Colorado is one of the best states for hiking trips and living only 20 minutes from the foothills makes it great for some quick day hikes. My favorite is Indian Peaks Wilderness because it’s a short drive on backroads making it only 55 minutes to get to and you can get up to 13k feet within only a few miles. EASY! Rocky Mountain National Forest is great for beginners because many of their trails are paved part of the way or have steps. I personally like less people, but that’s not always easy on the weekends. If you are looking for some quick day hikes check out dayhikesneardenver.com.
Check out my Flickr account for more photos of upcoming hikes and other nature photos.