Sand Creek Greenway Overview

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The Sand Creek Regional Greenway traverses 14 miles along and over some of the major byways and highways of metro Denver starting i Aurora and ending in Commerce City by way of Denver. 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.

Trailhead and Segment Information

For specifics about each trail segment and the trailheads and trailends, see the Trailhead Info here.

How to Hike the Sand Creek Greenway Your Way

You can hike the entire trail by breaking it up. You can hike the entire 14.1 miles in one long experience, bring the trail into four segments, or choose the trailhead and trailends you want to make the experience unique to you.

Perfect for Visitors and New Hikers

The Sand Creek Greenway is the perfect hike for locals and visitors alike who are acclimating to Denver’s high altitude or who want to train locally for more difficult hikes in the mountains at higher elevations.

Want to know more about hiking the Sand Creek Greenway in segments? Browse the posts below and see what it’s like to hike with Chris on this fabulous Denver treasure.

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Sand Creek Trailheads and Segments

  

Sand Creek Greenway

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Sand Creek Greenway Trailheads and Segments

Sand Creek Greenway Trailheads and Segments

Hiking the Sand Creek Greenway If you want to hike the Sand Creek Greenway, you can hike it any way you want. Hike it all at once, in 4 segments, or a little bit at a time. It covers just more than 14 miles and trails from Aurora to Commerce City through Denver. For...

How to Hike the Sand Creek Greenway

How to Hike the Sand Creek Greenway

How to Hike the Sand Creek Greenway 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...

Hiking Sand Creek Greenway Segment 4 Mile by Mile

Hiking Sand Creek Greenway Segment 4 Mile by Mile

Sand Creek Greenway Segment 4 Leaving the Wetland Park trailhead, 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

Sand Creek Greenway Segment 3 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, picking up...

Hiking Sand Creek Greenway Segment 2 Mile by Mile

Hiking Sand Creek Greenway Segment 2 Mile by Mile

Sand Creek Greenway Segment 2 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 west...

Hiking Sand Creek Greenway Segment 1 Mile by Mile

Hiking Sand Creek Greenway Segment 1 Mile by Mile

Sand Creek Greenway Segment 1 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. From...