Sloan Lake Park

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Sloan Lake Park is a 2.6 mile loop trail located near Denver, Colorado 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
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
13 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

hiking

skiing

trail running

walking

walking
28 days ago

I wouldn't say this is a hike by any means as it's all flat. But it's a great walking trail and excellent for strollers and dogs. There's also several playgrounds around the lake so if the kids wanted to get out and play for a bit...it's an option.
Only downsize is already mentioned from other folks, but there's tons of Geese and their droppings, everywhere. Which actually sometimes would make certain spots smell.
But overall....easy walk, great views, fun location.

28 days ago

Awesome park to run in, especially if you are just starting out at higher altitude because its flat! I run by myself so I was happy to see many moms with kids and older women on bikes around the lake, especially for 10 am on a Monday. It looked like park services had cleaned up most of the goose poop but there are geese everywhere throughout the park. And as a minnesotan whose used to running around lakes, it made me a little sad to see such poor water quality, because there is nothing better than jumping in after a hot summer run.

1 month ago

Beautiful park overall, with superb views of the mountains and the Denver downtown skyline, especially at sunset! The major downside, however, is the goose poop...it’s EVERYWHERE!

walking
1 month ago

Super easy and flat. Great way to stretch your legs in town.

walking
1 month ago

Nice trail around the lake with great city and mountain views. Downsides: disgusting goose poop everywhere and “toxic” algae in lake so no dogs or swimming.

hiking
1 month ago

This lake is beautiful with a ton of activity. Lot of people use the area for a huge variety fo activities so it is quite busy. The path is paved and of course plenty of Geese so great for a family stroll.

1 month ago

Nice and easy trail. I had the blessing of a rain cloud above. Temperature was about 70. Great trail!

walking
4 months ago

Nice walk, friendly people and dogs.

4 months ago

I love Sloan’s Lake Park. Great for walking with the pup!

walking
4 months ago

Good for even the antisocial!

trail running
4 months ago

Fun park to run, or just hang out in. Usually pretty busy, and lots of water fowl so watch out for poop! Nice paved path that goes completely around the lake, with a few dirt paths that also go fully around and closer to the water.

4 months ago

The views are beautiful. Parking was easy.

Great location to take our dogs, friendly people and the mountains looked beautiful.

walking
5 months ago

A great spot in the city for a walk and some nice views

walking
6 months ago

flat paved trail around the lake. moderately busy. not much for a view.

trail running
7 months ago

Beautiful views. Fairly flat trail. Great for a jog.

trail running
8 months ago

Great city park, has a awesome view of the city as well as the mountain. Very well traveled, and a great place to bike, run, or workout.

trail running
8 months ago

This loop is entirely paved and is very well traveled. There are bathrooms on either side of the lake which is nice to have. The lake so beautiful and there are nice views of the city. I prefer a softer surface to run on, otherwise this is a great place to run.

walking
8 months ago

Nice walkway but a tone of geese

walking
9 months ago

I have walked this twice a week, two rounds each. There's a side walk around the entire lake so it's good for strollers, carriages and wheelchairs. Benches along the way for those who just want to sit and enjoy the beauty. Lots of runners. Watch your feet as the geese are plentiful and leave their markings.

walking
9 months ago

10 months ago

I've run 100's of times from '65-'68
Another 50 ish while in College
Now
Fast walking
Still love it at age 67

walking
10 months ago

Nice loop trail, not very shady but often a nice breeze from the lake. Lots of picnic spots and good city views.

11 months ago

nice easy, relaxing loop!

walking
11 months ago

Great place to get in an early morning speed walk.

walking
Sunday, August 13, 2017

My mum and I walked this with our pups after lunch. There are a fair amount of ppl, dogs and bikes, but we found all rather courteous. There are at least two bathroom stations and plenty of benches. Pretty view but not remote.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

nice long walk around the lake, usually crowded.

walking
Monday, July 17, 2017

Nice city loop. Good views of the foothills. But it is not shaded. Wear your sunscreen.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Lots of people and quiet a bit of trash. Bring bug spray!

Sunday, July 02, 2017

I use this trail for long marathon training runs and it's great! A "trail" is a misnomer. It's more of a very wide paved sidewalk that circles the lake. There's a short footbridge at the northeast end of the lake. The trail is shared with walkers, runners, wheelchairs, kids, pets, etc. Sometimes there are walk/runs that are scheduled on this trail too.

There's an adjacent soft dirt trail that runs right alongside the paved trail for portions of it. The bathrooms and water fountains are clean. Plenty of parking!

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