Sand Creek Greenway Overview
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.
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How to Hike the Sand Creek Trail
Sand Creek Trailheads and Segments
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Sand Creek Greenway Trailheads and Segments
Hiking the Sand Creek Greenway If you want to hike the Sand Creek Greenway Regional Trail, you can hike it any way you want. Hike it all at once, in 2 or 4 segments, or a little bit at a time. It covers just more than 14 miles along trails from Aurora to Commerce City...
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
Sand Creek Greenway Segment 4 Leaving the Wetland Park trailhead, you will meander along Sand Creek right next to I270, but you would never know it. You will see some interesting flood control infrastructure, pass by the historic Danish pig farm lots, pass the...
Hiking Sand Creek Greenway Segment 3 Mile by Mile
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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 whitetail and mule deer hanging out in the thickets and the cottonwoods along Sand Creek. As you work your way west out...
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...