Explore the most popular hiking 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.

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.

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.

hiking
21 days ago

The one really cool thing about this hike is at the beginning of the trail where there was a family of prairie dogs (basically groundhogs) with their mounds in a field. Otherwise the hike was meh.

hiking
29 days ago

It is a flat grassland without much to look at.

hiking
1 month ago

Trailhead is right by the busy Pena blvd on the way to the airport. Have to walk about a half mile along the service road until you get to the real trailhead. The actual trail is pretty, not too much shade along the creek and then opens up with views of the mountains in the distance.

this trail does allow dogs.

walking
2 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
3 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!

4 months ago

it is a wonderfully peaceful place. Very enjoyable hike.

hiking
4 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

hiking
4 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.

4 months ago

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

walking
5 months ago

Beautiful place and very relax.

hiking
6 months ago

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.

hiking
6 months ago

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.

walking
6 months ago

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

7 months ago

Great views!

hiking
8 months ago

very nice easy hike great veiws during sunset

Great first hike with our two small kiddos

walking
9 months ago

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

walking
9 months ago

beautiful and peaceful today.

10 months ago

it's a nice, easy trail but short.

hiking
10 months ago

Loved this trail it was 4 miles out and back. There was a nice look out point at the end (2mile mark). The trail was pretty decent, there were a couple of prairie dog holes. Turning trees during the Fall = great colors. We went on a Wednesday morning and the trail was pleasantly unoccupied

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Awesome short hike with a boardwalk on the lake, saw plenty of fish and other wildlife

hiking
Saturday, September 23, 2017

Nice and easy hike. A couple of very small beaches along the lake. Family friendly, popular trail.

birding
Saturday, September 23, 2017

Really nice flat loop through the open prairie of the wildlife arsenal. Saw a beautiful rainbow and sunset, lots of deer and birds to be seen as well.

birding
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Really nice walking trail around the lake and through the marshes almost at water level. Saw bison, deer, rabbits, prairie dogs, owl, herons, egrets, woodpeckers, and lots more.

birding
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Nice walking trail around lakes, marsh, and open prairie. Super quiet in the evening. Saw bison, great horned owl, great blue heron, cormorants, deer, prairie dogs and more!!

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