Are you ready for the winter hiking near Denver? Much of Colorado is winter wonderland from November to April, that’s why we are the best skiing destination in the world–well, we think so. I think we are also the best winter hiking destination in the world. We have over 140 hikes on Dayhikes Near Denver, but not all are as easily hiked in the winter season, so we’ve identified about 20 different great winter hiking trails that are easier to access and great for families looking for winter hikes.
Our Criteria for Choosing The Best Winter Hiking Trails Near Denver
- These trails are generally easy to get to. Snow and weather can make the drive to the trailhead an adventure in and of itself, so I tried to identify hikes that were more accessible.
- Most of these hiking trails have areas where you are a bit more protected from the wind. I avoided hikes like the Flatirons Vista near Boulder because, while easy to access, you’re exposed to the wind the entire time.
- Beginners and families should be able to hike these together.
Hike Smart this Winter
An easy hike can turn into a difficult one when weather comes in so be sure to hike smart this winter.