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Trails in Colorado...
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Matthew Elam
(slashpastor) - F

Locale: Colorado now!!!
Trails in Colorado... on 07/23/2008 09:58:33 MDT Print View

I'm new to the beautiful state of Colorado. I'm from the east coast, Georgia to be accurate. while I am getting used to the altitude, I was wondering where all the great trails are. I'm looking for day trips, overnighters, and week+!

Come on all you Coloradians!(sp?) Where does one go!!!

To specify my location, I am presently in Colorado Springs but may end up in Denver depending on the job situation...


Ryan Krause

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Trails in Colorado... on 07/23/2008 11:28:21 MDT Print View

There's tons. Colorado rules. Congrats on getting to live in such a awesome state :) I lived in Longmont, CO for a few years growing up.

Maroon Bells Four Pass Loop -

Colorado Trail -

All those wonderful 14ers to climb -

Glacier Gorge Traverse -

Brendan Dahl
(brendan.dahl) - F
Nothern Colorado on 07/23/2008 12:03:55 MDT Print View

If you're closer to the North I really like Roosevelt National Forest/Comanche Peak Wilderness.

Here's a loop I did the other weekend: It was about an hour and 10 minute drive up the Poudre Canyon from Fort Collins.

Matthew Elam
(slashpastor) - F

Locale: Colorado now!!!
Thanks! on 07/23/2008 19:23:51 MDT Print View

Those are some great links and thanks for those wonderful trails guys!


Edited by slashpastor on 07/23/2008 19:24:21 MDT.

Ryan Krause

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Trails in Colorado... on 07/24/2008 10:53:01 MDT Print View

Backpacker has a forum specifically for discussion of the Rocky Mountains region too:;c=3

Matthew Elam
(slashpastor) - F

Locale: Colorado now!!!
Colorado Trails on 07/29/2008 20:21:37 MDT Print View

Thanks for the link! I don't frequent Backpacker's Forums. I appreciate it!


Jesse Squires
(shinfuro) - F
How do you like colorado? on 08/03/2008 17:47:07 MDT Print View

My wife and I are considering moving to Colorado from Alabama? How do you and your family like it out there?

Christopher Holden
(back2basics) - F - MLife

Locale: Southeast USA
Re: How do you like colorado? on 08/03/2008 17:51:01 MDT Print View

Living in Alabama should be all the justification you need! Make sure to post trip reports with photos when you get to Colorado. :)

Joe Kuster
(slacklinejoe) - MLife

Locale: Flatirons
Trails in Colorado on 08/03/2008 21:54:26 MDT Print View

I'm a new transplant too. I moved up from Missouri last August.

There are so many trails it's hard to pick. I highly suggest you either get a few books for the area or get a account to find lots of trail listings. I'm a bit north of you (Longmont) and really enjoy the Indian Peaks Wilderness area but you've got thousands of great trails between me and you.

If you end up staying in Colorado Springs you'll want to start training to start bagging 13'ers and 14'ers. Lots of obtainable peak bagging in your area even for the steady day walks. Of course if you want to come up and nail Long's Peak give me a shout, it finally looks like it's melted off for the summer and I need an excuse to tackle it.

If you end up in Denver you'll be around the Roosevelt national forest as well as some others south of Denver, but everything in Denver is a bit of a drive to get away from the crowd.

Edited by slacklinejoe on 08/03/2008 21:57:07 MDT.