Cherry Creek Spillway Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Aurora, Colorado. It is within Cherry Creek State Park, Olympic Park, and Wheel Park. It is 2.5 miles long and begins at 5,568 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 288 feet. Along the trail there are fountains, parkings, restrooms, benches, and a swimming pool.
Cherry Creek Spillway Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"This 800-acre impoundment is in a state park surrounded by the suburbs of south Denver. Key Species: Walleye, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, wiper, rainbow trout, panfish."
--Ron Baird, Fishing Colorado: An Angler's Complete Guide to More than 125 Top Fishing Spots (Falcon Guides).
"This easy trail is a great way to introduce a novice mountain biker to the fun of single track trails. It is also one of the few year-round rides, often rideable in the dead of winter when other trails are closed. It's a good way to stretch your winter legs on packed snow and ice, if you are so inclined. Terrain: Hardpack and some pavement. There are numerous side trails that provide many other riding options."
--Tom Barnhart, Front Range Single Tracks (Fat Tire Press).
"This popular state park that is very close to Denver offers a wide variety of trails you can use to escape from urbanity while enjoying water views with a Rocky Mountain backdrop. You can hike or pedal next to the 850-acre, scenic reservoir or enjoy trails that feature streams, wetlands, waterfowl, and other wildlife. There are 22 trails, and only two are more than 2 miles long, making the park ideal for family outings. There is a swim beach, so you can take a dip and cool off on warm days. The Smoky Hill and Cherry Creek Trails are next to the reservoir. The Pipeline, Wetland, and North and South Connector Trails are more secluded. A dog park allows off-leash dogs."
--Alan Apt and Kay Turnbaugh, Afoot & Afield: Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, and Rocky Mountain National Park (Wilderness Press).
"The Cherry Creek State Park dog training area is truly a dog heaven. Stretching for almost a mile, it offers several trails, a huge prairie meadow, shady spots under cottonwoods, and numerous access points to the sandy, flat creekbed.Dogs love it here and even if a handful of strangers meet on the path, the animals are invariably well behaved. For the dogs’ human companions, there are two benches strategically placed in the shade of cottonwoods from which the Front Range vistas are spectacular."
--M. A. Savage, Walkin' the Dog: Denver (Falcon Guides).
"This loop run can be done either clockwise or counterclockwise; the counterclockwise direction is described here. Encircling the entire Cherry Creek Reservoir, this loop run provides runners with wonderful opportunities to see bald eagles, red-tailed hawks, and great horned owls perched in the surrounding cottonwoods, as well as other waterfowl and shorebirds, along with mule deer, coyotes, and prairie species."
--Adam W. Chase, Nancy Hobbs, Peter Jones , Best Trail Runs: Denver, Boulder, & Colorado Springs (Falcon Guides).
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