Some of the best mountain hiking in the world is to be found in Glacier National Park. The park has nearly 700 miles of hiking trails zigzagging in every direction across one million acres filled with mountains, lakes, rivers, forests, and tons of wildlife. The best part about Glacier is that it often gets overlooked by tourists. This park is huge, has more views and wildlife than Yosemite and Yellowstone combined, yet has roughly half the amount of visitors each year.
Boulder Falls is located 11 miles west of Boulder, on the north side of Boulder Canyon Drive (SR 119) between Boulder and Nederland. It consists of five acres of mining claims that were given to the City of Boulder by Charles G. Buckingham, president and co-founder of Buckingham Brothers Bank (now Norwest Bank). Buckingham had held a U.S. Patent since 1881 on the American Mill site that included the Falls. He donated it to the City of Boulder for recreational purposes in 1914, hence "saving…
One of the coolest (literally) of the Colorado Springs hiking trails, and one of the best-kept secrets. This is a unique 2-mile hike near Glen Eyrie that meanders through a steep canyon, gains 400 feet of vertical, and ends up at the punch bowls-- five granite bowls filled with mountain water. Excellent hike for a hot summer day. Jump into the bowls and go for a swim. I must go find this!
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The Manitou Incline near Colorado Springs Colorado is said to be one of the most challenging and unique trails in the Country. Olympic athletes and military personnel train on this vertical wonder that gains 2,000 feet in elevation over less than 1 mile.