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Explore the Best Hikes and Day Trips for an Unforgettable Time in Denver Colorado

Updated: Apr 2


Explore the Best Hikes and Day Trips for an Unforgettable Time in Denver Colorado


Unforgettable Time in Denver Colorado:


As Colorado's capital and largest city, Denver hosts a wide variety of fun activities from hiking, to scenic drives and day trips to quaint mountain towns. Although downtown Denver has much to offer in itself, grab a car and explore the surrounding area for an unforgettable time in Denver Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Front Range.


1. Hike the Red Rocks Trading Post Trail


This is a short, easy loop around Red Rocks Amphitheater. Not only is Red Rocks Amphitheater worth a visit in itself (concert or no concert), but it is also a park with several hiking trails! This trail takes you through the red rock formations, down into the meadows below the amphitheater.


With beautiful wildflowers and contrasting vibrant rock colors, this trail is gorgeous any time of year. While at the park, be sure to check out the amphitheater itself. Many people use this space to do workouts on its stairs, gaze into the scenic background, and of course, see concerts.


Tip: See for yourself with their live cam!


Explore the Best Hikes and Day Trips for an Unforgettable Time in Denver Colorado

Trail Information

Completing the Red Rocks Trading Post Trail is 1.6 miles round-trip with 364 feet in elevation gain. The trail is a loop and is rated as "Moderate" difficulty. Plan at least one hour to complete th