Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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no shade
5 days ago

Very buggy. Be prepared for large clouds of bugs around both lakes. Otherwise a nice outing. Good views of the mountains and lots of ducks and geese. Trail is dry. Be sure to bring sunscreen; there is no shade!

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bugs
6 days ago

more of a trail than a hike. Very pretty but no shade bring a hat.

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bugs
17 days ago

Lots of mosquitoes and some shady people wandering the trail.

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23 days ago

If you are looking at starting to hike, this is an easy trail around the lake scenery is lovely, easy pedestrian bridge to cross. My wife and I enjoyed this easy trail.

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no shade
24 days ago

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28 days ago

Nice trail to do with kids. The mud has dried, there's a lot of wildlife & the beaches are fun to explore.

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bugs
1 month ago

We saw lots of deer and prairie dogs and a bison herd. Nice place to walk on a cooler day. May be a little too warm for me on a summer day as there isn’t much shade.

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1 month ago

Nice peaceful hike, not many people on the trail around noon on a Sunday. Wet/muddy spots but easily avoidable

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muddy
1 month ago

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snow
2 months ago

Simple gravel path, still had snow from a storm and that was almost melted through in places. Lake still frozen.

Nice view of the mountains, might be better walk in spring with wild flowers. Saw a bunch of deer and a bison. But it's a nice quiet walk.

6 months ago

Only had a couple of hours to kill before leaving for airport so this was the closest thing. Not too bad and easy walk. Lots of mule deer around and good view of the mountains.

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7 months ago

It is a flat grassland without much to look at.

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9 months ago

Great history behind this area and a nice walk on our way out of Denver

Good early morning walk. Enjoyed the flowers and views. Easy but relaxing.

hiking
9 months ago

The Lake offers very beautiful scenic views, several species of birds and wildflowers, and great fishing (catch and release only). The trail is great for small families (no strollers) and provides a lot of great spots for photography. The floating bridge is a total highlight!

10 months ago

it is a wonderfully peaceful place. Very enjoyable hike.

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10 months ago

it was a simple flat trail along the edge of a small lake. There were nice bridges and good for a little bird watching. but not very exciting

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10 months ago

Nuce 3 km loop around an interesting Lake. There were lots of birds and beautiful scenery with the Rocky Mountains as a back drop at times. Not a difficult walk, except for the 90 temperature but otherwise quite nice.

10 months ago

Overall a decent trail. Easy stroll for everyone. Nothing special to it but still a good recommendation

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Beautiful place and very relax.

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Monday, April 09, 2018

My husband and I completed this hike on April 7.

This is a flat, quick trail around a duck pond, essentially. It was fun to be near the water and check out the wildlife. Most interesting part is the bridge where you cross the water for a couple hundred feet! Easy, short hike that would be enjoyable for kids or seniors.

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Monday, April 09, 2018

My husband and I completed this hike on April 7, 2018.

The trail is easy.... just a flat two miles around the reservoir. We enjoyed the educational plaques and the telescopes. During our hike we saw mule deer and a variety of birds. The gray, cloudy day, combined with the charred burned areas surrounding the path made this a less-than-ideal time of year for hiking this trail. Still, there was beauty to be found in the long yellow grasses, the occasional patch of orange reeds, and the stillness of the water.

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Friday, March 23, 2018

all alone except for the planes overhead. easy flat loop with offshoot trails. pretty mountains rise up from the plains in the distance.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Great views!

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

very nice easy hike great veiws during sunset

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Great first hike with our two small kiddos

walking
Sunday, January 07, 2018

A nice walk with the recent weather we've been having. We stopped for a long chat with some prairie dogs on the way.

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Thursday, January 04, 2018

beautiful and peaceful today.

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