Hiking in Custer County is exceptional. The Rainbow Trail is an easy to moderate trail that runs 90 miles along the Sangre de Cristos. It features panoramic views of the Wet Mountain Valley and is accessible at numerous points along the mountain range. Quite a number of trails branch off from the Rainbow Trail and take you to high altitude lakes and mountain peaks. There are many more trails in the Wet Mountains and in the National Forests of Custer County. For more information about hiking trails, visit the chamber, All Aboard Westcliffe Interpretive Center, or the National Forest Service. Some outstanding hikes are also listed in this article
Remember to be prepared with plenty of water, snacks, three layers of clothing, trail maps and a compass and please let someone know when you plan to return and where your hike will take you.