Hiking With Kids: Mt. Falcon Park
Hey there, folks! I'm back again to share our latest installment of Hiking With Kids: Mt. Falcon Park! As difficult as it is to say—because we've done SO many great hikes—this is officially my favorite adventure, thus far. Mt. Falcon Park is located just 30-45 minutes from Denver, so the journey there didn't take a huge chunk out of our day. Also, the terrain is easy enough for little legs, but difficult enough to get our heart rates up (and thus, consider it a workout). Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, there's gorgeous overlooks thanks to the castle, tower, and remnants of a would-be presidential summer home.
A few tips:
- Bring a jacket, just in case! It was a lovely day, but the wind made it chilly.
- Wear supportive shoes. Most of the trail is pretty flat, but there were a couple parts on the Castle trail with loose rocks. I twisted my ankle walking around the summer house (most likely because I wasn't wearing my hiking boots!).
- Little hikers can walk unassisted on the first leg of Castle Trail, but watch out for bikes and trail runners! Further, the trail narrows a bit as you ascend and the tradeoff for panoramic views is steep cliffs, so hold on to smaller children who tend to wander.
- Take the Castle Trail to Walkers Dream to get to the castle ruins.
I highly recommend hiking with kids to Mt. Falcon Park! It's a great place for all ages and abilities to enjoy Colorado's natural beauty. Excursions like this are the reason we moved to Denver in the first place.
Want to see a video of our adventures? Watch it here!
Eager to start hiking with your family? Grab this checklist and start today!