Rocky Mountain Arsenal

Denver
Drivetime
20 Min
FROM DENVER
DIFFICULTY
Easy
Flat
LENGTH
2 Mile
Loop
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WHAT YOU'LL SEE
Lakes
Lakes
Wildlife
Wildlife
THINGS TO DO

Wildlife and Killer Mountain Views

Rocky Mountain Arsenal is a fabulous park tucked away in Northeast Denver. With gorgeous rolling prairies, lake hikes with views of Denver and the mountains, a wildlife drive with a buffalo herd, and more, this is an amazing place for an adventure!

Once a military site, now a wildlife refuge, this place is over 15,000 acres with over 300 species of wildlife! This is an easy adventure, a flat trek around Lake Ladora, making it great for the whole family. After the hike, drive through the Wildlife enclosure and check out the buffalo herd.

You can actually hike around two lakes, Lake Mary, and the larger Lake Ladora. Both are flat easy walks with stunning mountain views. There are actually over 10 miles of trails in the park if you're feeling extra adventurous! Outdoor restrooms and facilities exist throughout the refuge. Also, there is no entry fee or permit required!

Check out the map of Rocky Mountain Arsenal HERE

THINGS TO DO

Picnic

There are all sorts of picnic tables and places to stop for a meal in Rocky Mountain Arsenal. The mountain views and light breezes make it an ideal spot for a picnic!

Photography

The Arsenal offers a great chance to hone your wildlife and landscape photography skills. From the abundance of wildlife to stunning views of Denver's skyline silhouetted by mountains, bring your camera!

Leave No Trace Bigfoot Sign
It is of the upmost importance that you always remember to take care of our precious outdoor spaces, and preserve them for future generations. Be as invisible as bigfoot and practice Leave No Trace Principles. For more info on how to be an environmentally conscious adventurer, click HERE!
GETTING THERE

There are many large parking lots in the park and no entry fee!

Mountain landscape

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