Denver Hikes

Where should you hike today in Denver?

Avoid the crowds! Enjoy the best known day hikes near Denver via your urban hiking adventure without the struggle of higher altitude. Hundreds of day hikes await you near Denver, and the best urban hikes are within the Metro Denver area. 

Find a hike in Denver that works for you!

Chaco Odyssey Review–One Year Later

Chaco Odyssey Review–One Year Later

Chaco Odyssey Review--One Year Later I'm an avid urban hiker and trail trekker. I walk over 12000 steps every day, and I must wear a shoe that can work all day and also hike through the weekends. In the summer, when every one dons their open-toe Keen hiking sandals...

How to Hike the High Line Canal Trail

How to Hike the High Line Canal Trail

How to Hike the High Line Canal Trail Snaking through Denver and its surrounding suburbs, the High Line Canal and its Trail capture the beauty, the energy, and the expanse of Denver's Front Range. For 71 miles, this Trail moves walkers, hikers, bikers, rollers and...

Hiking the High Line Canal Trail–the Whole Story

Hiking the High Line Canal Trail–the Whole Story

Connecting the High Line Canal Trail – Walking all 71 miles! The Whole Story *This post was originally written for the High Line Canal Conservancy. Note 2020: Updated with reflection. A Journey Begins Dateline: 2016. Walking 71 miles is no small feat. In order to...

Viewing Colleges and Irises on Denver’s College View Urban Hike

Viewing Colleges and Irises on Denver’s College View Urban Hike

A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That Walking the neighborhood of College View will challenge the categorization of your brain. Just when you think you can categorize College View as a neighborhood with homes from the 1970s, you'll see an old ranch with a few...

Get Curious in Denver’s Clayton Neighborhood

Get Curious in Denver’s Clayton Neighborhood

A Secret Gem in Clayton Honestly, I had no idea where Clayton was. Although I had driven past Clayton College at the corner of MLK and Colorado a gazillion times, I had no idea that tucked up north of MLK, east of Colorado, West of York, and south of 40th Ave was a...

Cozy Up in Denver’s Cole Neighborhood on this Urban Hike

Cozy Up in Denver’s Cole Neighborhood on this Urban Hike

Snuggle Up to Cole Snuggled into a little corner of Denver sits the community-minded neighborhood of Cole. With a mostly rectangular boundary stretching to the north from Martin Luther King Blvd. (32nd Ave.) to 40th Ave and east from Downing St to York St, Cole...

A Changing Chaffee Park Creates an Interesting Denver Urban Hike

A Changing Chaffee Park Creates an Interesting Denver Urban Hike

A Palette of Opportunity in Chaffee Park Denver's military payroll grew from $3 million in 1939 to $152 million at the World War II's end. No place is more evident of the impact of returning soldiers on Denver's mid-century growth explosion than here in Chaffee Park....

Slaves, Squares, and Shakespeare in Denver’s City Park

Slaves, Squares, and Shakespeare in Denver’s City Park

Slaves, Squares, and Shakespeare in Denver's City Park Little did I know that by walking through Denver's City Park and its accompanying neighborhood I would learn about slave cargo, Shakespeare's elm and Denver Squares. Yet this week's Denver neighborhood walk, a 2.8...

Find Folks to Hike With

When you are looking for other like-minded outdoor enthusiasts, there is no better place than to meet than along the trail! Urban hiking in Denver is a social activity, perfect for making new friends and enjoying the journey as a group.

If you are looking for a group of individuals to hike with, we recommend checking out the wide variety of hiking clubs available within and around Denver. We’ve outlined a few of our favorite ways to find other hikers below.

 

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Stay in touch and learn about our newest picks for best trails and urban hikes throughout the city. Denver By Foot subscribers receive insider information about which trails are the best to explore. Subscribe here!

 

Join a Denver Hiking Club on Meet-up

Join the Mile High Ramblers for great walks and urban hikes within Denver.

 

Join the Colorado Mountain Club

The Colorado Mountain Club is one of the more advanced groups you can be a part of. With over 100 years of experience hosting events throughout the state, the CMC Adventure travel knows everything there is to know about experiencing the best of Colorado. Join them and learn new skills like Avalanche avoidance or sign up your teenagers for a mountaineering adventure.

 

Sign for Walk2Connect

Walk2Connect is the world’s only walking co-op. With 40-60 free walks a week along the front range, you’ll find your vibe, friends, and connection with Walk2Connect.

 

Hire a Guide

Looking for the best way to take a group of friends out on the trails for the first time? You can hire Denver’s Urban Hiking expert to join along on your adventure and provide navigation and tips to ensure your Denver Hiking journey is a success.