The Outdoor Corps is proud to release its first book, ‘Exploring Jefferson County Open Space Parks, Volume 1.’ This volume covers Alderfer / Three Sisters Park to Lair o’ the Bear Park and features detailed park descriptions, historical information, and hike recommendations. Pick up your copy today on Amazon!
Denver, the capital of Colorado, is a city that offers a perfect blend of urban sophistication and outdoor adventure. With its beautiful mountain views, diverse neighborhoods, and thriving food and drink scene, Denver is an ideal destination. In this article, we’ll guide you on how to spend the perfect three days in Denver, highlighting the city’s must-visit spots.
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and just a short drive from Denver, Colorado, Mount Falcon Park covers an expansive 2,252 acres of land. This stunning park boasts breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, valleys, and even Denver’s skyline. Hikers of all skill levels can enjoy the diverse range of easy to strenuous trails.
Redcloud Peak (14,034ft.) and Sunshine Peak (14,001ft.) are two of the most prominent peaks in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado. The most common hiking route is Sunshine Peak via Redcloud Peak’s Northeast Ridge route, a strenuous Class 2 12.0 mile trail that begins at the Silver Creek/Grizzly Gulch Trailhead.
Windy Saddle Park is a picturesque park located on Lookout Mountain in Golden, Colorado. With over six miles of trails, Windy Saddle Park is a popular destination for hikers, mountain bikers, and nature enthusiasts looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the beauty of the Colorado wilderness.
Uncompahgre Peak (14,321ft.), within Colorado’s incomparable Uncompahgre Wilderness and the San Juan Mountain Range, is the sixth tallest peak in the state. The standard route to the summit is via the Class 2 South Ridge, which is about 7.4 miles roundtrip with ~3,000ft. of gain.