Explore Hiking Trails Near Evergreen Colorado


Hiking Trails Near Evergreen, Colorado


Evergreen, Colorado is just 45 minutes west of Denver, tucked away in the foothills. It’s a great place to visit if you are looking to get away from the city heat. At the center of Evergreen, you’ll find Evergreen Lake, which pours out into Bear Creek. Bear Creak makes its way east towards Morrison. The canyon is lined with miles of hiking trails. If you want the whole package: a great hike, a stroll in a quaint mountain town, and some place to grab lunch, then doing your hiking near Evergreen is a perfect choice. Check out the hiking trail profiles below and come back to explore more hikes as we add them.


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Maxwell Falls Near Evergreen, Colorado

August 9, 2010 Comments (33) 1-2 Miles, 3-4 Miles, About 45 Min, Cliffs, Creek or Brooks, Dog Friendly Hikes, fall colors, hikes evergreen colorado, Medium, Waterfalls

When we were moving to Denver, we were looking for a great house and for great hikes, and our favorite hikes end with a waterfall. Waterfalls close to Denver, Colorado don’t have a lot of wow-factor, but they make great for great destination hikes. There are 3 ways to hike to

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Bear Creek Trail at Lair o’ the Bear Park

July 20, 2010 Comments (10) 1-2 Miles, About 30 Min, best winter hikes colorado, Birdwatching, Creek or Brooks, Dog Friendly Hikes, Easy, hikes evergreen colorado, hikes with kids denver, hikes with shade, Meadows, Wildlife

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

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Alderfer and Three Sisters Park

June 13, 2010 Comments (7) About 45 Min, best winter hikes colorado, Dog Friendly Hikes, Easy, hikes evergreen colorado, hikes with kids denver, Meadows, Mile or Less, Rock Formations, Wildlife

Some Hike Options at Alderfer and Three Sisters Park A Short Family Like: The Wild Iris Loop (.6 mile loop) is a tame stroll through mountain meadows and can be easily accessed from the west parking lot. Two hikes that are more strenuous will take hikers to summit views: Evergreen

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O Fallon Park Trails

June 22, 2010 Comments (4) 1-2 Miles, 2-3 Miles, 3-4 Miles, About 45 Min, By Difficulty, By Distance, By Drive Time, Creek or Brooks, Dog Friendly Hikes, Easy, fall colors, hikes evergreen colorado, Medium, Peak-Top Views

Trails at O’Fallon Park 1- Meadow View Loop (2.5 miles): We actually hiked this as an out-and-back from the lot up to the vista. Great views up there, but be ready for a steady gain in elevation. It’s some work, but it’s worth it. 2- Panorama Point – (1.3 miles

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Evergreen Lake Trail

October 9, 2010 Comments (6) 1-2 Miles, About 45 Min, Easy, Elk, Handicap Accessible, hikes evergreen colorado, hikes with kids denver, Lakes, visiting family friends, Wetlands

Along the back side of Evergreen Lake stands the old Warming House and Nature Center, operated by the Evergreen Audubon Society. Be sure to check their site for their seasonal hours. At the boathouse, the Evergreen Park & Recreation District operates boat rental and concessions. Their

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Elk Meadow Park – South Loop

March 24, 2011 Comments (2) 2-3 Miles, About 45 Min, best winter hikes colorado, Dog Friendly Hikes, Easy, Elk, fall colors, hikes evergreen colorado, hikes with kids denver, Meadows

There is an off-leash dog area just on the other side of the street from the south parking lot (not visible on this older google map, so you’ll have to trust us that it’s there). If you like to hike with your dog, this is a great place to stop before you hike. Here is …

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