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!

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...

Mosaics and a Mansion on Belcaro Bonnie Brae Urban Hike

Mosaics and a Mansion on Belcaro Bonnie Brae Urban Hike

Mosaics and a Mansion in Belcaro Bonnie Brae So let's first set the record straight. Many people think that Belcaro and Bonnie Brae are two separate neighborhoods. Belcaro does not think Bonnie Brae is part of its neighborhood, and the residents of Bonnie Brae feel...

A Ghostly Denver Urban Hike in Cheesman Park

A Ghostly Denver Urban Hike in Cheesman Park

Ghastly and Ghostly Cheesman Park Neighborhood Most Denverites have at least a vague glimpse of Cheesman Park's history. Dead bodies. Moved bones. Missing skeletons. It's a ghastly story of ghosts, the dead, and grass dents. But Cheesman neighborhood also has the most...

A Trifecta of a Denver Urban Hike

A Trifecta of a Denver Urban Hike

A Trifecta of an Urban Hike in south Denver Down in south Denver, four neighborhoods abut each other near the University of Denver, but don't confuse them with the DU's neighborhood, University. Surrounding the University is a set of three neighborhoods, University...

Baring a Fun Hike in Denver’s Bear Valley

Baring a Fun Hike in Denver’s Bear Valley

No Bears on Bear Valley Urban Hiking Adventure Walking through Denver neighborhoods in alphabetical order, you'll learn immediately how the 1965 Denver Flood impacted our city, like the stories in  Baker, La Alma/Lincoln and Athmar Park. Need a great pack? Try an...

Getting Quirky on this Baker Urban Hike in Denver

Getting Quirky on this Baker Urban Hike in Denver

Getting Quirky on this Baker Urban Hike in Denver Dinosaurs and Welcome Signs Quirky. Diversified. Historic. Those may not be the three ways that you'd describe Baker, but after this neighborhood walk, you might pick up these descriptors. Founded on the banks of the...

Weekend Get-a-Ways from Denver that Aren’t in the Mountains

Weekend Get-a-Ways from Denver that Aren’t in the Mountains

Denver Roadtrip Escape Plan this Summer With the summer upon us and the ever need to wanderlust, here are some suggestions for quick get-a-ways via car from Denver that don't involve driving west on I70. Your kids will love these fun places, too. Of course, COVID has...

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.