Second Creek Trail

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Second Creek Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Commerce City, Colorado that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.1 miles Elevation Gain: 42 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash


horseback riding

mountain biking


bird watching



wild flowers


no shade

The Second Creek Open Space maintains a network of open trails connecting the Reunion neighborhood to the Buffalo Run Golf Course and follows Second Creek south through the open space under 104th Ave and 96th Ave continuing along the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. Prairie dogs, coyotes, and many bird species call the open space home. There are benches, gazebos, and a restroom available along the trail.

10 months ago

Nice easy trail, tons of prairie dogs all along the way. At the start there is a sign that warns of Coyotes and rattlers but we saw none while we walked the trail. No trees to speak of and the trail is laid out quite well.

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11 months ago

Fri Apr 20 2018

Started at the Buffalo Mesa Trailhead and did a loop south along Second Creek trail under 104th ave bridge through the open space to the bridge under 96th ave and back to the trailhead. Lots of prairie dogs, lots of birds hanging around chirping away. A few other runners and dog walkers but quiet for the most part. I think the city is trying to green up the area as most of it is open prairie and some dirt/scrub areas. Wide, open, and flat trail to run, walk, or bike along near all the neighborhoods and shopping centers.

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Sun May 27 2018