nice relaxing hike sat Jun 6, 2020 relaxing, nature, close to Denver got caught by a thunderstorm

hiking
over grown
2 days ago

nice trail with shade. not too busy. overgrown in some spots.

paddle sports
fee
no shade
4 days ago

5/30/20 Kayaking - Put in at Catfish Flats (crowded) and continued South without much interference. The $10 fee for a 36 hour pass was worth it and I will be frequenting the area on weekdays!

hiking
over grown
5 days ago

Make sure to start on the east trail when you leave the parking lot. If you start on the west trail first, you will have difficulties finding the connecting trail at the following parking lot

Trail was a little confusing at times. We chose to go along the river... it was nice. Nice shade and several spots for the dogs to take a swim!

I really enjoyed this hike today! I went counter clockwise on the loop. The first half is right next to the river and is very beautiful. The sound is so calming and peaceful. Towards the end of the loop the map doesn't match up though. One hiker I encountered told there has been some work done recently here. My advice is head for the parking lot..you'll see the cars then make a left. Now your on a dirt road passing by a lake on both sides. The one on the left is for "sport dogs". Once you pass that the map once again goes a little wonky. You have to head out by the 121 and pick up the trail out there.

still closed

There are multiple trails crossing this loop and it was really confusing deciding with several forks in the road. When it was time to loop around the turn was not obvious and there are no signs. Not crazy crowded eventhough I went on a weekend. The river running beside the trail was beautiful.

Nice easy trail. Great for dogs or kids. River side is nice and shaded. The backside of the loop is pretty exposed and not much shade. Very pretty walk

Out and back with a great view of the lake.I did the Chatfield Dam Internal loop a week ago and was surprised this trail didn't turn up as completed. After doing it today I realized the only thing that I missed was a 3/4 mile stretch after the trail that leads into the forest. It's a dirt road with not much of a view which was kind of a bummer. This trail is best for cyclists anyways.

Outstanding trail right off the main road! This is a loop but we chose to hike along the river on our way out and back. the trail along the river is much more well shaded and. Secluded. The return loop is out in the open and along the roadway, so we opted not to hike that part of the trail. Our terrier loved the hike and the river access. This is definitely an easy trail as far as its very flats but it is a solid 4 miles. Check out out you wont be disappointed!

The directions to get there bring you to a closed gate. I'm guessing whoever made this map is a cyclist because you can go around the gate and get into the park for free and ride to the trail head. If your a hiker you'll need to go a block further and make a left into the park. Entry fee is $10. Beautiful walk around the reservoir. The dam section was nice and very photogenic. My favorite section was after the dam and walking through the woods. There is a river crossing there. Not too deep today. Right after this section the map gets really wonky. Apparently they have done some renovations in the park and the map is outdated. It's pretty easy to navigate without it though. The next sections are great as well with awesome vistas of the lake and the mountains. Lots of little side trails that lead down to the beaches. After you pass the bridge though...it gets pretty tedious. To the point that at the very end your walking on asphalt along the road. The map once again goes wonky for the rest of the adventure. Not the best of hikes...but so many fun things to do at this awesome park. Biking, boating, water skiing, canoeing, etc etc etc!!!

Closed? Really?

Road in Chatfield from the south parking lot that is on Titan Road and Roxborough Park Road. Headed east out of the parking lot and then south down Plum Creek came back up north to the Dam and then followed Chatfield around the South Shore line. Headed back to the parking lot through The campsites and field. 9 mile loop with Joy Overbeck April 22, 2020 during the coronavirus, not many people to bother us.

hiking
1 month ago

Good, dry conditions. No shade at all.

There is 1 challenging stretch...about 1.5 miles of it. Rest of was smooth....except for the one part. It’s the part right after the damn, it tells you to go down into the wooded area. Well...there is no trail! But All trails said we were on the trail. We actually got to go through a river chin deep and had to carry our bikes! It was one hell of an adventure!

Mostly paved with a short ride on gravel. No trouble on our ride bikes. Loads of new pavement with beautiful views! Went counter clockwise.

hiking
fee
2 months ago

running
closed
no shade
off trail
2 months ago

The park has undergone significant construction since this was posted and has a far different route with mostly concrete. Mandatory wet crossing of the creek today after coming off the dam. Better overall route for bikers, photographers or walkers instead of runners. The hard surface gives a more suburban feel. Can still enjoy big landscapes across the lake and foothills. Large areas of disturbance due to construction. Spotted eagles and other raptors. Spring buds and meadowlarks active today.

THE TRAIL AND PARKING LOT ARE FENCED OFF DUE TO COVID-19. The sign said it would be closed indefinitely until further notice.

What a beautiful morning! A little mud

went to this trail last Monday and it was closed due to the virus. heads up

hiking
muddy
snow
2 months ago

The wife, dog and I hiked this loop this morning - counter-clockwise. Was really pretty with the snow still stuck to all the branches. Trail is clear, but muddy at times. Saw a group of 7-8 mule deer does as well!

I had a great time on this trail with my 4 young kids. There are. Lot of off trail open spaces for kids to run and get their energy out. It’s wide and mostly flat so it was an easy, comfortable walk. There were a ton of big horn sheep grazing along the path. It was still cool outside so no issues with heat or anything.

mountain biking
icy
muddy
2 months ago

Really pretty good for St. Patrick’s Day. Semi snow and mud here in there as you’d expect.

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