Standley Lake South Shore Trails
The south shore area of Standley Lake Regional Park is a mountain biking and hiking mecca. More than 3 miles of single-track dirt trails wind through native vegetation untouched by civilization. Many trails crisscross the area, providing excellent views of Standley Lake, the Flatirons and Longs Peak. Several trails extend east-west, parallel to the shoreline. Stay low to enjoy the sandy beach lakeside area or up high to enjoy sweeping views. Several north-south trails interconnect with the east-west trails, many aligning with the streets which intersect 86th Avenue.
Park in the trailhead lot off 86th Avenue at Kipling Street. Trails to the west follow the Church Ditch irrigation canal or shoreline and loop around the southwest side of the lake. The area to the east of the parking lot has a truly spectacular view from the picnic shelter built on a hill top. The trails end at the "creek" that feeds Standley Lake with the clear water conveyed in the Farmers' High Line Canal. Several benches and picnic shelters provide great locations to admire the beauty of the area.