Looking for a recreation trail for some summer family fun? Colorado’s 40 state parks offer over 500 miles of trails for a variety of activities including hiking, biking, horseback riding, skiing, snowshoeing and off-highway vehicle use. Colorado State Parks of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources provides an online guide to statewide trails called “Trail Finder”.
A wide variety of trail environments exist in the state such as:
- On the eastern plains is the Bonny Prairie Nature Trail to learn about short-grass prairie.
- In the southern part of the state is Navajo State Park with several trails including around Navajo Lake and the Sambrito Wetlands Area.
- High mountain trails are accessible from Vega State Park near Grand Mesa on the western slope.
- Near Ft. Collins is Lory State Park with 25 miles of trails to explore wildflowers to wildlife.