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No visit to Colorado is complete without a good walk in the mountains. With so many national parks and trails to choose, we’re going to point you towards two of our favorite “open spaces” for a Front Range hike: Boulder’s Open Space & Mountain Parks (OSMP) and Jeffco Open Space Parks and Trails.

Boulder’s Open Space & Mountain Parks

Open Space & Mountain Parks has over 148 miles of trails that are home to native plants and wildlife protected and maintained with city sales tax revenues. Help the people of Boulder protect and preserve their trails, plants, and wildlife by shopping and dining locally. Go ahead and shop till you drop, it’s good for our environment!

Hiking gear and equipment for the Colorado Front Range

Some trails allow you to bring your dog, others don’t. Check rules and regulations before heading out on the trails.

Check rules and regulations before hiking

Each park and every trail have different rules and regulations that are meant to help protect the parks. Please leave only footprints and take only memories. The only sticks you should be taking while hiking are your selfie stick and walking stick. Everything else should remain untouched.

You also need to respect your fellow hikers. If you’re bringing your furry, four-legged best friend, make sure you keep it on a leash, and pick up their poop, please.

For more rules and regulations, and general information about the parks from Bobolink to Wonderland Lake.

Hiking Outdoors Geek Equipment

Don’t take the wilderness for granted. Bring the right gear before heading out on the Front Range trails.

Jeffco Open Space Parks and Trails

If you want more miles to choose from than the OSMP has to offer, head to Jeffco Open Space Parks and Trails (JOSPT) and chose between 230 miles. From Alderfer/Three Sisters Park to Windy Saddle Park, JOSPT offers 54,000 acres, includes 28 regional parks, for all of your hikers and nature lovers to enjoy.

Check out more resources and information on Jeffco Open Space Parks and Trails.

Renting and buying hiking gear in Denver

No matter where the trail may take you, we’ve got premium gear, either to rent or to buy, to help you explore the Colorado Front Range.