Hiking or biking Mount Falcon another great way to spend the day with your kids. If you are looking for fun things to do around Denver with your kids this is an easy hiking area [from the top] and easily accessible. I’ll discuss the mountain biking below.
Directions: To get there take US Hwy 285 [Hampden Ave] South out of Denver to Right on Parmalee Gulch Road. Follow Parmalee Gulch about 2.5 miles to Picutis and follow the signs to Mount Falcon Park.
What to expect: The trails up top are wide and easily accessed with strollers with large wheels. There are plenty of picnic areas and overlooks with expansive views. This is an ideal place for small kids and I have a 4 year old and a 1 year old that loved it.
Sites: There are ruins of an old castle and even the spot where a dreamer even wanted to build a summer residence for the President of the US. A summer White House of sorts.
Mountain biking Mt Falcon: To mountain bike Mt. Falcon I suggest starting at the east entrance down in Morrison and climbing up to the top. After a good ride up you are rewarded with a nice downhill back to your car. It’s pretty challenging and I really like this trail. It’s much smoother than a lot of the Front Range single tracks that we have. The trail is passable which makes me happy since I hate bike hiking. I at least want to think I can pass all sections without getting off my bike and this trail offers that.
If you want more details about Mount Falcon or just want to ask me a question about my experiences there Call or EMAIL me Steven Beam at 303-941-4663. Steven is a REALTOR living and working in Douglas County Colorado.