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.

Mount Sanitas Loop: Hike Review

Mount Sanitas is a 6,821ft. peak just minutes from downtown Boulder, Colorado and extremely popular with local hikers and trail runners. For a moderately difficult route to the summit, try the 5 mile loop hike starting at the Centennial Trailhead and ascending via the Sunshine Canyon and Lion's Lair Trails.


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.


La Sportiva Ultra Raptor Review

La Sportiva is an Italian brand renowned for making high quality footwear. The La Sportiva Ultra Raptor Mountain Running shoes are burly on- and off-trail runners constructed with considerable foot protection. We like the Ultra Raptors for their overall design and versatility.


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!