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trail locations for Aurora, Colorado
4 hours ago

beautiful place to walk

Nice easy walk, but not really quick or short. Sunrise and sunset offer some great photos, but other than that, it's your standard res.

29 days ago

Nice little trail leading to Utah park. Big Cottonwood trees line the path. Very quiet and shaded.

Surprisingly pretty for being right in the center of civilization

1 month ago

Fun but lots of geese when in season. started early in the morning and took our time could get done in less than an hour bit we fished all day.

I visit this open space at least a couple of times a month. It's pretty neat to see what's going on down in the wetlands area, and there's a trail that branches off of the sand creek trail and leads down to the creek itself. My kids love exploring aling the creek.

I am new to town and didn't realize it was a state park and has a $9 entrance fee. I would have gone somewhere else if I knew that BUT it is a fun place to go. Lots of bikers, swimmers (yes, in the lake), fishers, boaters, runners. I was looking for a hike but didn't know where a trail was so we just got out and walked around. There is sand all around the resivor so it's like a mini beach. We walked on that for a while till we eventually did find a trail (there are paved trails and gravel trails) that lead through some trees that opened up into a prairie. I was looking for something that was similar to mountains and I accept what I found. I would give this place 4 stars but I think a $9 day pass is too pricey.

Fun area to walk around right in the middle of the city. For as much traffic that surrounds the park, it is very quiet. I prefer the wetland trail right off the main road as it's more natural and filled with wildlife. I've seen bobcats, foxes, coyotes, birds and deer here.

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1 month ago

Part of my Stapleton--Broomfield bike commute. A few rough spots (I.e., bumpy, unpaved, homeless-inhabited) between Westerly Creek Park and Quebec St., but a great connector to the South Platte Trail and some well-maintained, senic paths sneaking along Sand Creek and I-270.

this hike was relaxing and reminded my like if I were near the bay walking in some areas by the reservoir because of its various locations to walk around makes it very pleasant to enjoy a walk here.

flat but the nearly 12 miles was pretty and cool ecosystems.

I find this to be a great trail for those who want to keep away from traffic, yet have a good workout. When I wish to walk up to ten miles, all I do is walk to the start from 9 mile sration, and go up to Yale/ Chamders, then back down to the bottom. Each time is about 3 miles when done both ways. I'll do this until it's been done 3 times each way. This keeps me away from traffic, and in the middle section, all one hears is the animals and occasionally a siren or two. But for me, it gives the workout I seek, and the miles I need. in the morning and evening, deer and occasionally a coyote is visible. I have only walked it so far, but bikes are very common. Just watch out for the high population of prairie dog's. they're very common. Hawks and other birds are also very popular during the walk.

2 months ago

Great trail. Watch out for cyclist!

We told the lady at the front desk we would like to hike and she gave us a map. She forgot to mention that all the trails were closed. There isn't anything to see here.

This isn't a hiking trail. It is a side walk along side a golf course as well as the paths on the course. Then along a five lane road to get back. Lame.