Looking for a great trail in Chatfield State Park, Colorado? AllTrails has 14 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 9 easy trails in Chatfield State Park ranging from 0.9 to 14.6 miles and from 5,383 to 5,816 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Float your boat in the lake, bicycle or hike on a trail that provides scenic views of the neighboring foothills and Platte River valley, camp, ride a horse and even fly a model airplane - all at Chatfield State Park, nestled next to the foothills southwest of Denver. Boaters of all types from water skiers to fishing enthusiasts to canoeists and sailors - enjoy Chatfield Reservoirs waters. Boat rentals, a floating restaurant and a marina are also available at Chatfield. Get Colorado boating registration and regulation information by clicking here . Campers have their choice of 197 campsites all with electrical hookups and many with full hookups (water, sewer and electric), in four campgrounds at Chatfield. All campsites are within walking distance to the lake and have picnic tables and grills. Facilities include flush toilets, hot showers, laundry, centrally located water, fire ring and a sanitary waste station. In addition to the 197 single-family campsites offered at Chatfield, there are ten reservable Group Camping sites available. Please call the Park Office at (303) 791-7275 for more information or to reserve a Group campsite.

Great trail. One tree down at about mile 20 on the return. A little bit of grippy not Slippy mud. It dried up nicely from night last Thursday’s snow.

hiking
no shade
over grown
private property
rocky
scramble
6 days ago

Plenty of parking and only a few other people on this trail. I went on Oct 12, 2019 and there were only a few spots of snow in the shade. I think this trail would be really hot in the summer and really difficult in the snow, so fall would be the best time. I didn't see any goats, but views were awesome the whole way. The trail was slightly confusing and I got a little lost on the way back, so pay close attention to the cairns. The false summits are true...once you reach the top of one peak, another one pops up in front of you. Knowing that going into it made it not so bad. Also, lots of loose rock and it almost made the downhill more difficult than the uphill.

Things in pretty good shape today and some fall colors from the shrubbery and vines giving some red’s.

Kids mini corn maze.

mountain biking
12 days ago

Saw about 20 mountain sheep while biking. Easy trail and great bike ride. Can use mountain bike or road bike.

mountain biking
12 days ago

Great trail. The 6.5 miles to and from the trail head on a wide dirt road is a little annoying, but once you get to the actual trail it's some awesome single track. I also think the trail being less accessible makes it much less crowded which was also nice.

I would describe this as a walk instead of a hike. Regardless it’s a nice walk but highly trafficked. There was some mountain goats that I saw going in and then on way back. There was a little unmarked rough trail on the right about 2.3 miles in and boy that was super fun! I would not attempt this if you have on shorts (tons of cactus) and if you have bad knees as it is extremely steep in spots. For me, it was well worth the effort and I was able to get a great view and total quiet at the top.

excellent trail for Mountain bikers

on Chatfield Dog Park

hiking
15 days ago

Chatfield is probably the best dog park around the Denver area.

hiking
no shade
18 days ago

Very sun exposed - bring water. Enjoyed hearing water rushing along the road. Gravel road running. Only cars were water department vehicles. Several toilet facilities along the way. Beautiful canyon views and water dam. Ran this trail but no option to choose that activity. Pretty flat.

Trail was pretty good. Still a couple of fallen trees returning back down Stevens Gulch. And there is still some wash out from the rain a few weeks back. I went to the Indian Creek Campground this time the horse Park. Then I turned around and came back. Some of the aspens were quite beautiful already and I scared up some kind of big pigeon size bird that was down in the brush near the trail and had some orangey red in his tail feathers as he took off. If you know what is let us all know thanks

mountain biking
25 days ago

simple yet satisfying

hiking
26 days ago

Amazing dog park, they had a blast!! Don’t follow the directions that come up with this app. You have to enter the state park thru one of their entrances.

mountain biking
blowdown
1 month ago

A couple of downed trees as you are returning on Stevens Gulch.

running
1 month ago

I would recommend this out and back for trail running. No shade though!

hiking
no shade
over grown
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Beware the false summits! This trail feels like it goes on and on. After you think you've reached the end there is always another slope to climb. This is a long 7+ mile hike. Make sure you pack enough water and food and give yourself enough time. I didn't make it because the sun was quickly descending. I had just another 0.5 a mile to the top. I think I will go again earlier in the summer next year.

hiking
1 month ago

Completely flat. Saw sheep on the road

Team Hike with softball

running
no shade
1 month ago

Great bike and hike trail. Saw several big horn sheep along the way. Beautiful river along entire trail.

hiking
off trail
over grown
1 month ago

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