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.


Elk Range Trail at Centennial Cone Park

October 16, 2014 Comments (1) 4-6 miles, About 45 Min, Bluff Top Views, Dog Friendly Hikes, Easy, Elk, hikes near golden colorado, Meadows, Mountain Range Views, Ruins

+*-Looking East towards Centennial Cone Elk Range Trail at Centennial Cone Profile For a high country hike the elevation gains and descents are very gentle, and the inclines are not difficult. Centennial Cone Park is about 10 miles west of Golden, Colorado, and feels like a backcountry

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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

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Forsythe Canyon to Waterfall and Gross Reservoir

July 19, 2012 Comments (17) 2-3 Miles, About 90 Min, Boulder Hikes, Canyon, Creek or Brooks, Dog Friendly Hikes, Easy, fall colors, Waterfalls, Wildflowers

+*-The shade of a wooded canyon, combined with a waterfall, ending at a blue lake, make this hike near Boulder Colorado worthwhile. Though it’s probably 25′ high, the waterfall is not what I’d call spectacular. So, if you are going for this waterfall, I’d recommend

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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

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August 29, 2014

Hiking Beautiful Waterton Canyon

+*-The winding dirt road trail of Waterton Canyon takes you along the South Platte

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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

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Deer Creek Canyon Loop Hike

+*-Deer Creek Canyon Loop Trail Profile This 2.7 mile loop hike in Deer Creek Canyon

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Cascades Near Berthoud Falls

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

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Mt. Bierstadt Trail on Guanella Pass

+*-You’ve got options with the Mount Bierstadt trail. First, we’ll

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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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Echo Lake, Near Mt. Evans & Idaho Springs Colorado July 21, 2010

Echo Lake Trail Near Mt. Evans

+*-A great Colorado park to take visiting family and friends. It’s an hour

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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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O Fallon Park Trails

+*-These hiking trails near Evergreen, Colorado weave through the Bear Creek area in

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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

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Golden Gate Sate Park Blue Grouse Trail Landscape September 20, 2014

Blue Grouse Trail at Golden Gate Canyon Park

+*-Before you start this hike there are some things you should know – a

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Castlewood Canyon State Park Hikes July 15, 2010

Castlewood Canyon State Park Trails

+*-Because Castlewood Canyon State Park is hidden in the plains–and not the

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Emerald Lake Hike in Rocky Mountain National Park July 18, 2010

Emerald Lake Hike in Rocky Mountain National Park

+*-At Nymph Lake on the way up to Emerald Lake

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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

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Flatirons Vista Loop Trail

+*-You’ve got options. The Flatiron Vista Loop trail offers 2 loops. One is

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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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Daniel’s Park Hikes

+*-We are featuring Daniel’s Park ,not for it’s trails, but because it

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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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