The Best Hikes Near Parker, CO
Living in Colorado offers many perks, including easy access to incredible hikes within thirty minutes of our apartments in Parker, CO. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, dozens of local trails, and multiple restaurants nearby for a post-hike hangout, Parker is a perfect location for fans of the outdoors. Here are three of our favorite nearby hikes for you to enjoy.
Castlewood Canyon State Park
Located just 20 minutes south of Trailside Apartments, Castlewood Canyon State Park offers hikes ranging in length and difficulty. Enter through the East Park entrance to hike our favorite, the 1.2 mile Canyon View Nature Trail. This trail is rated "easy" and offers amazing views of the canyon. If you're looking for more of a challenge, you can add on other trails for more time in the great outdoors. The park also has a number of picnic tables throughout the park, perfect for a mid-hike lunch stop.
Roxborough State Park
If red rock formations, scenic overlooks, and wildlife viewings interest you, check out this park located roughly 30 minutes away from Parker, CO. Roxborough State Park has outstanding red rock formations reminiscent of the famous Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs -- but much closer to home! To see all that Roxborough State Park has to offer, take the 2.3 mile Fountain Valley Trail and add on the 1.3 mile Lyons Overlook Trail for the best view in the park.
Cherry Creek State Park
Located just a quick 15-minute drive north of Trailside Apartments, Cherry Creek State Park is a favorite of runners, bikers, and boaters. The 4.75 mile paved Cherry Creek Trail loops around much of the lake; as you make your way along the trail, keep an eye out for mule deer and great horned owls.
State parks charge a $7-9 fee per car per visit, or you can purchase a $70 annual pass for unlimited visits. Dogs are allowed on-leash only. Lace up your hiking boots and hit the trail!
If you're interested in living in beautiful Parker, Colorado, please contact us to schedule a tour today. We would love to show you all that we have to offer.