Best Road Trips from Denver

From Crested Butte to the Black Canyon then rounding off the trip with a stay in Ouray and Telluride, southwestern Colorado is an absolute must visit!

Must hike: Black Canyon of Gunnison
Ouray Perimeter Trail

We did a mix of camping and Air BNB’s to keep the cost down. Just don’t be like me and forget half your tent when you show up at the campsite just before dark – whoops!

 

2. Moab

Moab is only 5 hours from Denver so it’s perfect for a weekend trip that feels like a getaway to another world! From Trunk Picnics in the National Parks, to endless hiking and offroading adventures it is a really magical place.

My favorite hike is Corona Arch (much less crowded than Delicate Arch in Arches National Park) and then if you’re looking to cool down check out Mill Creek Canyon

I don’t think I ever would have gone to the Black Hills if it weren’t for a couple of friends who wanted to meet in the middle from Minnesota – I ended up falling in love! It’s only 5 hours from Denver and has unbelievable hiking and sites to see.

My favorite hikes were a local’s favorite, Hippie Hole, down to a swimming hole! Little Devil’s Tower and Sunday Gulch were also incredible and I can’t wait to go back.

 

Kylie Bearse

Kylie Bearse

When I’m not exploring the trails, I’m a Meteorologist! You can see me every weekday morning on Fox31 KDVR from 4:30-10am! Have a weather question? Don’t hesitate to ask!

Kylie Bearse

Kylie Bearse

When I’m not exploring the trails, I’m a Meteorologist! You can see me every weekday morning on Fox31 KDVR from 4:30-10am! Have a weather question? Don’t hesitate to ask!

Join Kylie On YouTube!

Click HERE to get subscribed and join our YouTube community!

Kylie Bearse

Kylie Bearse

When I’m not exploring the trails, I’m a Meteorologist! You can see me every weekday morning on Fox31 KDVR from 4:30-10am! Have a weather question? Don’t hesitate to ask!

More From Kylie

Weekend in Snowmass, Colorado

Weekend in Snowmass, Colorado

Snowmass is one of my favorite spots in Colorado and every time I go I fall more in love. On the slopes I had one of my best ski days ever (long, spacious runs without the crowds but incredible powder.)  To visit in the summer was an absolute delight. It has all...

Weekend in Frisco, Colorado

Weekend in Frisco, Colorado

I almost hate to tell anyone about Frisco because it's one of my favorite towns in Colorado and I feel like it's a little overlooked by visitors coming in for the resort towns nearby. Located just off I-70 nestled in between the mountains and Lake Dillon, it's the...

What Hiking Boots Should I Wear?

What Hiking Boots Should I Wear?

Finding the right pair of hiking boots can be a challenge. Everyone's feet are different so what works well for one person may not for another. I've worn $400 boots that hurt my feet terribly and $30 outlet boots that I wore until there were literal holes. I...

3 Hikes You Must Do In Maui

3 Hikes You Must Do In Maui

Like everyone who steps foot on the island of Maui, I have absolutely fallen in love. Of course there are the pristine beaches where sea turtles sunbathe, the delicious and impossibly fresh local food but then there's the hiking and like the rest, it's in a league...

Weekend in Colorado Springs

Weekend in Colorado Springs

I haven't spent any substantial time in Colorado Springs in years, so I was so delighted to take a weekend and totally relax in this very beautiful part of our state. I hadn't explored Garden of the Gods since college but it's as beauitful as ever. However, my very...

Keep In Touch!

To keep up with the latest hikes & posts sign up for the Approachable Outdoors newsletter!

You have Successfully Subscribed!