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easy hikes with view from top??

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easy hikes with view from top??

we are looking for easy hikes(which can be done in 3-4hrs) with a good view - anywhere in Colorado. something like this - www.cliffshade.com/colorado/elk/mbl06.jpg

that website doesn't say anything about the hike details. any other suggestions welcome. thanks in advance.

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1. Re: easy hikes with view from top??

there are many places for example you can get great views in rocky mountain national park because you start really high up to begin with from trail ridge road... you can camp in the park or stay right outside in este park (east side) or grand lake(west side) there are a lot of guide books that can help you out too. I also love the area around telluride/ourray ski trails make great summer hikes!

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2. Re: easy hikes with view from top??

There are thousands of hikes you can take in Colorado with similar views.

I live near the Indian Peaks Wilderness area and RMNP so I am most familiar with hiking there. Indian Peaks: http://www.protrails.com/area.php?areaID=5

Rocky Mountain National Park: http://www.protrails.com/area.php?areaID=8

Some other websites you might check out to narrow your search:

www.trails.com/toptrails.aspx?area=10017

http://www.hikingincolorado.org/

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3. Re: easy hikes with view from top??

thanks for the replies..

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4. Re: easy hikes with view from top??

There are some fantastic hikes in the San Juan Mountains. I like to suggest Bear Creek National Recreation Trail near Ouray. This is one of the most fun and most scenic hikes in Colorado!

For ideas on more hikes in the Ouray area, visit http://www.ouraytrails.org/

You can also check out hiking info at http://www.OurayColorado.com/Hiking or download a quick pdf:

http://www.ouraycolorado.com/pdfs/Hiking.pdf

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5. Re: easy hikes with view from top??

Yep, pretty mcuh anywhere in the Mountians offer great views.

here are a couple of links to look at. Once you pick a destination you might post for more specific advice.

www.coloradolinks.net/Colorado_Trails.htm

www.rocky.mountain.national-park.com/hike.htm

summitcountyexplorer.com/summithikingtrails.…

Edited: 24 February 2010, 15:08
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