7 Colorado spring hikes that shouldn't be goopy

Posted at 11:40 AM, Apr 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-07 14:38:42-04

DENVER – One of the reasons we love Colorado, is that you can go on a hike pretty much anytime of the year – you just got to know where to go.

Hiking in the spring is no different. Finding a trail that’s not goopy (wet, muddy) can be a challenge, but the following seven hikes might be high enough in elevation to avoid the goop.

Lost lake at Indian Peaks near Eldora
This 2.7-mile (round trip) hike is family friendly and takes you up close to aspen groves and waterfalls. More information.

Gem Lake Trail (RMNP)
This 3.3-mile trail in Rocky Mountain National Park offers stunning views of Estes Park.
There is a $10 parking fee. The latest condition, as reported in March, has the trail mostly dry, according to a RMNP trail conditions. More information.

Mills Lake (RMNP)
The roundtrip length of this trail is 5.3-miles and begins at the Glacier George Trailhead. You’ll encounter the gorgeous Alberta Falls in the first section of the trail. A visitor posted in March that the trail was packed and a little slick. More information.

The Loch (RMNP)
This 5.7-mile trail is rated as moderate. The trail briefly converges with the Glacier Creek Trail before splitting off. More information.

Chief Mountain Trail near Mount Evans
This 2.8-mile trail is family-friendly and features some of the best views in Colorado. Dogs (on a leash) are also welcome. More info.

Mayflower Gulch
This 6.1-mile trail near Copper Mountain is rated moderate. More info.

Davis Ponds Trail
This trail is inside Staunton State Park and is a total of 2.15-miles. It’s considered an easy hike and features wildlife viewing and fishing. More info.

*Some of the information was sourced from and


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