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Dayhikes Near Denver


Hikes Near Denver

Easy Hikes Near Denver

A view from Fountain Valley Trail at Roxborough State ParkSome of the best hikes in and near Denver are also some of the easiest hikes. If you are looking for great hiking in Colorado, start here. Most trails on this site are great family hikes.

Waterfalls Near Denver

Waterfall Hikes Near DenverTrying to find hikes to waterfalls near Denver? Check out our list of Colorado waterfall hikes, and check back as we add more.

30 Minutes From Denver

Trading Post Trail at Red Rocks Park, ColoradoAre you looking for hiking trails near Denver? Look no further. Here is a set 30+ trails withing 30 minutes of Denver. Driving directions are included with each trail near Denver, Colorado and we provide you with links to park trail maps.

Rocky Mountain National Park Trails

Shelf Lake in Rocky Mountain National ParkRocky Mountain National Park is just about 90 minutes from Denver and is one of our best Colorado attractions. Lakes, Streams, waterfalls, and wildlife make this Colorado park a natural wonder.

Dog Friendly Hikes Near Denver

black dog in front of a mountain in ColoradoTrying to find places near Denver where you can hike with your dog? We've collected a set of best trails for you and your Dog to hike together in Colorado.

Handicap Accessible Trails

a deer and a cub walking across a trail in ColoradoThere are many excellent handicap accessible trails near Denver. We are adding new Denver area trails often, so keep checking back.

Boulder, Colorado Hiking Trails

The Flatirons rock formations in BoulderBoulder, Colorado boasts hiking trails that start right in town at Chautauqua Park. Explore our set of hikes in what is considered the most active, outdoor town in the country.

Find Hiking Trails By Map

A Google Map of hikes near DenverExplore hiking in Colorado by using our map of hiking trails near Denver and even more across the state.

Hikes Near Golden, Colorado

Mt. Galbraith Loop via the Cedar Gulch Trail in Golden, COGolden, Colorado, just West of Denver, is home of Clear Creek, Coors Brewery, and some great hiking trails along the foothills .

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The Best Backpacking Thermos – Nissan Commuter Bottle

B urying my thermos in the snow, I then came back for it 4 hours later. Thinking that my hot chocolate had cooled down a bit, I took a quick swig only to burn my lips. I bought this thing because it was good, but I didn't realize it was THAT good! Travel mugs are ubiquitous. All of us have ...
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Medano Fire in Great Sand Dunes National Park - Photo by NPS/David Eaker

Who Sets off Fireworks in a National Park During a Fire Ban?

I had just zipped up my sleeping bag, let out that long sigh before falling asleep, when I heard a loud crackling sound. "Barry, did you hear that?", I said to one of my buddies who had not yet fallen asleep. "Yeh, sounds like something out in the woods - dragging something...something big." Silence. Then a loud BANG rang off ...
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Arthur’s Rock Trail in Lory State Park

This hike near Fort Collins, Colorado ends with a beautiful panoramic view of Lory State Park. You'll pass through meadows, forest, then end your hike with a scramble to the top of Arthur's Rock. Dogs are allowed on a leash, just be sure to bring plenty of water as there are not many places to access drinking water ...
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Clear Creek Trail in Golden Colorado

Clear Creek Trail in Downtown Golden

Want a hike to please everyone? The Clear Creek Trail in Golden, Colorado is it! It's got shade, the kids can bring their bikes, and you can finish your hike with a stroll around downtown. We might get some flack for calling this a hike, because it runs through the business district of Golden, CO.But you can wear the soles ...
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Panorama Point Trail in Corwina Park

If you are fond of panoramic views, then the Panorama Point Trail in Corwina Park is what you may be looking for. At the top of this trail you will find a beautiful view that looks out to the mountains and the plains. This medium-difficulty hike also lets you hike along a babbling brook. Check out our snapshot below for ...
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Echo Lake, Near Mt. Evans & Idaho Springs Colorado

Echo Lake Trail Near Mt. Evans

Colorado's Echo Lake is looped by an easy hiking trail and serves as a trailhead to even more classic Colorado hikes. When we have friends and family visiting Colorado from out of town, this is one of best destinations for a great views. Go early to Echo Lake to get perfect photos of Mount Evans reflected in the water. Explore ...
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Where to take your kids fishing in Colorado

Where To Take Your Kids Fishing in Colorado!

The Colorado Department of Wildlife really hit one out of the park here! This is an interactive map of over 100 of the best places to take your children fishing in Colorado. Here is how they choose the best Colorado Lakes and rivers for kid's fishing: "Among the criteria applied were location, ease of access to the site and the ...
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Bear Creek Trail at Lair o' the Bear Park

Bear Creek Trail at Lair o’ the Bear Park

Lair o' the Bear is, in our family's opinion, the best family hike near Denver. First, the drive into the canyon on Bear Creek road is beautiful. Once at the park you'll find great hiking trail options, the cool water of bear creek, great parking, and some good picnic spots. There are open areas as well as shade. Our one ...
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Colorado Birding Trail Website

Great Site for Colorado Bird Watchers

I happened upon an excellent site today: Colorado Birding Trail. This is a prime example of what people can create when they work together. It is a cooperative effort of Colorado Division of Wildlife, Colorado Audubon, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory, Colorado Field Ornithologists, Colorado State Parks, and Playa Lakes Joint Venture. What's so great about this Colorado birding site?
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    Willow Creek Trail at Roxborough State Park

    Entering Roxborough State Park is like walking into another world. The red rock and wildlife--and if you are lucky--the low lying cloud cover, conspire to make for a great escape just south of Denver. This short hike in Roxborough is a perfect way to begin exploring the park. Scroll down to get all the information you need for this trail: ...
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    Fountain Valley Trail at Roxborough State Park

    The Fountain Valley trail in Colorado's Roxborough State Park is the Garden of the God's of Denver. It's more secluded than Red Rocks park, and features several trails that take you beyond the park boundaries and into the foothills. The Fountain Valley Trail is a perfect place to start because it features the best part of the park, it's towering ...
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    Emerald Lake Hike in Rocky Mountain National Park

    Emerald Lake Hike in Rocky Mountain National Park

    The hike to Emerald Lake is one of the most accessible hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park. If you are visiting RMNP, and have limited time to visit, the trail to Emerald Lake is an excellent option. You'll pass both Dream Lake and Nymph lake before you end your hike at Emerald Lake and it's stunning views of Hallet Peak ...
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