Sand Creek Greenway

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Sand Creek Greenway

Aliases: Star K Ranch Open Space, Morrison Nature Center

The Sand Creek Greenway, connected to the larger Denver-area bike trail system, has some of the best riparian corridors in the area. The Greenway is the perfect spot to enjoy a longer bike ride or walk without going too far from the city. The woodland here should be checked for a variety of migrants during spring and fall, and for birds like Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers, Yellow-breasted Chat, Bullock’s Oriole, and Lazuli Bunting in the summer. Wintertime tends to be slower, but flocks of sparrows sometimes haunt the thickets, and Great Horned Owl can be found all year.

County: Adams

Directions: From I-70: take exit at Chambers Rd. and go south to Smith Rd. Head east on Smith Rd. to Laredo St. Go south on Laredo to the parking lot for the Morrison Nature Center, where you can access the trail.

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

Restrictions: Respect adjacent private property

Parking: Paved parking area
Lodging: Hotels in Denver and nearby suburbs

Handicapped: Yes
Handicapped Access: ADA accessible facility and limited access to trails

Latitude: 39.753919
Longitude: -104.801698

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Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsYes
Paved TrailsNo
Visitor CenterYes
Gift ShopYes

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