Colorado has an innumerable amount of worthwhile hikes to complete, but there’s not always time to venture deep in to the Rocky Mountains to snag a 14er.
For a slightly challenging hike that offered a variety of views over a couple hours, I was delighted with my time on the Green Mountain Trail at William Frederick Hayden Park.
I hit the trail on a warm Fall afternoon, taking a clockwise approach on the Green Mountain Trail: an approach that would mean saving the main mountain ascent and descent for the end of my hike.
Green Mountain Trail at William Frederick Hayden Park in Lakewood, Colorado
Hiked On: October 10, 2022
Distance: 7.1 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,081 feet
Time: 2 hours, 44 minutes, 14 seconds
From here on I’ll let the pictures mostly speak for themselves: there’s only so much I can put in to words about these beautiful sweeping hills on this partly cloudy Fall afternoon.
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