Located in the Midwest, Colorado is abundant with natural landscapes. Hiking and other outdoor activities are nothing new for state natives. As the state that houses the Rocky Mountain national park, Colorado can claim to be an all-year-long holiday destination regardless of the season. In the winter, the colorful summer panorama turns into a monochromatic wonderland as the snow layers the whole landscape. And in doing so, summer trails turn into snowshoeing trails for the winter.
There are hundreds of trails in Colorado that you can try, as they often intersect with each other. Here are ten trails in Colorado with various difficulty levels. You may have heard of some of them, but if you haven’t then you probably should plan to hike it soon.
- Bear Lake Trail, Rocky Mountain
This is probably the most popular trail of all. The Bear Lake Trail is perfect if you are a first-timer. It is a short loop less than a mile long. With flat terrain and hundreds of people in the trail so you won’t feel alone. A quieter alternative is the Sprague Lake trail. It’s also a short trek with flat terrain.
- Ironton Park, Ouray
Located in southern Colorado, Ironton Park offers a unique snowshoeing experience. They offer several loops with the Townsite loop being the most popular since it is only 2 miles long. You will also go through a ghost town on this hike. Ironton is also popular for cross country skiing. So you need to be careful and pay attention not to run through the ski path.
- Alberta Falls Trail