Feed Your Hiking Soul:
The owners of FYSF love to hike. Brandy and Sven work in their Colorado business together and get outside ever chance they get. Below are a few hikes they have done. Sven is an avid hiker. Hiking all over the US and Internationally, including over 30 fourteeners in Colorado and California.
If you have questions about hiking in Colorado feel free to email us at info@FeedYourSoulFitness.com
Jefferson County has close to the Denver metro area hikes. Close to the city with world class hiking. Many of the Jefferson County parks have a wide verity of hiking for the beginner to upper intermediate hiker. At the time of this post Jeffco did not charge for parking and park fee’s you will pay in Boulder Co if you are not a residence.
Enchanted Forest and the Apex Trail
The Enchanted Forest Hike in the Apex park is probably the closest Denver hike you can get to and really feel you’re in the woods. I enjoy all of the Apex trails but Enchanted Forest is my favorite in this park.
No matter your fitness level this is a great place to get started or get your workout in. As you leave the parking lot the trail is paved. So your hike can be as short or long as you like. If your new to hiking or feel the entire hike may be to much start out and go as long as you feel comfortable. Use this trail over and over to get your stamina up.
FYSF is doing an earth day hike with our clients up this trail. As of April 12 2017 it is mostly dry and ready to hike with just a couple wet spots. Conditions may change but every time I have hiked this trail its been in great shape. Apex can get crowded but Enchanted Forest has always seemed serine.
Mustang Trail at White Ranch
For an easier hike access from the upper parking lot.
Mayham Gulch Trail Centennial Cone Park Jefferson County
This trail has a small and very large loop your choice. Beautiful hike trail head between mile marker 262.5 and 262 on highway 6 outside Golden Colorado 9.5 miles from intersection US highway 6 and State Highway 93 on right side of road.
Judd Falls Gunneson National Forest
This is an Amazing valley and beautiful water fall. If nothing else drive up the valley but naturally we recommend getting out of your car and enjoying a walk in one of the gems of the Colorado Rockies!
Directions: From Crested Butte, head north on Gothic Road through Mt. Crested Butte. Head north for a few miles, cross a bridge, after before the town of Gothic, their is a parking area with a bathroom. Park here or go right .5 miles to trail head. If you drive to upper trail head you will need a higher clearance vehicle besides a sedan.