Top 12 Colorado Rentals Near Scenic Hiking Trails

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If you like to hike, Colorado is one of the best places to be. For those who prefer to avoid long drives and stay close to some of the state’s most picturesque trails, these rentals are ideal whether you’re looking for something a little closer to the Front Range or deep within the Rockies. No matter which you choose, scenic treks are pretty much guaranteed.

Rosetta Cabin at Crystal Mountain Ranch - Crystal City
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Rosetta Cabin, Crystal, Colorado

Rosetta Cabin at Crystal Mountain Ranch - Crystal City

The historic Rosetta Cabin offers access to some of the best hiking in the state, a short drive from the small town of Marble and the famous Maroon Peak, one of the Maroon Bells that are so often the symbol of Colorado, depicted on countless postcards and brochures. The cabin includes a fire pit for gathering around by the warmth and enjoying incredibly stargazing, along with a wood stove, a basic kitchen with a gas stove for cooking, a refrigerator, and cold running water. A shared bathhouse provides a hot shower and flushing toilet along with an outhouse.

Eagle Cliff Escape - Estes Park
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Eagle Cliff Escape

Eagle Cliff Escape - Estes Park

For those who want easy access to the myriad of hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park, this remodeled 1940s cabin is ideal as you won’t even need a car once you’re here – you can hike right in. It provides a tranquil retreat with lots of historic character along with modern amenities, sleeping up to six in two bedrooms. You’ll have a fully equipped kitchen, an indoor fireplace to cozy up to after a day in the park, Wi-Fi, TV, washer/dryer and a gorgeous mountain view to enjoy from the cabin’s slightly elevated position.

Perfect Private Mountain Retreat - Telluride
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Perfect Private Mountain Retreat - Telluride

Perfect Private Mountain Retreat - Telluride

Located near Telluride and Mountain Village, you’ll be surrounded by dramatic mountains with miles and miles of hiking trails by staying in this five-bedroom craftsman style post-and-beam home. In the winter it provides ideal access to skiing, and in the warmer months, hiking, biking and golf. You’ll have lots of privacy as it sits on a 1.5-acre property, along with spectacular views of Mount Sneffels from the front porch, a patio with a grill, an alfresco dining space, and a large lawn area. Inside, floor to ceiling windows showcase the incredible vista and a gas fireplace provides a warm ambiance.

Mountain Retreat Leadville Area with Private Fishing - Leadville
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Mountain Retreat with Private Fishing, Leadville, Colorado

Mountain Retreat Leadville Area with Private Fishing - Leadville

This mountain retreat ist just a half-mile to Turquoise Lake, nestled in a private spot next to Mount Elbert and Mount Massive on 35 forested acres with the Tennessee and Arkansas rivers meeting on the property. Not only will you have amazing views from every window, but you’ll have some of the best access to hikes like the trek to Douglass City, a ghost town high up in the mountains that once had eight saloons and a dance hall. After you return, enjoy cooking in your full kitchen and enjoying the entertainment room with a 60″ TV and DVR, billiards room and more.

Glamping Safari Tent - Carbondale
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Glamping Farm Stay with Mount Sopris Views, Colorado

Glamping Safari Tent - Carbondale

One of the best glamping Airbnbs in the U.S., this stay will immerse you in nature with a stay on a 100-acre horse ranch/farm, complete with a breathtaking view of Mount Sopris. You’ll be staying among not only horses, but alpacas, pigs, chickens, and cows, while enjoying access to hiking trails that wind through the woods. Enjoy French pressed coffee and bacon every morning – and, collect your own farm fresh eggs too. The safari-style tent has a comfy bed, ceramic sink and flushing toilet, a hot shower and a private dressing room. It also includes a BBQ grill for cooking up dinner and a large communal fire pit for roasting marshmallows.

Moose Haven - Walden
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Moose Haven Cabin @ 22 West - Walden, Colorado

Moose Haven - Walden

A stay at this off-grid cabin Airbnb provides access to miles and miles of scenic trails. The mountain views are stunning and the wildlife watching is incredible too. You’ll have the chance to spot one of the over 600 moose that inhabit the area along with elk, bald eagles, black bears, mule deer, beaver, fox and marmots. It’s all about a wilderness stay here, meaning no Wi-Fi, minima electricity and no running water. There is an outhouse 20 feet from the door, however, and you’ll have a fire pit with a grill for cooking, cooking supplies, a French press, blankets, pillows and linens. While solar powers the lights and phone charger, a flashlight and candles are supplied.

Cozy Cottage at the Foot of Garden of the Gods - Colorado Springs
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Cozy cottage, walk to Garden of the Gods

Cozy Cottage at the Foot of Garden of the Gods - Colorado Springs

This cozy cottage offers the best of both worlds for those who want to enjoy city attractions like dining and shopping while being within walking distance of one of the country’s most breathtaking parks. It sits at the foot of Garden of the Gods which offers 15 miles of trails that wind through incredible red rock formations. Adorably referred to as the Chicken Coop, the tiny home primarily gets its name from the simple wood structuring and snuggly interior. It has a homey bedroom with a wood-burning stove, a small cottage-like kitchen, and a spa-like bathroom.

Mountain Cabin Getaway - Breckenridge
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Exterior of Mountain Cabin Getaway

Mountain Cabin Getaway - Breckenridge

You can hike and dip your toes in a creek right in your own backyard by staying in this mountain cabin. You’ll be immersed in nature yet just minutes from downtown Breckenridge with its fantastic restaurants, pubs and shops. It includes a cozy wood stove to relax by inside, and outside, there’s a patio with a gas fire pit, seating and a propane BBQ grill for cooking out. A full kitchen, washer/dryer, cable TV and Wi-Fi are all included too.

Little Red Treehouse - Lyons
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Little Red Treehouse

Little Red Treehouse - Lyons

Another great option for those who want a mixture of nature and city, the Little Red Treehouse is just north of Boulder in the tiny town of Lyons, nestled within the foothills of the Rockies. One of the top Airbnbs in Colorado, you’ll enjoy a unique stay among tranquility, ideal for a romantic couples’ retreat – and, it’s right along the road to Rocky Mountain National Park and its miles and miles of hiking trails.  It’s also within walking distance of trails for hiking and biking, river tubing, fishing and more. Set within the trees, when you return from a day of trekking, you’ll enjoy spectacular views. There’s also a picnic area, swing and large lawn to enjoy too.

Stunning Mountain Views near Boulder - Coal Creek Canyon/Golden
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Stunning Mountain Views near Boulder

Stunning Mountain Views near Boulder - Coal Creek Canyon/Golden

It might be hard to leave this secluded six-bedroom mountain ranch and lodge, with the incredible 360-degree views and a large deck to enjoy them from. It sits on three acres in the mountains just a short drive from Boulder and Golden. Just a few of the places with outstanding hikes nearby include Eldorado Canyon State Park, Golden Gate Canyon State Park and Indian Peaks Wilderness Area. The list of luxurious perks you’ll get are nearly endless – it will be like having your very own resort, including a trampoline, a volleyball/badminton court, two HDTVs with Dish satellite, Wii games, Netflix, high-speed Wi-Fi and more.

Updated Home Near Beautiful Hiking Trails - Green Mountain Falls
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Updated Home Near Beautiful Hiking Trails

Updated Home Near Beautiful Hiking Trails - Green Mountain Falls

This updated 1930s home is a short drive from Colorado Springs yet you’ll be just a block from Green Mountain Falls Lake and you can walk right out your door to the hking trails that lead to the famous waterfalls. Until includes two bedrooms, sleeping up to six, but if you need more space there’s a property next door available that can be used for another eight guests. You’ll have a 60″ TV with Netflix and pemium channels, a fireplace, washer/dryer, Wi-Fi and all the other essentials too.

Elk Spring Cabin - Divide
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Elk Spring Cabin, Divide, Colorado

Elk Spring Cabin - Divide

Enjoy a secluded location in this mountain cabin for up to four on 35 pristine acres that boasts a beautiful view of Pike’s Peak Mountain. There’s a spring-fed pond on the property, plenty of space for hiking, and outstanding wildlife watching too.

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