A great 6 mile hike super close to Denver with superb views of the mountains !

One of my favorite hiking areas close to Denver. Decent opportunity for elevation gain (especially if you take the fire road from the West side - that seems pretty steep). You can connect numerous trails into the distance you want . . . and loop and loop and loop.

Popular with mountain bikers, but 9/10 of them are extremely polite. 1/10 bikers should be reminded that they are supposed to yield to hikers, equestrians, deer, porcupines, voles . . . you get the idea.

Note -- the 3,000' plus elevation gain is if you do every single trail (thus descend and climb). From trailhead to highest point is about 930' or so.

Close by and a good workout

trail running
1 month ago

Just went this evening, definitely not a great day to go (it snowed last night). If you just want to reach the summit, it's only slightly muddy/wet, but that first mile is intense! Also, the trail splits and was a little confusing. Just follow the arrow that points back to the parking lot and you'll be fine.

shotty place just like the town it is in.

trail running
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

Great trail for mountain biking, there are also plenty of places to turn off and go along other paths.