Twin Lakes Open Space
Aliases: Twin Lakes, Dodd Lake
These two lakes rarely attract many interesting waterbirds, but the trees around them can be great in spring migration for warblers, flycatchers, and other migrants. Interesting birds here have included Eastern Bluebird, Eastern Phoebe, Gray Flycatcher, and Northern Waterthrush. A well-known pair of Great Horned Owls nests in a hollow snag just across the creek from the path. In spring, when the young become visible in the nest, it is common to find a gaggle of owl-watchers blocking the trail. Note that West Lake is an off-leash dog park.
Directions: From Denver: take US Hwy 36 west toward Boulder and go north on CO 157/Foothills Parkway to CO 119/Diagonal Highway. Go northeast out of town on CO 119 to Jay Rd. Head east at Jay Rd. for 1.5 miles to 63rd St. Go north on 63rd St. for 0.7 miles to Nautilus Dr. Go east on Nautilus Dr., keeping left at the fork, and park along the road.
Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Daylight hours
Restrictions: Please obey all rules and regulations. Be respectful of private property.
Lodging: Hotels in Boulder
Handicapped Access: ADA accessible trails
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|Picnic||Yes - at adjoining Eaton Park|