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10 Easy Beginner Hikes Near Denver

Are you looking for hikes close to Denver that are easy for beginners? There are so many options to choose from for those just getting started hiking. We've narrowed down the top 10 easy hikes for those of you who may be either new to hiking or who are hoping to experience some beautiful scenery without a lot of hard ...
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Hikes Near Denver – Our Top 10 Favorite Hikes

Where are the best places to hike near Denver? Over the years we've profiled over 140 hikes, and I'll tell you that it's hard to pick favorites--but we did. Below you'll find ten of our favorite hikes near Denver. Actually, we cheated a bit. We've included some parks and trail networks, so some include two or more hikes. These are ...
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10 Top Waterfall Hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park is known for its waterfalls. Many are easy to reach, and some require hours of hiking. Check out our Top 10 Waterfall Hikes in RMNP below ranked from the easiest to the most difficult. It is our hope that this list will become a great starter guide for those wanting to end their hikes with at ...
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10 Winter Hiking Tips

Do you know how to prepare for a winter hike in Denver? The seasons change and November to April is Colorado's transformation into a winter wonderland. The season begins even earlier and concludes much later up in the mountains. These months bring the cold, but there are some real benefits to getting outside: fewer people on the trails, the snow-laden ...
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Elk Valley Trail in Roxborough State Park

Elk Valley Trail in Roxborough State Park

[twocol_one] The Elk Valley Trail in Roxborough State Park climbs to a lesser visited valley in the park. Incredible views of the red rock formations of Roxborough make this a great moderate hike near Denver. The hike to Elk Valley is a 4.8 mile out-and-back journey, but can be turned into one of two more strenuous loop hikes. Explore all ...
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Carpenter Peak Hike in Roxborough State Park

Carpenter Peak Hike in Roxborough State Park

[twocol_one] The hike up Carpenter Peak in Roxborough State Park is a strenuous 3.1 mile journey (one-way) to a foothill summit that overlooks the red rock formations of Fountain Valley. You'll also gain 360 degree panoramic views of Denver, east to the plains, and west to distant snow-capped peaks. In this Colorado trail profile, you'll find driving directions, trail map, ...
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Lost Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park

Lost Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park

[twocol_one] The hike to Lost Falls is a demanding 15.6 mile trek into into a lesser traveled, northern reaches of Rocky Mountain National Park. The trail follows the North Fork of the Big Thompson River through stands of lodgepole, the pinch of a rugged canyon, and past aspen laden meadows before reaching this hidden waterfall. Explore the full Lost Falls ...
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Rainbow Falls Hike in Colorado Springs

[twocol_one] The hike to Rainbow Falls is a short easy walk to the waterfall and a historic bridge. Rainbow falls is located in Manitou Springs, just west Colorado Springs. The waterfall and bridge had been neglected for decades, but the area is now being restored by local government and local citizens. Explore the full Rainbow Falls hike profile ...
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Seven Falls Hike in Colorado Springs

[twocol_one] The hike to Seven Falls in Colorado Springs follows a paved canyon trail 0.8 mile to this famous tiered waterfall. After severe damage by the floods in 2013, the Broadmoor Resort purchased the property and has made significant improvements, including trail and site repairs, as well as creating an on-site restaurant. As in the past, there is an access ...
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Catamount Falls Hike Near Colorado Springs

[twocol_one] The hike to Catamount Falls is a moderate 2.8 mile loop hike about 25 minutes outside of Colorado Springs. This waterfall hike takes hikers to three different waterfalls and over two different creeks that spill down from the heights of Pikes Peak. It makes for a great weekend adventure, coupled with a great opportunity for brunch at the Pantry ...
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Granite Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park

Granite Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park

[twocol_one] The hike to Granite Falls is a 5.1 mile journey from the Green Mountain Trailhead in Rocky Mountain National Park. At Granite Falls, the waters of Tonahutu Creek drop fifty feet through a course of smooth granite slabs. The hike offers a diverse landscape: from tranquil forests, to expansive meadows, and verdant creeksides--all alive with wildflowers and wildlife. Explore ...
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Pear Lake Hike in Rocky Mountain National Park

[twocol_one] Pear Lake is a great destination for solitude, fishing, and mountain views. It's a 6.5 mile, demanding hike through some of the best wildflower country in Rocky Mountain National Park. After passing Finch Lake, the trail makes its way to the higher, Pear Lake where Copeland Mountain appears to shoot straight from its shores into the sky. Explore the ...
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