Hike of the Day: Mount Falcon near Denver, CO

Explore a parkland once proposed as the summer grounds for a second presidential White House.

Link three trails on this super-scenic 5.8-mile out-and-back located 19 miles southwest of the Denver skyline. You'll pass redrock monoliths, giant rockslabs, and a crumbling cornerstone marking the proposed site of a summer White House for Woodrow Wilson (never completed). Also enjoy big views of the Mile High City and, to the west, snowy Rocky Mountain peaks. See turn-by-turn trail directions and more at www.backpacker.com/hikes/40401.

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Kris Wagner, map editor