Bluff Lake Nature Center

EASY 35 reviews
#1 of 1 trails in

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 accessible year-round.

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

Bluff Lake has a 1-mile Lake Loop with an additional ½-mile Sand Creek Loop. The 123-acre wildlife park is located within Denver, Colorado city limits. It is mostly flat, with both stairs and an accessible entry ramp. Wildlife abounds and varied ecosystems offer year-round activity options. Open, free to the public, from sunrise to sunset, every day. Bluff Lake provides peaceful solace within the confines of the city. The Denver Post noted that the view from the top of the Bluff is one of the better views of the Denver skyline and the Front Range. Once below the bluff, there is peaceful serenity and plenty of wildlife. Recent renovations have resulted in a larger lake and wetland area. There are several nature viewing stations, including a boardwalk over the lake. The focus is peaceful harmony between nature and humanity. Pets, bicycles and motorized vehicles are not allowed. There is ample, paved parking. Picnic tables are available at the top of the bluff. Portable-toilets only until renovations are complete. (See their web site for additional evening and planned activities and events.) Connections to the longer Sand Creek Trail are at the east and west ends of the property. (Sand Creek bicyclist and dog-walkers are given a bypass trail around the outside of the property.) Contact info@blufflake.org for additional information.

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

A nice small park. A good walk if you live near by. The river has very small waterfalls that flow into a lake that us populated with natural tall grasses.

hiking
27 days ago

walking
1 month ago

light easy walk....hot today

hiking
1 month ago

3 months ago

3 months ago

3 months ago

3 months ago

4 months ago

5 months ago

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

5 months ago

5 months ago

walking
6 months ago

Awesome view of the mountains!

6 months ago

9 months ago

walking
9 months ago

Sweet little loop. Nice to see the wildlife.

11 months ago

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

hiking
11 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
11 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.