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Exploring Our Backyard: Krimson Klover’s Favorite Colorado Day Hikes

Summer is in full swing and conditions are prime for getting outside and enjoying the trails. Krimson Klover and The Cairn Project have teamed up to bring you 10 of our favorite Colorado day hikes to enjoy this season. Whether you’re a casual hiker or a seasoned mountaineer—these hikes will leave you inspired long after you step off the trail.


At Krimson Klover, our home and heart is Boulder, CO. We’re blessed to call the foothills of the Rockies home. The mountains teach us resilience, adaptability, and patience. They inspire curiosity, exploration, and wonder. We plant their wisdom into our brand DNA. 

Clothing is a canvas for creativity and self-expression. Just as no two mountains are alike, we create unique designs that stand out. And we pride ourselves on designing products that last. In this rugged and ever-changing environment, dependability is a must. 

Now that summer is in full swing, conditions are prime for getting outside and enjoying our incredible network of Colorado trails. ​​We’ve picked 10 of our favorite Colorado day hikes for you to enjoy this season. Whether you’re a casual hiker or a seasoned mountaineer—these hikes will leave you inspired long after you step off the trail.

Courtesy: AllTrails

Mount Falcon Trail

  • Morrison, CO 
  • Skill Level: Moderate 
  • Distance: 7.6 miles round trip 

Located near Denver, Mount Falcon offers a rewarding hike with sweeping views of the Colorado Front Range. The trail winds through meadows, shady forests, and historic ruins, leading to the summit with panoramic vistas. Take in the stunning landscapes and savor the sense of accomplishment as you hike this scenic trail.

Courtesy: Katie Onheiber

The Woods Walk & The Lower Loop

  • Crested Butte, CO 
  • Skill Level: Easy 
  • Distance: 1.5 miles (Woods Walk) and 4.8 miles (Lower Loop) 

Explore the charming town of Crested Butte with two interconnected trails. The Woods Walk is a leisurely stroll through aspen groves, offering a peaceful escape with glimpses of wildflowers and wildlife. The Lower Loop adds a bit more distance, taking you along the Slate River and through scenic meadows. Embrace the laid-back atmosphere of Crested Butte and enjoy the beauty of this trail network right on the edge of town.

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Bear Peak via Shadow Canyon

  • Boulder, CO 
  • Skill Level: Challenging
  • Distance: 8.2 miles round trip 

Embark on an invigorating hike to the summit of Bear Peak, one of Boulder’s iconic peaks. The trail follows Shadow Canyon, leading you through dense forests, rocky terrain, and wildflower-dotted meadows. Reach the top for breathtaking panoramic views of the Front Range and Boulder. This challenging hike offers a rewarding adventure for experienced hikers.

Courtesy: Katie Onheiber

Fish Creek Falls

  • Steamboat Springs, CO 
  • Skill Level: Easy to Moderate 
  • Distance: 2.5 miles round trip 

Located just outside Steamboat Springs, Fish Creek Falls offers a picturesque hike to a stunning 280-foot waterfall. The trail winds through aspen and pine forests, leading to breathtaking views of the cascading waters. Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and enjoy the refreshing mist as you explore this tranquil trail.

Courtesy: Roxy Dawson

Maroon Bells Scenic Loop

  • Aspen, CO 
  • Skill Level: Moderate 
  • Distance: 3.6 miles round trip 

Experience the quintessential Colorado beauty of the Maroon Bells (arguably the most photographed spot in the state!) with these two towering peaks reflected in a serene alpine lake. This loop trail takes you through lush meadows, fragrant aspen groves, and awe-inspiring vistas. Soak up the tranquility of this special part of the Rockies.

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Green Mountain (Rooney Valley Trailhead)

  • Lakewood, CO 
  • Skill Level: Moderate 
  • Distance: 6.4 miles round trip 

Explore the beautiful foothills of the Rocky Mountains on the Green Mountain trail. The hike offers a moderate ascent to the summit, rewarding you with stunning panoramic views of Denver, the Front Range, and the surrounding valleys. Enjoy the diverse flora and fauna along the trail as you experience the natural beauty of Colorado.

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Pawnee Buttes Trail

  • Pawnee National Grassland, CO 
  • Skill Level: Easy 
  • Distance: 4.2 miles round trip 

Venture into the unique and captivating landscape of the Pawnee National Grassland. The Pawnee Buttes Trail takes you on a journey through wide-open prairies and leads you to the impressive sandstone buttes rising from the grassy plains. Discover the solitude of the grassland, spot diverse bird species, and witness the rugged beauty of the buttes as you explore this enchanting trail.

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Hanging Lake

  • Glenwood Springs, CO 
  • Skill Level: Easy 
  • Distance: 3.1 miles round trip 

Nestled in Glenwood Canyon, Hanging Lake is a captivating sight with its crystal-clear turquoise waters and lush vegetation. The trail, though short, rewards hikers with stunning views of waterfalls and towering cliffs. Immerse yourself in the serenity of this unique natural wonder.

Courtesy: AllTrails

Animas Mountain Trail

  • Durango, CO
  • Skill Level: Moderate 
  • Distance: 5.8 miles round trip 

Experience the beauty of Durango on the Animas Mountain Trail. This scenic hike takes you through forests of ponderosa pine and oak, offering stunning views of the Animas River Valley and the surrounding San Juan Mountains. The trail features a gradual ascent, making it a great option for hikers of various skill levels.

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Mt. Bierstadt

  • Idaho Springs, CO
  • Skill Level: Challenging 
  • Distance: 7.8 miles round trip 

For adventurous souls seeking a challenging ascent, Mt. Bierstadt offers an exhilarating hike. This iconic 14er (clocking in at 14,065 feet!) rewards hikers with panoramic views of the surrounding peaks. As you climb steep switchbacks and scramble over rocky terrain, marvel at the vastness of the Colorado Rockies and celebrate your accomplishment at the summit.

Be trail ready in Krimson Klover!

Cora Sleeveless Graphic Top

A modern look with classic tank top vibes leave you cool and comfortable on any hike. Bold color and an eye-catching graphic work in harmony with a comfortable rounded neckline and a straight fit with side slits.

Rory Short

Take a hike in the Rory Short. With two flattering lengths, 5” and 7”, these shorts boast moisture-wicking properties, four-way stretch, and durable, abrasion-resistant material.

Hallie Hoodie Sunshirt

Spend the day under the sun with the Hallie Sunshirt. It’s the perfect sunshirt for day hikes—offering stretchy and comfortable fabric with UPF 50 protection from the sun.

Kerry Skort

The Kerry Skort is made for movement and offers coverage where you need it most. This durable, stretchy skort gives you freedom to hike any terrain with a compression mesh liner short and stash pocket. We love this fun and flirty hiking skort for the trail. 

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Lena Jacket

The weather notoriously changes on a dime in the Colorado Rockies. Pull on the Lena Jacket for extra protection from the elements. The jacket is packed with must-have hiking features including a drawcord at hood and hem for adjustability, side zip pockets, elastic cuffs, mesh for breathability, a tall neck for wind protection, and stretchy recycled polyester/spandex fabric.

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Aila Graphic Shortsleeve Top

With graphics that inspire you to take it outside, the Aila Graphic Shortsleeve Top is perfect for hiking. Breathable lightweight, organic cotton blend makes this an easy, comfortable top. Side slits and bold designs add a boost of style to your day on the trail.

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Kennedy Jogger

Enjoy superb comfort and mobility in the Kennedy Jogger. Our French Terry blend fabric features four-way stretch and an ultra-soft feel. The knitted drawcord offers an adjustable fit and the inset pockets keep valuables safe. These joggers are also great for post-hike relaxation. 

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