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Trail Opportunities in Colorado
Trail Opportunities in Colorado

Couple resting on bench while hiking in fall colors at State Forest State Park

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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 Explorer (COTREX)​ endeavors to map every trail in the state of Colorado. COTREX 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.​

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.



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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Biking Information

Looking for a biking trail or information about road, mountain, family or electric bikes, general biking rules, etiquette or multi-use trail rules? Check out the Biking Information page!

Know 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​.​​​​​

Thanks to our funding partners​

​Leave No Trace

​Conservation starts small, and every individual can take proactive steps to reduce their impact on natural resources. The next time you visit a trail try to keep these in mind:

  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  3. Dispose of Waste Properly
  4. Leave What You Find
  5. Minimize Campfire Impacts
  6. Respect Wildlife
  7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors

For more tips, please visit the Leave No Trace website.