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Crown Hill Lake Loop and Nature Trail

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Crown Hill Park

Crown Hill Lake Loop and Nature Trail is a 1.6 mile heavily 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 April until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.6 mi Elevation gain 42 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Wheelchair friendly

Kid friendly

Stroller friendly

Hiking

Horseback riding

Nature trips

Road biking

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Lake

Partially paved

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Reviews (222)
Photos (53)
Recordings (209)
Completed (383)
Edita Jakovljevic
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BugsGreat!No shade
Joshuah Shelley
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Hiking

I run this lake route every day at 4 am. Mostly because of the close proximity to my house. Very few people are on this trails this early, after 6 am. It becomes pretty busy with causal walkers runner horseback riders and people fishing. This morning I spotted a family of turtles, various birds and even a coyote, don’t worry they feared me more that I feared them. People seem to be very respectful and aware of all the people on the paths. Enjoy the trails.

Lauren Lorae
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Hiking

Trail was nice but the bugs were not! It was like swimming through a sea of gnats shedding their skin. Don’t go at sunset unless you want to find out what that’s like. Pretty Mountain View’s overall and a nice big trail. The bugs definitely won’t be forgotten though!

Kate Innate
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HikingNo shade
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Eddie Leadingham
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Hiking

Not as busy as Sloan Lake so better for social distancing!

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Nikki Rodriguez
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Hiking

Small paved trail around water. Flat terrain. Great for a quick run or short walk with scenic views of the from range. Busy trail with people

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Michelle Hendershott
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Walking

Lots of dogs but everyone was responsible and respectful. Completely plowed the day after a big storm.

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David B
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WalkingNo shade

Concrete loop. Very popular with dog owners. Big views up and down the Front Range. Unique open space for residents of west a Denver metropolitan area.

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Dee DP
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Hiking

Nice peaceful easy loop around the lake but absolutely no shade whatsoever.

Brian Reeves
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Hiking

Great. beautiful easy trail. This is one of my go to trails for daily work.

Bekah H
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Hiking

Beautiful views and a great easy walk.

Kristen M.
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Hiking

Nice little hike paved/unpaved with pretty views of the mountain! Sweet little spot close to home. Will be a good running trail.

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Morgan Ford
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Walking
Gina Taylor
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Hiking

Great running and walking trail. Beautiful mountain views and lots of friendly dogs :)

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Anny M.
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really nice for a short run in the morning beautiful

Shyanne Wilson
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Walking

Good for a run in the middle of the city!

I Witness
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Walking

Just the facts... If you are concerned for your physical and emotional health - avoid Crown Hill Lake Park. It is currecntly disgusting and as a visitor for over ten years I don't forsee it improving. Yes, the sunset views are great but being in the park subjects you sometimes to violent and barking dogs that some pet owners can't or won't control. Only a few pet owners are responsonible for destroying this park by allowing their dogs to pee and poop anywhere. The sidewalks are now riddled with poop from both dogs and geese and Jefferson County doesn't have the budget or management skills the keep the pathways clear or to penalize the few that ignore the law and park rules. When you consider that hundreds of dogs visit this park routinely, the disrepectful add up. It's not a people park anymore, it's a dog waste park - yesterday I witnessed a man dumping the dog poop he brought from outside the park. Not only do you get poop on your shoes and drop trace amounts into your car and home, you now smell it when walking past every trash can. Some horse owners contribute too by leaving a mountain of horse pie on the cement walkways. Also, more and more people are smoking marijuana in the park even though there are posted signs prohibiting it. What a violent risk this poses and an overall dissappointment.

Lisa Beardslee
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Good easy city walk

Stephanie Worth
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Walking

Great for an easy walk after work or early morning. Stroller friendly

Mark Skinner
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Nice area for walking. But the trails closer to the outer perimeter of the area are best for avoiding the crowds (kids, bikes, rollerbladers) who use the interior cement sidewalk.

Tom Giampapa
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Nice place to jog. Not too busy. Paved and natural trails with plenty different loops.

Nikki Willis
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It’s a nice trail to take your dog on a walk around a lake thats paved.

Rebeccah Ervin
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Running

Nice and easy run, pretty views of the mountains.

Jina Kim
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Beautiful views. Minus one for there being way too many black flies during this time of year.

Coco ❤️
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Hiking

Nice sunrise view but it's an ok park to run.

Carrie M
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Running

Great wild nature in the city. I run the outside loop and then around the lake. The outside loop is awesome and really enjoyable in the long grasses and cottonwood trees. The park has great resources and maps.

Daniel Gallemore
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Great for kids or just a walk, busy though with lots of dogs, bicyclers, roller bladers too. Nice views for sunset!

Tiffany Williamson
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Walking

Nice walk small panoramic view. Pretty Lake nice birds

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