Lakes Loop Trail at Rocky Mountain Arsenal

July 31, 2010 Comments (0) 1-2 Miles, About 30 Min, Birdwatching, Bison, Deer, Easy, Grassland, in denver, Lakes, Meadows, visiting family friends

Lakes Loop Trail at Rocky Mountain Arsenal

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An arsenal turned into a Wildlife Refuge. What a great idea! The refuge boasts over 8000 acres and over 300 species of wildlife. It also hosts three lakes and Denver lake hikes. The Lakes Loop Trail at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge is a 1.7 mile loop that winds along the shores of two lakes in the park, Lake Mary and Lake Ladora. Explore the full trail profile for all the details: hiking trails, trail map, and detailed directions to the trailhead.

Trail Snapshot: Lakes Loop Trail at Rocky Mountain Arsenal

  • Hike Distance: 1.7 mile Round Trip
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Duration: Approx 1hr+ Round Trip
  • Trail Type: Loop
  • Seasons: All
  • Dogs: Prohibited in the Refuge
  • Hike Trail Map: Click for a Map of Lakes Loop Trail at Rocky Mountain Arsenal
  • Denver Drive Time: 30 min
  • Driving Directions to Lakes Loop Trail at Rocky Mountain Arsenal: Click for Google Map
  • Town Nearest Hike: Commerce City, Colorado
  • Beauty: Grassland, Front Range views, lakes wildlife: wild bison, deer, coyotes, bald eagles and burrowing owls.
  • Activities: Hiking trails, wildlife viewing, seasonal fishing

How to Hike the Loop: Check in and begin your hike at the visitors center. Follow the Lake Mary Trail along the northwest of the lake until it merges with the the Prairie Trail. Follow the Prairie Trail to the south until it merges with the Ladora Trail which will take you back to the visitors center and along the shore of Lake Ladora.

Tips & Resources for Hiking Lakes Loop Trail at Rocky Mountain Arsenal :


Commerce City, CO
partly cloudy
22% humidity
wind: 14mph E
H 65 • L 37

Map & Driving Directions

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