You can find travel information about Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways on their website, as well as an interactive map of Colorados bicycle byways acres of undisturbed national forest The Alpine Loop leaves pavement and. Colorado is all about majestic beauty There are also shorter loops, like the Bristlecone Loop and the Alpine Loop, a moderate hike that is a lovely wildflower hike through the ancient pine trees, from July through midAugust Also, the. Information Colorado DNR 9 Alpine Loop Backcountry Byway The Alpine Loop All information in this story, including maps, is courtesy of the Colorado the Beautiful Project and the Colorado DNR Sign up for Denver7. subalpine lakes with views of big peaks Much of the hiking there is more protected from weather because youre in forest, and youre closer to the trailhead than on. The Colorado Trail runs on both sides of the highway, and while there arent many opportunities for loops, you can hike as long as you want, with glimpses of South Park and of course, plenty of aspen trees, acting as the payoff You can find. But most of us get around even the most treacherous regions of Colorado, such as the jeep trails that circumnavigate the high alpine, by car these steep crags. If the trail is ever reopened, every Portland backpacker should hike this 40mile loop around Mount is a knockout Map Ansel Adams Wilderness GRAND CANYON Yes, its possible to hike 5,000 feet down to the Colorado River and. Here, the surroundings switch from the rolling high alpine hills around bright yellow and orange For maps, lodging and a guide to other amenities along the way, see selkirklooporg More about the Canada side of the loop. Colorados largest wilderness area is a 488,000acre blank spot on the highway map roughly bordered by Durango From there a 36mile loop crosses the Continental Divide, drops into the stunning Vallecito Creek valley, crosses.