Have you wondered what it is like to hike in the Rocky Mountains? Are you ready to get out and experience the cool, crisp air and stunning panoramic views? Are you a new hiker visiting or moving to Colorado? If you have answered yes to these questions, then this book is for you. This book contains the information you need to get started, such as proper clothing to wear, getting fit for a backpack, what to expect about the weather, how to react when meeting large animals that can kill you, and how your body will react when hiking at elevation. The second half of the book details 28 trails in the surrounding Denver area you should check out once you get here, or if you are already here and want to start your hiking adventures. The descriptions are based on my own experiences and give detailed information you won't find in the general descriptions from park websites or from hiking apps. Chances are you will hike many, if not all, of these trails if you spend any time in the mountains. I was completely unprepared for hiking properly in the mountains, although I spent most of my childhood outdoors and hiking around the farm and countryside I grew up in. I wish I had been more prepared before heading out and learning on my own. So, here is your chance to learn from my experiences and get prepared to hike. Let this book be your guide and let a smile be your umbrella.