Hike Finder - Sortable List - Day Hikes Near Denver

Hike Finder – Sortable List

This is a full list of the 145+ hikes on Dayhikes Near Denver. Click on the column arrows to sort by mileage, difficulty, or approximate drive-time from Denver. All mileage is approximate and many trails have options to make a hike longer, so mileage will vary depending on the route hikers choose to take. Always check maps to verify and plan your trip.

 

Every hike title links to the the full trail profile with more detailed information: elevation gain, tips, maps, and whether or not dogs are allowed on that particular trail or in that park. Drive times are also approximate, but each trail profile provides a Google map for you to use to determine the exact distance to the trailhead from your location.

 

It’s important to know that difficulty levels will vary by person. An easy hike for those who are in great shape and acclimatized to higher altitudes may be a very difficult hike for someone who is traveling to Colorado from out-of-state. Some hikes have a range of difficulty, depending on what segments you may choose to hike. Also, remember that nature changes the landscape, and trail damage can occur overnight–even in a matter of moments–when under extreme circumstances, changing the difficulty level of any hike. See our Hikes by Difficulty Level page for the criterial we use to classify a hike as easy, moderate, or difficulty.

 
Note: All mileage is round trip.

Name of hikeMileageDifficultyDrive Time from Denver (min)
Adams Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park0.6 mileEasy135
Alberta Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park1.6 milesModerate120
Alderfer and Three Sisters Park18 Trails: 0.2 to 10+ MilesEasy40
Andrews Glacier and Tarn in Rocky Mountain National Park9.4 to 10 milesDifficult120
Arch Rocks in Rocky Mountain National Park3 milesEasy100
Arthur's Rock in Lory State Park3.4 milesModerate85
Bear Creek at Lair o' the Bear Park1.7 milesEasy30
Bear Lake Rocky Mountain National Park0.6 mileEasy120
Bierstadt Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park3.2 to 4.8 milesModerate120
Black Lake Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park10 milesDifficult120
Black Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park10 milesDifficult120
Bluebird Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park12 milesDifficult90
Blue Grouse Trail at Golden Gate Canyon Park1.4 milesModerate60
Bluffs Loop at Bluffs Regional Park2.7 milesEasy30
Boulder Falls100 yardsEasy50
Bridal Veil Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park6.6 milesModerate105
Bridal Veil Falls in Idaho Springs0.25 mile belowEasy45
Buffalo Creek Falls at Wellington Lake0.5 mileEasy105
Calypso Cascades in Rocky Mountain National Park3.6 milesEasy90
Canyon Loop at Betasso Preserve, Boulder3.3 milesModerate50
Canyon View Nature Trail at Castlewood Canyon2.4 milesEasy50
Carpenter Peak in Roxborough State Park6.2 milesModerate45
Cascades Near Berthoud Falls0.1 mileEasy60
Castle Rock Trail1.4 milesModerate35
Catamount Falls Near Colorado Springs2.8 milesModerate90
Cave Trail at Castlewood Canyon0.28 mileDifficult60
Chaos Canyon Cascades in Rocky Mountain National Park4.2 milesEasy to Moderate120
Chasm Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park0.1 mile, 2.8, or 4.8 milesEasy100
Chicago Lakes Near Mt. Evans8.4 to 10 milesDifficult60
Chimney Gulch Trail at Windy Saddle Park5 milesDifficult25
Clear Creek Trail in Downtown Golden1.8 milesEasy30
Cliff & Climber's Trails at Castlewood Canyon0.64 mileDifficult60
Copeland Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park0.6 mileEasy90
Cornet Falls Near Telluride Colorado1/2 mileEasy390
Crown Hill Lake Trails1.2 miles+Easy17
Cub Lake Loop in Rocky Mountain National Park6 milesModerate100
Cub Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park4.6 milesModerate100
Daniel's Park Hikes0.2, 3, or 5.4 milesEasy35
Davis Ponds in Staunton State Park2.15 milesEasy45
Deer Creek Canyon Loop2.7 milesEasy35
Devils Head Fire Lookout2.8 milesModerate75
Dream Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park2.2 milesEasy120
East Plum Creek Trail in Castle Rock6 milesEasy35
Echo Lake Near Mt. Evans0.25 mile belowEasy60
Eldorado Canyon State Park Hikes4 Trails: 0.5 mile to 3.5 miles (one way)Moderate45
Eldorado Falls at Walker Ranch2.5 milesModerate60
Elk Falls - New Waterfall Near Denver10.8 milesDifficult45
Elk Meadow Park - South Loop2.6 milesEasy35
Elk Range Trail at Centennial Cone Park6.6 milesEasy40
Elk Valley in Roxborough State Park4.8 milesModerate45
Emerald Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park3.6 milesModerate120
Enchanted Mesa Near Boulder1.8 - 2 milesEasy40
Evergreen Lake1.3 milesEasy40
Falcon Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park15.5 to 16.5 milesDifficult90
Fan Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park15.5 milesDifficult90
Fern Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park5.4 milesModerate100
Fern Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park7.8 milesModerate100
Finch Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park9 milesModerate90
Fish Creek Falls Near Steamboat0.5 mileEasy180
Flatirons Vista Loop1.9 or 3.3 milesModerate40
Flattop Mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park8.8 milesModerate120
Forgotten Valley at Golden Gate State Park3 milesModerate60
Forsythe Canyon to Waterfall and Gross Reservoir2+ milesEasy75
Fountain Valley at Roxborough State Park2.3 milesEasy45
Four Lakes and Waterfall Loop in Rocky Mountain National Park6.4 milesModerate120
Georgetown Railroad Hike & Train Ride2.3 milesEasy60
Glendale Farm - Douglas County Open Space1.6 mileEasy35
Grace Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park12+ milesDifficult100
Granite Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park10.2 milesModerate120
Green Mountain Near Boulder5.5 milesDifficult40
Greenland Open Space Near Larkspur1 to 10 milesEasy45
Hanging Lake2.4 milesDifficult165
Helen Hunt Falls in Colorado Springs0.1 mile or 8 milesModerate105
High Line Canal - County Line to Fly'n B Park3.7 milesEasy30
First and Second Flatirons in Boulder2.6 milesModerate45
Homestead Trail at Castlewood Canyon2 or 4 milesModerate45
Horseshoe Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park0.4 mileEasy100
Horseshoe Trail in Golden Gate Canyon Park3.6 milesModerate50
Jewel Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park6.4 milesModerate120
Lake Haiyaha in Rocky Mountain National Park4.2 milesModerate120
Lake Helene in Rocky Mountain National Park5.8 milesModerate120
Lake of Glass Waterfall8.4 milesDifficult120
Lakes Loop at Rocky Mountain Arsenal1.7 milesEasy30
Lawn Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park12.4 milesDifficult100
Lion Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park14 milesDifficult90
Lost Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park15.6 milesDifficult100
Lyric Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park8 milesModerate90
Marguerite Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park7.8+ milesModerate100
Maroon Bells1 to 13 milesModerate240
Maxwell Falls Near Evergreen1.6 to 4 milesModerate50
Meadow & Forest Loop Trails at Lookout Mountain Nature Center0.6 & 0.8 mileEasy30
Meyer Ranch Open Space2.4 to 4.8 milesModerate30
Mills Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park5.6 milesModerate120
Monarch Lake Loop4 milesEasy170
Moraine Park Loop in Rocky Mountain National Park5.5 milesEasy90
Mount Falcon - Castle & Tower2.3 milesEasy40
Mt. Bierstadt Trail on Guanella Pass1 to 7 milesDifficult90
Mt. Evans Summit0.25 mileEasy100
Mt. Galbraith Loop via the Cedar Gulch Trail4.9 milesModerate30
Mt. Sanitas Near Boulder3.1 or 2 milesModerate45
North Clear Creek Falls in Colorado0.1 mileEasy300
North Table Mountain Trail Near Golden2.7 to 7.7 milesModerate25
Nymph Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park1 mileEasy120
Odessa Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park9.8 milesModerate100
O Fallon Park Trails1.3 to 7 milesModerate35
Ouzel Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park5.4 milesModerate90
Ouzel Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park9.8 milesModerate90
Panorama Point in Corwina Park2.4 milesModerate40
Pear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park13 milesDifficult90
Pine Valley Ranch Park1.2 to 3.2 milesModerate60
Raccoon Loop in Golden Gate Canyon State Park2.5 milesEasy60
Rainbow Falls in Colorado Springs0.2 mileEasy80
Rattlesnake Gulch at Eldorado State Park2.5 to 4 milesModerate45
Red Rocks Trail at Red Rocks Park6 milesModerate25
Red Rocks Trail at Settlers Park in Boulder1 mile Loop +.4 mile spurEasy45
Ribbon Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park9.6 milesDifficult120
Rifle Falls0.2 to 1.5 milesEasy210
Royal Arch Trail - Hike in Boulder3.5 milesDifficult40
Sandbeach Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park8.4 milesModerate90
Seven Falls in Colorado Springs0.4 to 3 milesEasy80
Shelf Creek Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park9 milesDifficult120
Shelf Lake Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park8.5 milesDifficult120
Shelf Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park8.5 milesDifficult120
Silver Falls Near Pagosa Springs0.4 mileModerate330
Sky Pond in Rocky Mountain National Park9+ milesDifficult120
Solitude Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park9 milesDifficult120
South Rim Loop at Roxborough State Park3 milesModerate45
South Valley Park0.5 mile to 3 milesEasy30
Sprague Lake Loop in Rocky Mountain National Park0.5 mileEasy120
Spruce Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park9.6 milesModerate100
Spruce Mountain Near Larkspur1.5 & 4 milesModerate50
St. Mary's Glacier near Idaho Springs1.5 milesModerate60
The Loch in Rocky Mountain National Park5.5+ milesModerate120
The Pool in Rocky Mountain National Park3.4 milesEasy100
Timberline Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park8 milesDifficult120
Trading Post Trail at Red Rocks Park1.4 milesEasy30
Treasure Falls Near Pagosa Springs1 mileEasy285
Trio Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park14.8 milesDifficult90
Waterfall Hike at Castlewood Canyon0.25 mileModerate50
Waterton Canyon6.2 or 12.4 milesModerate35
White Ranch Sunset Loop Near Golden2 milesModerate45
Whitmore Falls Near Lake City0.2 mileEasy360
Willow Creek Trail at Roxborough State Park1.4 milesEasy45
Windy Gulch Cascades in Rocky Mountain National Park1 mileModerate100
Ypsilon Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park9 milesDifficult100
Ypsilon Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park9 milesDifficult100
Zapata Falls0.8 mileEasy240