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Pagosa Springs
Hike through the San Juan National Forest on trails covering a variety of terrain and ability levels. All begin at altitudes of above 8,000 feet and some continue to 12,000 feet.

San Luis
From the historic town of San Luis in Southern Colorado, a short hike takes you up the hill through the Stations of the Cross to a shrine at the top.   There are beautiful views of the San Luis Valley.

Glenwood Springs
Nearby hiking trails take you to Doc Holliday's grave starting in town or up to the falls of Hanging Lake starting in Glenwood Canyon off Interstate 70.

Climb Mount Elbert, the tallest mountain in Colorado, or hike to a section of the Colorado Trail.

Salida is a great base for hiking the tallest peaks in Colorado. Fifteen of the 57 Colorado 14ers (over 14,000 ft) are nearby.

New Mexico

Taos Area
Hike the trails in the Wild Rivers Recreation Area.   Hike the alpine trails in the Wheeler Peak Wilderness Area and see cascading waterfalls

Santa Fe National Forest near Las Vegas/ Montezuma Castle Area
Visit the Montezuma Castle near Las Vegas, NM and then follow the road to El Porvenir and up to the trailheads starting from the Santa Fe National Forest campground.

Hermit's Peak
Two trails will take you to the top of Hermit's Peak, one is a moderate rated trail (#247) while the other is for more experienced hikers (#223).

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