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!

The One Denver Hike You Must Do Each Month

The One Denver Hike You Must Do Each Month

The One Denver Hike You Must Do Each Month Hiking in Denver can fill every day of the year due to the hundreds of miles of trails, more than 300 parks, and 78 neighborhoods that call Denver home. Depending on the month, one hike is better than the next. For 2021, as...

Train to Hike 14er in Denver

Train to Hike 14er in Denver

Train to Hike 14er in Denver When summer approaches, you might be thinking you'll climb a 14er this year along Denver's front range and beautiful Rocky Mountains. Most folks wait until the weather warms and the snow melts before heading into the high country to climb...

Here are Ten 6-foot wide Paths to Walk in Denver Right Now

Here are Ten 6-foot wide Paths to Walk in Denver Right Now

Where Can You Walk on a 6-Foot Wide Path in Denver Right Now? Fortunately for us in Denver, we have miles and miles of trails and paths right in the city and county of Denver that you can safely walk at 6 feet apart from each other. During this time of sheltering,...

Walking Route of Denver’s Downtown Holiday Lights and Floats

Walking Route of Denver’s Downtown Holiday Lights and Floats

Free Walking Route of Denver's Downtown Holiday Lights and Floats Downtown Denver has gone all out this year with its holiday lights, providing a fun way to see the holiday lights by foot. With the Denver Holiday Parade of Lights cancelled due to COVID, the floats...

10 Super Fun Things to Do on Denver’s 39th Avenue Greenway

10 Super Fun Things to Do on Denver’s 39th Avenue Greenway

10 Super Fun Things to Do on the 39th Avenue Greenway Right in the center of Denver, you'll find a super fun greenway to explore and enjoy. Created to manage Denver's stormwater runoff challenges from City Park to the Platte River, this Greenway invites all ages to...

Sand Creek Greenway Trailheads and Segments

Sand Creek Greenway Trailheads and Segments

Hiking the Sand Creek Greenway If you want to hike the Sand Creek Greenway, you can hike it any way you want. Hike it all at once, in 4 segments, or a little bit at a time. It covers just more than 14 miles and trails from Aurora to Commerce City through Denver. For...

How to Hike the Sand Creek Greenway

How to Hike the Sand Creek Greenway

How to Hike the Sand Creek Greenway From the sprawling soccer fields in Aurora to the confluence of the Platte River and the Sand Creek, you’ll pass by two nature centers, an old runway, historic Danish pig farms, metro Denver’s storm water runoff treatment plant, 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...

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...

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.