I love this place. It’s a hidden gem here in Aurora. Even old locals don’t know about this place. It’s peaceful, quiet and just plain beautiful. Trail heads clearly state whether dogs are permitted or not.

trail running
2 months ago

Like some of the other reviewers have pointed out, don’t go here if you are looking for a hike. But, if you’re looking for a great 5k trail run on a nicely kept gravel path this place is perfect. I live nearby and run here often with my dog. Be sure to check out the smaller food paths down to the creek, and check out he nature center too!

This is a great short walk right by the airport. The landscape is beautiful.

It’s a great place to walk the dogs ! Just a reminder though that snakes are active. I mistakenly let my dog off the leash and as we got closer to the high line canal trail a huge rattle snake was just sitting there in the sun. Luckily I had enough time to tell to my dog and she was not bitten. Just beware!

would not recommend

It's like... a path to get from one place to another place without having to walk on the street. Really boring for a hiker. It's a path you'd run, or walk your dog if you live nearby, or ride your bike to go somewhere kind of a place. Which is fine, but don't expect a "hike" or too much to look at. (also, lots of sun, so dress accordingly)

Yuck! Bugs everywhere! Doesn’t seem to be in a great part of town ether. Water was also gross.

Nice paved trail and dog friendly

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Best part easily near Star K Ranch Nature Preserve.

walking
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

take the detour through the nature preserve for amazing bird watching!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

love the path

Monday, February 20, 2017

Nice open area to explore- easy walk and great for dogs!

walking
Monday, February 20, 2017

Nice and open. Ran into some deer, that was fun.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

drinking under a bridge? smoking weeds by an industrial area? this trail has it all!

walking
Monday, October 24, 2016

beautiful place to walk

walking
Sunday, September 18, 2016

I visit this open space at least a couple of times a month. It's pretty neat to see what's going on down in the wetlands area, and there's a trail that branches off of the sand creek trail and leads down to the creek itself. My kids love exploring aling the creek.

road biking
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Part of my Stapleton--Broomfield bike commute. A few rough spots (I.e., bumpy, unpaved, homeless-inhabited) between Westerly Creek Park and Quebec St., but a great connector to the South Platte Trail and some well-maintained, senic paths sneaking along Sand Creek and I-270.

It is a very nice place. Lots of deer, dogs really enjoy it. Not many hikers which makes it nice to have your dog off leash.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Turn in (off Smith Road) at the Morrison Nature Center, follow the road and park by what looks like a house. It's the Nature Center and is open every day, I think, with Rangers and real rest rooms. It's a loop trail with a pond in the middle and connects to the Sand Creek Trail.

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Great! Enjoyed the green belt feel to it.

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Can't find trail. Just parking lot & concrete buildings.

Friday, April 22, 2016

can't find any trails all private property and industrial buildings.

Monday, March 28, 2016

That didn't look right and safe at all, I was freaked out and we drive away.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Enjoyable bike ride from Aurora Sports Park to Stapleton and perhaps farther. It is a bucolic setting in parts, especially near the nature center, despite being in the center of the city.

hiking
Sunday, March 01, 2015

Easy for old and young.

Saturday, January 04, 2014

good place to let the dog off the leash. tons of deer

road biking
Monday, November 04, 2013

If you prefer to walk this as a loop it might be best to begin at the trail head just east of the horse corral as it is more narrow than the west trail and you might miss it if going in the reverse direction. You will be traveling in a clockwise direction.

Also, if you are a Geocacher there are a lot of treasures to find in this area.

hiking
Monday, November 19, 2012

Nice flat trail. I was able to do a loop around the reserve area but couldn't go through the reserve because dogs are not allowed. Didn't see any wildlife except for a shirtless man trudging through the river, possibly noodling for fish.

walking
Friday, August 03, 2012

This trail is right by my house. I love it that many people don't use it. I can walk my dogs or ride my bike. You can almost always see some type of wildlife here. Twice I have even seen coyotes. What I don't like is under the roads there is almost always trash and broken glass. Which makes dog walking somewhat hard. The trail is also used by horses so there is ALWAYS horse poo to dodge and the divits in the ground if you are not careful can twist an ankle. It makes for great bike riding the trail goes quite a bit farther than showed on here. There are also side trails one can take where it gets almost beachy with the sand. My little dog does not enjoy that lol so we stick to main trail

hiking
Saturday, October 22, 2011

Took my dog on this. Really easy but not a loop. Pretty fall colors.

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