One of the biggest draws for tourists and transplants to travel to Colorado is the state's exquisite natural beauty.

While there are countless amazing natural wonders throughout the state that serve as popular destinations, there are also plenty of hidden gems that, in many cases, only the locals know about.

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One of these hidden gems is located high in the mountains outside of the picturesque mountain town of Telluride and is appropriately known as Little Hawaii.

Little Hawaii is an Amazing Colorado Hidden Gem

The town of Telluride has a lot to offer for anyone looking to truly experience Colorado's natural beauty. There's the famous ski resort, gorgeous backcountry, and even though numerous celebrities live close by, Telluride manages to maintain a genuine mountain town vibe.

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One of the most beautiful hiking trails in the area, Bear Creek Trail, takes outdoors enthusiasts to what can only be considered God's Country with fantastic views and numerous waterfalls.

However, if you take Bear Creek Trail a little further past the most well-known natural attractions, you'll find yourself exiting the Bear Creek Preserve and entering the Uncompahgre National Forest land, which is where you'll find Little Hawaii.

As you'll see below, Little Hawaii earned its name due to the lush, almost tropical feel you'll find in the summer months, as well as crystal blue water and even more waterfalls.

The hike up to Little Hawaii takes over an hour and is accompanied by a gain of 381 feet in elevation but, if you keep scrolling, you'll quickly find out that it's well worth it.

Little Hawaii is a Colorado Hidden Gem You Must See to Believe

Take a virtual tour of Little Hawaii, one of the most gorgeous natural hidden gems Colorado has to offer.

Gallery Credit: Nate Wilde

Experience Off-Roading in Telluride Colorado’s Backcountry

Take a virtual drive up Black Bear Pass and Imogene Pass just outside of Telluride, Colorado.

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Breathtaking Views on Telluride Gondola to Mountain Village

Take a ride up the gondola from the picturesque Colorado ski town of Telluride all the way up to Mountain Village.

Gallery Credit: Nate Wilde