Shun the traffic on I-70 and tackle the Frisco to Vail thru hike. Image courtesy of ProTrails.com. To see pictures of all the hikes listed here, visit ProTrails.com.
Don’t be fooled: These unseasonably warm February temperatures aren’t going to last. And even though we’ve spotted hints of spring (a blooming crocus!), we won’t be able to tackle our favorite summertime hikes until the days get much longer.
That can’t stop us from daydreaming though, which is...
February 11 2015, 1:45 PM
Why we love it: Stunning views of downtown Denver from South Table Mountain’s precipitous eastern edge, with some fascinating geology along the way.
When to go: An hour before sunrise, to watch dawn’s first light shine on the city—and the Front Range.
The nearly 2.5-mile-long...
February 3 2015, 5:30 PM
—Photo by Erin Skarda
Like most Coloradans, we've been taking advantage of the 70-plus-degree weather this week by hitting the trails. From the top of North Table Mountain in Golden, hikers and mountain bikers can enjoy sweeping views of rolling meadows, with the Denver skyline looming in the distance. To read more...
January 29 2015, 9:56 AM
Why we love it: A near-to-Denver, year-round hike that is ideal when you just can’t bear to fight I-70 ski traffic.
When to go: Right now. Really. (The weather forecast says the Denver area might see 70 degrees today.)
Rarely, it seems, do construction projects finish on time...
January 27 2015, 11:30 AM
—Photo by Terri Cook
Why we love it: Choices, choices—enjoy the climb up the hogback and return to your car, or continue onward through adjacent open space for a challenging long-distance route.
When to go: Any time you want a good workout with amazing views.
The only route into the City of Fort Collins’...
January 21 2015, 2:15 PM
Why we love it: Peaceful meadows, expansive views and abundant wildlife–with a taste of red rock country thrown in.
When to go: Any time of year—this gentle loop is great for snowshoeing, as well as hiking.
The 4-mile Valley Loop Trail explores the northeastern corner of the City of...
January 6 2015, 2:00 PM
Why we love it: A short and easy stroll with incredible views of Eldorado Canyon and the tiny rock climbers dangling from its sheer walls.
When to go: Any time of year—just mind the ice in the winter.
A smooth, wide path with up-close-and-personal views of some of the most spectacular...
December 9 2014, 5:40 PM
Why we love it: North Table Mountain Park offers top-of-the-world views from a selection of smooth trails just a stone’s throw from Denver.
When to go: Whenever you need to get away from it all, as long as the sun’s not too hot and the wind isn’t howling.
With a dozen access...
November 25 2014, 10:00 AM