Hikes Near Littleton Colorado

The Littleton area has surprising variety in landscape, and Douglas County, Colorado is loaded with hiking trails. Many are off the beaten path and don’t get a lot of press. Because the land is gentle and rolling, the hiking trails in the Littleton and Highlands Ranch area are usually easy. Explore the trail profiles below and come back to discover new hikes as we add more.


Hiking Beautiful Waterton Canyon

August 29, 2014 Comments (7) 3-4 Miles, 4-6 miles, 7-9 miles, 9+ Miles, About 30 Min, Canyon, Cliffs, Easy, littleton hikes colorado

Hiking Options at Waterton Canyon Trail   1. The Shorter Hike in Waterton Canyon The first mile or two of Waterton Canyon takes you to an old water conduit pipe that juts out over the trail, and your best chance to catch the site of Bighorn Sheep and Golden Eagles. The trail quickly

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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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Daniel’s Park Hikes

October 15, 2010 Comments (2) 3-4 Miles, 4-6 miles, Bison, Bluff Top Views, Easy, Handicap Accessible, hikes with kids denver, littleton hikes colorado, Mile or Less, Mountain Range Views

We are featuring Daniel’s Park ,not for it’s trails, but because it has one of the best views of the Front Range near Denver. From the park, you can see Pikes Peak in the South, Mt. Evans in the West, and Longs Peak in the North. The trails are not handicap accessible, but the

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Fountain Valley Trail at Roxborough State Park

July 19, 2010 Comments (6) 2-3 Miles, About 45 Min, best winter hikes colorado, Colorado State Park Hikes, Deer, hikes with kids denver, littleton hikes colorado, Red Rocks, Rock Formations, Ruins, Uncategorized, visiting family friends, Wildlife

The trail is a loop. You can start on the valley floor, then work your way up to the high trail that looks down and across the fountain formation (photo above was taken from around the midpoint of the high trail). On our visit we encountered several whitetail deer and a variety of birds

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Bluffs Loop Trail at Bluffs Regional Park

August 10, 2010 Comments (7) 2-3 Miles, About 30 Min, Bluff Top Views, littleton hikes colorado, Meadows, Medium, Mountain Range Views

2 Hike Options at the Bluffs Regional Park : 1. The Loop Hike: We prefer to hike the loop counter-clockwise (going right onto the trail from the trailhead) because the steepest part of the trail is downhill at the end. The trail does have a steady incline on the back side that can be

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

June 17, 2011 Comments (1) 2-3 Miles, 3-4 Miles, 4-6 miles, About 30 Min, By Difficulty, By Drive Time, Creek or Brooks, Dog Friendly Hikes, Easy, Handicap Accessible, hikes with shade, in denver, littleton hikes colorado, Wetlands

Water flows in the highland canal about 90 days a year. Because the canal only drops two feet per mile, the water, even when it is flowing fast, appears calm. This is part of what gives this trail such a pastoral feel, even though it is close to 470. Immense Cottonwood trees arch over the

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South Valley Park Trails

6 Trails wind through the park. The best place to start is with the Coyote Song

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Glendale Farm Trail – Douglas County Open Space

Glendale Farm is a short hiking trail near Littleton, Colorado, that offers a

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Willow Creek Trail at Roxborough State Park

On our first visit, we brought our dog and had to turn the car around. Roxborough

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South Rim Loop Trail at Roxborough State Park

The South Rim Trail at Roxborough State Park is a moderate loop hike that leads to

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Carpenter Peak Hike in Roxborough State Park

The hike up Carpenter Peak in Roxborough State Park is a strenuous 3.1 mile journey

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Elk Valley Trail in Roxborough State Park

The Elk Valley Trail in Roxborough State Park climbs to a lesser visited valley in

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