Directions: From Hwy 225 take the Mississippi Ave exit and head west. Turn left (south) and go south on S. Potomac Street. As Potomac Street turns west it becomes Jewell Ave. The natural area is on the corner of Jewell and Potomac and the parking area is on Jewell just after the turn.
The Jewell Wetlands is a small but pleasant natural area located in suburban Aurora. The park consists of a pond for fishing and a wooded, mostly dry wetland area with a small boardwalk and wildlife viewing platform. There are basically two trail systems here, the paved outer loop which follows the perimeter of the natural area, and a natural surface/boardwalk trail that weaves through the cottonwoods and wetland riparian area.
The boardwalk is in the middle of the wooded area and provides a peaceful nature experience. While the natural area is relatively small, walking both trails is about 2 miles. This spot is great for kids or if you just want to take a nice stroll through the woods and get some fresh air.
The paved outer trail connects to other local bike and walking trails so you could include Jewell Wetlands as part of a longer suburban nature walk.
HIKES BY REGION
NATIONAL PARK HIKES
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- BLACK CANYON OF THE GUNNISON NATIONAL PARK
- COLORADO NATIONAL MONUMENT
- CURECANTI NATIONAL RECREATION AREA
- DINOSAUR NATIONAL MONUMENT
- FLORISSANT FOSSIL BEDS NATIONAL MONUMENT
- MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK
- ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK
- GREAT SAND DUNES NATIONAL PARK
- HOVENWEEP NATIONAL MONUMENT
- SAND CREEK MASSACRE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
- YUCCA HOUSE NATIONAL MONUMENT
- HIKES BY CATEGORY
- $UPPORT GHC
- INTERACTIVE MAP
City of Aurora Parks
Date Hiked: October 23, 2015
Distance: 2.1 mi (RT) - .9 for Inner Trail; 1.2 for Outer Trail
Elevation Gain: 165 ft
Elevation Start: 5,511 to 5,620 ft
Trailhead Lat/Long: 39º 40' 56" N; 104º 50' 10" W
Managing Agency: City of Aurora Parks & Recreation