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 Rose of an Urban Hike in Hale

A Rose of an Urban Hike in Hale

Surprising Hale It'd be easy to expect that the Hale neighborhood would be like its neighbors to the west and east, Congress Park and Montclair--full of bungalows, a mansion here or there, but not much else. But walking through Hale came with several surprises. Being...

Bungle Along on Congress Park’s Urban Hike in Denver

Bungle Along on Congress Park’s Urban Hike in Denver

Welcome to Congress Park, BungalowVille Perhaps Congress Park should be renamed BungalowVille. Sitting in the shadow of the ghastly tales of its northern neighbor, Cheesman Park, there's not much that sticks out about Congress Park. But if you love bungalows and an...

Experiencing Elyria-Swansea Neighborhood on this Urban Hike

Experiencing Elyria-Swansea Neighborhood on this Urban Hike

We Were Here First *please note that this article was written in 2017, and I have updated it in 2020. Many of the pictures, though, I have kept in the article, as the artwork no longer exists. They've been demolished by the I70 expansion. Please consider this article...

A Quirky and Finessed Urban Hike thru East Colfax

A Quirky and Finessed Urban Hike thru East Colfax

A Quirky and Finessed Urban Hike thru East Colfax A fun and interesting neighborhood full of finesse and quirkiness sits east of downtown that many people know as East Montclair, but it is officially called East Colfax. It is a neighborhood whose namesake, the...

Trailing thru a Cherry Creek of a Neighborhood

Trailing thru a Cherry Creek of a Neighborhood

A Cherry Creek in the Middle of Business Who knew "Cherry Creek" is more than just a mall? An entire neighborhood sits north of the chi-chi mall, and it's filled with some fabulous history of famous and not-so-famous tidbits. Enjoy this urban hiking adventure through...

A Peaceful and Conservative Urban Hike through Fort Logan

A Peaceful and Conservative Urban Hike through Fort Logan

Peaceful Suburbia in the Fort Logan Neighborhood After walking all over Denver's more urban neighborhoods, ambling through Denver's most southwestern neighborhood of Fort Logan is a peaceful change to the hustle and bustle of urban Denver. Over hill and dale, you'll...

Finding Fifties Fun on Harvey Park’s Urban Hike in Denver

Finding Fifties Fun on Harvey Park’s Urban Hike in Denver

First, Let's Have Fun in Harvey Park You've got to love a neighborhood that will poke fun at itself. Even though Harvey Park (and its southern neighbor Harvey Park South) could easily take on airs, they don't. Rather, the two communities make a fun, welcoming...

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.

 

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.