A more challenging hike for the family is Burro Trail in Golden Gate Canyon State Park. The park is just a 30 min drive from Golden and west Denver.
This is a favorite hike leading to ‘Windy Peak’ where you have great views of the mountains and the park below. This loop is 4.5 miles round trip so be sure to:
1) take your lunch
2) start in the morning to avoid afternoon thunderstorms
3) wear your boots (some areas are steep with rocks and slippery dirt).
Trail has areas ofÂ pines, small meadows with aspens and wildflowers and rock outcrops at ‘Windy Peak’.