After the visit to the Boetcher Mansion, we will go for an easy 1.5 mile hike in the Lookout Mountain Preserve. We will do the Meadow Loop Trail (0.8miles) and the Forest Loop Trail (0.6 miles). These mountain-top oasis trails go past ponderosa pines and through meadows, affording panoramic views of the Denver metro area. The 110 acres provide habitat for black bears, mountain lions, bobcats, mule deer, elk and Abert’s squirrels. The trails are open to hikers, snowshoers and cross country skiers, but are closed to bicyclists, equestrians and those hiking with a dog.