1. For the history buff: Eldorado Canyon State Park
2. For the spring hiker: Saddlehorn Campground
Located in Colorado National Monument, Sadllehorn offers year-round camping and hiking for when you're itching to get outside after a long winter's hibernation.
3. For the dog lover: The Colorado Trail
The Colorado Trail goes from "Denver to Durango," which means there's lots of ground for your beloved pooch to cover (and sniff).
4. For the waterfall seeker: Helen Hunt Falls
5. For the national park lover: Serpents Trail...
Serpents Trail can be found in Colorado National Monument. It's the longest and steepest trail in the park, but don't let that overwhelm you! Let the fact that it's called "the crookedest road in the world" do that.
6. ...OR North Vista Trail
7. For the summer hiker: Yankee Boy Basin
8. For anyone who's looking for something wheelchair accessible: Animas River Trail
This is a seven-mile-long paved trail in La Plata County. There's lots of beautiful scenery sure to put a smile on anyone's face.
9. For the fall hiker: Maroon Bells
10. For anyone near Denver: Alderfer and Three Sisters Park
11. For anyone with kids: Clear Creek Trail
Since this trail is only 1.8 miles long, it makes taking the little ones on this hike near Golden a piece of cake. Bonus points for lots of shades and a lake for fishing!