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Old 10-17-2011, 08:56 PM
 
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With days getting shorter, I want to continue my after work hikes as long as possible. So I'm wondering, what are people's favorite hikes close in to Denver?

Could be best scenery, best workout challenge, or some other great feature (And hopefully little or no road noise.)

My favorites so far are Mt Falcon, Deer Creek Canyon, and South Valley - all Jefferson CO open space. What are your favorite hikes that are not too much of a drive?
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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Deer Creek Canyon, mostly because I live close and it has decent views for the foothills.
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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With days getting shorter, I want to continue my after work hikes as long as possible. So I'm wondering, what are people's favorite hikes close in to Denver?

Could be best scenery, best workout challenge, or some other great feature (And hopefully little or no road noise.)

My favorites so far are Mt Falcon, Deer Creek Canyon, and South Valley - all Jefferson CO open space. What are your favorite hikes that are not too much of a drive?

All of those are good. I'd add Apex Park on Lookout Mountain.
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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In town, particularly in the southeast area, my favorite is the Highline Canal. You can walk many different parts of it and have fantastic mountain views.
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:42 AM
 
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That's it? There are five really good hikes close to Denver? That can't be true....right?
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Old 10-19-2011, 09:17 PM
 
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Red Rocks, Mt. Falcon, Bear creek lake, Apex just to name a few. Go hike all those then come back for more.
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Old 10-19-2011, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Denver Colorado
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Nothing like flying down the Apex on our milder winter days on the Mt. Bike.. There are several fantastic trails all along 285. I would more specific but I enjoy the relative solitude and privacy of these locations. However here are a few more well known options..Reynolds Park, Top of the World, upper Deer Creek where the wilderness adjoins the back side of Mt. Evans East of Bailey.. Pence Park (Indian Hills) Elk Meadows( Evergreen)


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Old 10-21-2011, 09:15 AM
 
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Roxborough State Park. Castlewood Canyon. Heading out south, there's Hidden Mesa.
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