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Best 10 Hikes in Keystone, Colorado

You have your hiking boots packed, your walking stick ready, your camera batteries charged, trail mix and a re-usable water bottle ready to go; but, wait! Where to hike? When traveling to a new area, it can be hard to find the perfect hike for your personal needs, which is why you will find this guide to be a complete life-saver during your summer getaway to the mountains. Hiking is one of our favorite things to do here in the summer, so we’ve got you covered. Here, you will find hikes which are all under an hour from the Keystone Resort area and feature a wide range in level of difficulty.

1.) Keystone Ski Resort Trail

This hike is an 11.9 mile hike, accessible to all levels. It is out & back, so you can go as far in as you’d like before heading back to the trailhead. This hike is great for families with kids and is located right in the resort.

2.) Soda Creek Trail

Soda Creek is a 6.5 mile hike and is moderate. This trail is located west of Keystone, about a 15 minute drive from the resort on Highway 6 toward Dillon. If your kids are avid hikers, this could be enjoyable for them. If not, it would be better to choose an all levels trail.

3.) Deer Creek Trail

Deer Creek is a 7 mile hike, accessible to all levels. It is out & back, giving you the option to go as far as you would like. It is kid friendly and located just about 20 minutes east of Keystone, going into White River National Forest from Montezuma Road.

4.) Sts. John Trail

This hike is a 12.6 mile hike, accessible to all levels. It is out & back, kid friendly, and located west of Keystone. This hike is 15 minutes east of Keystone in White River National Forest off of Montezuma Road.

5.) Argentine Pass

This hike is a difficult, 4.8 mile long hike with an elevation gain of 1,295 feet which loops back to the start. It is located deep in the Arapaho National Forest, you will need to take a county road (County Road 260) off of Montezuma Road to reach the trailhead. Make sure you pack your walking stick and plenty of water for this one! This trail is not recommended for children.

6.) Lenawee Trail

Lenawee Trail is a 6.6 mile hike with an elevation gain of 2,280 feet. This hike is difficult, however, it is out & back so you can go only as far as you are comfortable with. It is also located off of County Road 260, about 30 minutes east of Keystone.

7.) Meadow Loop Trail

Meadow Loop is a 4.6 mile loop trail which is accessible to all levels. This trail is located west of Keystone, about an 8 minute drive toward Dillon on Highway 6.

8.) Keystone Gulch

This trail is an 18.1 mile long hike with an elevation gain of 2,788 feet. This is a difficult trail with astonishing views and a forest setting. It is bike friendly, but not recommended for children. Keystone Gulch is located right in Keystone nearby Wild Irishman and Soda Springs.

9.) Chihuahua Gulch Trail

This hike is a difficult 6.6 mile trail which is out & back. It is located about 30 minutes east of Keystone off of County Road 260.

10.) Oro Grande Trail

Oro Grande is an easy hike of 7.1 miles out & back, leaving the distance you would like to hike up to you. This trail is kid-friendly and is an 11 minute drive into Dillon Colorado, west of Keystone.

With so many different options to choose from, you are sure to find a hike that is just right for you and your group. Plus, we are more than happy to help you with finding more detailed directions to your destination, just call us at any time during your stay. Call today and have one of our local reservation agents help you in finding the perfect condo or home for your Colorado vacation.

Happy trails, hikers!

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