From the travelog
Elk Meadow in Evergreen, Colorado, features a trail system that takes visitors through grassy foothills and old-growth forests. The trails are connected and allow hikers to form loops of varying lengths. The trails... READ MORE
Crater Lake is a 3.6-mile out-and-back trail in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness. Because the trailhead starts near the Maroon Bells Scenic Area, getting to and from the trailhead can be difficult. Due to... READ MORE
The Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, better known as just Maroon Bells, is located near Aspen, Colorado. Although the area features the Elk Mountains and spans the White River and Gunnison National Forests, it’s best... READ MORE
North Table Mountain Park is a mesa that overlooks downtown Golden, Colorado. There are free parking areas on the east and west sides of the mountain that include restrooms with running water, water... READ MORE
Chautauqua Park is a sprawling green space in historic Boulder, Colorado, that features fields, play areas, restrooms, hiking trails, and an auditorium. The trails crisscross the hills, cliffs, and flatirons, allowing you to... READ MORE
How to use this website
C.C. Hikes is a log of the trails, waterfalls, and roadside attractions I’ve visited in recent years. I chart those places in an interactive map along with descriptions, photos, and driving directions for each site.
I also review backpacking trips of varying lengths and gear that I have personally purchased and tested. If you’re looking for places to explore outside, especially in the southeastern U.S., feel free to look around.
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