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Sand Creek Greenway Trail

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Sand Creek Greenway Trail is a 12.4 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Aurora, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 12.4 miles Elevation Gain: 154 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly

road biking


bird watching


partially paved


city walk

Path for bikers, walkers, and joggers (not a scenic hike). Connects to South Platte Trail.

road biking
1 month ago

A gorgeous trail for biking, but really terrible detours and construction.. As of Sept 2019, had to use detours that cross several busy roads near Target. But the flowers, other vegetation, and creek are beautiful. Also many transients by creek so strong urine smell at parts.

3 months ago

Great trail for walking your dog or running. Not very scenic so don’t expect to be wowed by views!

The beginning of the trail near Buckley Air Force Base was closed due to construction. Other than that, there are not many downers. The path is paved concrete or compacted gravel, didn't seem busy, and there wasn't much shade but I was expecting that from earlier reviews. Great for birding, walking, and biking... this is not a hiking trail at all.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

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!

Saturday, June 09, 2018

would not recommend

Thursday, May 31, 2018

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)

Sunday, April 08, 2018

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

Monday, January 15, 2018

Nice paved trail and dog friendly

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Best part easily near Star K Ranch Nature Preserve.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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

Saturday, March 25, 2017

love the path

Saturday, February 11, 2017

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

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.

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Great! Enjoyed the green belt feel to it.

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.

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Easy for old and young.

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.

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.

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

Saturday, October 22, 2011

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

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