Elk Meadow is a great escape from the chaos and traffic of Colorado. The Elk Meadow is in the middle of the evergreen, and you won't hear any loud traffic or honking. One of the plus points of this park is, you can bring your furry friend.
It is an easy trail, and one can wear light hiking boots, or you can also wear running shoes. There are areas with divots and rocks, so it's better to wear running shoes. One must be updated with the weather forecast and prepare accordingly. One must carry a hat or wear sunscreen as the sunbeams are harsh.
The hike is easy, and it is only 40 minutes drive from Denver. You can witness classic Douglas Fern trees, and once you are closer to the top, you will see more trees. It's a great place to hike or spend a day with a furry friend.