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Hidden Valley Nature Walk

Rocky Mountain National Park

This short, easy walk offers a quick dose of nature in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Hiking Easy

721 m
21 m
22 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.9 km
High Point
2.9 km
Hidden Valley Nature Walk Map

If you are looking for a short, easy hike in Rocky Mountain National Park, the Hidden Valley Nature Walk is a great option. This 0.4-mile loop trail takes you through a beautiful forest and along a creek, where you can enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. You can also learn more about the wildlife and plants of the area from the informative signs along the way.


The trail starts at the Hidden Valley picnic area, where you can find restrooms, picnic tables, and a ranger station. The trail is paved and wheelchair-accessible for the first 400 feet, then it becomes a gravel and dirt path.

The trail crosses a footbridge over the Hidden Valley Creek, then follows the creek upstream. You can see the remnants of beaver dams and lodges along the creek, as well as some birds and small mammals. The trail then loops back to the picnic area, passing through a pine forest with views of the surrounding mountains.

The Hidden Valley Nature Walk is a perfect hike for families, beginners, or anyone who wants to enjoy a relaxing stroll in nature. It is open year-round, but it may be snowy or icy in winter.

Source: Hidden Valley Nature Walk | Rocky Mountain National Park - 10Adventures. https://www.10adventures.com/hikes/rocky-mountain-national-park/hidden-valley-nature-walk-rocky-mountain-national-park/. Beaver Ponds Boardwalk On Hidden Valley Creek In Rocky Mountain .... https://inspiredimperfection.com/adventures/beaver-ponds-boardwalk/. Winter Recreation - Rocky Mountain National ... - National Park Service. https://www.nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/winteractivities.htm. Conversation with Bing Chat



Walking along a well-kept trail that’s mostly flat. No obstacles are present.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

between May and November


  • Picturesque
  • Water features
  • Family friendly

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