Next to hiking, trail running in one of our absolute favorite outdoor recreational activities in the Rockies. At The Outdoor Corps, we feature trail guides, lists of an area’s best trail runs, and many other tips. Our objective — to help you discover your next trail running adventure around the Rocky Mountain West.

The Outdoor Corps’ articles provide recommended trails for all skill levels, from novice to advanced. You’ll often find recommendations for some of the most popular trails in an area (e.g., a national park or wilderness area). However, you’ll also find recommendations on hidden gem trails that see far fewer crowds.

There certainly is no shortage of amazing adventures in the Rocky Mountains. Whether you’re looking for a quick morning run or a multi-day or an ultra-distance run, The Outdoor Corps has it all.

Arches National Park Visitors Guide

Arches National Park is a stunning natural wonder located in southeastern Utah, near Moab. Known for its natural sandstone arches, this park offers an unforgettable experience for visitors from all around the world. With our Arches National Park Visitors Guide, we provide you with all the information you need to plan an amazing trip.


Mount Falcon Park: Destination Guide

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and just a short drive from Denver, Colorado, Mount Falcon Park covers an expansive 2,252 acres of land. This stunning park boasts breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, valleys, and even Denver's skyline. Hikers of all skill levels can enjoy the diverse range of easy to strenuous trails.


Windy Saddle Park: Destination Guide

Windy Saddle Park is a picturesque park located on Lookout Mountain in Golden, Colorado. With over six miles of trails, Windy Saddle Park is a popular destination for hikers, mountain bikers, and nature enthusiasts looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the beauty of the Colorado wilderness.


Best Day Hikes Near Boulder

Looking for a great day hike near Boulder? There certainly is no shortage of amazing parks and trails in Boulder, so we've curated a list of what we think are Boulder's best day hikes. These all range in length and difficulty, so there are hikes for all to enjoy!


Windbreaker Buying Guide

A reliable windbreaker is an essential part of our pack for summer alpine hiking. Windbreakers are a versatile piece of gear that can serve as an emergency light rain jacket in a pinch. Check out our windbreaker buying guide to help you make an informed gear purchase.


Top Ten Day Hikes Near Denver

Looking for a great hike close to Denver? Luckily, there is no shortage of amazing day hikes within an hour of the Denver metro area. We've curated a list of our top ten day hikes, which we think you'll enjoy too! Golden, Boulder, Evergreen...all of these locations have plenty of trails for all skill levels.