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!
High Line Canal Trail Trailheads and Segments
High Line Canal Trail Trailheads and Segments With 71 miles of trail snaking from Waterton Canyon to Green Valley Ranch, jumping on the High Line Canal Trail is easy. But finding the trailheads can sometimes be a bit difficult. Passing through 11 jurisdictions as a...
Mansions, History, and Trees in Quality Hill Urban Hike Capitol Hill
Download an interactive map of this route here. The Quality Hill Historic District in Denver's Capitol Hill neighborhood is filled with giant mansions, historic apartment buildings, mansions-turned-apartments, and single-family homes. You'll find beauty on every block...
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...
Three Fall Color Hikes in Denver
Hike Fall Color in Denver Fall is quickly approaching in the mountains, and it will soon be here in Denver. You can see it by the subtle yellowing of the cottonwoods and ash trees in Denver and the vibrant golden changes in the Aspen in the mountains. Fall in Denver...
Where Should I Hike Denver Today?
Where Should I Hike Denver Today? Where should I hike in Denver today? I'm asked this question every day. It's followed by "Who Should I Hike With?" These are the two most popular questions posted on social media every day for hikers who want to hike in Denver, near...
Trail Crowded? Try these Denver Trails Instead
Trail Crowded? Try these Denver Trails Instead If you read lists of places to hike in Denver or near Denver, you'll find they tend to be all the same. No wonder the trail heads exceed capacity by 9 AM, and rangers attempt to turn away late-comers. The problem isn't...
5 Shady Walks IN Denver
5 Shady Walks in Denver *note: You can now download an interactive version of this walk at https://www.gpsmycity.com/gps-tour-guides/denver-568.html Hi everyone. I want to first start out by saying that this article is about Denver. Not Boulder. Not Colorado Springs....
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
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
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...
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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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.
Join a walking group like Beginner Front Ranch Hikes to meet others with the same interests.
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.