Top Ten Wild Places to Hike (Before You Die) 1. Acadia National Park, Maine, 2. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, 3. Dolomites, Italy, 4. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, 5. Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee North Carolina, 6. John Muir Wilderness, California, 7. Kauai, Hawaii, 8. North Cascades National Park, Washington, 9. Patagonia, Chile, 10. Wild River Range, Wyoming
One of the coolest (literally) of the Colorado Springs hiking trails, and one of the best-kept secrets. This is a unique 2-mile hike near Glen Eyrie that meanders through a steep canyon, gains 400 feet of vertical, and ends up at the punch bowls-- five granite bowls filled with mountain water. Excellent hike for a hot summer day. Jump into the bowls and go for a swim. How did I not know about this?