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Five Top Day Hike Spots Near Denver

Spring is already here! With the season officially upon us, now is a good time to decide how you're gonna spend the time under the sun.

Best Day Hikes Near Denver| Mile High Home Pro

If you're a Denver modern home owner, there's no need to go far if you want an exhilarating time under the spring sun. Here are five top day hike spots near Denver that you are sure to enjoy diving into.

Red Rock Park

Red Rocks Park offers the Trading Post Trail, a 1.4-mile looping trail perfect for beginners who just want a leisurely hike or bike close to nature. Its relatively flat paths are forgiving enough for newbie trekkers and people who don't go out much. The park also offers other entertainment options, like the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater.

Waterton Canyon Hike

Just 35 minutes from Denver, Waterton Canyon's hike path is a 6.2-mile winding path that snakes through brush and semi-paved routes, leading you to the Strontia Springs Dam and the South Platte River. Numerous parking spaces make this a good spot for a post-hike picnic.

White Ranch Loop is a 4.6 mile heavily-trafficked loop trail located near Golden, Colorado that offers a bit of a challenge to newbies but is not much trouble for regulars. Trekkers can expect to see bountiful wild flowers along the path and bask in the tranquil surroundings of the meadows around them.

Fountain Valley Trail at Roxborough Park

An easy, sun-exposed loop on the eastern side of Roxborough State Park, Fountain Valley Trail boasts towering slabs of red rock, accented by the occasional sighting of local wildlife.

Mohawk Lake

A historic location located above 12,000 feet, Mohawk Lake offers a serious challenge for the wary day hiker thanks to its varying elevations and rough patches. Enjoy the sights of adjoining alpine lakes, as well as the towering columns of Crystal Peak and Pacific Peak.