Urban Walk Reviews
For this adventure my momma tagged along with the girls and I for a walk around the lake loop in Crown Hill Park in Wheatridge. As you may already know I’ve lived in Colorado my entire life, and I’ve never actually ventured through Crown Hill Park (although I do have a very faint memory of following my dad through the fitness trail as a child which I’m pretty sure was recently removed but that doesn’t count.)
I honestly never really thought it would have that much to offer and it seamed like a pretty dull place so I never felt the need to check it out.
As it turns out, it actually has read more...
We went here for an impromptu walk one morning the day after Laverne’s obedience training class to work on what we learned for loose leash walking. We figured it’d be a good place to train because there is enough space on the paved trail that we can stop and not get in anyone’s way. It’s usually my go to walk when I’m tired of walking around the boring neighborhood but we need to get a quick walk in because it’s still super close to the house.
There are multiple paved trail variations you can choose from (see the map in photos.) We started off with the largest loop which is read more...
Clear Creek Green Belt
The Clear Creek Green Belt is a staple for many. This beast is a paved 19 mile long trail going from Golden to Commerce City. So as you can imagine it’s not exactly an adventure you tackle in it’s entirety in a day. Increments my friends, increments. The increment we ventured onto was the Wheat Ridge part, more specifically the in the Anderson Park area.
We headed west and were planning on getting to Prospect Park. As you walk along you hit a fork in the road and you see a sign that says Clear Creek Trail with an arrow pointing left. So me, being a sheep, I followed instructions and went left. We crossed a bridge with some read more...
Harriman Lake Park
For today’s adventure we went on a nice stroll around Harriman Lake Park. It’s a lake right off of Kipling and Quincy that although I’ve driven through that intersection a million and one times I never actually knew it existed. I always just thought it was a little open space, who knew there was a lake hidden back there?!
The trail that loops around the lake is about 1.6 miles around and it took us around 30 – 40 minutes to walk it at a pretty leisurely speed. The girls where read more...
Belmar Park Nature Loop
Belmar Park is right across from the Belmar Shopping Center (I guess a little more South West adjacent if we want to get specific.) You have two main trail options when going there between the nature walk around the lake or a paved walk that goes around the amphitheater and the historical buildings that have been placed there that previously where across Colorado from all different eras.
For this adventure we went on the nature walk around the lake.
From my understanding the trail is about 1.2 miles and it took us about 30 minutes, making it good for a quick walk right in town. Although it’s right in the middle of Lakewood this trail feels read more...
Commons/ Confluence Park
For this adventure we wanted to find an option for you city livers and city lovers, which brought us to Commons Park. Its northwest of Denver, fairly close to Coors Field. It’s exactly what you’d expect from a park in the city.
It’s a solid size; I would presume at least a few acres although I have yet to find any sites with any actual helpful information on the park. Ugh. Get it together read more...
Jim Baker Reservoir
If I had to describe this walk with one word, I would choose, “sufficient”.
I discovered the Jim Baker Reservoir in Arvada through dog sitting, as I discover a lot of hidden urban walks. It’s within walking distance from the job house and it’s where I’ve been walking the dogs.
It’s a 1.5 mile loop around the lake and takes 30-40 minutes to walk. On this walk you will see a lake (shocking, I know), a large chunk of the trail in which has not much vegetation, another part of the walk with a good amount of read more...
The Main Reservoir
For today’s adventure we went to The Main Reservoir right off Kipling and Florida. I’ve passed it a million and one times and really never gave it much thought. It looked tiny and underwhelming so I never considered taking the pups there.
That is till yesterday when I decided why the hell not? They always say don’t judge a book by it’s cover and I must say I was pleasantly surprised. Was it the most exciting of walks? No. Was it as mediocre as I was for no reason expecting? Also no. It fell somewhere read more...