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    The best hikes in Colorado

    Although I was in Colorado for a week only, I did a lot of cool hikes there, from easy to strenuous and from short to long. We haven’t been everywhere in Colorado and as it was still pretty early in the season, I also didn’t get to do all the hikes I planned on doing, because of snow conditions and trails still being closed. However, I think I still came up with a nice list of hikes that everyone should make while they are in Colorado. So here is my list with the best hikes in Colorado!   Note that I first published this article in 2016 and it has…

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    Things to do outdoors in Colorado

    When planning our first real US roadtrip a couple of years ago, many people told us to go to the West Coast, like any other tourist does. However we decided that instead of following the crowds, we’d head out to Colorado. Even though we only spent about a week there before moving on to Utah and Wyoming, we discovered it’s a true paradise for the adventure minded. Today we’ll share our favorite things to do outdoors in Colorado for those who love the active lifestyle like we do.   This article was first published in 2015 and updated in 2021   Shop at REI in Denver If you are flying…

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    Hiking and biking to Maroon Bells from Aspen, Colorado

    Before we went hiking and biking to Maroon Bells in Aspen, Colorado, we were told to rather not visit Aspen by Americans (we are from Europe). ‘Because it’s expensive, overrated and busy’ is what they said. ‘Overrun with rich people and their massive houses and with little space for the budget traveler.’ That’s what we were told by various people. And yet we still wanted to go. Why? It was just a gut feeling. In this case, listening was the right decision. So off we went. We’d heard great stories about seeing and hiking and biking to Maroon Bells, so we just did not want to let the opportunity pass for…

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    Hiking and camping in Mueller State Park

    When we first got to Colorado, we wanted to get out of the city as quickly as we could. However we had some difficulties finding a nice campsite not too far from Denver, which also has tent sites because we didn’t really want to get stuck between RV’s with our tent. Eventually we found a small state park and so we ended up hiking and camping in Mueller State Park, just about a 45 minute drive from Colorado Springs.     Arrival in Mueller State Park Upon arrival we were pretty excited as this would be our first night camping in Colorado in the middle of bear country. We checked…