IN LONGMONTThese trails are in Longmont and as such are easy and flat. Great for dog walking, hiking, biking, and stunning views.
LoBo Traileasy, 12 mile planned trail from Longmont to Boulder (Oh, hey... we wrote about it here.)
McIntosh Lakeeasy, 3.6 mile loop around the lake (Yep, we wrote about this one too.)
Pella Crossingeasy, Braly Trails (2.5 mi) and Marlatt Trail (1.1 mi) circle around the lakes near Hygiene
Lagerman Reservoireasy, Lagerman Loop is a 1.6 mile trail around the reservoir
UNDER 15 MILES FROM LONGMONTLess than 15 miles gets you into Lyons and all the trailheads you can find there. Everything from easy strolls to much more vigorous climbs.
Rabbit MountainLyons (12 mi from Longmont)
easy and moderate trails. Great for bikers, hikers, and equestrians.
Hall RanchLyons (13 mi from Longmont)
moderate and difficult trails. Over 3,000 acres of open space provides excellent viewing opportunities for wildflowers, animals, and scenic landscapes. (No dogs allowed.)
Heil Valley RanchLyons (14 mi from Longmont)
easy and moderate trails. Over 5,000 acres of beautiful hanging valleys, picturesque vistas, and forest meadows with trails open to hikers, bikers, and equestrians.
UNDER 20 MILES FROM LONGMONTNow you are really getting somewhere: the City of Boulder's great park system and more trailheads on the outskirts of Lyons.
Mount SanitasBoulder (16 mi from Longmont)
Easy, moderate, difficult trails. This is an extremely popular trailhead open to hikers and equestrians (no bikes).
Chautauqua ParkBoulder (17 mi from Longmont)
Easy, moderate, difficult trails. Another extremely popular Boulder trailhead which is a must-visit for out-of-town guests.
Button Rock PreserveLyons (18 mi from Longmont)
Easy, moderate trails. Beautiful views, lots of birdwatching and wildlife, and the Button Rock Dam is a hit with kids. (Read more about Button Rock here.)
Button Rock Preserve
Devil's Backbone Open SpaceLoveland (20 mi from Longmont)
Easy, moderate trails. Twelve miles of trails but only about 1.5 miles to the keyhole. Close to civilization, but the Devil's Backbone rock formation is stunning and the hike is pretty easy, making this a good trail for kids and out-of-town guests.
Devil's Backbone Open Space
UNDER 25 MILES FROM LONGMONTWorld class hikes, rock climbing, and everything you could ask for -- just a short drive away.
Betasso PreserveBoulder (22 mi from Longmont)
Easy, moderate, difficult trails. Diverse terrain means there's something for everyone.
Walker RanchBoulder (24 mi from Longmont)
Easy, moderate, difficult trails. An array of ecosystems and gorgeous vistas.
Eldorado Canyon State ParkGolden (25 mi from Longmont)
Easy, moderate, difficult trails. A state park with technical rock climbing, streamside picnic areas and trails with panoramic vistas.