.
Caves Trail Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument The Caves Trail begins at the Visitor Center and extends to the western boundary of the Monument. The rock formation known as 'The Caves' is actually a grouping of large boulders that have fallen together.
Cebolla Trail Cebolla Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
Cebolla Trail, 459, leads 18 miles east/west through the La Garita Wilderness. The entire trail lies above 10,000 feet so be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions.
Cedar Mesa #718 Grand Junction Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This trail accesses fishing on Cedar Mesa Reservoir and adjacent lakes.
Cement Creek Road #740 Taylor River Ranger District,
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
This road follows Cement Creek it's entire distance. It is a popular, but remote area for many types of summer and winter recreation opportunities.
Chalk Mountain Unimproved Road Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Chalk Mountain Road leads users through old growth spruce/fir forest and alpine meadows.
Chama River Trail Conejos Peak Ranger District,
Rio Grande National Forest
The trail follows the Chama River to the confluence of the West and East Forks, where a splendid view of upper Chama Basin is afforded. The terrain is gentle and scenic, offering an easy day hike.
Chapman Gulch Trail Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This trail is not recommended for horse travel due to the condition of the trail.
Chatfield State Park Chatfield State Park,
Colorado State Parks
This park's close proximity to Denver and numerous activities make it a special place to visit.
China Wall Road South Park Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
China Wall Road is short, approximately 2.5 miles one way. It begins on the Tarryall Road and descends into the Tarryall Creek drainage.
Chinese Wall Trail Blanco Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This trail begins near Ripple Creek Pass and leads into the Flat Tops Wilderness. The trail provides panoramic views of the White River and Williams Fork drainages and the Flat Tops Plateau.
Clear Creek Road Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Clear Creek Road is passable by most two-wheel drive vehicles. Many recreation opportunities are accessible from this road including hiking, fishing, viewing scenery, touring historic sites, mountain biking and four-wheel driving.
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