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Shrine Ridge Trail, Summit County
Jura Knob, San Juan Mountains, San Juan County
The Dillon Pinnacles, Blue Mesa Reservoir, Gunnison County
Summit Lake, Mt. Evans, Clear Creek County
Mt. Cimarrona, Weminuche Wilderness, Hinsdale County
Ophir Pass, San Juan Mountains, San Miguel County
Maroon Bells, Elk Range, Pitkin & Gunnison Counties
East Lost Creek, Lost Creek Wilderness, Park and Jefferson Counties
Butler Gulch, Jones Pass, Clear Creek County
Lost Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park
Trail to Judd Falls, West Elk Mountains, Crested Butte
Herman Gulch, Arapaho National Forest, Summit County
The Shrine Ridge Trail is located at exit 190 off of I-70 between Frisco and Copper Mountain. It is rated as a moderate hike, 4.3 miles out and back with an elevation gain of 900 feet to 11,905 feet. The trail is very popular, and is most known from its wonderful wildflowers and birds. Photo by Carol McGowan
Jura Knob is located near Coal Bank Pass on Route 550 in the San Juan Mountains. It is 14 miles south of Silverton and 35 miles north of Durango. Its elevation is 12,614 feet. Photo by John Bregar.
The Dillon Pinnacles, which tower above Blue Mesa Reservoir in Gunnison County were formed by volcanic eruptions into brecca rock towering spires, rising to 7,800 feet. Photo by Mo Ewing
Summit lake is a tarn (alpine lake), located 12,836 feet in a glacial cirque on the north face of Mt. Evans (14,271 ft. elevation). Part of the Pike and Arapaho National forest, it was incorporated into the Denver Mountain Parks System in 1924 and was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1965. Photo by Dina Baker
Mt. Cimarrona is a 12,569 foot peak located in Weminuche Wilderness Area of the San Juan Mountains in Hinsdale County. photo by Tom Lebsack
Ophir Pass is located in the San Juan Mountains standing at 11,789 feet. It’s reached from the town of Ophir, about 13 miles south of Telluride, or from the east in Silverton. The town and the pass bear the name of a biblical mine which brought gold to King Solomon. It was originally a toll road opened in 1881, but was replaced by the railroad which went over nearby Lizard Pass. Photo by Carol McGowan
The Maroon Bells was one of the first wilderness areas designated in the original Wilderness Act of 1964. Encompassing 181,117 acres, the Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness area spans parts of the White River and Gunnison National Forest. It has 38 named mountains, six of which are "fourteeners".
East Lost Park lies south of Bailey in Park and Jefferson Counties. It is situated in the Lost Creek Wilderness Area, encompassing 16,798 acres and was designated a wilderness area in 1966. The stream, Lost Creek disappears underground and reappears on the surface at least nine times. Photo by Mo Ewing
Butler Gulch is an alpine area accessed from Butler Gulch Trail off Jones Pass, near Empire in the Arapaho National Forest. It is in Clear Creek county. Photo by Mo Ewing
Lost Lake is located is located off Laramie River Road in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest in Larimer County. Photo by Laurie Paulik.