* Guidebook with hikes lasting for just an hour or for an entire day
* The Pack Guide format is a convenient and welcome companion on your explorations
* Detailed directions and full-color maps help you find your way on the trails of Colorado Springs
The variety of hikes in the Pikes Peak region around Colorado Springs is astounding. If you are looking for an easy hike close to town for rumination, a full-day trail adventure that will leave you gasping for air, or something in between, The Best Colorado Springs Hikes has 20 superb Colorado Springs trails.
If you have ever wondered about that big mountain looming over town, you'll find a couple of trails to its summit. Lovers of geology can explore incredible sandstone formations in the Garden of the Gods and Red Rock Open Space, or the smooth granite of the Lost Creek Wilderness. For the less experienced, start with the Greenway Trail that wends its way along Monument Creek through downtown. On the other hand, if you have a good deal of hiking experience you can try the Barr Trail to the top of Colorado's Pikes Peak -- 14 miles of steep hiking that is not easy and not particularly accessible.