Easy Hikes Near Denver

Looking for Colorado hikes that are easy on your legs and close to Denver? Explore our growing set of hiking trail profiles. Surprisingly, some of the best destination hikes in Colorado are some of the easiest and right out your back door. If you are searching for a great hike for visiting family and friends, check out our page of hike profiles recommended for your out of state guests.


Buffalo Creek Falls at Wellington Lake

June 12, 2015 Comments (1) About 90 Min, Creek or Brooks, Easy, fall colors, Lakes, Mile or Less, Waterfalls

The Drive to the Trailhead: You’ll drive 285 to Bailey, then hang a left onto 68/Wellington Lake Road. 68 is a dirt road and relatively smooth. Still, rain can change things in an instant, so we advise being alert for potholes and washboard. When you arrive at the lake, pull up to

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Georgetown Railroad Hike & Train Ride

June 11, 2015 Comments (0) 2-3 Miles, About 60 Min, Creek or Brooks, Easy, fall colors, Hikes in Clear Creek County, hikes with kids denver, Ruins, visiting family friends

The Georgetown Railroad hike is a one-of-a-kind guided hike through the clear creek valley, a landscape decorated by the rich history of the Colorado Gold Rush of 1859. If you take just a moment to scan the mountainsides along interstate 70, you’ll notice the yellow-stained tailings

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Trading Post Trail at Red Rocks Park

February 7, 2015 Comments (0) 1-2 Miles, About 30 Min, best winter hikes colorado, Deer, Easy, Meadows, Red Rocks, visiting family friends

If you are looking for a family adventure that’s quick to get to, this hiking trail at Red Rocks is a great option. The Trading Post trail weaves through some of Colorado’s most majestic red rock formations, into meadows, and great views of Red Rocks park. Because the trail is

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Deer Creek Canyon Loop Hike

February 6, 2015 Comments (0) 2-3 Miles, About 30 Min, Bluff Top Views, Canyon, Creek or Brooks, Easy, littleton hikes colorado, Rock Formations

Deer Creek Canyon Loop Trail Profile This 2.7 mile loop hike in Deer Creek Canyon is made by combining two trails. The Route: Start on the Meadowlark Trail (1.6 mile trail) until you come to the Plymouth Creek Trail junction. Go left onto the Plymouth Creek Trail for 1.1 miles back to the

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Elk Range Trail at Centennial Cone Park

Looking East towards Centennial Cone Elk Range Trail at Centennial Cone Profile For

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Hiking at Pine Valley Ranch Park

Hiking Options at Pine Valley Ranch Park #1 – Park View Out-and-Back Hike

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Blue Grouse Trail at Golden Gate Canyon Park

Before you start this hike there are some things you should know – a Colorado

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Hiking Beautiful Waterton Canyon

Hiking Options at Waterton Canyon Trail   1. The Shorter Hike in Waterton

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Enchanted Mesa Trail Near Boulder, Colorado

Start your hike at parking lot near the Chautauqua Auditorium Trailhead. There is

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Greenland Open Space Trail Near Larkspur, Colorado

Rolling meadows stretch to spectacular views of Pikes Peak on this easy Colorado

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Mt. Bierstadt Trail on Guanella Pass

You’ve got options with the Mount Bierstadt trail. First, we’ll profile

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Cascades Near Berthoud Falls

There are some great views looking South to Engelmann Peak and Red Mountain. There

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Red Rocks Trail at Settlers Park in Boulder

The trails of Red Rocks at Settlers Park in Boulder interconnect to form more of a

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Mt. Sanitas Hike Near Boulder

Mt. Sanitas offers three different hike options, ranging from the more difficult

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Forsythe Canyon to Waterfall and Gross Reservoir

The shade of a wooded canyon, combined with a waterfall, ending at a blue lake, make

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Meyer Ranch Open Space Near Allenspark July 8, 2011

Meyer Ranch Open Space Hikes

Yearning for Colorado’s big sky and open meadows? Meyer Ranch Open Space is

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Mt. Evans - Mountain Goats Near Summit June 25, 2011

Mt. Evans Summit Hike

Mount Evans is one of Colorado’s Front Range Fourteeners, and like Pikes Peak,

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Highline Canal Trail - South of Fly'n B Park June 17, 2011

High Line Canal Hike – County Line to Fly’n B...

The Highline Canal starts in the foothills and meanders over 60 miles through

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Mount Falcon View from Castle June 1, 2011

Mount Falcon – Castle & Tower Hike

Mount Falcon features several trails. By combining a few, you can create a 3.7 mile

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March 24, 2011

Elk Meadow Park – South Loop

Elk Meadow Park is a great place to hike with your family, if you have little ones,

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Roxborough State Park - Fountain Valley Trail February 11, 2011

3 Easy Winter Hikes Near Denver

It’s hard to just get out of the house on a Saturday morning. Add a bit of

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October 26, 2010

Homestead Trail at Castlewood Canyon

This trail is great place to begin if you plan to explore the west side of

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Daniel’s Park Hikes

We are featuring Daniel’s Park ,not for it’s trails, but because it has

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October 9, 2010

Evergreen Lake Trail

This Colorado hike (more of a stroll) is a perfect way to spend a Saturday morning.

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October 1, 2010

East Plum Creek Trail in Castle Rock

This paved trail winds along Plum Creek in Castle Rock, Colorado. Though it runs

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