Two and a half hours northwest of Denver, the 78,000-acre Rawah Wilderness is some of the best wild country near the Front Range.
It’s also pretty nice this time of year. The roads approaching trailheads are maintained well into winter, and the trails are as friendly as snowshoes as to hiking boots. So this week, we rounded up two true Rawah classics.
Short Day: Rawah’s Lost Lake
There are almost half a dozen Lost Lakes in Colorado, and some are actually difficult to find. But you won’t get lost looking for this one—it can be reached by a moderate, well-marked 6-mile hike from the Rawah Trailhead.