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.

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.