I’ve been hiking, skiing, and snowboarding remote areas for over 40 years, so I created SelectHikes to share some of my favorite destinations. Check out some of my top hikes, I’ve tried to include something for everyone.

This site focuses on destinations in the Rocky Mountain region, with a focus on Denver, the foothills, and front range communities. I try to provide area information, general directions, lodging and camping options, and of course, track and waypoint downloads.

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The things I have to have.


This is a list of the things that I really have to have on a hiking trip if I want to be comfortable. This is not a supply list of everything that you... READ MORE

Where are the women hikers?


I want to share with you a conversation that I have had many times. Some guy at work will ask me about my weekend and what I did. I’ll say something like, “Oh... READ MORE

White Ranch Trails Overview, Golden


White Ranch Open Space Park is a Jeffersion County park in the foothills north-west of Golden, Colorado. There are a variety of well-maintained trails for all ability levels. Most trails are long enough... READ MORE

Centennial Cone Overview


Centennial Cone is a scenic foothills park between Golden and Black Hawk, Colorado. The park offers challenging, lengthy trails that are favorites of hikers and mountain bikers. Trails often have steep ledge dropoffs,... READ MORE