Bluff Lake Nature Center is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Denver, Colorado that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until September.
Open sunrise to sunset everyday, Bluff Lake is a wonderful place to visit to get some peace and quiet in the city. This special place is protected for our wildlife inhabitants and visiting human neighbors, so please, no dogs or bicycles, and don't forget your insect repellent. The main trail look at Bluff Lake is about a mile long and it circles around a seasonal lake (which is fed by storm water and will have water if the area has had enough rain). The walk around the trail loop is excellent for bird spotting and to experience the changes in habitat along the way (wetland, lake, bluff-top prairie).
Awesome view of the mountains!
Sweet little loop. Nice to see the wildlife.
under construction but still a nice getaway area from the city.
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!
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.
Pretty park but I wish that some of the trash would be cleaned up.
Very beautiful, calm, and relaxing to walk/run on.
Great short hike. Nice and peaceful you kind of forget your in the city.
Awesome hike with 16 month old in backpack. Great loop, not too crowded especially for a Sunday. Great short jig or kid friendly hike for all ages. Graded trail. Nice parking lot. Bathrooms at trailhead and porta-potty half way.
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.
A quick note that this trail would not be the best for wheelchair users. I was told that this trail could be usable for wheelchair hikers. It is doable, but it is a pretty good amount of work if you are doing this by yourself.