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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7 days 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
23 days ago

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no shade
1 month 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.

hiking
no shade
over grown
1 month 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
1 month 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
3 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
3 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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no shade
3 months ago

This trail is easy and great for beginners or people who need an easy trail. There are good fishing spots with benches and shade. Most of the trail does not offer shade. It is not an accessible trail for strollers or wheelchairs.

on Lake Mary Loop

4 months ago

small little lake, currently getting some work done on it. mainly people fishing. I wouldn't spend my time here, but it connects to a few other trails and as a whole the trails are beautiful. lots of birds and cool bugs to see.

on Ladora Lake

hiking
4 months ago

lots of birds. pretty area. very quiet. enjoyed my time here.

absolutely love this hike...for a few reasons. first, the 60 degree panoramic views -- uninterrupted by any human development, are spectacular. the prairie seems to unfold all the way to the base of the front range visually, making this a photographer's paradise. also home to a bald eagle, and you can sometimes see the eastern herd of buffalo from the overlook (2 mile hike from parking lot). yes, you can hear Pena Blvd traffic, so maybe wear earphones...but the visuals are fantastic. this hike would be especially nice for anyone that is on their way to the airport and doesn't want to wait around the terminal for another hour. highly recommended.

Pros: Loads of open space and cool creatures to look at in early morning; Cons: Little shade, traffic noise, no dogs on RMA trail. Easy stop to or from airport. Saw one coyote this morning at 7am, it went under the fence into the preserve so we kept jogging. Dog and I went straight out the service road, past the preserve signs, until a chain link fence, then we turned around.

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bugs
closed
4 months ago

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bugs
no shade
5 months ago

A lot of bugs, bridges are a little shaky but are perfectly okay. Very small loop, a lot of people fishing. Very nice and pretty area.

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bugs
no shade
5 months ago

Nice trail, a lot of bugs but that’s not a huge deal. Very pretty landscape. People were fishing on the lake (catch and release). Relatively quiet area.

hiking
5 months ago

Not much shade in the area and lots of bugs this time of year

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bugs
5 months ago

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