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gorgeous views along this trail!

on Rio Grande Trail East

hiking
4 days ago

Very pretty, but more of a path in town than a true trail.

trail running
5 days ago

great tranquil area. fun to sup if you go during the week or paddle to the far side of the reservoir. you can park in the neighborhood and there's gates so you don't have to pay!

I went at the beginning of October. There was little traffic and the weather was very cooperative. Lots of amazing views!

Absolutely beautiful drive with stunning views, especially at the top. I drove with my windows down and was disappointed in the smell from all the car fumes.Alot of traffic so go during the week and early.

First visit to the park. I live here now, so I wanted to explore. One of the worst-marked parks I've ever visited. Even the signs for you to exit the entire park are poorly marked. There is no "Cherry Creek Reservoir Loop Trail". It's a series of bits of other trails, if that. I defy anyone to point out ANY signs noting this named trail or how to follow it clearly. I was on it for more than 3 hours without any markings. The maps I passed were also poorly labeled - how about something that says "you are here" - that would be a great start. Yes, there's a reservoir and you think you'll just follow the shoreline - good luck - I tried that. I ended up all over the place, cause part of the shoreline is wetlands and you can't wade into that area. And then the multiple available trail options all take you away from and out of view of the shoreline, so you hope your sense of direction is keen enough to find your way around.
There are parts of trails with forks in the road - nothing tells you which way to go for what you're seeking. I kept asking folks along the way, some could help, some couldn't. In some areas there simply is no trail, paved or gravel, so you travel the shoreline with its sandy beach area. But basically you're on your own. Pretty walk that should have taken me less time to traverse - that last hour I basically spent angry and wanting to be certain I wasn't walking in the wrong direction. Maybe I'm just spoiled by all the amazing national parks I've hiked, but really very unimpressed by this state park's level of clarity and assistance to the visitor.

scenic driving
10 days ago

Beautiful drive through the Rockies with lots of great pull-offs and views

One of the best drives with large elevations. Many stops to watch mountains and valleys.

Views were great, but there was a lot of traffic. Very easy drive.

We drove to the small parking lot by the falls. Very short hike but it is steep. That being said I saw an 80 year old man in his orthotics making the trek. The falls are beautiful! Old Fall river Road is about 9 miles and is a one way road. It has sharp switchbacks and very deep ruts. I mean DEEP. If you are skilled enough to navigate on top of the ruts a car could make it but if not you will bottom it out and be stuck. The SUV in front of me actually attempted to drive in the ruts instead of on top and bottomed out immediately. Luckily he drove in instead of falling in so was able to spin his tires and back out and attempt again. If you don't want to risk it park at the picnic area and hike up.

Gorgeous walking/biking trail for families. Old Littleton charm.

One of my most frequented runs. Good flow of people

trail running
23 days ago

It’s a great trail, but very busy on the weekends and not a lot of shade in the beginning of the day

horseback riding
24 days ago

can anyone tell me if this trail is good for horseback riding

This hike was actually pretty fun. Go far enough and you’ll get some really nice scenery and some great pictures. If you want, you can even get a bit of very low level climbing done as well!

Very peaceful

Great trail for walking, or taking the kids out, but there are a lot of stops for bikers. Scenery is very nice When you get through town.

What a beautiful trail and canyon very peaceful. Lots of animals to be seen. Amazing rock formation and imense geological variety.

road biking
26 days ago

What an awesome trail. Great ride and beautiful change of scenery. Entered by Holiday Inn Denver-Cherry Creek rode to the lake, around and back. Approximately 24 miles. Nice, wide path and not much traffic around the lake on a Friday late morning.

road biking
26 days ago

Road bike is pushing it, hybrid or mountain bike better suited. Thick loose gravel in parts. Nice ride overall with beautiful scenery. Saw a few snakes on the trail but they were small, no need to let that scare you off.

road biking
26 days ago

Great ride with beautiful views! Went clockwise on trail which has you coming down the long hill on highway instead of going up. Free parking at Marina or a trailhead behind Holiday Inn.

You couldn’t ask for much more for a scenic drive. There is pretty heavy traffic, but usually doesn’t cause much for a slowdown unless there are animals off the side of the road. The Alpine Visitors Center gets very busy and the parking lot is often full, so be prepared if you plan to stop there.

If you live at sea level I would definitely ride the trail clockwise. Great history of the mines, Aspen Alley just after the summit is simply stunning. Saw Elk and deer

trail running
29 days ago

Definitely a nice trail, not very rugged, yet it's still pull of some pretty cool sights! I run this trail regularly, and enjoy it a lot.

Be careful how you plan your trip during the chat field construction. Many of the trails from Waterton into Chatfield were closed but if you go the other direction you can take the Highline towards Roxborough.

Nice paved path in town

walking
1 month ago

A nice, easy paved city trail. Wheelchair friendly, at least around the main park area. There is also a wooded disc golf area.

scenic driving
1 month ago

The summit for Mount Evans is close to 14,200 feet and is apparently the highest paved road in North America. There are tons of beautiful lookouts on the drive and we completed this as the leaves were beginning to turn. If you are afraid of heights (like me), definitely let someone else do the driving...

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