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 by parks departments and local governments. Because of this, verify the trail’s status with the individual park or forest service ranger district before traveling to the trailhead. Additionally, note and follow directions at the trailhead regarding parking, hiking, and distancing.

Currently, Colorado is under a Safer at Home Order until further notice. “Local and personal outdoor recreation” is recognized as a “necessary activity” in the order. See section H in the linked document for the current State recreation protocols, giving attention to the 10-mile rule for outdoor recreation. In short, hike local until guidelines are revisited on May 27th. The Executive Order from the State of Colorado is tentatively set to expire on May 27th. It can be amended or extended at any time, so check for updates at the Colorado Executive Orders site.

It’s important to note that while many trailheads are open, some restrooms and most visitor centers are closed. The list below is not exhaustive. It’s limited to the 190+ hiking trail profiles posted on Dayhikes Near Denver.

Name of hikeClosuresMileageDifficultyDrive Time from Denver (min)
Adams Falls in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates0.6 mileEasy135
Agnes Vaille Falls HikePartial Trail Closure Due to Rock Fall.1 mileEasy160
Alberta Falls in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates1.6 milesModerate120
Alderfer and Three Sisters Park18 Trails: 0.2 to 10+ MilesEasy40
Andrews Glacier and Tarn in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates9.4 to 10 milesDifficult120
Arch Rocks in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates3 milesEasy100
Arthur's Rock in Lory State Park3.4 milesModerate85
Bear Canyon Loop at NCAR3.5 milesEasy40
Bear Lake Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates0.6 mileEasy120
Bear Peak Near Boulder7.4 milesDifficult40
Beaver Loop in Golden Gate Canyon2.3 milesModerate45
Bergen Peak9.2 milesDifficult35
Bierstadt Lake in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates3.2 to 4.8 milesModerate120
Black Lake Falls in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates10 milesDifficult120
Black Lake in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates10 milesDifficult120
Blodgett Peak6.4 milesDifficult75
Blue Grouse Trail at Golden Gate Canyon Park1.4 milesModerate60
Bluebird Lake in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates12 milesDifficult90
Bluffs Loop at Bluffs Regional Park2.7 milesEasy30
Booth Creek Falls4 milesModerate100
Boulder FallsReopened on the weekend of June 13th!!!100 yardsEasy50
Brainard Lake CMC Cabin Hike6 milesEasy80
Bridal Veil Falls in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates6.6 milesModerate105
Bridal Veil Falls in Idaho Springs0.25 mile belowEasy45
Buffalo Creek Falls at Wellington LakeClosed for Day Use. Open for Campers with Reservations. See Wellington Lake Page for Updates0.5 mileEasy105
Bulter GulchCounty Road Closure to non-residents was lifted at Noon, May 28, 2020.5 milesModerate60
Calypso Cascades in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates3.6 milesEasy90
Canyon Loop at Betasso Preserve, Boulder3.3 milesModerate50
Canyon View Nature Trail at Castlewood Canyon2.4 milesEasy50
Carpenter Peak in Roxborough State Park6.2 milesModerate45
Cascades Near Berthoud FallsCounty Road Closure to non-residents was lifted at Noon, May 28, 2020.0.1 mileEasy60
Castle Rock Trail1.4 milesModerate35
Catamount Falls Near Colorado Springs2.8 milesModerate90
Cave Trail at Castlewood Canyon0.28 mileDifficult60
Chaos Canyon Cascades in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates4.2 milesModerate120
Chasm Falls in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates0.1 mile, 2.8, or 4.8 milesEasy100
Chicago Lakes Near Mt. Evans8.4 to 10 milesDifficult60
Chief Mountain3 milesModerate60
Chimney Gulch Trail at Windy Saddle Park5 milesDifficult25
Clear Creek Trail in Downtown Golden1.8 milesEasy30
Cliff & Climber's Trails at Castlewood Canyon0.64 mileDifficult60
Continental Falls Near Breckenridge5 milesModerate100
Copeland Falls in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates0.6 mileEasy90
Cornet Falls Near Telluride Colorado1/2 mileEasy390
Crags Near Colorado Springs4.5 milesModerate120
Crown Hill Lake Trails1.2 miles+Easy17
Cub Lake Loop in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates6 milesModerate100
Cub Lake in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates4.6 milesModerate100
Daniel's Park Hikes0.2, 3, or 5.4 milesEasy35
Deer Creek Canyon Loop2.7 milesEasy35
Devils Head Fire LookoutCLOSED all 20202.8 milesModerate75
Diamond Lake5.4 milesModerate90
Diamond Lake Falls3.4 milesModerate90
Dream Lake in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates2.2 milesEasy120
East Plum Creek Trail in Castle Rock6 milesEasy35
Echo Lake Near Mt. Evans0.25 mile belowEasy60
Eldorado Canyon State Park Hikes4 Trails: 0.5 mile to 3.5 miles (one way)Moderate45
Eldorado Falls at Walker Ranch2.5 milesModerate60
Elk Falls - New Waterfall Near Denver10.8 milesDifficult45
Elk Meadow Park - South Loop2.6 milesEasy35
Elk Range Trail at Centennial Cone ParkElk Range Trail at Centennial Cone Park, including the interior of the park, is closed from February 1 through mid-June to protect elk during their calving season. All other trails are open.6.6 milesEasy40
Elk Valley in Roxborough State Park4.8 milesModerate45
Emerald Lake in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates3.6 milesModerate120
Enchanted Mesa Near Boulder1.8 - 2 milesEasy40
Evergreen Lake1.3 milesEasy40
Falcon Falls in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates15.5 to 16.5 milesDifficult90
Fallen Timbers Loop at Fox Run2 milesEasy75
Fan Falls in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates15.5 milesDifficult90
Fern Falls in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates5.4 milesModerate100
Fern Lake in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates7.8 milesModerate100
Finch Lake in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates9 milesModerate90
Fish Creek Falls Near Steamboat0.5 mileEasy180
Flatirons Vista Loop1.9 or 3.3 milesModerate40
Flattop Mountain in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates8.8 milesModerate120
Forgotten Valley at Golden Gate State Park3 milesModerate60
Forsythe Canyon to Waterfall and Gross Reservoir2+ milesEasy75
Fountain Valley at Roxborough State Park2.3 milesEasy45
Four Lakes and Waterfall Loop in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates6.4 milesModerate120
Central Garden Loop in Garden of the Gods1 milesEasy100
Palmer Trail in Garden of the Gods2.5 milesEasy100
Siamese Twins Trail at Garden of the Gods0.5 milesEasy100
Glendale Farm - Douglas County Open Space1.6 mileEasy35
Grace Falls in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates12+ milesDifficult100
Granite Falls in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates10.2 milesModerate120
Greenland Open Space Near Larkspur1 to 10 milesEasy45
Realization Point via Gregory Canyon5.7 milesModerate40
Hall Ranch2 milesEasy60
Hanging LakeJune 1 reopen with reservations, reservations can be made online2.4 milesDifficult165
Hayes Creek Falls0.1 mileEasy210
Ponderosa Loop at Heil Valley Ranch7.6 milesModerate50
Helen Hunt Falls in Colorado Springs0.1 mile or 8 milesModerate105
Herman Gulch to Herman LakeCounty Road Closure to non-residents was lifted at Noon, May 28, 2020.5 milesModerate60
High Line Canal - County Line to Fly'n B Park3.7 milesEasy30
First and Second Flatirons in Boulder2.6 milesModerate45
Davis Ponds in Staunton State Park2.15 milesEasy45
Green Mountain Near Boulder5.5 milesDifficult40
Pine Valley Ranch Park1.2 to 3.2 milesModerate60
Homestead Trail at Castlewood Canyon2 or 4 milesModerate45
Horseshoe Falls in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates0.4 mileEasy100
Horseshoe Trail in Golden Gate Canyon Park3.6 milesModerate50
Horsethief Falls Near Colorado Springs2.8 MilesEasy120
Incline at Castle Rock0.6 mileModerate35
Jasper Lake11 milesDifficult80
Jewel Lake in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates6.4 milesModerate120
Kenosha Pass Hiking Trails1 below to 14.4 milesModerate90
Bear Creek at Lair o' the Bear Park1.7 milesEasy30
Lake Haiyaha in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates4.2 milesModerate120
Lake Helene in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates5.8 milesModerate120
Lake of Glass WaterfallPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates8.4 milesDifficult120
Lakes Loop at Rocky Mountain ArsenalPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates1.7 milesEasy30
Lawn Lake in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates12.4 milesDifficult100
Lion Lake in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates14 milesDifficult90
Long Lake Loop1.5 milesEasy90
Lost Falls in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates15.6 milesDifficult100
Lost Lake Near Nederland4 milesModerate80
Lyric Falls in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates8 milesModerate90
Mallory Cave2.8 milesModerate40
Marguerite Falls in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates7.8+ milesModerate100
Maroon BellsMay not open until June 8th, call (970) 945-3319, Shuttles May be delayed1 to 13 milesModerate240
Maxwell Falls Near Evergreen1.6 to 4 milesModerate50
Meadow & Forest Loop Trails at Lookout Mountain Nature Center0.6 & 0.8 mileEasy30
Mesa Trail to Bear Canyon8.4 milesEasy45
Meyer Ranch Open Space2.4 to 4.8 milesModerate30
Meyers Homestead Hike in Walker Ranch5.2 milesEasy60
Mills Lake in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates5.6 milesModerate120
Mohawk Lakes Near Breckenridge6 or 6.8 milesModerate100
Monarch Lake Loop4 milesEasy170
Moraine Park Loop in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates5.5 milesEasy90
Mount Falcon - Castle & Tower2.3 milesEasy40
Mt. Bierstadt Trail on Guanella Pass1 to 7 milesDifficult90
Mt. Evans SummitRoad up Mt. Evans is planned to open in July 2020. See See USFS Mt. Evans Page for Updates0.25 mileEasy100
Mt. Galbraith Loop via the Cedar Gulch Trail4.9 milesModerate30
Mt. Sanitas Near Boulder3.1 or 2 milesModerate45
North Clear Creek Falls in Colorado0.1 mileEasy300
North Table Mountain Trail Near Golden2.7 to 7.7 milesModerate25
Nymph Lake in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates1 mileEasy120
Odessa Lake in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates9.8 milesModerate100
O Fallon Park Trails1.3 to 7 milesModerate35
Ouzel Falls in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates5.4 milesModerate90
Ouzel Lake in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates9.8 milesModerate90
Panorama Point in Corwina Park2.4 milesModerate40
Pear Lake in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates13 milesDifficult90
Petrified Forest Hike at Florissant Fossil BedsTrails open but Visitor Center Parking Area Closed. Use Hornbek/Barksdale Parking Lot.1 mileEasy120
Pole Creek Falls Near Granby2.2 milesEasy110
Raccoon Loop in Golden Gate Canyon State Park2.5 milesEasy60
Rainbow Falls in Colorado Springs0.2 mileEasy80
Rattlesnake Gulch at Eldorado State Park2.5 to 4 milesModerate45
Red Rock Canyon1 mileEasy75
Red Rocks Trail at Red Rocks ParkEntire Park and Amphitheatre Closed until Further Notice. Call 720-865-2494 for updated information.6 milesModerate25
Red Rocks Trail at Settlers Park in Boulder1 mile Loop +.4 mile spurEasy45
Eagles View Loop in Reynolds Park4 milesModerate50
Ribbon Falls in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates9.6 milesDifficult120
Ridgeline Open Space1 mileEasy40
Rifle Falls0.2 to 1.5 milesEasy210
Royal Arch Trail - Hike in Boulder3.5 milesDifficult40
Sandbeach Lake in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates8.4 milesModerate90
Santa Fe Regional Trail1 mile to 17Easy60
Seven Falls in Colorado Springs0.4 to 3 milesEasy80
Shanahan RIdge Loop4 milesEasy40
Shelf Creek Falls in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates9 milesDifficult120
Shelf Lake Falls in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates8.5 milesDifficult120
Shelf Lake in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates8.5 milesDifficult120
Silver Falls Near Pagosa Springs0.4 mileModerate330
Sky Pond in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates9+ milesDifficult120
Soldier Canyon Falls0.2 mileEasy100
Solitude Lake in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates9 milesDifficult120
South Boulder Peak7.4 milesDifficulty40
South Rim Loop at Roxborough State Park3 milesModerate45
South Valley Park0.5 mile to 3 milesEasy30
Sprague Lake Loop in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates0.5 mileEasy120
Spruce Lake in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates9.6 milesModerate100
Spruce Mountain Near Larkspur1.5 & 4 milesModerate50
St. Mary's Glacier near Idaho SpringsCounty Road Closure to non-residents was lifted at Noon, May 28, 2020.1.5 milesModerate60
St. Vrain Mountain9 milesDifficult100
Tarryall Falls0.4 mileEasy100
The Loch in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates5.5+ milesModerate120
The Pool in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates3.4 milesEasy100
Timberline Falls in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates8 milesDifficult120
Trading Post Trail at Red Rocks ParkEntire Park and Amphitheatre Closed until Further Notice. Call 720-865-2494 for updated information.1.4 milesEasy30
Treasure Falls Near Pagosa Springs1 mileEasy285
Trio Falls in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates14.8 milesDifficult90
Undine Falls3.4 milesEasy140
Ute Valley Park Loop2.5 milesEasy75
Waterfall Hike at Castlewood Canyon0.25 mileModerate50
Waterton CanyonClosed Until Further Notice. See See Denver Water's Waterton Canyon Page for Updates6.2 or 12.4 milesModerate35
White Ranch Sunset Loop Near Golden2 milesModerate45
Whitmore Falls Near Lake City0.2 mileEasy360
Willow Creek Trail at Roxborough State Park1.4 milesEasy45
Windy Gulch Cascades in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates1 mileModerate100
Windy Peak at Golden Gate Canyon6.4 MilesModerate50
Ypsilon Falls in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates9 milesDifficult100
Ypsilon Lake in Rocky Mountain National ParkPhased Reopening Planned for May 27th. See RMNP Current Conditions for Updates9 milesDifficult100
Zapata Falls0.8 mileEasy240