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Dream Neighborhoods For Hikers

Photo by Holly Mandarich on Unsplash.
Photo by Holly Mandarich on Unsplash.

With four major national parks within the state's borders, Colorado has a lot to offer in the outdoor department. Coloradans enjoy camping, biking, mountain climbing, fishing and horseback riding for many months out of the year. One of our other beloved outdoor hobbies is hiking. We boast an astounding seventeen thousand trails, including over five thousand miles of hiking paths! Hikers have so much choice when moving to the centennial state. The following are the top three most popular neighborhoods with the best hiking trails.

The Top Three Hiking Neighborhoods in Colorado

First on our list is the Ken Caryl Ranch area. Ken Caryl Ranch is a wonderful community within Jefferson County. This neighborhood has over forty-five miles of hiking trails, like South Valley Park and Deer Creek Canyon. Not only does this neighborhood provide fast access to the trails but simply driving down the road offers amazing views of the foothills. Ken Caryl has four thousand acres of open space land, a quarter of which is officially a Colorado Natural Area. And this isn't the only great hiking neighborhood in Jefferson County.

Bear Creek Lake Park, in the city of Lakewood, is also a great place for hiking. At the foot of Mount Glennon, this area is full of beautiful hiking trails. As an added bonus, the area is also close to the Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre and the famed Dinosaur Ridge Park. Just a short drive down US-285 is the Indian Hills area. Indian hills is very popular for hikers because it is less urban and less crowded. The trails here are features of many amazing parks, like Mount Falcon Park, Pence Park, O’Fallon Park, and Corwina Park just to name a few. Indian Hills is surrounded by mountains (Mount Lindo, Mount Falcon, Lone Peak, and Bear Mountain) and has some of the best views in the state. Remember to check with local Parks Departments to see when hiking trails are open and available. Some trails may require inexpensive permits to use.

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