Overview Getting There Loved it best yet. Genesee Park is 20 miles west of Denver on I-70 to Exit 254 (Genesee Park Exit) or Exit 253 (Chief Hosa Exit). Reviews Photos Tracks Alon Bajayo (98) 3 days ago N/A: 3 Completed 1 Reviews This is a great one. the only reason I give it 4 and nit 5 is because I had the impression it will be easier (especially for kids). We hiked them in Sunday. Even though it was above 95 in Denver it was cool and nice along most of the trail. More than 85% shade, cool and water crossings for refreshing. It is steeper than I expected. I'd recommend to start the loop with the left side (southern side), but we saw people coming from both directions. A few tips: Bring plenty of water. If you do it with kids (we had 3, ages 4-8) it will take about 4 hours (including stops and plunges in the water). When you get with the car to the upper parking lot, and the sign says "no parking beyond this spot", well there's parking. If you get early enough you'll have no problems (we got there at 10 am and there was still plenty). Overall a great short hike really close to home. Dustin Darnell (78) 10 days ago N/A: 2 Completed 2 Reviews Very nice hike. I took it on a warm summer day and the weather was awesome. Shade throughout the whole hike, dog friendly but they need to be on leash because there are some rocky areas and it is a popular trial, I recommend the loop it has some really cool water crossings. Very close to Denver. Great hike! Annie R (69) 10 days ago N/A: 3 Completed 3 Reviews Great hike! A lot of cool information at the start of the hike about the nature around you and what you'll experience during the hike. Steve Callahan (37) 25 days ago N/A: 2 Completed 1 Reviews A great trail when it is hot and or windy as there is plenty of shade/protection throughout the hike. You catch the Beaver Brook trail after walking a short distance along the Nature Trail (river will eventually show itself on your right as you hike in this direction). Gradual downhill to meet the river at your first crossing at the 1.5 mile mark; only minor trick is that when you hit the signage indicating Nature Trail 1.5 mile back the way you just hiked or Windy Saddle 6 miles to the right, walk straight down toward the river to pick up the trail again. From there it is multiple river crossings and some uphill to finish the loop, all in all a very nice hike. Dina Proietti (62) about 1 month ago N/A: 1 Completed 1 Reviews Beautiful hike! It follows the river for most of it. We had to cross the river six times which were a little tricky with wet logs. Great spots along the way to stop for lunch along the river! Pam Warren (92) about 1 month ago N/A: 10 Completed 2 Reviews One of my favorite "backyard " runs. Steep downhill, easy cruise with several creative creek crossings in the spring, then steep uphill. Or you can continue about 7 miles to Boettcher mansion. Ronald Quay Sr (81) about 1 month ago N/A: 13 Completed 2 Reviews Trail was blocked due to high water but it is still a great hike. The weather was perfect for Me and my dog. Most of the trail is easy with a few moderate spots Kaleb Vidal (73) about 1 month ago N/A: 1 Completed 2 Reviews Great trail. It was blocked off by water after 1.5 miles. But it owned up to its moderately difficult rating. River at the end was great! Kaleb Vidal (73) about 1 month ago N/A: 1 Completed 2 Reviews Great trail. It was blocked off by water after 1.5 miles. But it owned up to its moderately difficult rating. River at the end was great! Jeff Lippold (84) about 1 month ago N/A: 1 Completed 1 Reviews Great morning hike. Note that there are 7 (gonna get wet 2.5ft) creek crossings due to spring runoff.