Jefferson County seems to turn to gold about every park they touch here in Colorado. Crown Hill Lake Park is a prime example. It’s an oasis in the midst of the busy city of Denver. The park has beautiful views of the Front Range mountains, including the Flatirons down in Boulder.
|Hike Distance||1.2 miles+|
|Dogs||Allowed on Leash in Most Areas|
|Hike Trail Map||Click for a Map of Crown Hill Lake Trails|
|Denver Drive Time||17 min|
|Driving Directions to Crown Hill Lake Trails||Click for Google Map|
|Town Nearest Hike||Lakewood, Colorado|
|Beauty||Lake, wildlife sanctuary, Front Range views, wildlife: ducks, geese|
|Activities||Horseback riding, cycling, fishing, hiking, picnic areas|
Hikes at Crown Hill Park:
- Loop Trail – 1.2miles – goes around the lakeside
- Perimeter Trail – 2 miles – goes around the edge of the park
- Nature Preserve Trail / Wildlife Sanctuary Trail – .7 mile – Hiker Only and ADA accessible trail
- Link to the Park’s Map
Tips & Resources for Hiking Crown Hill Lake Trails :
- TIP: It’s a busy park, so try earlier and later in the day.
- TIP: The wildlife preserve is hiker only. No dogs in this area.
- TIP: There is a lot of multi-use traffic on the trails, so be alert and yield when appropriate.
- Trail Map for Crown Hill Park: Trail Map Link
- Colorado Road Conditions: Colorado Road Conditions
- After the Hike: Danny’s Carnation Restaurant
- Photo: We would like to express our gratitude to Kasey Cline for sharing such an amazing photograph of this hike.
Map & Driving Directions
Click for Driving Directions