Indian Peaks Wilderness is an ideal spot to avoid the crowds of Rocky Mountain National Park. Stunningly beautiful and packed with amazing hikes, it's hard to choose favorites. We've compiled a list of what we think are some of the best hikes, ranging in difficulty and distance.
If you’re planning a trip to a Rocky Mountain West town, park, or tourist spot, you should know a bit about the destination before you go. At The Outdoor Corps, we feature detailed reviews of popular destinations, providing a guide to easily plan a trip. Whether it’s the best dining, lodging, or “things to do,” we share what you need to know before you embark on your adventure.
In the “Destinations” category, you’ll find reviews that provide a visitor’s guide to a particular destination (e.g., Moab, UT). These reviews go into detail on major attractions, best restaurants and hotels, when to visit, and a whole lot more. Other reviews focus specifically on top hikes or activities in an area. With these details, we hope to help make your planning easier and equip you with the info you need to have a great trip. So, have fun out there and never stop exploring!
Canyonlands National Park covers a huge amount of land and, in certain areas, is extremely remote. We recommend visiting all of the districts within Canyonlands for a full park experience. This article features some of our favorite hikes within the Island in the Sky, Needles, and Maze districts.
North Table Mountain Park is located in Golden, Colorado within Jefferson County. At 6,552ft., North Table Mountain is a mesa that prominently towers over the city. The park is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, especially rock climbers who frequent the park's Golden Cliffs area.
White Ranch Park is an open space located in Jefferson County, Colorado, north of Golden. With 3,953 acres and 21.5 miles of trails, it's the largest park in the Jeffco open space system. Trails are mostly multi-use, so hikers, runners, mountain bikers, and equestrians can all enjoy.
Betasso Preserve is a beautiful foothills park in Boulder County, only minutes away from downtown Boulder, Colorado. With approximately nine miles of trails over 1,181 acres and elevations ranging from 5,900ft. to 7,700ft., visitors are treated to open meadows, mountain vista scenery, and abundant wildlife throughout this expansive open space.
Mount Galbraith Park is located in Golden, Colorado within Jefferson County. All of the trails within this 799 acre open space are designated as hiking-only. Thus, the park is particularly popular with local hikers and trail runners. With moderately difficult trails, this park is an ideal location for all.