I like the walk. I like walking because I can think while I am doing it. More physical sports demand more focus and do not allow for reflection. Walking does, however, and that my friends is why I like to walk.
I have been exploring nearby parks and open space locations, and The Bluffs Regional Park and open space access trails are perfect for a quick get away. Although you are never out of sight of residential development, it doesn’t feel that way.
I’ve ridden this trail once now, and I have walked it twice. It really is the perfect escape from the city while still being in the city, but isn’t that what open space is all about? We are fortunate in Coloradoto have Lottery
proceeds earmarked for open space acquisition and maintenance. The Bluffs Regional Park is clearly an example of what long term planning and thoughtful development can do for a community.
Bluffs Regional Park Trailhead is well marked. Most of the time, parking is generous and access good.
There is a story of hard work, perseverance, planning and dedication that goes along with the Park, but if I told you the story here, you wouldn’t get off the couch and see, read and experience the trail for yourself.
What’s extraordinary about the park are its views. The park
captured open space land that quite literally looks down on everyone, everything and all of Denver.
The views are beyond. I have to believe this might be the place to go on the 4th of July to see what Denver has to offer in the fireworks department. I’m posting some sample views here. Let me know what you think.
The trail is about 3.5 miles, and it can be leisurely walked in about a little over an hour. It is worth get out there to see what I saw…tc
Although it may seem like you can reach out and touch Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree and MacArthur Ranch, its really too far and too big. Just click on any of the pictures to enlarge the view. It is magnificent!