Every Friday we post a new hiking trail profile. Below you’ll find in order of most recent, the most recent additions to Dayhike Near Denver. There are almost 300 trails on the site, so if you are looking for a way to narrow things down to exactly what you want, we recommend checking out our Hike Finder Page, Trail Filter Page (where you can search by attribute), or our Trails by Map.

Eleven Mile State Park Interpretive Trail

Eleven Mile State Park Interpretive Trail

Eleven Mile State Park feels like the proverbial "hidden in plain sight" gem. Situated off the commonly traveled Highway 24 between Colorado Springs and Buena Vista, this loop hike blesses visitors with uncommon beauty. Trekking around the 3.5+ mile trail serves up a superb buffet of Colorado's classic outdoors: aspen and evergreen forests, meadows, rocky crags, vistas of mountain ranges, ...
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MacGregor Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park

MacGregor Falls has become one of my favorite hidden waterfall hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park. The Black Canyon Trail meanders through old ranch land meadows, along the captivating Lumpy Ridge rock formations, and offers views of Longs Peak to the southwest. The falls are 3.1 miles (one way) from the Lumpy Ridge Trailhead. It's a lesser-known hike with a ...
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Mt. Flora to Mt. Eva Hike above Berthoud Pass

Mt. Flora to Mt. Eva Hike above Berthoud Pass

High mountains passes, like Guanella, Kenosha, and Loveland, all offer 14er-level views but often without the 14er-level effort...or crowds! The Mt. Flora hike (with option to Mt. Eva) provides this kind of experience. Explore the full Mt. Flora to Mt. Eva Hike profile below for trail map, driving directions, and more tips and details to help you enjoy this adventure ...
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Crater Lake Hike in the Indian Peaks Wilderness

Crater Lake Hike in the Indian Peaks Wilderness

California may boast Yosemite, but Colorado offers the Indian Peaks Wilderness valley. And within this wilderness, one happens upon an arresting sight -- Mirror Lake and Crater Lake, dutifully monitored by the impressive Lone Eagle Peak. Long considered an iconic range, the Indian Peaks give hikers an endless stream of prime photography, wildflowers, and "Look at that!" moments. From the ...
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Mt. Buckhorn hike near Colorado Springs

Mt. Buckhorn hike near Colorado Springs

The Mt. Buckhorn Hike, taking the shape of what hikers often call a "lollipop loop," forms the bridge between the Section 16 hike and the Seven Bridges & Kineo Mountain hike. As with those hikes, the surprising aspect is its immediacy -- within minutes of turning off the highway the trailhead appears. And if parking has filled, other options await ...
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Seven Bridges to Kineo Mountain Loop

Seven Bridges to Kineo Mountain Loop

Immensely popular in the summer, the Seven Bridges trail beckons hikers up and across North Cheyenne Creek multiple times, meandering by and over tumbling creek waterfalls. The route described below launches from the Seven Bridges trail out onto a loop around Kineo Mountain, reaching a connection point with the Mt. Buckhorn hike. These two loops, along with the Section 16 ...
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Section 16 Hike near Manitou Springs

Section 16 Hike near Manitou Springs

Nestled between Manitou Springs on the west and Colorado Springs on the east, the Manitou Section 16 Open Space overlaps with the Red Rock Canyon Open Space to the north, just off Highway 24. Both of these systems connect to two other regional parks, creating a massive complex of trails that delights hikers of all ages and abilities. This route ...
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Silver Dollar and Murray Lakes Trail

Silver Dollar and Murray Lakes Trail

Silver Dollar Lake Trail graces hikers with not just one, but three lakes! This easy to moderate hike, approximately 3-4 miles, treks up lake by lake. Each successive one along the Silver Dollar Lake Trail perches above the previous, creating multiple platforms from which to view the valley, breathe in the beauty, and take pictures. Situated along the stunning Guanella ...
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Square Top Lakes Trail on Guanella Pass

Square Top Lakes Trail on Guanella Pass

The Square Top Lakes Trail, one of several cresting Guanella Pass above Georgetown, CO, gives hikers a chance to behold sweeping valley vistas and the imposing profile of Mount Bierstadt. Simply driving to the trailhead along Guanella Pass can soothe a weary soul and take its breathe away at the same time! Once on the trail, the expansive pass greets ...
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Paint Mines Hike Near Colorado Springs

The Paint Mines trail takes hikers on an easy 3.7 mile loop through a badlands landscape of rainbow sandstone and hoodoo rock formations about 90 minutes south of Denver and 45 minutes east of Colorado Springs. Explore the full Paint Mines hike profile below for trail map, driving directions, and more tips and details to help you enjoy this adventure ...
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Indian Creek Loop Hike

Indian Creek Loop Hike

The Indian Creek Trail is tucked away outside of Sedalia, CO, just under an hour's drive from Denver, you find a trailhead leading to a vast internal system of trails that links up to the Colorado Trail, Roxborough State Park, and Nelson Ranch Open Space. The number of configurations you can devise awaits your creativity...and endurance! The Indian Creek Campground ...
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pikes peak in background with manitou lake in foreground near colorado springs

Manitou Lake Hike Near Colorado Springs

Manitou Lake near Colorado Springs offers a pleasant and easy loop trail around its shores with views of Pikes Peak. It's also a great spot fishing and paddling on the 5-acres of water. There are nearby camping options detailed below. Explore the full Manitou Lake hike profile below for trail map, driving directions, campground info and more. Trail Snapshot: Manitou ...
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Chautauqua Loop Trail in Boulder

The Chautauqua Trail is an easy 3.6 mile loop hike along Boulder's Flatirons. The trails pass several historical sites: a quarry, cabin, shelter, and ski area as it weaves through the meadows and ponderosa forest of Chautauqua Park. About 40 minutes from Denver, the Chautauqua Loop hike makes for a great hike for visitors who are looking for stunning landscapes ...
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Grizzly Peak Hike at Loveland Pass

Grizzly Peak is a challenging 5-mile hike from Loveland Pass that ends with a scramble to its craggy 13,427' summit with breathtaking views of the Loveland Pass area, local ski resorts, and 14ers Grays and Torreys Peaks. About one hour from Denver, Grizzly and it's sister peak, Sniktau are two of the most accessible 13er peak hikes near Denver. Trail ...
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hiker at the beginning of the sniktau and grizzly trail on loveland pass with tundra of mountains in foreground and blue skies with clouds on hiike near denver

Mt. Sniktau Hike at Loveland Pass

Mt. Sniktau may be the most accessible and breathtaking summit hike near Denver. This 4-miles, moderate hike up to Sniktau travels across high country tundra along ridgelines with views of Grays and Torrey peaks and views of the Gore Range of mountains in the north. Considered a year-round hike this trail is popular with hikers wanting to get in shape ...
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Open and Closed Hiking Trails

Here you'll find a list of the nearly 200 hikes on Dayhikes Near Denver with information on what trails and parks are closed and how to get updated information about when they will open. Those without closure information were considered open as of Saturday, May 23rd 2020. However, any of these parks and trails can be closed at any moment ...
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view across meadow near NCAR in Boulder of flatirons and chautauqua park along hiking trail

Chautauqua Park Hikes in Boulder

Chautauqua Park in Boulder Colorado is the Trailhead for 40 miles of hiking trails, including hikes into the Flatirons, paths through canyons, and trails to summits with views to the Rocky Mountains in the west. Explore all of these iconic hikes located right in the city of Boulder. Chautauqua Park Trails Snapshot Hike Distance 40 Miles of Trails Difficulty Easy ...
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COVID-19 Denver Area Trail Closures

Because our Colorado trails are served by a variety of agencies, Dayhikes Near Denver is not able to update closure information for every trail. The best way to check these closures is directly on the websites of those agencies (listed below). Please adhere to social distancing requirements, local quarantine requirements, and the limitations put in place by the specific agencies ...
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Mallory Cave Hike in Boulder

Mallory Cave is a 1.4-mile, moderate hike up into red rock formations of the Boulder Flatirons to a gated cave. Just 40 minutes from Denver, the trail to Mallory Cave was one of the earliest established recreational trails along the Front Range of Colorado. Explore the full trail profile for trail map, driving direcitons, photos, and tips for his hike ...
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Blodgett Peak Hike Near Colorado Springs

Blodgett Peak requires a challenging 3.2 mile ascent through the passage of rocky canyon to the summit where hikers gain panoramic views of Pikes Peak, Rampart Reservoir, and the United States Air Force Academy. Located on the northwestern edge of Colorado Springs, Blodgett Peak is a local favorite for those looking for demanding workout or just to enjoy the 360 ...
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frozen brainard lake with snowcapped mountains in background on hike along waldrop trail to cmc cabin

Brainard Lake CMC Cabin Hike

The CMC Cabin at Brainard Lake makes for a perfect winter snowshoe, a challenging ski in, or an easy Summer hike from the Gateway Trailhead. It's a 3-mile route in to the cabin to take in views of the beauty of Brainard Lake and surrounding snow-capped Rocky Mountains. This trail profile looks at two different 6-mile round-trip routes: a winter ...
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Wild Basin Hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park

On the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park, south of Estes Park, is a lesser explored region called the Wild Basin. Aptly named because the hikes in the Wild Basin take you to multiple waterfalls, up to alpine lakes, snowfields, and hidden areas of RMNP few travelers see. We've hiked and profiled a number of trails in the Wild ...
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Mt. Cutler Hike in Colorado Springs

Mt. Cutler in Colorado Springs is an easy, 1-mile hike to the summit of a foothill peak that overlooks Seven Falls, the canyon system of Cheyenne Canyon, and offers panoramic views that make this hike a great option for visiting friends and family. Because it's just 2 miles out-and-back with less than 500 feet of elevation gain, this hike offers ...
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10 Best Hikes Near Boulder Colorado

Where are the best hiking trails close to Boulder? We've been hiking in and around Boulder, Colorado for years, profiling over 30 different trails. So, we decided to share here our favorite hikes near Boulder. These ten hikes will give you a variety of landscapes and experiences. You'll find dog friendly hikes, hikes to summits, and waterfalls. And we'll update ...
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