Bear Creek Greenbelt (Denver section)

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Bear Creek Greenbelt (Denver section)

The Bear Creek Greenbelt has one of the best riparian corridors within the city limits, and is an excellent place to spend a spring or fall morning walking or while on a bike ride. Like many greenbelts in the city, the site is connected to a large bike trail system, and you can spend as much time as you like exploring the area without ever having to get in a vehicle. The summer months tend to be a bit quieter, but local breeders like Yellow-breasted Chat and Lazuli Bunting are possible. Great Horned Owl is around all year, and a nighttime visit may turn up an Eastern Screech-Owl.

County: Denver

Directions: From US 285: exit at Sheridan Blvd. and go north to Dartmouth Ave. Head northeast on Dartmouth to Raleigh St. Go south on Raleigh and pass under US 285. The road will then curve to the west; follow to the parking lot at the end. To reach the southern portion of the greenbelt from US 285, go south on Sheridan to Kenyon Ave. Head east on Kenyon to the parking lot on the north.

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Daylight hours
Ownership: Municipal
Admission: Free

Restrictions: Trail passes through private property, so be careful where you leave the trail. Also watch for bicycles

Parking: Varied
Lodging: Hotels in Denver and Lakewood

Handicapped: Yes
Handicapped Access: ADA accessible facilities and partial access to trails

Latitude: 39.652876
Longitude: -105.045514

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Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsYes
Paved TrailsYes
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo

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