Looking for a great trail in Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, Colorado? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, kid friendly 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 7 easy trails in Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge ranging from 0.8 to 3.3 miles and from 5,219 to 5,334 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Ok if you have a dog you walk the outside trail. Lots of prairie dogs so make sure your dog is really secured. Lots of wildlife, there’s buffalo like 700 ft away from you saw some deer. Was a nice walk. Kinda boring. There’s the occasional homeless pets but nothing to bad

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snow
20 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

Land acknowledgment: This beautiful space is on the traditional territories of the Cheyenne, Ute, and Arapaho. This was a wonderful easy walk around Lake Ladora. I timed it just right to see the sun go down. Great to see all the restoration taking place. Loved seeing all the prairie grassland grasses and wetland plants in their Winter rest.

on Ladora Lake

hiking
1 month ago

Kind of a boring walk. Looks shorter than it is. Flat, can see some water birds. Parts of this walk are very exposed to sun/wind— dress accordingly.

hiking
2 months ago

About 25% paved and the rest a packed sand trail. Easy hike for our winter hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Very pleasant, flat, well maintained gravel/paved trail. Ideal for walking

Amazing view at the first creek overlook!! Saw 1 bison, 100 deer, lots of prairie dogs. Great for out of town guests not used to altitude. Well marked. Nice ponds.

Fun! Lake, mountain, and wildlife views. It is flat, so great for those new to the area

hiking
3 months ago

I came here for a run to find out that running is not allowed anywhere on the trails. I did come face to face with a large buck which was pretty cool. I’ll come back with out of town guests that are looking for an easy walk at our elevation.

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muddy
3 months ago

Lots of deer and wildlife

hiking
4 months ago

Hidden gem amongst the metropolis . Different ecosystems and zones to explore . Barely anyone at the visitor center which was elaborate for the size of this refuge. Had the whole trail to ourselves with a mix of hot spots of sun, chilly winds and plenty of time to reflect and observe the wetlands around us. Bring a lunch or snack , I promise you’ll find a lovely place to enjoy it and hopefully someone . Even came across a family of deer grazing on their dinner . The species of birds are stellar to say the least . Caught a glimpse of the autumn colors and anglers towards the end/beginning of the trail . Highly recommend if you want to escape for your lunch break in the city for a bit of solitude during the weekday 11Oct2019

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no shade
5 months ago

Easy walk from the visitor center in Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. The Discovery Trail connects to the Legacy Trail after 0.4 miles.

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no shade
over grown
5 months ago

Flat and quite sunny. there are a few trees for shade close to the trail on the South side of the lake but not much elsewhere. Mostly stroller-friendly except for a couple hundred metres in the North-East side (overgrown weeds).

DOGS ARE ALLOWED. sign clearly states dogs on leash. I walk my dog here very often and see plenty of dogs here. I hiked it today evening they just recently cut the overgrown weeds on the shoulders of the trail and its messy. still fine to hike. Came across a snake, I actually stepped on it accidentally. It was dark and I was hiking it pretty fast due to it was a little late and dark. I step on something really mushy and I turned around and turned on my light and it was a good 2.5' long snake. DOGS ARE ALLOWED.

Not a hike - lots of snakes, horseflies and wasteland.

hiking
6 months ago

What a lovely location. A small group of seniors from Broomfield took the Ladora Lake Loop trail. One of our members is wheelchair bound (electric), she said it was a little challenging in a spot or two but rest was great. The day was partly cloudy which made it comfortable for a late August hike; in full sun it would not have been so pleasant. There were no bugs to speak of, which surprised us given some other reviewers. If you haven't been here before suggest you first stop at the visitor center and get a quick bit of the history - definitely enhances your enjoyment of this beautiful open space.

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bugs
no shade
7 months ago

Hiked Sunday July 7, 2019 This trail was ok. It was really hot the day we went and there is only shade on one little part of the trail. There were clouds of bugs. It is an easy flat hike but nothing great to see and really no great views. There were a lot of people there on a Sunday afternoon in July. This trail was nothing special and the lake is not very large. I guess if you want an easy flat hike and don’t mind eating bugs, this will work for you.

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closed
no shade
7 months ago

We were here on Sunday July 7, 2019 and couldn’t do the loop due to large parts of the trail being under construction. Where we could walk was an easy flat boring walk without any great views. It was hot the day we hiked and there is NO SHADE for most of the walk. I do not recommend it. Bird sightings? I don’t think a single duck really counts.

Decent trail for being so close to the city. We saw deer, hawks, a bald eagle, a snake and tons of prairie dogs.

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