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5 of My Favorite Colorado Trails

If you're anything like me, you could spend hours scrolling through AllTrails trying to find the perfect trail to hike.

Although I often find it fun, it can also be overwhelming. Hopefully this list can provide you a couple trails to check out in 2022!

Before I share my favs, I want to preface this by saying, I don't always love sharing trails.

Yes, I want everyone to see the beauty nature has to offer, but I also want to make sure we preserve the trails as much as possible! If you choose these trails, please pack in what you pack out, and stay ON the trail. ❤️

My list is ever-growing, but here are 5 trails I suggest checking out:

I love this one in the summer when you get the combination of the blue lakes, greenery, mountain tops, and bluebird skies.

Distance: 4.1 mi (extra .5 mi if you do not have a high clearance vehicle)

Vert: 1,066'

Type: Out & back

Rating: Moderate

Great all year-round, even with snow! Just make sure you have the proper attire.

Distance: 9.5 mi

Vert: 1,988'

Type: Out & back

Rating: Moderate

This one is beautiful in the fall! You get all the autumn colors in Frisco.

Distance: 4.7 mi

Vert: 603'

Type: Loop

Rating: Easy-Moderate

Bear Peak easing you into this hike at the start. The last +/-.75 of the ascent is a bear (lol, pun INTENDED), but the 360 views are worth it!

Distance: 5.0 mi

Vert: 2,673'

Type: Out & back

Rating: Challenging

Although I've only completed a small amount of 14ers, these two paired together have been the most beautiful ones I've hiked. This hike is not for beginners. This is an advanced hike that I'd recommend going with others who have experience with hiking 14ers.

Distance: 8.1 mi

Vert: 3,622'

Type: Out & back

Rating: Challenging +

Can't wait to hear about all of your hiking adventures!


Katharine Moustakes
Hey, friend!

I'm Katharine.

I'm a personal trainer, running coaching, and nutrition coach who's stoked about lifting, the outdoors, summit snacks, and my dog.


I understand that fitness is not your whole life. Fitness is a PART of your life. I approach training in a way that adds value to your life and longevity, so you can enjoy being active whether you're romping around in the mountains, playing with your kids, or signing up for your first 10K race.

I'm here to meet you where you are, so you can train safely and effectively, and gain strength and confidence both in the gym and on the trails.

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