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Trail Opportunities in Colorado
Trail Opportunities in Colorado

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​​​Colorado’s natural beauty and awesome landscapes serve to inspire one’s thirst for outdoor adventure. Our plains, mountains and backcountry trails offer an infinite variety of trekking experiences. Whether your preference is hiking, jogging, biking, equestrian, camping or motorized travel, Colorado features trails that will satisfy and challenge anyone’s desired outdoor experience. Awaken your western spirit of adventure and navigate your way to one of Colorado’s 25 Scenic and Historic B​yways​ and find your adventure.

The Colorado Trail System (CTS)​ endeavors to map every trail in the state of Colorado. CTS intends to serve as the connection between people, trails, and technology by coordinating the efforts of federal, state, county, and local agencies to create a comprehensive and authoritative repository of recreational trails for public use.​

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Off-Highway Vehicles

Off-Highway Vehicles​

Familiarize yourself with Colorado’s Off-Highway Vehicle Program to ensure your safety and enjoyment as a responsible rider.

Hiking

Hiking

Get outdoors and try our family-friendly and interpretive nature trails equipped with educational signs and brochures.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing​

Colorado is known for its gorgeous vistas and wildlife watching opportunities. Find a wildlife viewing festival or event near you.

Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Many Colorado State Parks provide the perfect scenery for a spring, summer or fall horseback riding adventure.

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Kn​ow Before You Go ​- Closures of areas can change quickly (even daily or hourly) & your outdoor destination or access route may be affected. Prior to heading out, learn about closures and plan alternative routes.​ More information: Road Closures and Alerts​.​​​​​

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​Featured Trail

Beaver Brook Trail​

​This 9 mile, out-and- back, natural surface trail starts at the top of Clear Creek Canyon and descends through an evergreen forest to Beaver Brook and some sunny meadows. Then the trail begins a climb back out to Lookout Mountain.​ Read more about Beaver Brook Trail.​