Bluff Lake Nature Center

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Bluff Lake Nature Center is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Denver, Colorado that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until September.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
101 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Open sunrise to sunset everyday, Bluff Lake is a wonderful place to visit to get some peace and quiet in the city. This special place is protected for our wildlife inhabitants and visiting human neighbors, so please, no dogs or bicycles, and don't forget your insect repellent. The main trail look at Bluff Lake is about a mile long and it circles around a seasonal lake (which is fed by storm water and will have water if the area has had enough rain). The walk around the trail loop is excellent for bird spotting and to experience the changes in habitat along the way (wetland, lake, bluff-top prairie).

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3 months ago

Not much to see...small creek and pond but the rest of the trail is surrounded by buildings. Easy hike.

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walking
4 months ago

Awesome view of the mountains!

4 months ago

7 months ago

walking
7 months ago

Sweet little loop. Nice to see the wildlife.

9 months ago

under construction but still a nice getaway area from the city.

hiking
9 months ago

It's definitely an "in the city" trail. On higher elevations, when you start/end, you can see all of Stapleton and some peaks coming up from behind the city skyline. It's a nice getaway right in the middle of the city. There's a small wetland area (which does attract bugs) but it's nature!

trail running
9 months ago

Local spot for a late afternoon run. Great sunsets, a little buggy. Some Strava segments around the lake. Great to have some neature so close to the 'burbs.

The parking area off of M.L.K. Jr Blvd closes at sunset. As of August 2016, some construction near Havana St. closed the main 1 mi. loop around the lake.

11 months ago

Bugs galore.

11 months ago

Monday, May 30, 2016

Pretty park but I wish that some of the trash would be cleaned up.

walking
Monday, May 30, 2016

Friday, May 13, 2016