6 Best Hikes Near Denver

1. Panorama Point To Bear Creek Trail Loop

Location: Near Kittredge, CO
Commute from Denver: 40 minutes
Distance: 2.9 miles
Elevation Gain: 649 feet
Dogs: Dogs on a leash are allowed
Why is this hike special: About halfway through this hike there is a beautiful viewpoint that is perfect for a picnic or beer stop.

Panorama Point

2. Lost Lake via Hessie Trail

Location: Near Eldora, CO
Commute from Denver: 1 hour 20 minutes
Distance: 4.4 miles
Elevation Gain: 807 feet
Dogs: Dogs on a leash are allowed
Why is this hike special: On this hike to the beautiful Lost Lake you find an abandoned building and vehicle. You might also run into a moose or two!

Lost Lake

3. Coyote Song, Columbine, Cathy Johnson, and Valley View Loop

Location: Littleton, CO
Commute from Denver: 34 minutes
Distance: 4.45 miles
Elevation Gain: 554 feet
Dogs: Dogs on a leash are allowed
Why is this hike special: This easy hike features some epic red rocks!

4. Royal Arch Trail

Location: Boulder, CO
Commute from Denver: 40 minutes
Distance: 4.0 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,492 feet
Dogs: Dogs on a leash are allowed
Why is this hike special: The hike to the Royal Arch includes beautiful views of the Flatirons and Boulder. 

5. Saint Mary’s Glacier

Location: Idaho Springs, CO
Commute from Denver: 1 hour
Distance: 1.9 miles
Elevation Gain: 807 feet
Dogs: Dogs on a leash are allowed
Why is this hike special: This trail will lead you to a picturesque lake and glacier snowboards still use during the summer!

Saint Mary's Glacier

6. Horsetooth Mountain Trail

Location: Fort Collins, CO
Commute from Denver: 1 hour 20 minutes
Distance: 8.9 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,998 feet
Dogs: Dogs on a leash are allowed
Why is this hike special: There are many ways to get to the top of Horsetooth Mountain. Once you scale the rocks you will emerge to the most beautiful overlook. There are 360 views of Colorado at the top of the mountain and it is a must-see. 

Horsetooth Mountain

What are your favorite hikes near Denver?

I'm Chandler Hallmark and I love to take road trips around North America with my boyfriend, Rex! This blog lives to inspire outdoor adventure, inspired by our home in Colorado. Join me in taking the path less traveled, wingin' it, and seeing what the world has to offer!

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