I’m on a few hiking quests while living in Colorado, and one includes hiking all the trails in the 60 Hikes Near Denver Guidebook. I currently have a LONG way to go; I’m only 14% there. Wish me luck!

Alderfer/Three Sisters Park
Belmar Park – This park is a mix of nice, urban walking paths and history. It’s well worth a visit on a calm afternoon in Denver.
Bluff Lake Nature Center
Clear Creek Canyon Park: Peaks to Plans Trail
Dedisse Park: Evergreen Lake Trail
Deer Creek Canyon Park: Meadowlark and Plymouth Creek Trails
Elk Meadow Park: Meadow View, Sleepy S, and Elk Ridge Trails
Golden Gate Canyon State Park: Mountain Lion Trail
Golden Gate Canyon State Park: Raccoon and Mule Deer Trails
Meyer Ranch Park: Lodge Pole Loop
Mount Evans Wilderness: Hells Hole Trail
Mount Evans Wilderness: Mount Bierstadt Trail
Mount Falcon Park: Western Loop – Complete with ruins, forests, and beautiful meadows, this near-city trail is a wonderful place to explore with friends and family.
North Table Mountain Park: North Table, Tilted Mesa, Mesa Top Trail – Hike to the top of the table mountain to the north of Golden and experience a world away.
Plains Conservation Center Loop
Red Rocks Park: Trading Post Loop
Silver Dollar Lake Trail
Windy Saddle Park: Lookout Mountain Trail
William Fredrick Hayden Park: Green Mountain / Hayden Trails
SOUTH OF DENVER
Castlewood Canyon State Park: Inner Canyon and Lake Gulch Trails
Colorado Trail: Segment 3 to Tramway Trail
Devil’s Head Trail
Greenland Open Space: Greenland, Luge, and Kipps Trail
Mount Herman Trail
Pine Valley Ranch Park Loop
Reynolds Park Loop
Roxborough State Park: Willow Creek / South Rim Trails
Spruce Mountain Open Space: Spruce Mountain Trail/Upper Loop
Staunton State Park: Elk Falls
Waterton Canyon Recreation Area
BOULDER
Betasso Preserve: Canyon Loop Trail
Caribou Ranch Open Space: DeLonde Trail / Blue Bird Loop
Chautauqua Park: Chautauagua, Royal Arch, Bluebell Road Trails
Eldorado Canyon State Park: Eldorado Canyon Trail
Heil Valley Ranch: Wapiti and Poderosa Loop Trails
Hogback Ridge Loop at North Foothills Trailhead
Indian Peaks Wilderness: Pawnee Pass Trail to Lake Isabelle
Indian Peaks Wilderness: Mount Audubon Trail
James Peak Wilderness: South Boulder Creek
Mount Sanitas, East Ridge, Sanitas Valley Trail
Rocky Flats National National Wildlife Refuge: Lindsay Ranch Loop
South Boulder Creek Trail from Bobolink Trailhead
South Mesa Trailhead to Bear Peak
Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat and Sawhill Ponds Wildlife Preserve
Walker Ranch: Meyers Homestead Trail
NORTH OF BOULDER
Button Rock Preserve: Sleep Lion, Hummingbird Switchback Trails – Hike in the dramatic mountains surrounding the dam above Lyons.
Ceran Saint Vrain Trail
Crosier Mountain Rainbow, Glen Haven, and Summit Trails
Devil’s Backbone Open Space: Wild Loop
Greyrock Meadows and Summit Trails
Hermit Park Open Space: Kruger Rock Trail
Horsetooth Mountain Open Space: Horsetooth Falls and Horsetooth Rock Trails
Lory State Park: Arthur’s Rock Trail
Rocky Mountain NP: Gem Lake Trail – This trail has some elevation gain, but it’s family friendly and out on the edge of the NP.
Rocky Mountain NP: Glacier Gorge and Loch Vale Trails and Timberline Falls
Rocky Mountain NP: Lily Ridge and Lily Lake Trails – A nice, easy trail around a lake in RMNP.
Rocky Mountain NP: Twin Sisters Trail
Rocky Mountain NP: Wild Basin and Bluebird Lake Trails
Ron Stewart Preserve at Rabbit Mountain: Eagle Wind Trail