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Hiking in Fourteener Country is one of the most popular activities for locals and visitors. With trails suitable for every age and fitness level the Arkansas Valley is a favorite destination for anyone looking for adventure and exploration.


The many health benefits of hiking are quickly forgotten when walking among thick forests, along lush river trails, or while traversing an exposed mountain ridge. Breathtaking mountain views, lush colorful meadows, and clear mountain streams and lakes await. Short hikes on well marked and maintained trails with minimal elevation gain abound, as do the more challenging and committing routes. Plan for changing weather and remember to drink lots of water. The Colorado Trail and the Continental Divide Trail are two major routes that traverse Fourteener Country, and either trail can be enjoyed in small sections.  Stop by one of the area shops to grab a map and ask for advice on choosing your next hike.

Colorado mountain range

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