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Hiking With Kids: Mt. Falcon Park

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.


She usually fusses a bit in the beginning, but she was all smiles on the Castle Trail, probably because there was lots to see. 

She usually fusses a bit in the beginning, but she was all smiles on the Castle Trail, probably because there was lots to see. 

Parts of the castle are blocked off in order to preserve the history, but you can still see a lot! Take the time to look around because it's worth it. Plus, it's a nice place to catch your breath before heading back to the trail. 

Parts of the castle are blocked off in order to preserve the history, but you can still see a lot! Take the time to look around because it's worth it. Plus, it's a nice place to catch your breath before heading back to the trail. 

We are standing in what would have been a presidential summer house. Definitely worth checking out, but do be aware of the cliffs and loose rocks. As you can see, I made sure the boys and I stayed far away from the edge!

We are standing in what would have been a presidential summer house. Definitely worth checking out, but do be aware of the cliffs and loose rocks. As you can see, I made sure the boys and I stayed far away from the edge!

Joy LOVED getting out of the carrier and walking around on her own. The trail is wide and flat towards the beginning, perfectly safe for little ones. 

Joy LOVED getting out of the carrier and walking around on her own. The trail is wide and flat towards the beginning, perfectly safe for little ones. 

A fellow hiker was kind enough to snap a photo of all of us. :)

A fellow hiker was kind enough to snap a photo of all of us. :)


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! 


Looking for outdoor fun in Denver? Have an adventure at Mt. Falcon Park!
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