Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

Columbine, Colorado 80162

Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Explore a historic homestead, gardens, exhibits, farm fields, and wildland along Deer Creek on this family-friendly route. This outpost of the Denver Botanic Gardens, located at the base of the foothills, is a wonder. It packs so many amenities into such a small space (only 750 acres) you’d think it would be claustrophobic.

That couldn’t be further from reality. Yes, a web of trails leads to farm fields, ponds, native plant gardens, sculptures, a historic homestead still used for crop and animal husbandry, a one-room schoolhouse, picnic greens, and more, but they also wind through a virtually pristine riparian zone along Deer Creek."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
2 hours
Year-round, though trails may be slick in winter and flooded in spring
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, 8500 Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton, CO 80128; (303) 973-3705; www.botanic
Local Contacts
USGS Littleton; maps available at trailhead kiosk
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