Aspen - Snowmass
Aspen is located 41 miles south of Glenwood Springs in west-central Colorado. The Aspen-Snowmass community is the primary gateway to the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness and Elk Mountains, and nearby Hunter-Frying Pan Wilderness, Collegiate Peaks and Mount Massive Wilderness. The area collectively spans some of Colorado’s most unique geological features and highest mountain ranges.
Boulder - Denver - Golden - Fort Collins - Lyons
The Colorado Front Range stretches along communities that include Denver, Golden, Boulder, Lyons and Fort Collins. Some of the state's best hiking trails can be found just minutes away from these metropolitan areas, and offer an exceptional variety of terrain and wildlife viewing opportunities. This section includes trails from White Ranch Park, Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Hall Ranch, Heil Valley Ranch, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Chautauqua Park and more.
Colorado National Monument
Great Sand Dunes National Park
Indian Peaks Wilderness Area
The Indian Peaks Wilderness and James Peak Wilderness areas are located just west of Rollinsville, Nederland, and Allenspark Colorado along a 30 mile stretch of Highway 72. The Indian Peaks Wilderness was established in 1978, encompassing 76,586 acres of the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests. Many iconic peaks within are named after American Indian tribes of the west. The adjacent James Peak Wilderness was established in 2002, covering an additional 17,000 acres.
Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park is located 35 miles northwest of Boulder, and 55 miles northwest of Denver, Colorado. It encompasses over 265,000 acres with elevations ranging from 8,000' in Moraine Park to 14,259' on Longs Peak. Visitors will enjoy over 359 miles of hiking and riding trails, 60 peaks over 12,000', 150 lakes, and 450 miles of streams. 5 distinct ecosystems and ecotones attract deer, elk, moose, bear, mountain lion, mountain goat, and bighorn sheep.
Summit County - Eagle County - Clear Creek County
Clear Creek, Summit, and Eagle counties are located 1 - 2 hours from the Denver metro area along the I-70 corridor. Major access points are located in Georgetown, Silverthorne, Dillon, Frisco, Breckenridge, and Vail. Wilderness areas include the Eagles Nest Wilderness, Ptarmigan Wilderness and Holy Cross Wilderness. Hundreds of miles of well-maintained hiking and riding trails connect these areas, highlighted by 14,000' peaks and innumerable alpine lakes.