12 Short Hikes in the Denver Foothills South Guide Book

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

32pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0934641803

This 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 South" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 12 of 12.
... Preview: Mount Falcon Park was part of the four-thousand-acre mountain estate of wealthy turn-of-the-century businessman John Brisben Walker. The trail takes you to the site of the magnificent mansion he built ... From the guidebook "12 Short Hikes in the Denver Foothills South"
Aspen Park, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Technically, this isn't the top of the world-but it's an appropriate name for a gorgeous chunk of the Colorado Trail that would otherwise simply be known as another gorgeous chunk of the Colorado Trai ... From the guidebook "12 Short Hikes in the Denver Foothills South"
Pine, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: The smooth red-rock sentinels of the Rockies jut skyward here, sawtoothed remnants of an ancient time. These rusty-colored formations are a startling presence at various locations along the Front Rang ... From the guidebook "12 Short Hikes in the Denver Foothills South"
Denver, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.25
... Preview: This is a hiker's hike-a good old-fashioned up-and-down loop that traverses a virtual bonanza of ecosystems. The trail launches up the arid south-and west-facing slopes of Kennedy Gulch. After a bri ... From the guidebook "12 Short Hikes in the Denver Foothills South"
Conifer, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: As you might guess, the forest that shades and protects this easy trail is primarily made up of lodgepole pines. The trees dominate the route, as little else grows beneath them. The thick canopy restr ... From the guidebook "12 Short Hikes in the Denver Foothills South"
Aspen Park, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: The red-and-white rock canyon at the end of the hike is the visual and geological highlight of this trail loop-though it also boasts great views at its high point. The canyon's colors erupt from the ... From the guidebook "12 Short Hikes in the Denver Foothills South"
Aspen Park, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: Unadulterated bliss! This peaceful trail follows the North Fork of the South Platte River as it meanders through a stunning valley punctuated by huge, smooth rock outcrops. Perhaps a coyote will mark ... From the guidebook "12 Short Hikes in the Denver Foothills South"
Pine, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: Exposure is the highlight of this pleasant meander around Mount Falcon-exposure to different ecosystems, to the ravages of nature and to a taste of the thrill of mountaineering. For a short, exhilarat ... From the guidebook "12 Short Hikes in the Denver Foothills South"
Aspen Park, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.7
... Preview: The roost is a high-rocky point near the top of a forested mountainside, overlooking a steep, wooded draw. Raven, eagle, hawk or human, the views and exposure of the Roost (not to mention the steep cl ... From the guidebook "12 Short Hikes in the Denver Foothills South"
Conifer, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: The ochre expanse of Roxborough's remarkable geology leans toward the steep backdrop of the Front Range like it aspires to something higher. From where this wonderful trail tops out on the scrubby spi ... From the guidebook "12 Short Hikes in the Denver Foothills South"
Denver, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: This loop wanders through the forests of a history-rich former ranch. Don't expect to come across unusual wildlife forms as you hike this route however-instead of elephants and lions, the park is inha ... From the guidebook "12 Short Hikes in the Denver Foothills South"
Aspen Park, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: This immensely popular route follows the South Platte River as it winds west into the mountains. Waterton Canyon serves as trailhead for the 473-mile-long Colorado Trail, offering sampling of the beau ... From the guidebook "12 Short Hikes in the Denver Foothills South"
Denver, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
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