Quick After-Work Escapes: Unwind with Scenic Hikes near Denver this Summer!

As the summer sun beckons us to embrace the outdoors, there's no better way to unwind after a long day at work than immersing yourself in nature. Luckily, Denver, Colorado, is surrounded by a wealth of breathtaking hiking trails that are just a short drive away. In this blog post, we'll introduce you to some fantastic hikes located within a 30-minute radius of Denver, perfect for those seeking quick after-work adventures. These trails can be completed in two hours or less, allowing you to reconnect with nature and rejuvenate your spirit without sacrificing precious time. Let's dive into the list and discover these captivating outdoor escapes!

Mount Falcon East Loop

Indian Hills

Hiking Level: Moderate

30 minutes from Denver | 2.5 miles | 1.5 - 2 hrs to complete 

Lair o' the Bear Loop


Hiking Level: Moderate

30 minutes from Denver | 2.7 miles | 1.5 to 2 hours to complete  

Alderfer/Three Sisters Park


Hiking Level: Moderate

30 minutes from Denver | 2.3  miles | 1.5 to 2 hours to complete  

Matthew Winters/Lutheran Mesa Loop


Hiking Level: Moderate

30 minutes from Denver | 2.8 miles | 1.5 to 2 hours to complete 

Clear Creek Trail


Hiking Level: Easy

30 minutes from Denver | 1.8 miles | 1 hr to complete 

Green Mountain West Trail


Hiking Level: Moderate

40 minutes from Denver | 4 miles | 1 hr 54 min to complete

Evergreen Mountain Trail


Hiking Level: Moderate

50 minutes from Denver | 4.2 miles | 2 hrs to complete 

Windy Saddle Lookout Mountain Trail


Hiking Level: Moderate

35 minutes from Denver | 4.4 miles | 2 hrs 10 min to complete

Mount Galbraith Loop via Cedar Gulch Trail 


Hiking Level: Moderate

30 minutes from Denver | 4.7 miles | 2 hrs 20 min to complete

Royal Arch Trail via Chautauqua Trailhead


Hiking Level: Hard

30 minutes from Denver | 3.4 miles | 2 hrs 30 min to complete


Remember to check trail conditions, pack essentials like water and sunscreen, and adhere to responsible hiking practices to ensure an enjoyable and safe


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