I have a business trip in August by Palmer Lake and I want to get in a good hike. The hike would be the last week in August. I have a buddy coming down and this would be our first trip to Colorado. Both being from the NY area we don't have anything like the Rockies.
We were thinking of hiking Pikes Peak. It would be the weekend after the Marathon, so that wouldn't be an issue. Are there any other hikes we should look at? There aren't many threads about Pikes Peak, so my guess is that it's not that popular. We're renting a car and be leaving out of Denver Airport so we can leave Palmer Lake and travel to a better hike if needed.
Anyone have any suggestions? We want a tough hike.