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    Top Spots in and near Central City

    • Golden, Colorado

      Hike Chimney Gulch Trail at Windy Saddle Park

      4.0
      5 mi / 1000 ft gain
      Just outside of Golden, CO is Lookout Mountain. If you’ve ever driven westbound on i70 from Denver to the mountains, you’ve undoubtedly seen this mountain to your right with antennas on the top. On the north side of Lookout Mountain lies Windy Saddle Park, about a 30 minute drive from Denver. Thi...
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    • Golden, Colorado

      Hike Lookout Mountain Trail at Windy Saddle Park

      4.0
      2.6 mi / 500 ft gain
      Just outside of Golden, CO is Lookout Mountain. If you’ve ever driven westbound on i70 from Denver to the mountains, you’ve undoubtedly seen this mountain to your right with antennas on the top. On the north side of Lookout Mountain lies Windy Saddle Park, about a 30 minute drive from Denver. Thi...
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    • Golden, Colorado

      Hike the North Table Mountain Loop

      3.1 mi / 400 ft gain
      The hike starts out from the North Table Mountain Park parking lot just east of Highway 93 on the North Table Loop Trail, with a half-mile fire road straight up the mountain. This fire road is by far the most strenuous part of the hike, and is essentially the sole elevation gain for the hike; onc...
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    • Nederland, Colorado

      Explore Boulder Falls, CO

      4.2
      0.1 mi
      While the narrow trail is often popular, it's only 100 yards to see this 70-ft tall waterfall, set against a beautiful canyon backdrop. Keep in mind there's no climbing allowed on or around the falls. It is also a good idea to check if the trail is closed for maintenance, ahead of time.
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    • Golden, Colorado

      Hike the Golden Cliffs Trail

      5.0
      From here, you can choose a few different hiking paths. This out-and-back trek starts at the trailhead up and to the left. Along the way you'll pass a bench dedicated to Craig Luebben — a writer, photographer and climbing guide. At this point, you probably haven't even broken a sweat yet. It's ti...
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    • Golden, Colorado

      Mountain Bike the North Table Mountain Loop

      4.5
      7.5 mi / 890 ft gain
      Once you're parked, you can choose to ride this trail either counterclockwise or clockwise. My personal recommendation is CCW, which entails you head up the steep paved road on the east-southeast corner of the parking lot first. The climb is about 10 minutes of grunt work and then on to flat grou...
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    • Evergreen, Colorado

      Hike to Three Sisters

      4.3
      1.2 mi / 950 ft gain
      The short 1.2 mile long trail, is a family-friendly, dog-friendly trail near Evergreen. The parking lot is incredibly easy to find and there is great signage to make sure you're going the right way. From the parking lot you can follow the Three Sisters trail signs until you reach the beginning of...
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    • Evergreen, Colorado

      Hike the Evergreen Mountain Loop

      4.7
      5.95 mi / 826 ft gain
      The way up Evergreen Mountain is actually a few different trails stitched together throughout Alderfer/Three Sisters Park. The trail connects to both parking lots in the park, so if one is full you can just start from the other one, giving you lots of options for a quick day-hike.  If you start f...
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    • Evergreen, Colorado

      Boulder The Eggs on the Hidden Fawn Trail

      1.3 mi / 171 ft gain
      Looking for a place near Denver to perfect your bouldering skills? Or are you wanting to get the whole family out, but not looking for an extreme/technical hike? Which ever question best describes you, Alderfer/Three Sisters Park is the perfect place to go.This Jefferson County Open Space Park ha...
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    • Boulder, Colorado

      Hike the Eldorado Canyon Trail

      4.5
      6.3 mi / 1875 ft gain
      Eldorado Canyon Trail makes for a great day hike, with great views and a steady, challenging uphill – bring lots of water!For something shorter, try Streamside Trail (1 mile roundtrip), Fowler Trail (1.4 miles), or Rattlesnake Gulch (2.8 miles). Streamside, appropriately, leads you alongside a cr...
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    • Golden, Colorado

      Capture Sunrise from Lookout Mountain

      3.7
      Lookout Mountain sits just above Golden and provides one of the best easy-access viewpoints near Denver. The mountain provides numerous vantage spots along the road up, with the best at a rock outcropping just below Buffalo Bill's Gravesite & Museum (with easy parking).If you're hoping to ca...
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    • Evergreen, Colorado

      Mount Evans and Mount Spalding Loop

      4.3
      8.47 mi / 1706 ft gain
      Mount Evans is a simple, yet drop dead gorgeous 14er. That being said, no 14er is easy by any means. However as far as 14er's go, this is a cake walk. Coming in at a rating of class 2, there tends to be some scrambling but nothing a well balanced person can't handle. To begin this adventure, we ...
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    • Evergreen, Colorado

      Hike Panorama Point at Corwina Park

      4.7
      2.7 mi / 640 ft gain
      Jefferson County, the "Gateway to the Rockies" has dozens of great parks and trails. One of the best, however, is often overlooked, as it is sandwiched between bigger and more popular parks. Corwina Park is a small section located off Hwy. 74, near the village of Kittredge. Sitting between the po...
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    • Boulder, Colorado

      Green Mountain via West Ridge Trail

      3.23 mi / 607 ft gain
      Starting at 7,600 ft this 1.35 mile (one-way) hike is the shortest, and by far the least strenuous, hike to summit one of Boulder's iconic peaks. Parking for this trail-head is available along the road a short drive, 4.5 miles, up Flagstaff Rd. The trail gently slopes along a ridge for the firs...
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    • Boulder, Colorado

      Catch the Sunrise on Sugarloaf

      4.5
      1 mi / 400 ft gain
      To get there from downtown Boulder, head west on CO 119 and almost 4.5 miles after you have left Boulder, turn right onto Sugarloaf Road. 4 miles after the turn from CO 119, turn right onto Sugarloaf Mountain road (located at the top of the road). If the road starts descending, you've gone too fa...
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    • Evergreen, Colorado

      Watch the Sunset from Mt Evans Road

      5.0
      Leave Evergreen, CO and access the Mount Evans Road and Mount Evans Recreation Area from Squaw Pass, CO 103 at Echo Lake.Drive along the slopes of Mount Evans, a Colorado 14er standing at 14,264 ft. 5 switchbacks down from the summit, on a tight hairpin turn, is a small parking area near 13,900f...
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