One thing we have found lacking on Colorado hiking websites are accurate maps to trailheads. Often we have drove right past a hidden parking area, or parked in the wrong one and ended up hiking an extra half-mile or more. When you have got lunched packed and all the kids finally loaded in the car, every minute can count.

So, one of our goals here at Day Hikes Near Denver, is to give you the exact location for a trailhead. We spend time zooming in and out on google maps, trying to find out exactly where you need to make that turn. And it’s tricky. I swear that they try to hide these things.

Here are a few with hard to find trailheads: