Day Hikes Near Denver
Have a free day? Check out these great day hikes near Denver (Source: The Olden Chapters)
Estes Park, CO
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Gem Lake Trail
Can’t go wrong with this 3.1 mi hike in Rocky Mountain National Park! There is a pretty strong climb, but you don’t have to enter the park (aka free except for busy months).
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Sedalia, CO
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Devil's Head Lookout
Wanna go to a fire tower? Then this 2.5 mi hike is a great one! Located in the Pike National Forest and shows a great view of south Denver!
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Estes Park, CO
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Alberta Falls
An easy trail in RMNP and great for a quick hike! Rocky Mountain National Park is 2 hours from Denver.
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CO, United States
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South Table Mountain
In the beautiful town of Golden, this trail takes you up to the south table. You get great views of golden and a nice long hike at 8.9 mi. With free parking! You can make the hike shorter if you’d like, there are many hikes in the area.
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Colorado Springs, CO
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Garden Of The Gods
Such a unique park with countless hikes! This is a great day trip from Denver.
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Morrison, CO
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Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Such a famous place in Denver with also some really great views! Around 5.8 mi, this is a great hike with free parking.
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Morrison, CO
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Mount Falcon Park
This has some of the best views of Denver and even a glimpse of the famous Red Rocks. Only 5.9 miles, this day hike is great and leads you to some cool ruins !
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Estes Park, CO
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Bear Lake Trail
Being a .7 mi hike, this is great for families or for just a small taste of RMNP! About 2 hours from Denver.
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CO, United States
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Flatirons
The flatirons are a great place to hike in Boulder! The trial is also near Boulder Open Space which has rock climbing too!!
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CO, United States
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Dinosaur Ridge
Right near red rocks and only 20 minutes from Denver, this hike is great and even has fossilized dinosaur tracks!
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Boulder, CO
outdoors
Mount Sanitas Trail
If you want a great view of Boulder and a sunset, go to Sanitas! It’s a steep climb, but it’s short and less than a mile.
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CO, United States
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St. Mary's Glacier
Head up to the Arapaho’s National Forest for this 1.9 mi trail. Great spot to chill and relax just an hour from Denver. IG video credit: @stateaffair
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