It's definitely an "in the city" trail. On higher elevations, when you start/end, you can see all of Stapleton and some peaks coming up from behind the city skyline. It's a nice getaway right in the middle of the city. There's a small wetland area (which does attract bugs) but it's nature!
Sam M. on Bluff Lake Nature Center
Local spot for a late afternoon run. Great sunsets, a little buggy. Some Strava segments around the lake. Great to have some neature so close to the 'burbs.
The parking area off of M.L.K. Jr Blvd closes at sunset. As of August 2016, some construction near Havana St. closed the main 1 mi. loop around the lake.
Enjoyable, quick hike close to the Stapleton community. With so many other pet/bike friendly trails in the area, it was nice to enjoy a trail without either. Simple mile long trail with quarter mile-markers. Insect repellant is recommended.
I changed some of the information in this listing of Bluff Lake yesterday, but it hasn't been posted yet. One important correction that we would like to make is that pets are not allowed at Bluff Lake. This rule is in place to protect the wildlife. Even a leashed dog can scare them away from their home. Thank you.
I'm the fundraiser for Bluff Lake Nature Center and visited the morning of our last 2010 Summer Camp. The kids were doing activities down by Sand Creek, so I got to take a detour off the main trail loop. It was a nice morning, not yet too hot, and the kids were having a good time. They hardly even noticed my intrusion. For more information about Bluff Lake, please visit our web site http://www.blufflakenaturecenter.org.