It’s hard to just get out of the house on a Saturday morning. Add a bit of cold weather, scraping the frost off the car, getting the family bundled up, and it’s just that much harder to get out and enjoy nature. So, I’ve looked over a few of our favorite local trails and decided on three Denver hikes that are really easy to get to and have a lot of “bang for the buck.”
Criteria for these Denver Winter Hikes:
- Accessible in the Winter
- Mostly Level Trails
- High on the Beauty & Wildlife Scale
Red Rock, Deer, and beautiful meadows are the draw here. Read More
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. Read More
In Colorado? I grew up in the Midwest. So, when I moved to Colorado, I was surprised to see fence rows without poison ivy. In fact, I was relieved because I’m incredibly allergic to it. While it’s not prevalent in Colorado, it’s alive and well. The best way to deal with its toxic leaves is to know how to avoid it, and if you get it, to know how to treat it. Read More
Doesn’t exist! Well, at least not yet. And maybe I’m asking for too much, something like Marty Bartholomew’s Flyfisher’s Guide to Colorado that details trails, and hatches, flows, and info on how to get there. It would be comprehensive and…well…a lot like Dayhikes Near Denver. But for now, the best fly fishing site on Colorado is still a book.
Why Not? Here’s my theory on why no one has done it. Read More