Many reminders of Colorado's historical past still exist. From former forts and mining cabins to log homesteads and cliff dwellings, traces of earlier times are all around.

Sometimes they are easy to spot, and other times, you just have to search a little deeper to find them.

5 Hikes that are Perfect for Colorado History Buffs

These five hikes are perfect for anyone interested in Colorado history. Although they are all different, the trails all lead to a piece of the Centennial State's past.

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