Situated between Denver and the Continental Divide, Jefferson County is 'only' 774 square miles, yet ranges in altitude from 4,987 to 11,594 feet. JeffCo has developed a vast trail system for outdoor adventurers. Its proximity to the Denver metro area truly makes this county the “Gateway to the Rockies.”
This guide offers something for everyone. There are many pleasant hikes suitable for families with children that offer quick nature getaways. Plenty of hikes offer great scenery and a moderate workout. While a few will suit the more athletic crowd looking for a challenge. The Best Jefferson County Hikes offers many of the best hikes in the entire Colorado Front Range.