Beginner Hiking Clubs in Denver

Beginner Hiking Clubs in DenverDenver is an outdoor lovers' paradise. From hiking, mountain biking and skiing to rock climbing or river rafting, Denver offers a wide range of outdoor sports that everyone can participate in. Hiking is one of the area's most popular activities. There are hundreds of hiking groups that you can choose from, each with a different philosophy or focus. Below are just a few clubs perfect for beginner hikers.

Happy Hikers Club

Happy Hikers is an adults-only club with ages ranging from 25 to older than 65. The club has been around since 1988 and requires application for membership along with a $10 membership fee. Focusing on moderate hikes between four and 15 miles long, the club hikes in the spring, summer, fall and snowshoes or cross-country skis in the winter.

After Work Hiking Plus! Meetup Group

The hikes are fairly short as they start after work on the many trails available in and around Denver. While the pace is quick, the hikes are on trails that are not technically difficult making it ideal for people who are new to hiking but like a physical challenge. 

Easy to Moderate Hikes for people with limited time Meetup

This group with over 1,000 members is for people who might be intimidated by other more advanced hiking groups. Easy hikes are no more than 3 miles and moderate hikes are 5 - 6 miles. Most hikes are scheduled on the weekend and are completed before noon.

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