Summer Hiking Trails!


Abby Caster and Kendra Sullivan

As summer is fast approaching, it is a great time to explore nature! These trails are beautiful and will keep your summer full of adventures.

  • manitou incline
    • Distance: 1 mile long hike that you can most likely complete in under an hour.
    • Known as one of the most popular and challenging hikes in the Colorado Springs area with a beautiful view of Pikes Peak.
    • Location: Manitou Springs
  • Blue Lakes Trail in the San Juan Mountain Range
    • Distance: Round Trip is 8.6 miles
    • Known For: Outstanding views, lakes, wildflowers.
    • Location: Between Ridgway and Telluride
  • Butler Gulch
    • Distance: 4.8 miles
    • Known For: Features a waterfall and beautiful peaks everywhere.
    • Location: Near Berthoud Falls
  • Bear Canyon Trail right outside boulder
    • Distance: 6.6 miles
    • Known For: Perfect chance to see wildlife. Best used from May until October.
    • Location: Near Boulder
  • Lake Loop Trail
    • Distance: Easy 1.7 mile loop and should not take longer than an hour
    • Known For: Over 300 species of wildlife and hosts three lakes.
    • Location: Near Commerce City
  • Lee Lateral Ditch Trail
    • Distance: 4.9 miles
    • Known For: Beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels.
    • Location: Near Denver