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6 Must-Do Hikes Near Denver, Colorado

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6 Must-Do Hikes Near Denver, Colorado

 Colorado is a destination for adventurers of all kinds, especially when it comes to those who enjoy hiking in the great outdoors. When it comes to hikes near Denver, Colorado, the options are endless. Your guides at Denver Climbing Company have curated a list of some of the top hikes nearby that offer adventurers the opportunity to get up, get outside, and enjoy Colorado’s beautiful scenery.

  1. Dinosaur Ridge Trail, Morrison CO

Length: 4.0 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Dinosaur Ridge Trail is a trail in Matthews Winters Park that offers gorgeous views of the mountains and Red Rocks Park. This fun and educational family-friendly trek brings hikers up close and personal with a variety of fossils and geological features native to Colorado’s wilderness. 

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  1. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater, Morrison CO

Length: Varies
Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
With over 868 acres of trails and meadows to venture into, Red Rocks Park is an amazing destination to bring the whole family for some Colorado hiking adventures. Along with the hiking trails like Red Rocks Trail, you can also check out some fossils, catch a yoga class, or challenge yourself by climbing the steps of the Red Rocks Amphitheater.

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  1. Chautauqua Trail, Boulder CO

Length: 1.2 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Chautauqua Trail provides quintessential views of Boulder’s breathtaking flatirons. Interpretive signs along the way help you to learn more about the history of Chautauqua and the landscape itself. If you’re seeking more of a challenge, use this trail to venture deeper into the park and immerse yourself in the majesty of Chautauqua meadow.

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  1. Maxwell Falls, Evergreen CO

Length: Varies
Difficulty: Moderate
Step onto one of the most beloved Colorado hikes that the whole family will enjoy! With a variety of terrain and a bit of a challenging incline, Maxwell falls brings you to a beautiful waterfall right near Denver. Choose from a one-mile hike, a three-mile loop, and a four-mile trek that will all lead you to Maxwell Falls.

If you and your family venture to Maxwell Falls, be mindful of trail etiquette, as this particular hike has a significant amount of sensitive terrain and ecosystems that are being harmed by overuse.

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  1. Coyote Song Trail, Littleton CO

Length: 3.0 Miles
Difficulty: Easy
Get up close and personal with some of Colorado’s beautiful landscape features. Coyote Song Trail is a perfect trek for hikers of all skill levels and great for those who may be looking for a scenic run! Enjoy breathtaking views around every corner and a clear shot of Red Rocks Park while you hike among unique rock formations. There’s no shade on this trail so bring plenty of water and sunscreen if you plan to hike midday!

  1. Tilting Mesa to Mesa Top Loop, Golden CO

Length: 3.2 Miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Enjoy a challenging incline that rewards you with gorgeous views of the Colorado Frontrange in this 3.2-mile loop through North Table Mountain. An initial incline to the top of the mountain will get your heart rate pumping while the flat stroll to a gradual decline will allow you to catch your breath and enjoy the scenery. Keep your eyes out for climbers! This mountain is a popular spot for climbers to adventure. 

Check out our Classes & Climbs page to book a trip up the cliffs of North Table Mountain.

Wherever you find yourself adventuring when you visit Denver Colorado, be aware of your surroundings and be considerate of the delicate landscapes that you are hiking on. If you’re ready for an adventure that will take you to new heights, your guides at Denver Climbing Company are ready to take you. 

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