|NATIONAL PARKS QUICKLINKS|
Backpacker Magazine – May 2009
With alpine views, hot springs, wildflowers and wildlife, these hikes in Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana offer the best of the Rockies.
Sacajawea Peak, MT
Climb the highest peak in the Bridger Range on this round-trip route. Trail 534 to the 9,665-foot summit gains 2,000 feet in 2.5 miles and comes with mesmerizing alpine views.
Info (406) 522-2520
Shower Bath Hot Springs, ID
Hike six rugged miles into the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, where steaming water showers over an 80-foot cliff and collects in crystalline soaking pools.
Info (208) 879-4100
Mt. Goliath, CO
This wildflower-rich 3.3-miler is so lush with summer blooms that the Denver Botanical Garden sponsors hikes here. Info (303) 567-3000