Sand Creek Greenway

Sand Creek Greenway Segments

The Sand Creek Regional Greenway traverses 14 miles along and over some of the major byways and highways of North/Northeast Denver/Northwest Aurora. Yet the entire time you’re enjoying the trail, you’ll enjoy wilderness in the city.

From the sprawling soccer fields in Aurora to the confluence of the Platte River and the Sand Creek, you’ll pass by two nature centers, an old runway, historic Danish pig farms, metro Denver’s storm water runoff treatment plant, and even an oil refinery. You’ll always be within sight of hawks, deer, beaver, prairie dogs, dragonflies, and red-winged blackbirds, among other wildlife.

We’ve broken the Greenway into 4 segments averaging 4 miles a piece. Feel free to combine segments, break them in half, or attempt the entire Greenway in a day You decide how you want to walk the Sand Creek Regional Greenway by yourself, or if you want, Hire a Guide! Check the posts below for trail head and trail end information.

Sand Creek Greenway

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Hiking Sand Creek Greenway Segment 4 Mile by Mile

Hiking Sand Creek Greenway Segment 4 Mile by Mile

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Leaving the Denver trail head, you'll meander along Sand Creek right next to I270, but you'd never know it. You'll see some interesting flood control infrastructure, pass by the historic Danish pig farm lots, pass the stormwater...

Hiking Sand Creek Greenway Segment 3 Mile by Mile

Hiking Sand Creek Greenway Segment 3 Mile by Mile

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] At Bluff Lake Nature Center, the Sand Creek Regional Greenway technically follows alongside Martin Luther King, Jr Blvd. But with ongoing construction, you may want to walk through Bluff Lake Nature Center's property, instead,...

Hiking Sand Creek Greenway Segment 2 Mile by Mile

Hiking Sand Creek Greenway Segment 2 Mile by Mile

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Segment 2 of the Sand Creek Trail starts at Star K Ranch, Morrison Nature Center. Here, you can often catch herds of white tail and mule deer hanging out in the thickets and the cottonwoods along the Sand Creek. As you work your way...

Hiking Sand Creek Greenway Segment 1 Mile by Mile

Hiking Sand Creek Greenway Segment 1 Mile by Mile

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Starting on the southeastern edge of the Aurora Soccer complex, the Sand Creek Regional Greenway begins its 14 miles northwesterly. After leaving the soccer fields, you'll cross the Triple Creek Trailhead, picking up the Sand Creek....