Are you ready to get away from the weekly hustle and bustle? Fall is the perfect time to get outside, soak in the sun, and watch the leaves change. Here are some of our favorite easy hikes near Lone Tree and the greater Denver area.
- The word “Colorado” means “the color red” and just about the best place to experience this natural phenomenon is at Red Rocks. Known to locals as a popular concert venue, this area offers much more. Exercise enthusiasts can take advantage of easy walking trails surrounding the amphitheater, and even use the concert hall itself. Get your steps in, literally, by walking up and down this popular spot—and you can listen to whatever music you want!
- An easy loop hike at Fountain Valley Trail offers stunning views of Colorado’s iconic red rocks as well. Check out those enormous slabs from this 2.3 mile trail in Roxborough State Park that offers a more “off the beaten path” experience than the concert amphitheater. This trail is accessible year round and is perfect for a quick walk with friends, a solitary stroll, or introducing the kiddos to a day hike.
- For a beautiful view of Denver and Golden, check out the Mt. Galbraith Loop via the Cedar Gulch Trail. The 4.9 mile lollipop has a bit of a climb, which contributes to its “moderate” rating, but it is quite accessible to beginners. Take a picnic lunch and enjoy the panoramic view from the top.
- Canyons are great spots for day hikes and family walks. Rather than hike up a mountain in order to look down, hike down these trails and look up in awe. The Canyon View Nature Trail at Castlewood Canyon offers rim and floor hikes offering different perspectives of the local landscape. This area has something for everyone, including one of the best handicap accessible trails near Denver, and audio tours that describe prairie life and Colorado’s history.