Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Lakes Loop

EASY 29 reviews

Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Lakes Loop is a 3.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Commerce City, CO that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

3.3 miles 85 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

no dogs

27 days ago

walking
2 months ago

Nice that it's so close to the city, and great that it's so empty most of the time. Haven't caught any fish in the times we tried, but it's good for a nature walk.

walking
2 months ago

Very beautiful walk and rather easy, definitely one I'll be back to visit

3 months ago

Another nice place to hike, bird-watch and fish in the middle of the city. Free entry and if you hit it at the right time, you'll see bison roaming the plains. I've seen plenty of birds, bison, snakes, prairie dogs and other animals on my hikes.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice and quite

3 months ago

Great easy trail for a private walk or run. Very sunny though.

hiking
4 months ago

The hike of these trails are precise at easy, flat and graveled. Downside is lack of shade cover. They also offer a 9 mile drive trail with a chance to observe the Bison heard. Visitor center is open Tue-Sun Sunrise to Sunset. No bike trails offered.

hiking
4 months ago

Get their early and you'll see buffalo and plenty of white tails. Flowers are beautiful but the trails are easy. Great place to take the kids.

hiking
4 months ago

Did not see much wildlife. The area near the ponds/lakes is full of Deer Flies. was bit several times. Bring spray.

5 months ago

5 months ago

you can make the trails as long as you want. all accessible with a stroller. so much wildlife and that's what makes this a fun place to hike. everything is pretty easy. little to no shade so not great for the summer months. sad to see the construction nearby.

hiking
5 months ago

walking
6 months ago

Nice walking trail, you can make it as long as you want. No shade. We went in the winter on a fairly warm day, don't think I'd do this hike in the summer.

hiking
6 months ago

Great place to get away if you don't feel like driving to the mountains!

7 months ago

Perfect for younger kids, or a relaxing walk. Okay for jogging.

hiking
8 months ago

This was a super easy family hike with a ton of deer and birds

nature trips
8 months ago

trail running
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Nice easy stroll with scenic views and wildlife present if lucky enough to see.

walking
1 year ago

While it's not exactly a place for great hiking, it is an absolute-must if you enjoy scenic driving, light walking, and wildlife watching. The mornings and evenings are the best time to spot wildlife. I have seen deer (including bucks), hundreds of prairie dogs, multiple bison, rabbits, hawks, and owls. It's a very peaceful and quiet place.