Paid PostPosted on May 12, 201612 Colorado Hiking Trails Worth The DriveGet some fresh air and enjoy the great outdoors! Just make sure you stop at Conoco® along the way.by Conoco®Brand PublisherFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. For the history buff: Eldorado Canyon State Park Max and Dee / CC BY 2.0 / Via Flickr: lhanaphotography Eldorado Springs was once called the "Coney Island of the West." After you finish rock climbing, go check out what's left of an old hotel that burned down on the grounds. 2. For the spring hiker: Saddlehorn Campground https://www.flickr.com/photos/daveynin/9514026126/in/photolist-fuHSvd-nNRxRy 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 https://www.flickr.com/photos/ggvic/2180277906 https://www.flickr.com/photos/29364814@N02/20484839608/in/photolist-xdba8N-cqFydL-cqFqXy-cqFFEq-dA7r6P-7Y5c6m-wC38bj-wnLcnL-sCpH85-5o1fF1-iNXeeC-6KiypX-cqFzBQ-wwQakq-brdTvv-5is45D-5ivdpW-5ivKUE-7Q9AKK-33VRXu-33emg-5is3AK-3azTdN-5iwsVf-5ivJYy-6KqZN8-5iv3J9-6Kc1sP-33ej6-5iw7oh-5ivXVh-6KkGi7-5iw5s7-5iryPF-7N6hr-8XpqB2-7QcVJq-5ivb7h-5iqJDa-9XcgHR-33cRC-3azWgd-6y1f6A-5ivZsN-5mpyMJ-5iqQGz-2Hnoy-bwfZVF-5is69M-5efknq 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 kyu6050 / CC BY-SA 2.0 / Via Flickr: 28367734@N03 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... https://www.flickr.com/photos/jsjgeology/23329950723/in/photolist-7ak42a-7ak2mn-o8Qdb3-BxCwtF-CprDZn-C3RffA-BWsLCR-BxA6xH-C3TFh5-BWsNW8-7aoSaA-7aoTij-7ake2c-7ak678-7aoTLf-7aoUih-7aoRM1-BxtcXv-BxuERj-Bxv7d1-CnHCAv https://www.flickr.com/photos/iagoarchangel/4044454104/in/photolist-7ak42a-7ak2mn-o8Qdb3-BxCwtF-CprDZn-C3RffA-BWsLCR-BxA6xH-C3TFh5-BWsNW8-7aoSaA-7aoTij-7ake2c-7ak678-7aoTLf-7aoUih-7aoRM1-BxtcXv-BxuERj-Bxv7d1-CnHCAv 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 daveynin / CC BY 2.0 / Via Flickr: daveynin Lots of trails can be found in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, but North Vista is one of the most challenging. 7. For the summer hiker: Yankee Boy Basin sandyhd / CC BY 2.0 / Via Flickr: sandyhd Known for its wildflowers and places to off-road, Yankee Boy Basin near Ouray is considered a moderately difficult trail. Whatever you do, don't forget your camera at home. 8. For anyone who's looking for something wheelchair accessible: Animas River Trail Getty Images https://www.flickr.com/photos/daveynin/9480978976/in/photolist-frNuJL-75WSJg-4RXhxY-oYvG29-p1h8sF 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 gregw66 / CC BY-SA 2.0 / Via Flickr: gregw66 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 Rob Lee / CC BY-ND 2.0 / Via Flickr: roblee 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 https://www.flickr.com/photos/chad_k/7915677814/in/photolist-d4tVeG-5LdULo-g5EXhh-5LdUo1-4EquFe-2ypdZ3-5LdUK5-5L9DJB-5L9E6n-2yjEZ4-5LdUtm-8WrhgK-5LdUvW-5LdUKE-5nVqT-8HUyXr-5L9DRP-8WrgrX-5L9DLv-8WJhUJ-8WrgaX-4EuHRq-8Wum4J-5LdUDU-4EuHnN-o49wG1-5LdUoW-aAofJK-DUpHR-5L9DV6-5LdUq7-5LdUqU-DUpGt-5LdUwU-aAqYWs-DUpKe-aAqYZS-DUpLx-8WJhEL-5LdUm5-5LdUsm-8WtfqA-5LdUFC-5L9DZt-5L9DXn-5L9DYa-DUpNQ-5L9DU8-5LdUAh-2yjzfe https://www.flickr.com/photos/br5ad/7312475462/in/photolist-c9bmc9-c9bnid-oFv7cx-o49HNi-o49szJ-okrHNU-onpjHB-fvHUN3-ophHtc-okBtiE-okBua9-8dPuJE-c9bmTu-hrpt3-8Xi7vL-2Ga2ze-8WT72H-c9botN-8WteJC-4vxPx7-8Wqbmi-8Wtg3Q-8WtfzN-2ffjk-aAqYXm-8WtfTf-fvtBgc-kmyBiz-o4aGfV-okrD4J-8WrgAV-oFK5of-8WukKq-8WukUs-9KA9ng-d4tTtb-8Xf5pg-8Xf4Wx-2ypjw5-8Xi6Zs-8Xi79A-8WtgcC-8Wrhqt-Ey7do-8WFfjX-8Wqbui-8HXESU-5LdUMm-5L9E86-8Wukj3 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! 12. For the winter hiker: Roxborough State Park -mtnoxx- / CC BY 2.0 / Via Flickr: adammeek Lace up those boots and enjoy fresh powder. The Willow Creek Trail and Fountain Trails are open year-round. Just make sure you bring some cash — you have to pay the state park fee to enter. 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!