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Easy Hikes Near Denver

Easy Hikes Near Denver Colorado Some 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.

30 Minutes from Denver

Hikes 30 minutes from Denver ColoradoAre you looking for hiking trails near Denver? Look no further. Driving directions are included with each trail near Denver, Colorado and we provide you with links to park trail maps.

Waterfall Hikes

Waterfall Hikes Near Denver Colorado Trying to find hikes to waterfalls near Denver? Check out our list of Colorado waterfall hikes, and check back as we add more.

Rocky Mountain National Park Hikes

Colorado Hikes 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.

Handicap Accessible

Handicap accessible trails near Denver Colorado There are many excellent handicap accessible trails near Denver. We are adding new Denver area trails often, so keep checking back.

Boulder Hiking Trails

Hiking Trails Near Boulder ColoradoBoulder is just north of Denver and offers some of the best front range hiking in Colorado. Explore our list of Boulder area hikes and Boulder trail profiles.


Hanging Lake Near Glenwood Springs Colorado

Hanging Lake Near Glenwood Springs Colorado

Hanging Lake is a short hike to two waterfalls and one of the most beautiful lakes in Colorado. On the same hike, you can explore Spouting Rock, and walk behind the waterfall. It’s not a day hike near Denver, but it’s definitely…

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join dayhikes near denver pathfinder team

Join our Pathfinder Team

Back in June, we started a small team of contributors to Dayhikes Near Denver called the Dayhikes Pathfinders. With Team 1 established, we are ready to create Pathfinder Team 2. This team of 5-10 Pathfinders will be scouting out trails, sending in…

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St. Mary’s Glacier near Idaho Springs, Colorado

St. Mary’s Glacier near Idaho Springs, Colorado

The hike up to St. Mary’s Glacier ascends through a beautiful forest and ends with stunning panoramic views–the kind you expect from a perfect short hike in Colorado. If you walk around St. Mary’s lake then hike up the glacier, you will…

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Mt. Galbraith Loop via the Cedar Gulch Trail

Mt. Galbraith Loop via the Cedar Gulch Trail

Hiking Mt. Galbraith near Golden, Colorado will spoil you with it’s views into two canyons and into the City of Golden. Mount Galbraith is about 25 minutes from downtown Denver, so it makes for a quick escape from the bustle of life…

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White Ranch Sunset Loop Near Golden, Colorado

White Ranch Sunset Loop Near Golden, Colorado

This loop hike in White Ranch Park is a great escape, a place to watch the glow of twilight on the city of Denver as the sun sets in the West. This Colorado trail is set at the very beginning of the…

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Enchanted Mesa Trail Near Boulder, Colorado

Enchanted Mesa Trail Near Boulder, Colorado

Boulder’s Chautauqua park boasts some of the best hiking in Colorado, especially if you are looking for accessibility–many of the trailheads are right in town. The Enchanted Mesa trail lives up to its name. The dense pine forest and the wide curving…

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Red Rocks Trail at Red Rocks Park

Red Rocks Trail at Red Rocks Park

The Red Rocks Trail at Red Rocks park gives you a chance to wander through the meadows just east of the imposing red monoliths that this Denver Mountain Park is named after. Close to Denver, the Red Rocks Trail is great…

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North Table Mountain Trail Hikes Near Golden, Colorado

North Table Mountain Trail Hikes Near Golden, Colorado

When the sun rises over the North Table Mountain, you’ll see this mesa rising above the town of Golden, Colorado. A vast network of trails awaits hikers, mountain bikers, and nature photographers. This is a perfect hike near Denver for when you…

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royal arch near boulder colorado

Royal Arch Trail – Hike in Boulder, Colorado

The hike up to Royal Arch in Boulder’s Chautauqua Park is a serious workout, but the beauty of Bluebell canyon and the view of Royal Arch make it worth the journey. Our most important tip for making this an enjoyable hike is…

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Greenland Open Space Trail Near Larkspur, Colorado

Greenland Open Space Trail Near Larkspur, Colorado

Rolling meadows stretch to spectacular views of Pikes Peak on this easy Colorado hike near Larkspur. The Greenland Trail takes you across the stunning grasslands near Larkspur, Colorado, a Douglas County Open Space that spreads across 3,600 acres of sun-drenched fields.The Greenland…

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First and Second Flatiron Hike in Boulder

First and Second Flatiron Hike in Boulder

Hiking the Flatirons near Boulder, Colorado is is a must. The trail draws you across an green meadow, then up through a notch between he First and Second Flatiron. You’ll find the best part of this hike in the Flatirons at the…

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Ultimate Guide to the REI Garage Sale Denver

Ultimate Guide to the REI Garage Sale Denver

To create a guide to the REI Garage Sale, I took about 4 hours stalking the store, talking with Denverites who were pros at this, took notes, and got some gear myself. This guide is based on how things work at the…

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Mt. Bierstadt Trail on Guanella Pass

Mt. Bierstadt Trail on Guanella Pass

Summit a Fourteener, Mount Bierstadt, or go for an easy hike with your family high in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. In short, you’ve got options on this trail near the top of Guanella Pass. Explore the trail profile below for hiking, camping, and…

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Cascades Near Berthoud Falls

Cascades Near Berthoud Falls

Looking for a place to stop and stretch your legs on your way to Winter Park? These cascades along US 40 will refresh your spirit and are immediately accessible right off the road.There are some unmaintained trails to explore, so check out…

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