5 Best Spring Hikes in Colorado
There’s never a shortage of good reasons to get out and enjoy nature when you’re lucky enough to call Colorado home. With easy access to the Rocky Mountains, over 300 days of sunshine each year and some of the best views in the country, springtime in the greater Denver area is the perfect time to dust off your hiking boots. If you’re in search of an amazing hike, look no further than your own backyard.
Top 5 Spring Hikes in Colorado
1. Alderfer & Three Sisters Park -Evergreen
Distance: .2 to 10 mile+ loop
Ideal for the choose-your-own-adventure type of experience, you’ll love the intricate network of trails at Alderfer and Three Sisters Park. Here you’ll find great views of Evergreen and beyond.
2. Sugarloaf Mountain -Boulder
Distance: 1 mile round trip
Get up early and head out for a hike on Sugarloaf Mountain in Boulder to catch the sunrise. Timelapse the experience as you gaze out over the Eastern Plains, Indian Peaks, Longs Peak and Rocky Mountain National Park.
3. South Rim Loop –Roxoborough State Park
Distance: 3 miles
This hike features several overlooks where you can take in the breathtaking beauty of the Red Rock formations. You’ll also get a chance to check out some great panoramas of the Denver area too.
4. Maxwell Falls – Evergreen
Distance: 1.6 to 4 miles
This dog-friendly hike is less than an hour outside of Denver and one of the best “waterfall experiences” in Colorado.
5. Mills Lake -Rocky Mountain National Park
Distance: 5.3 miles round trip
Treat yourself to one of the best views anywhere in Colorado with a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park’s scenic alpine lake. This hike is best for late spring but if it’s earlier in the season you can always take the winter shortcut.