Float your boat in the lake, bicycle or hike on a trail that provides scenic views of the neighboring foothills and Platte River valley, camp, ride a horse and even fly a model airplane - all at Chatfield State Park, nestled next to the foothills southwest of Denver. Boaters of all types from water skiers to fishing enthusiasts to canoeists and sailors - enjoy Chatfield Reservoirs waters. Boat rentals, a floating restaurant and a marina are also available at Chatfield. Get Colorado boating registration and regulation information by clicking here . Campers have their choice of 197 campsites all with electrical hookups and many with full hookups (water, sewer and electric), in four campgrounds at Chatfield. All campsites are within walking distance to the lake and have picnic tables and grills. Facilities include flush toilets, hot showers, laundry, centrally located water, fire ring and a sanitary waste station. In addition to the 197 single-family campsites offered at Chatfield, there are ten reservable Group Camping sites available. Please call the Park Office at (303) 791-7275 for more information or to reserve a Group campsite.
Its actually a relaxing walk once you get some separation from the hoards of families and bikers. The wildlife is abundant and the river is peaceful - and the views get better tube further in you go. For more of a challenge, link up with Roxborough or continue down the Colorado Trail a bit.
This is an easy walk or bike path. Dirt road for water works vehicles. Several wildlife sightings including big horn sheep and babies, deer, ducks & birds. Picnic tables, bathrooms & emergency call boxes. You can link to moderate trails from the end like Carpenter's Peak and others. Close to Denver for a half day trail.
Like many others have said, its just walking down a flat dirt road, but don't let that stop you from going. The scenery is awesome and the wildlife is like no other place I've been in CO. It's everywhere, you can pretty much count on seeing Big Horn sheep which are usually hard to find.
Love love love taking my dogs here. I love to see the joy of dogs running around free. My dogs love this place. If your dogs love to run, walk and swim in the water? This is the place! Worth to have state pass and dog pass so can come here and cherry creek as many time you want. Happy dogs, happy mama I am!