This is a very nice trail extremely close to downtown Denver. My girlfriend and I hiked the largest loop possible starting from the lot west of C470. We started off going up the step incline to the left by the large rock outcropping... this may have been out first mistake. This path is nice and wide but a straight incline for well over a mile. We really liked all the different trail options and for being just an open space with no trees it was actually very pretty. Our only complaints about the trail is the different trail options aren't defined very well, gender the reason we took the largest loop, evening ending up on Alameda at ones point. The other HUGE complaint is this trail is an excellent mountain biking trail. We must have yielded to no less than 150 bikes in our 2:45 of hiking, and in some sections they are flying well over 20/30 mph.

mountain biking
11 days ago

Beautiful hike and has an amazing view of denver when you make it up! Wonderful for our dog as well

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike very close to Denver. I was pleasantly surprised with the terrain after you cross the freeway and start on the trail. The top offers a tremendous 360 view; clear views back into the mountains and of downtown Denver. There were a lot of mountain bikers and it also seemed to be a great spot to trail run if hiking isn’t your jazz. You’ll be sure to be greeted by the chorus of prairie dogs. Keep an eye out for rattlesnakes as we saw one about a quarter of a mile in. Overall, definitely check it out especially for the view at the top. Over and out.

hiking
2 months ago

So pretty! You can see everything... downtown, the Flatirons, the mountains.

Fair trail close to city. Be careful for rattlesnakes.