22 imagesThe Elk Mountains are located in western-central Colorado in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. They're known primarily for the popular outdoor destination of the Maroon Bells, a pair of peaks situated high above Maroon Lake below. The glacial lake is a known location for both outdoor recreation, as well as photographers. Though closed in the winter, the Maroon Bells attract a variety of people from travelers anxious to see the prominent peaks, to hikers and climbers itching for rugged and remote outdoor adventure.
9 imagesThe Rabbit Ears Range runs through the Rocky Mountains in northern Colorado, with the popular ski destination, Steamboat Springs, at its southwestern base. With numerous hiking trails, the area is a popular getaway for many visitors and locals alike. An easy hike to Fish Creek Falls, a 283-foot waterfall, provides stunning forest scenery where eager hikers can extend their outdoor time with plenty more miles available in the trail system.