It’s hard to beat national forest land they hold some of the countries greatest treasures. These areas are often brimming with natural beauty and offer the opportunity to camp, sometime for free and sometimes for a small fee, be sure the check the regulations in the area you are interested in. Hiking trails tend to not be marked as well as in county parks, but that is not always true statement. The section of the Arapaho National Forest featured in this post is a part of the Colorado Front Range Hikes: Volume 1 book which will have more detail on the trails in the area, where they go and how hard they are to hike. If you are looking for detailed information on the hikes the GPX files will give you a clear view on elevation changes and distance.