Best Hiking Trails near Winter Park, Colorado

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on Second Creek Trail
6 days ago

An easy/moderate hike with awesome views. A nice cabin with a restroom and a picnic table outside to take a break and enjoy the scenery toward the top.

on Second Creek Trail
11 days ago

hiking

Nice and easy to moderate. Pretty gentle the whole way. Great hike for beginner hikers or people who may be afraid of heights but still want great mountain views. Keep going on the trail that starts behind the Broome Hut and go for just a few minutes and you end up in a beautiful alpine meadow with wildflowers, a gurgling mountain stream, & gorgeous views.

on Heart Lake Trail
12 days ago

hiking

An excellent hike, and not a very far drive from Boulder area. I'm sure it's more crowded on a weekend, but (on a Thursday - starting around 8:30am) we passed hardly anyone on the way up. A few campers at the top. More people on the way down, for sure.
You'll pass 2 lakes (one is a small pond, really; Roger's Pass is the other - both spectacular!) before Heart Lake, but it's not far after that!

on Discovery Challenger Trai...
14 days ago

Simple hike with little ponds. Nice picnic area along stream

on Jim Creek Trail
16 days ago

hiking

Trail is right outside Winter Park. I would rate this trail as easy and then moderate for the last few hundred yards. No real vista to speak of, however there are several meadows along the way that are just gorgeous. Trail ends with a waterfall. This is a great trail for dogs, as there is water the whole way.

on Second Creek Trail
22 days ago

Sweet, quick trail. Me and my pups had a blast, especially the malamutes playing up in the snow. A little congested for a Monday, but at least the pups enjoyed the socialization for the first quarter mile. After the snow hut you can break away from the trail and meander your own path up the divide. I recommend this tactic, just make sure you don't miss the scenic lake by the trail!!!

on Second Creek Trail
23 days ago

hiking

The views at the top are definitely worth the work getting up! Absolutely beautiful!

on Byers Peak Trail
24 days ago

hiking

With the exception of the long walk to get to the trailhead, it is an amazing hike! Beautiful views!

on Second Creek Trail
26 days ago

hiking

Great trail; not too difficult and not at all crowded. Keep going past the hut and into the snow fields!

on Second Creek Trail
29 days ago

hiking

This is a difficult trail, but it is so worth it. Since there were so few people, we felt like we were the only people for miles. I loved this hike, beautiful views the whole time really and keep going until the end!

on Byers Peak Trail
1 month ago

Amazing, Beautiful lush trail. Last Mile is intense but so worth it!! Windy at top so bring a beanie for your head. Enjoy

on Heart Lake Trail
1 month ago

hiking

loved it!
hiked up the W slope to the highest peak behind. stunning 360 views

on Second Creek Trail
1 month ago

hiking

This was a great hike! It was a little difficult in the beginning for my kids (12 and 7) to adjust to the altitude but so worth it once you get to the top. When you get to the Broome hut, don't stop! It gets even better. Beautiful wildflowers on the way up too.

on Jim Creek Trail
1 month ago

hiking

on Jim Creek Trail
1 month ago

hiking

Super close to Winter Park which was nice, we didn't want to drive far. A four hour round trip for us, perfect little venture. The first mile was a little boring, a tease because you could hear the river but not see it. The last two miles were great near and over the river and small streams. Great waterfall at the end. The whole trip was A pretty forest green. We will come back with our dog next time, running water, shallow enough not to be scary. :)

on Jim Creek Trail
1 month ago

hiking

Awesome! Do this hike now! Beautiful time to see the lush greenery and wild flowers. It goes along the creek a lot and ends with a great waterfall. Not too heavy traffic. I'd do this again for sure!

on Second Creek Trail
1 month ago

Awesome hike. Definitely a lung buster but keep going past the hut. Not many on trail and it's breath taking. Just follow the carins to the right once you reach the snow.