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  • El Paso County, Colorado

    Top Spots in and near El Paso County

    • Denver, Colorado

      Washington Park Loop

      2.34 mi / 72 ft gain
      Washington Park in located near Denver South High School is the perfect spot for a run, walk, or an afternoon picnic! This paved loop is just over 2 miles and offers up scenic views of both Grasmere Lake and Smith Lake. This is also a family-friendly destination with a playground for the kids and...
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    • Cañon City, Colorado

      Drive Skyline Drive

      5.0
      Skyline drive is a one way scenic roadway mainly going north to south. The 3 mile drive takes you about 800 feet above Cañon City. It starts on the west side of 50, and ends in a residential neighborhood southwest of where it begins. There are multiple pull offs on the right and left side of the...
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    • Morrison, Colorado

      Explore Red Rocks Park in Winter

      4.3
      Red Rocks is a bustling park in the summer when its famous amphitheater is filled with concerts. In winter though, the park dies down and becomes even more quiet when snow is falling. Grab your camera and head to the park during a winter storm to truly enjoy the beautiful red sandstone formations...
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    • Evergreen, Colorado

      Pence Park's Independence Mountain Trail

      4.4
      2.09 mi / 869 ft gain
      Pence Park, part of the Denver Mountain Parks system, is nestled between the mountain communities of Indian Hills and Kittredge on Myers Gulch Road. It's one of those places I always drove right past without bothering to check it out. From the road, it looks the same as any other place in the foo...
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    • Morrison, Colorado

      Hike the Red Rocks Trail

      4.0
      6 mi
      While this is a 6 mile hike, it is relatively easy to add mileage to it and tailor it to fit your needs. Instead of simply doing the Red Rocks Trail/Morrison Slide loop, you can head all the way to the Village Walk trail in Matthews-Winters. You can also park along Red Rocks Trail Road and elimin...
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    • Lakewood, Colorado

      Hike to Radio Tower Overlook

      4 mi / 1312 ft gain
      I loved this trail when I lived in Lakewood. It has a decent elevation gain, close to the city, spectacular views, and you can pretty much hike it year round unless you just had a winter snow storm (though you could just hike in snow boots!). I take the John O Hayden Trail from the Utah Parking l...
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    • Lakewood, Colorado

      Green Mountain Trail Loop

      4.1
      6.37 mi / 1060 ft gain
      Green Mountain Trail is a 6.5-mile loop and has a challenging ascent to the park's highest point. Because the mountain is one of the first to rise out of the plains, you get unique views of where the mountains meet the prairie and fascinating geology. The summit, at 6,857' offers stunning views o...
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    • Lakewood, Colorado

      Green Mountain Mountain Bike Loop

      4.0
      6.9 mi / 1047 ft gain
      Skip the bar and spend happy hour hiking/biking this fun and easy loop. With convenient access from the Denver-Metro Area, this spot is perfect for a quick ride after work, or hike with your dog. The park has three parking lots, and the trail can be completed as a loop system (in either directio...
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    • Morrison, Colorado

      Hike Dinosaur Ridge

      4.0
      2 mi / 50 ft gain
      The hiking trail starts at the parking lot located across from the Dinosaur Ridge Discovery center (which you should totally go check out!). Once you park you will follow the gated and paved Alameda Parkway towards the ridge. Along the way there will be several sites on the left until you reach t...
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    • Evergreen, Colorado

      Three Sisters

      4.3
      1.45 mi / 377 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

      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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    • Evergreen, Colorado

      Evergreen Mountain Loop

      4.7
      5.89 mi / 0 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 ...
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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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    • Denver, Colorado

      Mile-High Steps at the Colorado State Capitol

      Denver proudly wears the nickname "Mile High City," and the Colorado State Capitol offers a chance to literally stand a mile above sea level. But there's a playful twist! The exact "mile-high" step has been a source of amusement for over a century. The 13th step is the current official marker, bu...
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    • Cañon City, Colorado

      Royal Gorge Bridge

      3.5
      3.3 mi
      The Royal Gorge Bridge and Park is located in Canon City which is about an hour outside Colorado Springs. Once you get there, it's a $26 entrance fee per person. The park is dog and family friendly. You can walk across the bridge, take the gondola, or zip line across. Taking the gondola and of c...
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    • Golden, Colorado

      Matthews/Winters Park Loop

      4.0
      4.99 mi / 827 ft gain
      Matthews/Winters Park, which is part of the Jefferson County Open Space system, is proof that you do not have to go far from the city to enjoy the mountains. Nestled in the foothills between Golden and Morrison just off I-70 and C-470, Matthews/Winters is easy to access from Denver and any of the...
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