14 Great Fall Hikes for Cannabis Adventures (Plus 12 National Forest Hikes You Definitely Shouldn’t Bring Cannabis on)

/14 Great Fall Hikes for Cannabis Adventures (Plus 12 National Forest Hikes You Definitely Shouldn’t Bring Cannabis on)

14 Great Fall Hikes for Cannabis Adventures (Plus 12 National Forest Hikes You Definitely Shouldn’t Bring Cannabis on)

By | 2017-10-04T18:38:22+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Feature, General, News, Tips & Guides|1 Comment
Cannabis + Adventure = CannaVenture. And after two years of planning hikes and campouts, scouring resources for the best options with (hopefully) the least risk for CannaVenture® events, I decided to compile a majority of these findings into an easy-to-use reference guide for those curious about good outdoor hikes for the fall, especially those that aren’t on federal lands. The following is a list of hikes that I have either been on personally or are on my to-do list based on recommendations I’ve received. Feel free to drop your favorite trails in the comments.

Without further ado, here are 14 awesome hikes I’d recommend for your own personal CannaVenture’s. While these are not on Federal land, they are still public parks and public consumption is technically illegal. But, unlike federal lands, possession of cannabis alone won’t land you in court.

 

Fall Hikes For CannaVenture’s

  • Where: Staunton State Park
  • Distance: 9.5 Miles Round Trip
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Drive Time from Denver: 45 Minutes
  • Photo Credit: GoHikeCo.com

 

 

  • Where: Golden Gate Canyon State Park
  • Distance: 2.5 Miles Round Trip
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Drive Time from Denver: 1 Hour
  • Photo Credit: CannaVenture®

 

Flash of Gold:

  • Where: Buffalo Pass, Steamboat Springs
  • Distance: 11.5 miles (round trip)
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Drive Time from Denver: 3.5 Hours
  • Photo Credit: mtbproject.com

 

 

Black Bear and Horseshoe Loop

  • Where: Golden Gate State Park
  • Distance: 5.4 miles (round-trip)
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Drive Time from Denver: 1 Hour
  • Photo Credit: Alltrails

 

 

Royal Arch Trail

  • Where: Chautauqua Park, Boulder
  • Distance: 3.5 miles (round-trip)
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Drive Time from Denver:
  • Photo Credit: CannaVenture®

 

Lair O’ The Bear Trail

  • Where: Morrison
  • Distance: 14.5 miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Drive Time from Denver: 45 Minutes
  • Photo Credit: AllTrails
  • Trip Log

 

 

Big Bluestem Trail

  •  Where: Boulder, Open Space and Mountain Parks
  • Distance: 4.35 miles (loop)
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Drive Time from Denver: 45 Minutes
  • Photo Credit: Alltrails

 

 

Vasquez Ridge Trail

  • Where: Winter Park
  • Distance: Up to 16 Miles (out and back)
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Drive Time from Denver: 1 Hour 15 Minutes
  • Photo Credit: Alltrails

 

Tenderfoot Trail and Tenderfoot Mountain

  • Where: Dillon Reservoir Recreation Area
  • Distance: 2.6 miles to end of trail or 6 miles to the summit (round-trip)
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Drive Time from Denver: 1.5 Hours
  • Photo Credit: Alltrails

 

Hope Pass

  • Where: County Road 390, Leadville
  • Distance: 9 miles (round-trip)
  • Difficulty: Moderate-Hard
  • Drive Time from Denver: 2.5 Hours

 

Eccles Pass and Red Buffalo Pass Thru Hike

  • Where: Frisco/Vail
  • Distance: 13.6 miles (one way)
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Drive Time from Denver: 1.75 Hours
  • Photo Credit: The Outdoor Project

 

Bald Mountain

  • Where: Boreas Pass, Breckenridge
  • Distance: 8.2 miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Drive Time from Denver: 2 Hours
  • Photo Credit: Alltrails

 

Overlook Trail

  • Where: Beaver Creek
  • Distance: 5.1 miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Drive Time from Denver: 2.25 Hours
  • Photo Credit: Alltrails

 

401 Trail

  • Where: Schofield Pass, Crested Butte
  • Distance: About 16 miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Drive Time from Denver: 5 Hours
  • Photo Credit: Alltrails

 

BONUS: 10 Awesome Fall Hikes that you should leave the cannabis at home for. National Forests are subject to federal laws, which means the simple possession of your state-legal cannabis qualifies as possession of a federally controlled substance. Consume at your own risk (illegally), or choose to consume (legally) before/after the following hikes:

 

 

Fall National Forest Hikes:

Devil’s Head Firetower

  • Where: Pike National Forest
  • Distance: 2.8 Miles Round Trip
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Drive Time from Denver: 1 Hour 15 Minutes
  • Photo Credit: CannaVenture®

 

Jud Weibe Trail

  • Where: Uncompahgre National Forest, Telluride
  • Distance: 3 miles (round-trip)
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Drive Time from Denver: 6.5-7 Hours
  • Photo Credit: Alltrails

 

Ditch Trail

  • Where: Snowmass, White River National Forest
  • Distance: 4.4 miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Drive Time from Denver: 3.5-4 Hours
  • Photo Credit: Alltrails

 

Cathedral Lake Trail

  • Where: Aspen, White River National Forest
  • Distance: 5.6 miles (round-trip)
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Drive Time from Denver: 3.5-4.5 Hours
  • Photo Credit: Alltrails

 

American Lake Trail

  • Where: Aspen, White River National Forest
  • Distance: 5.9 miles
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Drive Time from Denver: 3.5-4 Hours
  • Photo Credit: Alltrails

 

Crater Lake

  • Where: Aspen, White River National Forest
  • Distance: 3.9 miles (round-trip)
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Drive Time from Denver: 3.5-4 Hours
  • Photo Credit: Alltrails

 

Kenosha Pass Hiking Trail

  • Where: Pike National Forest
  • Distance: 7 Miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Drive Time from Denver: 1 Hour 15 Minutes
  • Photo Credit: Alltrails

 

Herman Gulch Trail

  • Where: Arapahoe National Forest
  • Distance: 6.4 Miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Drive Time from Denver: 1 Hour
  • Photo Credit: Alltrails

 

Diamond Lake Trail

  • Where: Roosevelt National Forest
  • Distance: 5 Miles Round Trip
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Drive Time from Denver: 1.5 Hours
  • Photo Credit: Alltrails

 

Butler Gulch Trail

  • Where: Arapahoe National Forest
  • Distance: Up to 5 Miles
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Drive Time from Denver: 1 Hour
  • Photo Credit: Alltrails

 

Fern Lake Trail

  • Where: Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Distance: 7.3 miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Drive Time from Denver: 1.5-2 Hours
  • Photo Credit: Alltrails

 

Yankee Boy Basin trails

  • Where: Uncompahgre National Forest
  • Distance: Up to 18.8 Miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Drive Time from Denver: 5.5-6.5 Hours
  • Photo Credit: Alltrails

 

Note: Cannabis is still a Schedule I substance according to Federal Law. Do not bring any cannabis or cannabis products on federal lands as it is just as illegal as any other state. Public consumption is illegal per Colorado State Law. While this guide proposes multiple places for comfortable outdoor enjoyment, do so at your own risk. In many cases, choosing an edible for your hike or outing is the most discrete way to consume outdoors. Nothing in this article should be taken as legal advice.

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