In Colorado’s San Isabel National Forest, along the eastern base of the majestic Sawatch Range on the west side of the Arkansas Valley, several trails skirt the edge of some of Colorado’s most accessible and scenic mountains.
Rocky Mountain Hiking
The long Colorado Trail offers many day hikes, including an easy route toward Mt. Princeton in central Colorado.
Hikers enjoy a few choices when considering trails near the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness south of Fairplay, Colorado.
The Hessie trailhead outside of Nederland, Colorado leads to several trails winding through Roosevelt National Forest, including Lost Lake Trail.
This mellow hike north of Nederland, Colo. offers a peaceful stroll through a large Rocky Mountain meadow, with a short side trail leading to an old silver mining camp.