Hiking in Colorado

If you’re in Colorado – anywhere in Colorado – there’s a hike awaiting you right outside the door. Of course the Rocky Mountains present endless options, from lazy trails to bushwhacking climbs up a cliffside. BLM offices have maps for wilderness areas all around the state, and visitors’ centers can provide you with information on trail difficulty, time the hike might involve, what you should take with you (Water! Always!), what to watch for in the way of wildlife and weather, and how to dress.

You can even hike in the city – pick a tall building and take the stairwell, it its accessible.

Wear good shoes or boots wherever you go, and have sunscreen and bug repellant with you. And water. Did we say water?