Of all the various outdoor recreational activities, hiking is perhaps our favorite. At The Outdoor Corps, we feature hike guides, lists of an area’s best hikes, and many other tips. Our objective — to help you discover your next hiking adventure around the Rocky Mountain West.

The Outdoor Corps’ hiking articles provide recommended hikes for all skill levels, from novice to advanced. You’ll often find recommendations for some of the most popular hikes in an area (e.g., a national park or wilderness area). However, you’ll also find recommendations on hidden gem hikes that see far fewer crowds. In addition, we back up our recommendations with hike ratings, focused on difficulty, scenery, crowds, and a general fun factor.

There certainly is no shortage of amazing hikes in the Rocky Mountains. Whether you’re looking for a quick day hike or a multi-day backpacking route, The Outdoor Corps has it all.

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