If you're looking to hit the trail in Colorado, there's a seemingly endless number of spots to do it. Visit one of these mountain towns and you'll never have a shortage of awesome hiking options.

Editor's Note: If you visit any of these mountain town beauties, please remember to practice the core principles of Leave No Trace. It's also important to hike any of these trails with caution as level of difficulty varies. Do extensive research before hitting any trail in Colorado to determine whether or not it's safe to do so.

Breanna Sneeringer writes about news, adventure, and more for OutThere Colorado as a Digital Content Producer. She is an avid adventure seeker and wildflower enthusiast. Breanna joined OutThere Colorado in September 2018.

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Yes, please take Ice Lake OFF the list! It is currently closed, likely through July due to fire damage last summer (likely human caused), and as already stated, it has ben so overused, the USFS is seriously considering a permit system for use.

Steve B/Colorado

Please consider taking Ice Lake off your list. Too many people visited during COVID last summer and the place got trashed out. I think the USFS may have a closure in place.

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