1) Lair O’ the Bear Park
West of Morrison, CO is perfect for family outings. You can even take your kiddos on a flat mountain biking loop or fly fishing here! This is an out and back trail that is mostly flat and follows a creek. The main trail is the most popular, but 20 feet from the trail (and closer to the water) is a “creek side trail.” I highly recommend this alternative for kids because it is closer to the water and less popular, which is great for frequent stops to explore.
2) Boy Scout Trail, at the top of Flagstaff Mountain near Boulder, CO.
This trail is one of our favorites for summer, as it is highly forested and still flat. It also sits at the top of flagstaff mountain, and with the higher elevation you keep cooler in the heat. There is a sensory trail for kids and accessible for hikers with disabilities to explore and interact with (touch, smell, hear) their natural surroundings.
3) Bear Creek Lake Park, Lakewood, CO.
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