Best Hiking Trails in Thornton

Expert recommended Top 3 Hiking Trails in Thornton, Colorado. All of our hiking trails face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!


6550 Gateway Road, Commerce City, Thornton, CO 80022 Directions

Since 1992

Take the Refuge's 11-mile Wildlife Drive in your vehicle to see bison, deer, hawks, waterfowl and more. Parking lots near trailheads to hike the more than 10 miles of trails. Visitors will enjoy the new boardwalk and piers. Recreation opportunities include a 9-mile self-guided wildlife drive, catch-and-release fishing, and wildlife photography. It's free and a great way to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Refuge. 8.3 miles from downtown to Thornton. With more than 15,000 acres of land

Environmental Education Facility, Lake Ladora, Observation Piers, Viewing Area, Ten Parking Lots, Outdoor Restrooms, Amphitheaters, Fishing, Wildlife, Conversation, Flowers, Waterfowl, Boardwalk, Education, Nature Programs, Bird-Watching & Wildlife

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Wed - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon & Tue Closed

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16831 West Alameda Boulevard, Thornton, CO 80465 Directions

Since 1989

Free admission for kids ages 2 and under. The most famous paleontological and geological spots in the west with experts from Dinosaur Ridge. This 12-part free public lecture series is meant to introduce visitors and volunteers to the amazing world of dinosaurs. Enjoy free guided bus tours and exhibit hall admission for you and your family. Their mission is to preserve and educate the public about the paleontological and geological resources of the Golden and Morrison Fossil Areas

Dinosaur Ridge, Discovery Center, Triceratops Trailbicycling, Birding, Gift Shop, Books, Camping, Fishing, Guide Tour, Nature Trail, Horse/Equestrian Trail, Picnic, Playground, Restroom Facilities, Snorkeling Wildlife, Public/School and Scheduled Tourscamps, Birthday Parties, Travel and Field Trip, Dino and Scout Days & Workshop

Discount: Active military receive 50% Off on bus tours (for immediate family) and 10% Off on the gift shop - Veterans receive 10% Off on bus tours (for immediate family) and in their gift shops View Deal

Price: Kids ages 3-11 $8

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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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21992 Golden Gate Canyon Road, Golden, Thornton, CO 80403 Directions

Since 1921

799 acres 4.6 trail miles. With nearly five miles of steep, rocky trails that reward with commanding views of Golden, the plains and the Continental Divide. The Mt. Galbraith Loop circles 1.6 miles around the top of the 7,260-foot peak. 19.0 miles from downtown to Thornton

Mountain Biking, Walking, Trail Running, Lake, Dogs on Leash, Birding, Kid Friendly, Wild Flowers, Wildlife, Fishing & Nature Trips


Mon - Sun 6:00 am - 7:00 pm

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