Ed McQuiston, USDA Forest Service
7. Mt. Evans [Easy, Easily accessible]: Located in Arapaho and Pike National Forests, just north of Denver, this peaceful landscape allows hikers to break away from the city to view wildlife, climb the tallest peaks and experience memorable sunsets, or the distinct skyline of downtown Denver. With paved trails for the less experienced or avid hikers that enjoy a peaceful, calming hike with the family, this spot is the perfect getaway after a long day at the office. Plan a visit for the family or get directions to the renowned wilderness area.