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12 Colorado Hiking Trails Worth The Drive

Get some fresh air and enjoy the great outdoors! Just make sure you stop at Conoco® along the way.

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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

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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

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No, it's not named after the actress, but it is as beautiful. Try to give a mountain lion a heads-up when you're hiking in North Cheyenne Cañon Park — wear bells or sing a little tune so the wildlife isn't surprised you're there.

5. For the national park lover: Serpents Trail...

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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.

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

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You wanna check out fall foliage? Well, this is THE spot. Maroon Bells is located near Aspen in the White River National Forest, and if you're super-duper lucky, you might just see moose while you're exploring.

10. For anyone near Denver: Alderfer and Three Sisters Park

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Only 40 minutes from Denver, this state park offers over 18 trails to choose from, and if deciding which one you want to explore is the hardest decision to make on a Saturday, life is good.

11. For anyone with kids: Clear Creek Trail

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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!

So where are you off to? Tell us about your hikes with the hashtag #ConocoConfessions #Contest and you could win free gas and other awesome prizes!

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