60 Hikes within 60 Miles Denver and Boulder  by Kim Lipker

60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Denver and Boulder Guide Book

by Kim Lipker (Menasha Ridge Press)
60 Hikes within 60 Miles Denver and Boulder  by Kim Lipker
Using clear and entertaining narrative, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Denver and Boulder eliminates doubts about where to hike and what to expect when you get to the trailhead. For locating and accessing the best hikes within a 60-mile radius of the Denver and Boulder area, this guide is indispensable! Learn about prehistoric Colorado and marvel at fossils while hiking the Petri ed Forest Loop. Envision the pioneers who passed through Barr Lake State Park, or the gold miners who panned for gold near Eldorado Springs Trail. Admire the Kissing Camels rock formation while strolling through Garden of the Gods, or spend a leisurely Saturday morning at Washington Park in downtown Denver.

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Trails from the "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Denver and Boulder" Guide Book
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Alderfer Three Sisters Open Space Park boasts 770 acres of open land. Ever since Evergreen was settled, the four rock formations called Three Sisters and Brother have been landmarks, providing views o ...
Evergreen, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
The Lake Perimeter Trail at Barr Lake offers a rare opportunity to explore a major prairie reservoir in Colorado. The lake is lined with cottonwoods, marshes, and aquatic plants. Its southern half has ...
Denver, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.2
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Many of the hikes in Colorado Springs are great but also short and easy. At 6 miles and with a difficult rating, the Palmer Red Rock Loop is a break from the norm. The trail takes hikers on a loop in ...
Colorado Springs, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.72
The 2,500 acres of prime real estate that make up Bear Creek Lake Park have all the makings of an urban hideaway. Located in Lakewood, just southwest of Denver, Bear Creek Lake Park sits at the base o ...
Morrison, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.42
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Canyon Loop Trail is located in Boulder County’s historic Betasso Preserve, which was an 1870s mining and sawmill town. This wellmaintained hike is easy to find and close to Boulder. Half the trail tr ...
Boulder, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
Once part of the Blodgett Ranch, the Blodgett Peak Open Space area offers 167 acres of open space, trails, and wildlife habitat. The Water Tank Trail takes hikers along an old utility road and past un ...
Colorado Springs, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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Heil Valley Ranch has three trails and is part of Boulder’s North Foothills Open Space. The longest trail—and the trail featured here—is the Wapiti Trail combined with the Ponderosa Loop. You’ll trave ...
Lyons, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.6
Mount Sanitas is a bolder Boulder hike, and access to its challenge is right in town. This hike is an obstacle course of boulders, log and rock steps, steep slabs, and rugged terrain. This is a hike ...
Boulder, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.36
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This trail winds southward along a riparian corridor and is highlighted by self-guided interpretive displays. The area offers seasonal viewings of the bobolink, for which the first portion of the trai ...
Denver, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.68
The ponds (reclaimed gravel pits) now support a variety of wildlife, including waterfowl, songbirds, and mammals such as beavers, deer, muskrats, and red foxes. The hike around the ponds offers incr ...
Denver, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
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Along the river and through the woods to a beautiful lake you go. This is an exceptional hike that pleases all the senses, from the thundering sound of water pouring from the dam to the sparkling ripp ...
Lyons, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.5
Castlewood Canyon is the northernmost portion of the Black Forest. Largely surrounded by grassland, the canyon is home to dam ruins. The Inner Canyon Loop takes hikers through a lush corridor where po ...
Franktown, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
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Cathy Fromme Prairie Natural Area, tagged as the jewel of the high plains, is an excellent and rare example of how the Colorado Front Range looked before it was settled. The rolling terrain, wetlands, ...
Fort Collins, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
For the first-time visitor, as well as the native Boulderite, this is the perfect place to test your hiking mettle, with a serious elevation gain rewarded with a glimpse of the beautiful Chautauqua Pa ...
Boulder, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.46
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The Little Scraggy Trail features 11.48 miles of Colorado’s landmark 475-mile-long Colorado Trail and part of Colorado Trail Segment 3. This winding, wooded trail has great views and rock formations. ...
Pine, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.48
Deer Creek Canyon has a good mix and 12.2 miles of multiuse trails, but the hiker-only options are what really attract pedestrians. This is a popular location, close to Denver with access all year, an ...
Littleton, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
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Washington Park, known as Wash Park to locals, is an urban haven for fitness enthusiasts. Along with its proximity in the South Denver Park District, it is home to amazing facilities, National Histori ...
Glendale, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
Glendale Farm Trail sits in a region called Happy Canyon. So think of this as a happy hike. It’s a great first-time hike for kids or novices because of the short length and easy navigation. No shade m ...
Parker, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
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The Greenland Trail, within roughly 3,000 acres of Greenland Open Space, winds through rolling grasslands, a pond, scrub oaks, and pine forests. This scenic hike is right off of I-25 and offers easy a ...
Larkspur, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.5
Eldorado Springs Trail is blessed with sunshine all year. Southern exposure makes this trail suitable for all seasons. Eldorado Canyon is world-famous for its rock climbing, and a multitude of climber ...
Eldorado Springs, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.68
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