Hiking in the Roaring Fork Valley and the Western Slope

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If Hiking is for you, then the Roaring Fork Valley and the Western Slope is a great place to live.

Aspen and Snowmass trails  can be found here. If you want to narrow it down to the top 5 trails with views, get out   this article.

Aspen Trail Finder  is a great resource for hiking in the area.

The Aspen Times did their top ten  and its a mix of Aspen and Glenwood Springs trails.

ACES (Aspen Center for Environmental Studies)  has their advice on hiking which is great.

Basalt  has some great hikes, and   Pitkin County Outside  also has a trailfinder.

Carbondale Trails  never disappoint and like   Glenwood Springs trails, they all deserve bucket list status.

The Canyon Creek area has the Storm King trail, and there are trails in South Canyon.

New Castle  is not short on trails, and one of my personal favorites is Colorow Trail.

The    LoVa trail system  promotes trails from Glenwood to Parachute and is a great place to check out proposed trails.

Silt Island Park is one of my personal favorites.

Rifle has the   Morrow Draw Trail, the   Rifle Arch trail, all the trails around   Rifle Gap, in   Rifle Falls state park, and   Rifle Mountain Park.

If you really want to wander,  you’ll want to get into the   White River National Forest   areas, BLM or the   Grand Mesa   National Park trail system.

Grand Junction  is home to numerous trail systems to get out and explore. For Mountain Bikers, the Lunch Loops are a favorite. 

The Colorado National Monument area and the McInnis Canyon Recreation Area are simply gorgeous. 

Local Hiking Opportunies

Hanging lake winter

Hanging Lake

Hanging Lake is a natural wonder on the south side of 1-70 in the middle of Glenwood Canyon. Reservations are required.

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JQS Trail

JQS Trail

The JQS Trails covers the Roan Plateau west of Rifle, Colorado. Once a Pony Express route, now its for mountain bikers and dirt bikers.

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