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Waterton Canyon

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Beautiful place to bike!

We rode our bikes up the 8 mile road through Waterton Canyon and it was amazing! The road is wide... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Castle Rock, Colorado
Great day, great hike

Fantastic weather and conditions for hiking/walking the canyon. Lots of fast bikes - good to see... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2018
Jim R
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

We rode our bikes up the 8 mile road through Waterton Canyon and it was amazing! The road is wide enough for plenty of bikers and hikers to pass by each other comfortably. The road is also a gradual incline on the way up making...More

Thank wrightcrissy
Reviewed 24 April 2018

Fantastic weather and conditions for hiking/walking the canyon. Lots of fast bikes - good to see the sheep and a mule deer. We are lucky that Denver Water maintains this pristine place for recreation.

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Want to see beautiful Colorado, but not used to walking steep inclines? Then go to Waterton. Because it's a canyon, you follow the river; nice and flat. If always wanted to bike this trail--it goes on forever, and doesn't loop. I was amazed at how...More

1  Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 19 August 2017

It we a beautiful day, not very busy but a lot of people enjoying fishing, bicycling, photography and hiking. Saw a few sheep a deer and a squirrel. We are fortunate that Denver Water maintains this for us to use at no cost. The "no...More

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Watertown only gets 4/5 because it's not a great place for dogs, and I have 3... If you don't have a dog, it's a wonderful place to hike or bike or fish.

1  Thank Albert A
Reviewed 6 June 2017

This lovely, wide, trail follows the Platte River all the way to Strontia Springs Reservoir if you want to hike or ride the full 6.2 miles. There are picnic tables, porta potties, and great fishing holes all along the way. If you go early or...More

Thank Janet F
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

I visited this beautiful place and will definitely return! I was fortunate enough to see wild turkeys, deers, and of course bighorn sheep! It was a peaceful and relaxing approx 7 mile hike on a dirt road with plenty of opportunities to stop for a...More

Thank DaphneLynn1018
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I know there are many bike rides to choose from in the greater Denver Metropolitan region, but I personally like a bike ride on Waterton Canyon. It's great for kids as there is plenty of scenario once you get into the Canyon. Total trip is...More

Thank Rolfster8
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Lovely, wide walk ways. Good for biking and walking. Lovely rock formations and the Platte River goes through it

Thank pamo1
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Recently I visited the Denver, CO area. My brother-in-law suggested a mild hike in Waterton Canyon on a Saturday morning. Usage was heavy by walkers, baby strollers, serious bicyclists, casual bicyclists, runners on a very flat route. The wide road is a fire break, going...More

Thank maiagaia
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