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The Best Hikes in Colorado

Colorado is home to more than 50 peaks measuring over 14,000 feet, 10 national parks, monuments, and recreation areas, and dozens of wildernesses and state and regional parks. Though Rocky Mountain National Park garners plenty of international attention, you’ll find memorable dayhikes in downtown Colorado Springs and in the woods outside of Durango, in the outskirts of Pueblo and among the Ancestral Puebloan dwellings in Mesa Verde.

Are we biased? Maybe a little: Backpacker is based in Colorado, after all, and more of our editors call it home than anywhere else. But take the time to enjoy a few of these trails, and we think you’ll agree: It doesn’t get better than this. Read more…

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