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Where You Can Find the Best Hikes Near Denver

Easy Hikes Near Denver

A view from Fountain Valley Trail at Roxborough State ParkSome of the best hikes in and near Denver are also some of the easiest hikes. If you are looking for great hiking in Colorado, start here. Most trails on this site are great family hikes.

Waterfalls Near Denver

Waterfall Hikes Near DenverTrying to find hikes to waterfalls near Denver? Check out our list of Colorado waterfall hikes, and check back as we add more.

30 Minutes From Denver

Trading Post Trail at Red Rocks Park, ColoradoAre you looking for hiking trails near Denver? Look no further. Here is a set 30+ trails withing 30 minutes of Denver. Driving directions are included with each trail near Denver, Colorado and we provide you with links to park trail maps.

Rocky Mountain National Park Trails

Shelf Lake in Rocky Mountain National ParkRocky Mountain National Park is just about 90 minutes from Denver and is one of our best Colorado attractions. Lakes, Streams, waterfalls, and wildlife make this Colorado park a natural wonder.

Dog Friendly Hikes Near Denver

black dog in front of a mountain in ColoradoTrying to find places near Denver where you can hike with your dog? We've collected a set of best trails for you and your Dog to hike together in Colorado.

Handicap Accessible Trails

a deer and a cub walking across a trail in ColoradoThere are many excellent handicap accessible trails near Denver. We are adding new Denver area trails often, so keep checking back.

Boulder, Colorado Hiking Trails

The Flatirons rock formations in BoulderBoulder, Colorado boasts hiking trails that start right in town at Chautauqua Park. Explore our set of hikes in what is considered the most active, outdoor town in the country.

Find Hiking Trails By Map

A Google Map of hikes near DenverExplore hiking in Colorado by using our map of hiking trails near Denver and even more across the state.

Hikes Near Golden, Colorado

Mt. Galbraith Loop via the Cedar Gulch Trail in Golden, COGolden, Colorado, just West of Denver, is home of Clear Creek, Coors Brewery, and some great hiking trails along the foothills .

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Horsethief Falls Hike Near Colorado Springs

Horsethief Falls is a small slab waterfall located 45 minutes from Colorado Springs on the West side of Pikes Peak. The Horsetheif Falls trail requires a 1.4-mile easy hike (one-way) to the falls. This hike, along with nearby Pancake Rocks make for great fall hiking and a scenic falls drive to see the golden aspens of the Colorado Front Range ...
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Healthy Easy Camping Meals

The most difficult part of going camping is the packing. And the most difficult part of packing for the camping trip is meal planning. Below, you'll find a meal-plan for a 3-Day camping trip, that is healthy and easy. It includes with tips on how to prepare your meals along with a few recipes. It's dairy-free, gluten-free, and avoids added ...
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5 Favorite Fall Hikes Near Denver

We teamed up with Camping World, who created this great infographic of 5 of our favorite Fall hikes near Denver. Explore our 30+ Top Fall Hikes Near Denver page to get driving directions, trail maps, and hiking tips for these 5 hikes and more ...
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South Boulder Peak

South Boulder Peak is a demanding 3.7-mile hike (one-way) situated above the South Mesa in the famous Flatirons region near Boulder Colorado. Hikers can bag nearby Bear Peak on the same trip and return via Fern Canyon to make an 8.7 mile loop. Explore the full South Bolder Peak hike profile below for the trail map, ...
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Bear Peak Near Boulder

Bear Peak is a demanding 7.4-mile hike (round trip) through the broad meadows of South Mesa, up through the rocky trail of shadow canyon, to the granite summit with sweeping 360 degree views of the Colorado Front Range. You can summit South Boulder Peak on your way and make a loop hike out of your adventure by returning via Fern ...
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Fall Hikes and Scenic Drive Ideas

"Where should I hike this Fall?" Friends text asking for Fall hike recommendations and coworkers stop me in the hallway to ask what trails are best for enjoying the colors of Colorado. During September and early October, we have a short window to see the golden yellows, bright oranges, and the fire reds of the changing aspens. In this post, ...
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Jasper Lake Hike in Indian Peaks

Jasper Lake requires a 5.5-mile (one-way) hike into the mountainous, wildflower-laden Indian Peaks Wilderness. Just 40 minutes outside of Boulder Colorado and about 1hr 15 minutes from Denver, the trail to Jasper Lake gets its start at the Hessie Trailhead. Travel an additional mile beyond Jasper to see Devils Thumb, a striking rock formation that looms above Devil's Thumb Lake ...
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Long Lake Loop in Indian Peaks

Long Lake offers an easy 1.5 mile loop hike in Indian Peaks Wilderness. Located about 1 hour West of Boulder, Colorado, Long Lake is an easy-to-access alpine lake with stunning scenery. It's a popular spot, especially in the Summer months, so be sure to read the details on access fees and the notes below on the Long Lake Trailhead. Explore ...
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Devils Thumb Lake

Devils Thumb Lake is located in Indian Peaks Wilderness north of Boulder Colorado and can be accessed via a 6.5-mile (one-way) steep and challenging hike. Wildflowers, alpine meadows, small waterfalls, and cascades all beckon those who have the stamina to explore these heights in the Front Range near Denver. Explore the full Devils Thumb Lake hike profile ...
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Lost Lake Hike Near Nederland

Lost Lake is an accessible 4-mile (approximate) hike to a beautiful alpine lake surrounded by the mountains of Indian Peaks. Just over one hour northwest of Denver, the trail up to lost lake takes you along the course of Middle Boulder creek, a slide waterfall, a set of tumbling cascades, and a variety of wildflowers that decorate the borders of ...
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Chief Mountain Hike

Chief Mountain is a 1.5-mile hike in the mountains just one hour outside of Denver, Colorado. The Chief Mountain trail travels through alpine forest, then breaks out into high-country tundra, eventually gaining panoramic views of surrounding mountains. Chief Mountain gives hikers an incredible vantage point to survey the changing colors of Fall spread out in 360 degrees below. Explore the ...
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Booth Creek Falls Hike Near Vail

Booth Creek Falls is a 60-foot waterfall located in the Eagles Nest Wilderness near Vail, Colorado. The journey to the waterfall requires a strenuous, 2-mile hike along the banks of Booth Creek. Explore the full Booth Creek Falls hike profile ...
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