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Great get away place that's close

It we a beautiful day, not very busy but a lot of people enjoying fishing, bicycling, photography... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Jim R
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
A Nearby Wonder!

Watertown only gets 4/5 because it's not a great place for dogs, and I have 3... If you don't have... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2017
Albert A
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Greenwood Village, Colorado
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 27 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.

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 21 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 Rolster8
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
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Regardless of your interest, there is something for everyone in the canyon. You can hike, run or ride (bike or horse) in the canyon. You don't have to go far without a rest area or bathroom. The wildlife is spectacular. No dogs!! Unless it is...More

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Rode the canyon up with my two kids, 9 and 11, while the wife ran it. Beautiful scenery, wide dirt road up,(maintained by Denver Water) and got to see the big horn sheep at the end. Don't be one of the morons who tries to...More

Thank Skidadoftwo
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Waterton Canyon is a very pleasant walk with no elevation, but however far you walk in, you'll be turning around and walking back out. If you want to make it to the end, you will either spend most of the day or you should bike....More

Thank SLWatty
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