DIRECTIONS: From I-70, exit at Havana Street and head south. Turn left on MLK Blvd and turn left into the Bluff Lake Nature Center Parking Area.
Bluff Lake is a small but scenic wildlife and nature preserve near the Stapleton Neighborhood on Denver's east side. The park consists of a wonderful Nature Center with programs and nature based educational services and a 1.5 mile trail around Bluff Lake. The trail makes for an easy walk with minimal elevation gain.
The southern segment of the trail follows the top of a bluff before descending down to a lush riparian wetland area, with a wildlife blind for stealthy viewing. Following the trail along the north shore has shady trees and a small boardwalk for wildlife viewing before returning to the Nature Center.
This little oasis of nature has a lot to offer and is perfect for a quick outing with the kids or just a relaxing walk for the grown-ups.
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- GREAT SAND DUNES NATIONAL PARK
- HOVENWEEP NATIONAL MONUMENT
- SAND CREEK MASSACRE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
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- INTERACTIVE MAP
Bluff Lake Nature Center
Date Hiked: May 4, 2011
Distance: 1.5 mi (RT)
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Managing Agency: Bluff Lake Nature Center