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Erik Danielsen
(er1kksen) - F

Locale: The Western Door
Dayhikes accessible from Denver? on 05/31/2013 09:00:55 MDT Print View

I'll be in Denver from the 11th to the 15th of June and would like to fit in a good dayhike or two. As I don't drive I'm interested in hikes accessible via public transportation. The RTD looks pretty extensive so I'm hoping there's some good territory to access. Any recommendations?

Peter Bakwin
(pbakwin) - F
Boulder on 05/31/2013 09:14:40 MDT Print View

Take the B bus to Boulder. Get off at Broadway & Baseline. Walk a mile west to Chautauqua - hiking central. Going up Green Mtn from there is nice. Or get off the B at Table Mesa & Broadway, get a transfer & take the Skip bus to about Lehigh & Lafayette, get on trail there & hike up Fern Canyon to Bear Peak. Trail maps at OSMP.org

Peter Bakwin
(pbakwin) - F
Re: Boulder on 05/31/2013 15:20:29 MDT Print View

BTW, I think the B (or any of the B series buses) costs $5 from downtown Denver.

Paul Magnanti
(PaulMags) - MLife

Locale: People's Republic of Boulder
boulder hikes on 05/31/2013 17:31:29 MDT Print View

Besides Peter's excellent logistic suggestions, this link should assist with some hikes in the area:
http://protrails.com/area/boulder-denver-golden-fort-collins-lyons

Erik Danielsen
(er1kksen) - F

Locale: The Western Door
Thanks on 06/05/2013 10:41:40 MDT Print View

Thanks for the pointers, much clearer than I've been able to piece together in my haphazard googling! I'll be sure to check out the Chautauqua itself in addition to the surrounding hikes as I'm from the birthplace of the Chautauqua movement and have always found it fascinating. To me this is a perfect coinciding of the hike and the historic.

Thanks again!