12 Short Hikes in the Denver Foothills Central Guide Book

by Tracy Salcedo (Falcon Guides)
12 Short Hikes in the Denver Foothills Central  by Tracy Salcedo

32pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0934641811

This pocket-sized book was written for families, newcomers to the Denver area, and anybody looking for easy access to an outdoor experience. Described in clear graphic form are 12 easy and scenic hikes of less than two hours.

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Trails from the "12 Short Hikes in the Denver Foothills Central" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 12 of 12.
... Preview: In autumn, the cottonwoods, willows and box elders that line the trail through this creekside park erupt in yellows and oranges-a veritable leafy volcano. Looking down from the apex of the Bruin Bluff ... From the guidebook "12 Short Hikes in the Denver Foothills Central"
Evergreen, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: This route is a fisherman's dream or a mother's nightmare. Ideal for the visitor with limited time, this short loops sticks close to vigorous Bear Creek for the most part, breaking out briefly to wand ... From the guidebook "12 Short Hikes in the Denver Foothills Central"
Evergreen, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: This lovely man-made lake is the heart of the mountain hamlet of Evergreen. The trail that circles that lake is a mirror of the town itself- it's urban and rural, conventional and unusual, clean and d ... From the guidebook "12 Short Hikes in the Denver Foothills Central"
Evergreen, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: Compared with Mount Evans, which rises majestically to the west, Evergreen Mountain is but a well-treed nubbin of a foothill-a nubbin well-worth exploring. A wide, well-maintained trail wanders along ... From the guidebook "12 Short Hikes in the Denver Foothills Central"
Evergreen, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.1
... Preview: The foothills west of Denver, and the high peaks beyond, would be far less enchanting if the high plains didn't stretch away in a thousand miles of flatness to the Mississippi River. The juxtaposition ... From the guidebook "12 Short Hikes in the Denver Foothills Central"
Evergreen, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: Groundhog Flat is "out there." High on the eastern flanks of Mount Evans, this is a hike on the wild side, offering few signs of civilization and abundant alpine scenery. Along the trail you'll pass ... From the guidebook "12 Short Hikes in the Denver Foothills Central"
Evergreen, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: These peaceful falls are tucked back in a quiet drainage in the Arapaho National Forest. The water cascades year-round-in spring the pools are full and water spills vigorously down the rocks. In autu ... From the guidebook "12 Short Hikes in the Denver Foothills Central"
Evergreen, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: Pleasant and relatively flat, this hike meanders through the meadow and forest that blanket the eastern flank of 9,708-foot Bergen Peak. The huge meadow is chameleon-like - in spring its vibrant green ... From the guidebook "12 Short Hikes in the Denver Foothills Central"
Evergreen, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: Alderfer / Three Sisters is an out-of-the-way gem of a mountain park. The trees are responsible for the marvelous feel of Alderfer- the pines are far enough apart to allow generous sunlight onto the w ... From the guidebook "12 Short Hikes in the Denver Foothills Central"
Evergreen, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
... Preview: The towering, rosy-smooth stone edifices of the Fountain Formation, which makes up the ramparts of the famous Red Rocks Amphitheater, are just one remarkable feature of this trail loop. Passing beneat ... From the guidebook "12 Short Hikes in the Denver Foothills Central"
Evergreen, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: The open parkland of ponderosa pine at the tail end of this hike is a wonderfully beautiful and peaceful place. Though the views are spectacular and the brief dip into the meadow is nice, the gentle f ... From the guidebook "12 Short Hikes in the Denver Foothills Central"
Evergreen, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: Hiking in O'Fallon Park is ideal for the time-pressed loner. The park is rustic, scenic and ramshackle. There are no trail markers, bathrooms, or picnic tables, and the trails are maintained by the tr ... From the guidebook "12 Short Hikes in the Denver Foothills Central"
Evergreen, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
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