Explore the most popular trails in Arapaho Bend Natural Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
25 days ago

It's overall a nice trail, but half is paved and half isn't. There are also a lot of smaller trails that shoot off that are not listed on alltrails that make following the trail a little confusing if you don't know the area. Also parking is the back of the Harmony Transit Center, to make it easier for first timer's.

hiking
no shade
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Watch out for horse poop!

hiking
7 months ago

Good trail for an easy hike. I went at 9am. It was overcast and humid. The horseflies were horrible. I’d recommend applying bug spray before heading out.

hiking
8 months ago

Close to the highway and civilization, but there were enough trails that wandered about giving you many moments of peace and privacy...then right back to the city.

hiking
8 months ago

I would recommend this trail to walkers, hikers, joggers, and families. Many people were bike riding on the sidewalk and walking dogs/jogging on the gravel trails. The reservoir was absolutely beautiful and it looked even more amazing with the mountains in the background! There are great views and some shady areas. The only negative is the trail is close to a county road so you can hear vehicles the entire time.

road biking
8 months ago

Some road noise but there was spectacular views yesterday morning. Love the bird song

walking
8 months ago

Can hear the highway from the trail the whole way. Nice ponds.

hiking
muddy
9 months ago

Not a long one for it was a bit windy! Can’t wait to try again

hiking
10 months ago

A little buggy but very pretty!

walking
Sun Feb 03 2019

Flat, easy, close to Walmart and Costco. Perfect place to go when your wife needs to go shopping and you don't want to.

walking
Thu Oct 05 2017

This is my favorite place to walk my dogs! The reservoir is beautiful and it's always quiet. People are respectful of the rules and each other. Nice place to ride your bike as well. Wish I lived a bit closer so we could walk here every day!!

walking
Sun Sep 17 2017

If you follow the sidewalk all the way through you would be fine. but if you like to go off the sidewalk and take the other paths there is no direction and very overgrown. At one point I had to walk along side a county road to get back to the path. overall decent if you like walking the sidewalk.

walking
Fri Jul 14 2017

A flat trail great for nature walks and a paved walkway around a reservoir. Popular for fishing and bird-watching, but usually lightly trafficked. Moderate traffic noise from I-25. Riverside with historical landmarks.

Thu Jul 06 2017

Nicely maintained trails with lots of birds to be seen. Some history that makes the area interesting. Kids fished while I hiked. Typical urban trail with traffic noise but is convent to get to.

walking
Tue May 16 2017

Pretty lake views nice for sunset walks. Traffic noise from interstate is present, but can be forgotten about due to lack of people on trail. Good for nature walks

walking
Thu Sep 15 2016

It was pretty, but not a lot shaded so my dog got a little hot. It was very easy and nice views of the lake. I could hear the highway very clearly, but the path itself was very uncrowded and peaceful.

Sun Aug 28 2016

Alright just to go get out of house, nothing amazing you can hear i25 the whole trail. Still nice views.

Beautiful views of the mountains and ponds. Lots of bugs, birds, toads, and rabbits. SO MANY RABBITS. Noise from I-25 is present, but not horrible. We enjoyed it.

Thu Jul 16 2015

Great little trail minus the noise of traffic.

on Arapaho Bend

walking
Fri Jul 03 2015

An easy trail meandering around some ponds, you can vary the length and time of your walk by taking different loops. Pretty views of the water but also road-noisy due to being so close to the interstate.

walking
Wed May 30 2012

Because of its proximity to it, you can hear the Highway through most of the trail. The noise is probably the biggest downer of the walk. There are lots of trails you can use to make the walk shorter or longer, and it's really nice to be close to the water. There aren't many trees along the trail away from the ponds so shade is a bit hard to come by! Nice views of the water and very peaceful though!

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