Ladora Lake is a 1.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Commerce City, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 1.9 miles Elevation Gain: 22 feet Route Type: Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

fishing

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

bird watching

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

no dogs

hiking
snow
21 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

Land acknowledgment: This beautiful space is on the traditional territories of the Cheyenne, Ute, and Arapaho. This was a wonderful easy walk around Lake Ladora. I timed it just right to see the sun go down. Great to see all the restoration taking place. Loved seeing all the prairie grassland grasses and wetland plants in their Winter rest.

hiking
1 month ago

Kind of a boring walk. Looks shorter than it is. Flat, can see some water birds. Parts of this walk are very exposed to sun/wind— dress accordingly.

hiking
2 months ago

About 25% paved and the rest a packed sand trail. Easy hike for our winter hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Very pleasant, flat, well maintained gravel/paved trail. Ideal for walking

hiking
3 months ago

I came here for a run to find out that running is not allowed anywhere on the trails. I did come face to face with a large buck which was pretty cool. I’ll come back with out of town guests that are looking for an easy walk at our elevation.

hiking
4 months ago

Hidden gem amongst the metropolis . Different ecosystems and zones to explore . Barely anyone at the visitor center which was elaborate for the size of this refuge. Had the whole trail to ourselves with a mix of hot spots of sun, chilly winds and plenty of time to reflect and observe the wetlands around us. Bring a lunch or snack , I promise you’ll find a lovely place to enjoy it and hopefully someone . Even came across a family of deer grazing on their dinner . The species of birds are stellar to say the least . Caught a glimpse of the autumn colors and anglers towards the end/beginning of the trail . Highly recommend if you want to escape for your lunch break in the city for a bit of solitude during the weekday 11Oct2019

hiking
no shade
over grown
5 months ago

Flat and quite sunny. there are a few trees for shade close to the trail on the South side of the lake but not much elsewhere. Mostly stroller-friendly except for a couple hundred metres in the North-East side (overgrown weeds).

hiking
6 months ago

What a lovely location. A small group of seniors from Broomfield took the Ladora Lake Loop trail. One of our members is wheelchair bound (electric), she said it was a little challenging in a spot or two but rest was great. The day was partly cloudy which made it comfortable for a late August hike; in full sun it would not have been so pleasant. There were no bugs to speak of, which surprised us given some other reviewers. If you haven't been here before suggest you first stop at the visitor center and get a quick bit of the history - definitely enhances your enjoyment of this beautiful open space.

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bugs
no shade
7 months ago

Hiked Sunday July 7, 2019 This trail was ok. It was really hot the day we went and there is only shade on one little part of the trail. There were clouds of bugs. It is an easy flat hike but nothing great to see and really no great views. There were a lot of people there on a Sunday afternoon in July. This trail was nothing special and the lake is not very large. I guess if you want an easy flat hike and don’t mind eating bugs, this will work for you.

hiking
no shade
8 months ago

This trail is easy and great for beginners or people who need an easy trail. There are good fishing spots with benches and shade. Most of the trail does not offer shade. It is not an accessible trail for strollers or wheelchairs.

hiking
8 months ago

lots of birds. pretty area. very quiet. enjoyed my time here.

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bugs
no shade
9 months ago

Nice trail, a lot of bugs but that’s not a huge deal. Very pretty landscape. People were fishing on the lake (catch and release). Relatively quiet area.

hiking
10 months ago

Not much shade in the area and lots of bugs this time of year

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bugs
10 months ago

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bugs
no shade
10 months ago

Very buggy. Be prepared for large clouds of bugs around both lakes. Otherwise a nice outing. Good views of the mountains and lots of ducks and geese. Trail is dry. Be sure to bring sunscreen; there is no shade!

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bugs
10 months ago

walking
bugs
10 months ago

Lots of mosquitoes and some shady people wandering the trail.

hiking
11 months ago

If you are looking at starting to hike, this is an easy trail around the lake scenery is lovely, easy pedestrian bridge to cross. My wife and I enjoyed this easy trail.

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no shade
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Nice trail to do with kids. The mud has dried, there's a lot of wildlife & the beaches are fun to explore.

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bugs
11 months ago

We saw lots of deer and prairie dogs and a bison herd. Nice place to walk on a cooler day. May be a little too warm for me on a summer day as there isn’t much shade.

hiking
11 months ago

Nice peaceful hike, not many people on the trail around noon on a Sunday. Wet/muddy spots but easily avoidable

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muddy
11 months ago

hiking
Tue Jul 10 2018

The Lake offers very beautiful scenic views, several species of birds and wildflowers, and great fishing (catch and release only). The trail is great for small families (no strollers) and provides a lot of great spots for photography. The floating bridge is a total highlight!

Tue Jun 05 2018

it is a wonderfully peaceful place. Very enjoyable hike.

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