Hiking Trails in the State Parks of Colorado

Lace up your hiking boots and strap on your backpack because the State Parks in Colorado offer miles and miles of hiking trails to some of the most beautiful spots in the State. We are starting by profiling hikes close to home, trails in Colorado’s State Parks that are near Denver. Below you’ll find a selection of hikes in Eldorado Canyon, Golden Gate State Park, Castlewood Canyon, Roxborough State Park, and Colorado’s newest, Staunton State Park with its fantastic Elk Falls. Explore all the trail profiles below, and come back for more as we add them. You’ll find links to Colorado State Park maps, difficulty ratings, and accurate driving directions.


Carpenter Peak Hike in Roxborough State Park

September 23, 2016 Comments (0) 4-6 miles, About 45 Min, Colorado State Park Hikes, littleton hikes colorado, Medium, Mountain Range Views, Peak-Top Views, Red Rocks, Rock Formations

The hike up Carpenter Peak in Roxborough State Park is a strenuous 3.1 mile journey (one-way) to a foothill summit that overlooks the red rock formations of Fountain Valley. You’ll also gain 360 degree panoramic views of Denver, east to the plains, and west to distant snow-capped

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Raccoon Loop Hike in Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Our kids loved this 2.5 mile loop hike in Golden Gate Canyon State Park. The trail

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Rifle Falls Colorado

Rifle Falls is a 70 foot, triple waterfall in Rifle Falls State Park. It’s

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