5 Moonlit Guided Night Hikes to Try in Colorado This Summer
Summer day hiking can be hot, crowded and ... hot. But night hiking under the moonlight is an adventurous, different way to enjoy our outdoor spaces here in Colorado. And, you don't have to worry about sunscreen. Here are five night hikes to add to your summer bucket list, from Lory State Park near Fort Collins to Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs.
Aurora - Full Moon Hike
The City of Aurora hosts educational guided night hikes for $5, open to anyone over the age of 6. The group meets at Plains Conservation Center, 21901 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora.
Boulder - Green Mountain
Want to adventure in the dark, but with the security of an expert? You can join REI for a three-mile hike. You'll have the safety of a group, with the convenience of provided gear like first aid kits and headlamps. The hike is easy level for those age 12 and older. Learn more about the nighttime hikes here. There is a fee of $69.
Colorado Springs - Garden of the Gods
Fort Collins - Lory State Park
Lory State Park has hosted a Park Sleepover in the past. This experience offers the "rare opportunity to spend the night in the park." A guided night hike is included, along with dinner and a movie under the stars. All ages welcome, with a valid park pass.
Roxborough State Park
There are a number of moonlight hikes at Roxborough State Park through October. The hikes are open to those over the age of 8, with the purchase of a park pass.
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