First Day Hikes - Visit Colorado Springs Blog

First Day Hikes

As the sun rises on the first day of 2020, area parks and open spaces take advantage of the region's beauty and outdoor recreation with first day hikes.

Get the family outdoors and burning off those holiday sweets. State park hikes ​​are free but park visitors must possess a valid parks pass to participate. The daily pass for entry to most parks costs $8 per vehicle; annual passes are available for $80. All First Day Hikes, which will be led by park rangers or volunteers, will vary in ability levels and length.​​​​ Bring snacks and water, dress in layers and be prepared for winter hiking in snow or on icy trails. If there is snow, consider bringing snowshoes.

Mueller State Park 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 - 9, 10 & 11 a.m. departures
Colorado State Parks have taken on the tradition of hosting New Year’s Day hikes – to start the New Year out right! Choose from three different hikes and make sure to bring water, snacks, (snowshoes?) and dress for snow.
Audience: All Ages (the 11 a.m. Forest Bathing hike does require reservations and hikers must be 9 or older)
Location: Mueller State Park Visitor Center

Cheyenne Mountain State Park
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Get a head start on your fitness goals by participating in a First Day Hike at Cheyenne Mountain State Park. Join park staff and volunteers on one of three different guided hikes, choose from a one, three or five-mile hike. Giveaways, hot cocoa and cookies add to the fun! Hikes are for all ages but children need to be accompanied by an adult. Dress for the weather and don't forget to bring water. No need to RSVP, just show up ready for a good time.

The hike is free but a valid parks pass is required on all vehicles entering the park. 
Audience: All Ages
Location: Limekiln Trailhead
410 JL Ranch Heights Colorado Springs, CO 80926
​Call 719-576-2016 for details