Are you ready to get out and enjoy some of the best hikes Colorado has to offer? Here's a quick rundown of the best "must-do hikes" in Colorado.

This list is for those not looking to set any world records. Look below and you'll find the ten highest-rated "practical" trails in the state.

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Not Every Hike in Colorado Has to be Earth Shattering

Not every hike has to be Manitou Incline or one of the ultra-challenging Colorado 14ers. Searching for the best hikes in Colorado, it's amazing how much agreement can be found between various websites. Colorado hikes such as Maroon Bells and Hanging Lake make almost every list.

Information for this post came from sites such as DayHIkes Near DenverHand Luggage Only, and AllTrails.

A large Number of Factors Involved in Determining Colorado's 'Must Do' Hikes

Since this list is intended for the general population, a degree of "ease" has been factored in. Other factors could include "pet-friendly" or elevation gain. Access to the trailhead is also a consideration.

These Colorado Hikes Have Some of the Highest Rankings on

Every hike on this list received a 5-star review from I would encourage you to read the reviews for each trail. Comments offer valuable info as to what ages and skill levels will enjoy the trail. Some even offer advisories for those who may be dealing with special conditions.

We Feature Colorado's Must-Do Hiking Trails Perfect for Everyone

You won't have to set aside vacation time to visit these hikes. One of them comes in at 10-minutes. Others can be done over the course of a single day. Again, these are for the average Joe. That's part of what makes them "Must Do Hikes."

Must Do Hikes in Colorado

AllTrails lists 4,688 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more. They offer trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos. These are their top 14 picks for Colorado

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