Hey thanks for your response. We're looking at doing something in the range of 15 miles. Nothing terribly strenuous this year as I'm still a noob. From what I've been reading we'll be looking at easy to moderate. And you're correct, by no ropes I mean to say I'm not looking to climb a mountain as much as hike one.
I talked to the map guy at the Denver REI and he turned me on to a pretty good resource so here it is for anyone else who might be interested:
Here's the main site:
Here's the link specifically to hiking trails:
Oriconline Backpacking Trips