Explore the most popular trails near Littleton with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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Be careful how you plan your trip during the chat field construction. Many of the trails from Waterton into Chatfield were closed but if you go the other direction you can take the Highline towards Roxborough.

trail running
2 days ago

Great little beginner-intermediate trail running or hiking. The views from the top are pretty good for being so close to the city and the red rock formations are really cool too. Definitely a busy-ish trail — I ran into about 20 people on a Monday afternoon. Overall a nice little hike for after work or if you’re trying to stay within an hour of Denver. Note that the park opens at 8am and closes at 7pm. Four stars from me because you have to pay $7 to get into the park.

Short. Easy. Some good pics. Not a real challenge.

Like many of the other reviewers, I underestimated the difficulty. The good news is I downloaded the tracks so I had them available. Scrub oak was everywhere and I’ve got lots of scrapes but it was worth it. Beautiful views, several lizards and two prairie rattlesnakes were my reward.

Note to self: get better boots

No goats ... no sheep.

Good trail (road). There is not a lot of shade, so would definitely advise doing it earlier in the day. Was able to see roughly 20-30 mountain sheep, I always enjoy seeing wildlife.

Love this trail! But I prefer biking it to hiking it. I'm always hopeful to see a herd of bighorn sheep and some rams (my mother in law saw a bunch of rams by the dam a couple of months ago). I've seen a few bighorn sheep (loners) and a black bear.

Beautiful trail with several changes in terrain and scenery. Rated as moderate, but my six year old made the loop just fine. We’re definitely adding this to our list of regulars.

road biking
7 days ago

Biked this today. Good amount of people for a Wednesday morning, but was alone for most of my time out there.
I am not a mountain biker, but enjoy biking so this was a great trail.
Saw a few small sheep and a dead snake.

Great place for dogs. Almost which I were one to enjoy it as much as the dog I took. She absolutely loved it. She ran around exploring and jumped into the pond. She played and played and played until she couldn’t anymore! It was a joy watching her enjoy herself. When it was time to leave, she refused. She didn’t want to get in the car. She plopped herself down on the ground and refused to budge. That’s a testament to how much she enjoyed herself. The fees, $8 day pass- $70 year pass, $2 dog day pass- $20 dog year pass.

mountain biking
10 days ago

I’m pretty happy we found this area. We have hiked it and have bikes it. The scenery is absolutely beautiful; you might even spot some sheep on the side of the mountain. It is easy walking it biking.

Let’s get one thing straight - this isn’t the type of trail a guy and his wife should hike on a weekend. For one, there are no views. Second, it gets very narrow and treacherous and probably isn’t the type of thing you will want to do. I’d recommend the Colorado trail for hikers.

For the mountain bikers - if you aren’t an experienced and in shape biker you may want to avoid this. Honestly, if you complete this without having to get off and walk your bike then I envy you! I had to walk maybe 20 times because of large rocks, roots, or just plain too steep. I consider myself a decent cyclist and this beat me up! Make absolutely sure your bike has great brakes, tires are in good shape and your gears work because you will be beating them up! At the end of the trail I think my arms hurt more than my legs, and that’s saying something.

Overall, this wasn’t personally my favorite bike trail but that doesn’t mean that an expert mountain biker wouldn’t completely love it. Just my $0.02.

10 days ago

Fun hike, great view at top.

Breathtaking views, and very well groomed path. Two thumbs up! Definitely recommend this trail!

Had fun, very dog friendly. Would recommend a day that's not too hot.

Narrow at times. Difficult to pass.

hiking
12 days ago

What's not to love about this dog park! My Husky loves coming here and it is a great spot for off leash training! It's well worth the $2/day ($20/year) pass (plus park admission.)

Great trail! Watch out for mountain lions, rattle snakes, and bears. We saw two piles of bear poop. After 1.8 miles the trail get narrow and over grown brushes. Trail was pretty quiet. Saw only 4 hikers. Loose rock wear proper shoes. Trail mostly in full sun. No dogs allowed on trails. Too dangerous with all the rattle snakes

More of a outdoor walk than hike but really pretty. Definitely go on a cool or overcast day as there is no shade. I also recommend not taking a stroller or bikes for small kids.

Beautiful views throughout the walk. Quiet and peaceful.

Nice hike...lots of people and mountain bikers. My advice is to stay on trails that bikers arent allowed if you are hiking. Nice views but didnt see a waterfall.

walking
16 days ago

How is this one Moderate? Nice EASY walk/run trail. Wide path.

Really neat trail. Great views from up top. Brought our 4 year old along and he handled this trail just fine. Only thing that kept it from 5 stars was the large amount of traffic. Granted this was about 8:30am on Labor Day.

Great hike for first timers! Pretty okay scenery and nice amount of inclines to feel like you did something.

Beautiful views in all directions! Gentle slope, not to tough of an incline. Love this trail!

The view at the summit is just spectacular! Don’t let the strenuous sign steer you away, it’s really not a difficult trail. There is a small section of switchbacks but the straight path toward the end is hardly elevated and serves as a nice stroll through the shade. I had the summit to myself at 9am on a Saturday. Plenty of people were coming up after me though. Overall, this is the perfect trail to get your heart rate up a bit with the reward of a gorgeous 360 view. Climb the rocks and get a good look!

Beautiful scenery. Great place to go for a walk, run, or bike ride! Flat trail, but surrounded by the mountains!

hiking
21 days ago

Despite the elevation gain, this truly is a moderate hike. Stunning panoramic views from the top.

This hike has beautiful rock formations and an easy to follow trail for my kiddos from the east coast. There were lots of dogs on the trail which was a bonus for us. Beautiful wildflowers and plants to look at. It was very hot with very little shade but there were bathrooms and water fountains at the beginning and end of the trail. I’d definitely recommend it for a short hike.

the path walking is so beautiful! I feel sad that unfortunately I didn't find the hike trail, as I see that so many here did find. Hope in the future someone will post pictures that shows the begin of the trail to hike and make give some specific directions. Anyway, it is totally worth to visit this place! I loved it.

Phenomenal! The trails are beautiful to behold and the views of the valley are spectacular!

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