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Dayhikes Near Denver

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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 .

Explore Our Most Recent Colorado Hike Profiles


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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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Shanahan Ridge Hike Near Boulder

The Shanahan Ridge Loop Hike is an easy, 4-mile lollipop-loop trail with stunning views of the Shanahan Ridge of the Flatirons in Boulder, Colorado. Explore the full Shanahan Ridge Loop hike profile ...
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Tarryall Falls Near Jefferson, Colorado

The Tarryall Falls Trail is a short, 1/4 -mile hike across a small canyon to a waterfall that pours into Tarryall Creek. The slopes of snow-capped peaks along Boreas pass make for a majestic backdrop against the contrasting sage grasslands of surrounding South Park.Tarryall Falls draws its waters from the Tarryall Reservoir, a popular camping and fishing destination here in ...
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Ridgeline Open Space Hike

Ridgeline Open Space is nestled in the Meadows residential area of Castle Rock. This network of over 13 miles of trails winds through elevated grasslands and gamble oak with a backdrop of distant snow-capped peaks of the Front Range. Hike it or bike it for a quick escape from the work week. Explore the full Ridgeline Open Space hike profile ...
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St. Vrain Mountain Hike

St. Vrain Mountain Hike

The St. Vrain Mountain trail is just a 3-mile hike into Indian Peaks Wilderness to stunning views of the rocky peaks of Wild Basin. Hike up and additional 1.5 miles from the RMNP boundary to the summit of St. Vrain mountain for 360-degree panoramic views of a wildflower-laden wilderness. Explore the full St. Vrain Mountain hike profile ...
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Butler Gulch Hike

The Butler Gulch Trail near Berthoud Falls is a moderately difficult out-and-back trail with a balance of shade on the first half and then above treeline with spectacular views of peaks and wildflowers all around. Activities here include stream crossings and steep climbs, and one can visit an old mine above the treeline. This is also a great snowshoeing hike ...
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Bear Canyon Loop Hike at NCAR

The Bear Canyon Loop Hike near Boulder, Colorado is a beautiful trail that spans wide open spaces and meadows near National Center for Atmospheric Research. The Bear Canyon Loop is a relatively easy 3.3-mile loop that features some of the best views of the Flatirons in Boulder. Explore the full NCAR Bear Canyon Loop hike profile ...
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