Explore the most popular Local Parks in Colorado with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

mountain biking
17 hours ago

Awesome trail. Great for when other trails are wet. This one seems to stay dry when others are not. Quick 7 ish mile ride. Takes under 1.5 hours on a mountain bike. Some challenging spots when climbing. Amazing downhills. Beautiful scenery.

Very steep and a bit slippery on the way down. Very busy but it was Earth Day afterall! Good views!

hiking
21 hours ago

Hiked on 4/22. Close to Denver and low foot traffic which makes for a nice option. There is certainly a steep incline at first but it levels out some and is doable for the whole family. Beautiful views at the top.

Love this trail and the surrounding trails.

Beautiful day and a great hike! Thought it would be super crowded from all the cars but actually had quite a bit of solitude and some friendly passing visitors. The trail can definitely be confusing, everyone else we talked with was checking in on the direction of trails or had made a wrong turn. Other than that, it was a wonderful trail!

This is my 2-3 night per week exercise loop while the kids clean up dinner. It is very pretty and more of a neighborhood area. I add on some of the coal creek trail to make it an extra mile or so. Nice at sunset and sometimes you'll see coyotes.

One of the most beautiful trails I’ve been on yet. 7.5 miles is very doable even for the most reluctant rookie hiker. Trials are in good shape and there are very few muddy spots. Active trial for hikers and bikers alike.

trail running
1 day ago

I liked this trail. Got to the car park by 0700 on a Sunday and so there were not many people there. Cools temps to start but warmed up quickly. Chose the meadow 947 route to go up and I am glad I did as it was much more scenic than the 946 trail back down. Made it to the top of Greyrock before the crowd and ran back via 946. Graleat day, great hike. Recommended - but get there before the crowds!

hiking
1 day ago

Beautiful day to be on the trail! I started in the afternoon and encountered moderate foot traffic. Gorgeous views and friendly trail mates!

We wanted a easy hike on a beautiful day and this was a great pick. The parking was an issue but all trails were clearly marked and easy to follow. We were afraid it was gonna be really crowded but it wasn’t too bad.

Great trail run today- a bit muddy through the forest

hiking
1 day ago

Easy ‘walk in the park.’ About a third of the trail is paved, the rest is very well maintained dirt/sand pathway. Great Rocky Mountain and foothill views that stretch from Fort Collins to Golden. Compliments to the city of Longmont for creating this great local open space.

Beautiful views and definitely a work out! Pack your inhaler!

Dakota Ridge side of loop rocky and I-470 in view most of way. Red Rocks side of loop very nice with feeling of being more away from city. Overall good workout and good views

Awesome drive with great views! View the landscape that prompted the song, "America the Beautiful." I was there in December and it was insanely windy at the top, which froze your ears and hands, so bring warm clothes. If you get car sick, you might have issues during the drive, but there is plenty of horizon (albeit at a 20 degree angle) to gaze at to help calm the stomach. There is a nice gift shop and cafe with hot drinks and comfort food at the top. If coming from sea level, the elevation might make it difficult to breathe. I was able to run a bit at the top without too much trouble except a slight light head. But everyone responds differently to elevation. Bring your camera!

Great way to warm up the legs for a week of hiking. Beautiful views

Started out OK, but there were a lot of dogs off leash and they really stressed my support dog, Sierra, out. I admit I was pretty high, so I'm not sure how she lost her support animal vest. But it really messed up the reset of the hike, The cops came as well because some of some hassle between a biker and a nude runner. They just bummed me out, bad vibes from the very start.
Oh I also lost my keys. So big buzzkill on the west side of the trail.

hiking
1 day ago

Great day, easy transition from farmland to mountains. Helped acclimate to higher elevation. Had two knee surgeries, trail was easy on knees. Loved the view.

Gorgeous hike. Can be heavy traffic on the weekend but still not bad. The view is worth the hike.

This is a great hike for beginners I would consider it easy not moderate. But great with kids and family. It is an excellent spot for a picnic lunch also.

mountain biking
3 days ago

We love biking out here! Great views for little work.

Beautiful day on the trail. Even though this is ranked moderate it’s a tough one. The views from the arch are incredible.

hiking
3 days ago

My Girlfriend and I completed this monster on 4/20/18! It was definitely a work out and the change in altitude was intense! First time in Colorado and doing a hike! The trail down was breathtaking as well! We Walked and Jogged it!

Lovely hike along the creek. The parking lot is up the mountain after Helen Hunt Falls. Hike through the gate then follow that dirt road until you see a little brown 622 marker on the right. Take that for Seven Bridges. if you keep going up on the main dirt road you'll end up at St.Mary's Falls

Hardly a hike but of course beautiful. Crowded due to tourism but what can you do, it’s quite the sight to see.

Beautiful views. Save some energy for the final summit! We brought our two pups with us. Make sure to keep them close as the descend back down those rocks can be tricky! The red trail markers are a huge help. Look for those once you get to the summit beginning sign. Will definitely do this one again. Absolutely stunning.

A bit confusing, but fun none the less. I took my dog running on this trail and had a great time. Beautiful views of the city and Pikes Peak halfway through.

Terrain made this one a bit challenging for our dogs. Besides loose, pebbles rock most of the way, the views were beautiful and the incline made for a great workout.

Nice loop, pretty difficult at times. Did it with my dog on a gorgeous early AM during the week, saw 1 hiker and later in the afternoon some mountain bikers. Pretty exposed at times, gorgeous views. It definitely felt like spring.

It's my go-to for out-of-towners wanting to go for a hike.

In a mile and a half, you get stream, meadow, woodland, and rocky outcropping. The out of towners get a "hike" experience, without anyone getting too winded.

Then to finish things off, there's places to go eat/drink at 5-10 min drive up or down the canyon.

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