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Colorado Day Hikes

Going to be in Colorado for a week in September.  What are the "must see" day hikes?

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Pikes Peak!!!

also Long's Peak....

 

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Take the trails up to the flat irons in Boulder.  https://www.travelboulder.com/guide-to-the-flatirons/

I'm following this thread as I'm new to the area (only having visited over the years) so I'd love to know if there are any good spots off the beaten path.... Happy Trails! 

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It really depends on where you'll be and what dates in September.  Late September will have gorgeous aspen viewing in certain areas but not others.

But here are some general must see areas:

Great Sand Dunes National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Mesa Verde National Park

Colorado National Monument

Maroon Bells

+1 for Flatirons

Red Rocks

 

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@Dug-E-Fresh im not sure how crazy busy this would be but dream lake in rocky mtn natl park was a really cool bike we did while in Estes park. It was a couple years ago so 🤷‍♀️ But it was definitely a cool hike and destination then 

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Really would help of I had a ref point, but from where I sit, in VA, sipping rum next to the grill…anywhere? ( so jealous)

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Maroon Bells 4 Pass Loop

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My preference would be to list some of the easier 14ers to climb. But since you have said day hike, I have to recommend Garden of the Gods even though it's popular. It's near Colorado Springs, a nice secondary place to visit if you are based in Denver for your vacation. You can always take the train ride up Pikes Peak, or drive up.

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