El Paso County, Colorado

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Top Hiking Spots in and near El Paso County

  • Teller County, Colorado

    Backpack to the Abandoned Skagway Power Plant and Ghost Town

    3.5
    10 mi / 1000 ft gain
    Construction of the Skagway Plant began in 1899 and was complete in 1901. In 1965, 15 days of rain brought floods washing out a lot of the pipeline and other infrastructure. Fixing the power plant didn’t make sense and funds weren’t in place. The land was reverted to the government. The hike b...
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  • Littleton, Colorado

    Hike the South Rim Trail at Roxborough State Park

    3.8
    3 mi / 300 ft gain
    Roxborough State Park is one of the closest parks to the Denver metro area and is the perfect place to go if you're looking to experience the great outdoors without having to drive too far from the city.One of my favorite trails in the park is the South Rim Trail which takes you on an easy to mod...
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  • Littleton, Colorado

    Hike to Carpenter Peak

    4.5
    6.2 mi / 1171 ft gain
    Carpenter Peak stands at 7,166 feet above sea level. While that altitude might not exactly take your breath away, the views from the top certainly will. Starting at the Visitor's Center, the trail to Carpenter's Peak begins as a relatively flat, well-traveled trail. A little less than a mile into...
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  • Littleton, Colorado

    Walk the Willow Creek Loop

    1.4 mi
    Roxborough State Park is located on the outskirts of Littleton, Colorado. Boasting incredible red rock formations and abundant wildlife, it is the perfect place for a quick escape outside.The Willow Creek Loop connects to the two parking lots in the park, so it is impossible to miss. With only th...
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  • Littleton, Colorado

    Hike the Fountain Valley Trail at Roxborough State Park

    4.8
    2.3 mi / 100 ft gain
    The Fountain Valley Trail at Roxborough State Park is a very easy trail that's perfect for those that want to enjoy the outdoors but not subject themselves to the rigors of climbing a 14er. This very well maintained trail is wide and flat and perfect for groups, families, or for taking visitors t...
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  • Sedalia, Colorado

    Camp at Goose Creek

    3.0
    8 mi / 1300 ft gain
    Goose Creek is a fantastic spot to hike or camp. There is a dirt road leading to the trailhead, and it winds through the mountains and offers a great view of the valley. The dirt road is relatively easy and well-maintained. The burn scar from the Hayman fire is still really evident, so there are ...
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  • Pine, Colorado

    Little Scraggy Peak Loop

    5.0
    12.18 mi / 1621 ft gain
    Little Scraggy Peak Loop is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Buffalo Creek, Colorado.
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  • Calhan, Colorado

    Photograph Colorado's Paint Mines

    4.9
    0.25 mi
    About an hour from Colorado's busy Garden of the Gods is a multi-colored hoodoo valley called, The Paint Mines. Similar in appearance to Utah's popular Goblin Valley, The Paint Mines offer colorful hoodoo formations making your photography here even more awe inspiring.Getting to the park is easy,...
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  • Calhan, Colorado

    Hike the Paint Mines Interpretive Space Loop

    4.5
    4 mi / 200 ft gain
    The site is an easy drive from Colorado Springs on US Route 24. There are three parking areas: the west and south parking areas are trailheads, and there is additional parking on the west side for a scenic overlook. The overlook does not attach to any trails.Through several loops, there are up to...
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  • Littleton, Colorado

    Winter Hiking and Wildlife in Waterton Canyon

    3.7
    12.4 mi
    Waterton Canyon is the beginning of the Colorado Trail which stretches 500 miles from Denver to Durango. Camping is allowed on the Colorado Trail but is not allowed in the first 6 miles section of Waterton Canyon, which is managed by Denver Water. The gravel road is great for running, biking, hi...
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  • Lone Tree, Colorado

    Hike Bluffs Regional Park Trail

    2.7 mi / 200 ft gain
    This loop trail is 2.7 miles long but has several options for overlooks that add 0.8 miles to the trip. This is an easy hike with minimal elevation gain and is a great option for the whole family. Every time I've done this hike I've seen numerous deer which only adds to the hike! 
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  • Littleton, Colorado

    Hike the Eagle's View Trail

    4.3
    4.3 mi / 900 ft gain
    Reynolds Park is part of the Jefferson County Open Space system. Located a few miles south of Conifer, off Hwy 285 on S. Foxton Road, it is a foothills park geared for families, groups, and the casual hiker. The network of trails on the west side of the road offers hikers and equestrians anything...
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  • Lake George, Colorado

    Camp and Fish at Eleven Mile Canyon

    4.4
    Located below the dam of the Eleven Mile Reservoir, Eleven Mile Canyon is a scenic spot for camping, fishing, hiking and climbing. There are four different campgrounds to choose from (Cove, Riverside, Spillway and Springer), though only one campground remains open during the off season. Getting t...
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  • Littleton, Colorado

    Hike or Bike Hildebrand Ranch

    4.0
    5.1 mi / 324 ft gain
    Hildebrand Ranch Park is often overshadowed by the other nearby Jeffco Parks, but for the few that it does attract the trails do not disappoint.   The Two Brands Trail starts at about 5600ft just off of Deer Creek Canyon Rd.  It is a relatively flat trail that tops out at about 5821ft making it a...
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  • Littleton, Colorado

    Hike the Meadowlark Plymouth Trail

    4.0
    6 mi / 1197 ft gain
    From the parking lot, you can take the Meadowlark trail to the west or the Plymouth Creek Trail to the southeast. It does not matter which trail you take because it ends up becoming loop. For a more gradual slope up the hill, take the Meadowlark trail. After a little more than a mile, it intersec...
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  • Littleton, Colorado

    Golden Eagle Trail to Bill Couch Mountain

    5.0
    6.76 mi / 1509 ft gain
    Golden Eagle Trail to Bill Couch Mountain is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Indian Hills, Colorado.
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