Standley Lake Regional Park Trails
Standley Lake Regional Park boasts more than 14 miles of maintained trails, single-track trails and roads that are available to hiking, mountain biking and horse back riding.
Maintained trails, which make up the majority of the park's system, offer a variety of terrain that appeals to most hikers and horseback riders. The rolling terrain also appeals to novice and intermediate mountain bikers. There are just a few steep hills, but they will reward you with breathtaking overlooks of Standley Lake and the Front Range.
All trails within the park are open to visitors year-round and during regular park hours, but they can get very muddy with rain and snowmelt. You may consider calling the park prior to visiting on wet days at 303-425-1097.
While using the trails within the park, you have the opportunity to see many of the plants and animals common to this area, including native grasses, wildflowers, cottonwoods, prairie dogs, cotton-tailed rabbits, hawks, and meadowlarks, just to name a few. Please remember that trails through wildlife areas do affect the wildlife within at least 100 feet on either side of the trail. For this reason and many more, Standley Lake Regional Park requests that pets be kept on a leash at all times and that visitors stay on the designated trails. In addition, motorized vehicles are only permitted on main roads throughout the park.
Standley Lake Regional Park is also the starting point for some of the city's major trail corridors, including the the Big Dry Creek Trail and the Farmers' High Line Canal Trail. In addition, there is a substantial network of trails on the south side of the lake. Many of the trails link to others throughout the city's network of more than 63 miles of off-road trails.
Learn more about the city trail system