Best Easy Day Hikes: Denver - 2nd Edition Guide Book

by Tracy Salcedo-Chourre (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Denver - 2nd Edition  by Tracy Salcedo-Chourre

105pp/maps
ISBN: 9780762760930

Best Easy Day Hikes Denver includes detailed maps and concise descriptions for nineteen easy-to-follow hikes in the foothills of the Front Range in and around Denver, Colorado. Explore the red-rock towers of Roxborough State Park and Red Rocks Park, walk along the broad, peaceful shores of the South Platte River, or hike to the stone ruins of the Walker House atop Mount Falcon.

© 2011 Tracy Salcedo-Chourre/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Denver - 2nd Edition" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 19 of 19.
... Preview: Climb up to and around the signature rock outcroppings that anchor this wonderful mountain park. The views from the summit of the Brother are breathtaking. Alderfer/Three Sisters Park has long been a ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Denver - 2nd Edition"
Evergreen, CO - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.3
... Preview: Follow beautiful Bear Creek through a narrowing canyon. You probably won’t see any bears—just wildflowers and willow. It’s difficult to choose which season paints the Lair o’ the Bear in the most spec ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Denver - 2nd Edition"
Idledale, CO - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: From the ruins of a foothills estate, you can look out onto high plains, and from a covered lookout farther along the trail, you’ll enjoy views west to the Continental Divide. Mount Falcon Park wa ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Denver - 2nd Edition"
Indian Hills, CO - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.5 miles
... Preview: A wide, paved, accessible trail winds through the less-busy natural area of this popular park, offering a chance to walk, talk, and enjoy a patch of open space in the midst of suburbia. Cherry Cre ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Denver - 2nd Edition"
Cherry Creek, CO - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Road Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 5.4
... Preview: Follow a portion of the legendary Colorado Trail along the South Platte River from its eastern endpoint to the impressive Marston Diversion Dam. This immensely popular route winds up Waterton Canyon, ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Denver - 2nd Edition"
Louviers, CO - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 7.4
... Preview: A paved, accessible trail circles a pretty lake in a city park that has been designated a national urban wildlife refuge. On a lunch break, after the kids are dropped at school, in the hour before din ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Denver - 2nd Edition"
Wheat Ridge, CO - Birding,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Road Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.4-2.1
... Preview: Explore a historic homestead, gardens, exhibits, farm fields, and wildland along Deer Creek on this family-friendly route. This outpost of the Denver Botanic Gardens, located at the base of the foothi ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Denver - 2nd Edition"
Columbine, CO - Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: This circuit around what is arguably the premier park in the Evergreen area skirts the forested foot of Bergen Peak, then meanders through a broad, wildflower-rich meadow. Elk Meadow is one of Jeff ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Denver - 2nd Edition"
Denver, CO - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 5.1
... Preview: The short trail around Evergreen Lake follows a boardwalk through marshland, offers access to fishing spots, and loops through a small park at the base of the lake’s spillway. This little man-made ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Denver - 2nd Edition"
Denver, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
... Preview: A dynamic nature center and great views of the high plains enhance this interpretive loop through . . . you guessed it . . . forest and meadow. This short educational hike, cruising through meadow ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Denver - 2nd Edition"
Golden, CO - Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 1.3
... Preview: Follow a splendid trail through a red-rock garden, enjoying airy overlooks and a historic stone house along the way. Sawtooth sentinels of the Fountain Formation jut skyward at various locations along ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Denver - 2nd Edition"
Louviers, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.7
... Preview: Marvel at the transformation of a former weapons arsenal into a wildlife refuge on this tour around two high plains lakes. A remarkable transformation—from weapons manufacturing to wildlife habita ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Denver - 2nd Edition"
Irondale, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: Expansive vistas of the high plains, including Denver’s high-rise skyline, are the frosting on this cupcake of a hike. Seclusion, an expansive mountain meadow, and views of the Ralston Buttes are the ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Denver - 2nd Edition"
Golden, CO - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: This long ramble explores the riparian habitats along Bear and Turkey Creeks, the summit of Mount Carbon, the shores of Bear Creek Reservoir, and an expansive prairie dog town. An expansive prairi ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Denver - 2nd Edition"
Morrison, CO - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5.7
... Preview: This peaceful trail follows the North Fork of the South Platte River through a stunning valley framed by huge rock outcrops, and then around a peaceful mountain lake. Perhaps a coyote will mark yo ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Denver - 2nd Edition"
Pine, CO - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 1.75
... Preview: Arguably incorporating the most strenuous climb in this guide, this remote-feeling loop also follows a small mountain stream shaded by quiet woodland. The Raven’s Roost and Oxen Draw Trails climb i ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Denver - 2nd Edition"
Conifer, CO - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: Red-rock cliffs studded with swallow nests and incredible views of the hogback valley are highlights of this open space tour. The towering sandstone edifices of the Fountain Formation, which also c ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Denver - 2nd Edition"
Denver, CO - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.3
... Preview: Secluded and sedate, this loop winds through thick stands of lodgepole pine, making it a perfect option for a hot summer day. These are Grandma’s woods. Deep, quiet, stick straight, and dense, the ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Denver - 2nd Edition"
Conifer, CO - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: Cliffs of blushing Fountain Formation sandstone loom over this scenic loop. Swallows have built a neighborhood of nests in one cliff, and geese perch atop standing stones to survey the vistas. Tho ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Denver - 2nd Edition"
Golden, CO - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Walking - Trail Length: 2.2
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