hiking
12 days ago

Nice views of the mountains and the lake. A bit narrow with tall grass on the east loop.

Nice trail with great views of the lake! Lots of prairie dogs!!

This is my go-to trail when I need an escape. It’s close to my house and the view of the mountains is great! Unfortunately the trail doesn’t go around the entire lake; I always park at the parking lot on Simms and 86th and when you get to the West side of the lake there’s a fence and you have to turn around.

This trail is a causal walking trail, great for beginners and families and dogs. There are a few different paths to take with lots of cute little prairie dogs, runners, bikers, people fishing and sometimes horseback riders on the trail. If you walk next to the water there are bugs.

Convenient from Arvada and surrounding areas. Very easy walk around Standley Lake with views of the Foothills. There are also prairie dogs to see right by the parking lot and throughout the trail.

Nice trail where dogs can be off-leash. There were a lot of dogs towards the entrance but you eventually get a decent amount of space to yourself while walking in the trail. Beautiful views!! Easy walk, so peaceful.

I WALK this trail all the time with my dog - and have ridden part of it

Saw prairie dogs, coyotes and a snowy owl!! I ventured into Standley Lake Park at the west of the trail and it is beautiful! They have paddle craft rentals, tipi and camping and lots of nature programs!

I would call this a utility road. There is no view of the lake until you are almost to the end. We did see a coyote. It would be much more enjoyable on a bike.

Easy family stroll

walking
9 months ago

There are many different trails that you can take and all of them are beautiful!

Love this lake and miss living right next to it.

So pretty!

trail running
Friday, March 03, 2017

This is a perfect after work trail-run with your pooch! The parking lots have the most activity and dogs around. If you start running on the trail you quickly have more privacy and room to increase your pace1 The trail switches from rocky to gravel, is wide enough to pass another dog owner comfortably without having to put your dog back on a leash, does a large loop to connect the parking lots on Simms Street and 100th, and provides access to Stanley Lake. We did the path to Stanley Lake and then headed West to take in the sunset. If you are looking to get outdoor exercise after work with your dog, this is a perfect location!

walking
Saturday, December 10, 2016

Generally pretty flat. Has a good spread of trails that span all over the park. Very dog friendly - mine loves it here.

Nice walk.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Not much to see, but it's an easy hike for all ages and dogs.

Pretty simple trail. Bring your dog! They will love it! Easily the largest dog park I've even been to!

walking
Thursday, August 04, 2016

Loved the walk at 530am and didn't know it was a dog park and Loved seeing so many and petting them! If I knew I would'vr bought my li'l doggy

People please realize that this is a OFF-LEASH DOG PARK!!! It has a canal with reasonably clean water that pretty much all the dogs play in. That being said, if you are NOT willing to get a little wet from shaking dogs then don't bother. Personally, my dog loves it here but I never enjoy hearing someone complain about getting wet or annoyed by dogs...AT A DOG PARK. If your dog is well behaved, then by all means come and check this place out!

walking
Saturday, June 11, 2016

kinda a boring trail, would be great for beginners and kids.

walking
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Lots of open space and once you get past the front, it's great for practicing off leash walking with your dog without too many distractions!

hiking
Friday, November 21, 2014

Hike at your own risk. This open space lies due east and well within the fallout zone of the former Rocky Flats factory. That facility manufactured parts for nuclear bombs out of plutonium and both airborne and waterborne waste has been documented in this area. The Woman Creek reservoir, which is visible past Mower Reservoir on the west side of the open space is a catchment pond for keeping polluted waste from continuing to Stanley Lake.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

No trails around the lake. Some pretty views in the distance but lots of parking lots, campers, and roads. Perhaps taking the bike path would have been more fun?

walking
Friday, August 01, 2014

beautiful views.

Great dog park! Very large area!

hiking
Thursday, January 02, 2014

Nice for being close to town, not too busy, and a great place to go with dogs. It's also fun for geocaching as there are half a dozen geocaches here. But as far as open space goes this is about as exposed and boring as the Front Range gets. There are panoramic views of both the front range and the Denver metro area. The trails are rocky so hiking footwear will help you enjoy it more.

WARNING: This entire space is an OFF LEASH dog park. As soon as I stepped on to the trail I had a dog jump on me with muddy paws! This is unacceptable; dog owners should be more in control of their pets or keep them on a leash. Just because the park is "off leash" does not mean that there are no rules. There were at least 2 other occasions that dogs got uncomfortably close to me and the owners didn't seem to have any control of their pets or they just didn't care. Otherwise, the space is pretty nice with lots of branches off of the main trail. I hiked about 4 miles here and was able to find trails further away from the parking lot where dogs did not bother me. This really should not be reported as a "hiking" trail because it is really just a big open dog park.

walking
Friday, October 22, 2010

Beautiful view of the mountains and easy to get to.

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