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Hiking with the kids - ages 4 & 7

hikes NEAR you

People always ask me where they should go hiking. ALWAYS.  But more specifically, people plan a weekend in Winter Park and then shoot me a text asking what hikes I know in that area.  So here is a page that will hopefully help you find a hike near your next campsite.  Green trails are easy, blue are moderate and black are challenging.

Vail Area 

Best Hike: Pitkin Lake

Other hikes:

Piney River Falls trail 

Booth Falls (must take shuttle)

Berrypicker - great for aspens! 

Gore Lake

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Colorado Springs Area 

Best Hike: The Crags

Other Hikes:

Garden of the Gods 

Helen Hunt falls (easy one!)

Mt Cutler & Mt Muscoco

Columbine Trail Section 16

Manitou Incline (need reservations)

Barr Trail to Barr Camp

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Estes Park Area

Best Hike: Sky Pond

Other Hikes:

Bear, Dream, Emerald & Haiyaha Lakes

Deer Mountain 

Alluvial Fan (great for kids!)

Deer Mountain 

Alluvial Fan (great for kids!)

Lily Lake 

Sprague Lake (wheelchair friendly)

Mills Lake

the Loch

Gem Lake 

Bierstadt Lake 

Kruger Rock (not in RMNP)

Chasm Lake

Bluebird Lake 

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Leadville & Twin Lakes Area

Best Hike: Mt Elbert

Other hikes: 

Interlaken Trail 

Windsor Lake (short but steep)

Try three other 14ers: Mt Sherman, Mt. Massive and La Plata

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Summit County Area 

Best Hike: Mohawk Lakes

Other HIkes:

Lakeshore Perimeter

Lily Pad Lake (snowshoeing too!)

Ptarmigan Trail 

Gore Range Trail 

Acorn Creek Loop

Willow Creek Falls 

Shrine Ridge Trail

Willow Lakes 

Meadow Creek to Eccles Pass

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