Hiking in Denver, CO

Made possible by

About Denver Hiking

Recommendations by

Total Experiences

11 reviews

Displaying all 11 results within 100 miles
  1. The Swallow Loop makes a great little escape from the city when you're short on time.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    14.8 miles
    Duration
    The loop is only 1.2 miles, so you can repeat the loop several times or connect to one of the other trails at the park.
  2. Mt. Bierstadt is probably the most accessible of Colorado's 14,000-footers, making it a very popular hiking destination for visitors and Denverite locals alike.

    Difficulty
    5 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    27.7 miles
    Duration
    3-5 hours
  3. One of the best family hikes in the country. Sure to capture the imaginations of children and adults alike... and of course Jurassic Park lovers.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    11.1 miles
    Duration
    1-2 Hours
  4. This is a Denver gem dating back to the city's inception. Today it's enjoyed by hikers and trail runners looking to get some fresh air just outside the city.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    22.3 miles
    Duration
    2-3 Hours
  5. This is a somewhat strenuous hike that takes you past the tree line and affords you wonderful views of the Continental Divide's terrain.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    46.0 miles
    Duration
    3 hours
  6. With its classic Colorado mountain feel and spectacular wildlife, Waterton Canyon is Denver’s backyard gem. The scenic gorge gives visitors their first taste of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    18.0 miles
    Duration
    3-4 hours
  7. This area is known for its beauty, user-friendliness, wildflowers, and mixed forests.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    35.7 miles
    Duration
    2-4 hours
  8. This is a classic Colorado destination that you definitely should experience in some capacity- whether on the trails in the area or during a live concert at the famous amphitheatre.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    12.6 miles
    Duration
    Varies, depending on the trail.
  9. This six-mile trail takes you up a volcanic mesa over some very scenic, rolling terrain.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    13.0 miles
    Duration
    1-2 hours
  10. This is a classic Denver challenge. 2,000-feet in elevation gain in less than a mile. Enjoy!

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    61.2 miles
    Duration
    30 minutes (if you are super fast) - over an hour
  11. If you're looking to get out of Denver to do some sightseeing, your search is over: heading up to the historic town of Evergreen is the perfect getaway for either the family, or for a first date.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    19.5 miles
    Duration
    The trail isn't that long, but why not take your time?
Not here? Tell us what we’re missing.
If the experience you’re looking for isn’t here, contribute!
Got search feedback? Help us improve.

Related Stories

  1. Cat Skiing in Colorado: What to Know and Where to Go
    How to prowl for backcountry pow without having to hike.
  2. Mastering the Early Morning Ski Start
    Colorado ski days are a lot of fun, assuming you can actually get the mountain at a reasonable time. Caffeinate thyself and check our our 5 best tips for getting a good start.
  3. There are No "Secret Spots"
    A manifesto for informed outdoor recreation on public land.
  4. What's New at Colorado Ski Resorts for the 2016-2017 Season
    Check out how winter resorts are wooing skiers and snowboarders this year.
  5. 6 (More) Stellar Hot Springs in Colorado
    Dip into these lesser-known hot waters throughout the Centennial State.
  6. See All Stories in Denver, CO