Posted on: 05/16/24

Lasik Surgery

One of the best things about living in Colorado is all the great outdoor activities. You can take your pick between mountains and plains or even water sports. 

Opportunities for skiing, boating, fishing, camping, and hiking are all right outside your door in the Denver area. If you’ve worn glasses or contacts for a long time, you might be used to having second thoughts about getting outdoors. 

It can be a hassle trying to spend time in the sun, all the while switching between prescription sunglasses and regular glasses. And contact lenses can get dry or gritty after too much time outdoors. 

After LASIK, those concerns are a thing of the past. Most LASIK patients don’t need to use contacts or glasses for most activities. 

Instead, you can head out and hit the some of our favorite nearby trails to enjoy your crystal clear vision. Keep reading to learn the top five hikes to take after LASIK in Denver!

Mount Falcon Park

Mount Falcon Park offers over twelve miles of hiking trails. The Castle Trail boats a 2,000 ft elevation gain, but the payoff is an incredible view of the ruins of 1st-century tycoon John Brisben Walker’s castle

The mansion was struck by lightning in 1918, but the property now forms the core of Denver Mountain Parks and Jefferson County Open Space parkland areas.

Red Rocks Park 

Red Rocks Park is one of the most famous parks in Colorado. There are numerous hiking options that give you amazing views of the park’s namesake red rock formations. 

The 6-mile Red Rocks Trail is an opportunity to enjoy the broad meadows, views of the rock formations, and even a sandstone cave. Be sure to check out the famed Red Rocks Amphitheater while you’re there.

Galbraith Park

If you like a challenging hike, check out Mr. Galbraith park. It boasts five miles of steep, challenging trails that offer incredible views of Golden, the plains below, and the Continental Divide. 

Best of all, it’s only about 25 miles from downtown Denver, so it’s easy to get there. 

Matthews/Winters Park

Have you always loved dinosaurs? Matthews/Winters Park offers a hike for paleontology buffs. 

The Hogback trail is a steep, challenging hike that offers incredible views above and fossils embedded in the rocks and ground below. The nearby Dinosaur Ridge Visitor Center is a source for interpreting the dinosaur tracks imprinted on the eastern face of the Hogback trail. 

Panorama Point

If you want to enjoy views, the 2.7-mile out-and-back hike to Panorama Point delivers. You can hike up a shady trail that runs alongside a scenic brook to a breathtaking view of mountains and the plains at the top. 

The hike back is downhill, making it an easy ending to the day!

If you’re ready to hit the great outdoors without the hassle of glasses or contacts, this is the perfect time to schedule LASIK surgery

Schedule a LASIK consultation at Cutarelli Vision in Colorado Springs, CO, today to see if LASIK is right for you!