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South Platte Park and the Carson Nature Center

3000 W Carson Dr, Littleton, CO 80120-2983
+1 303-730-1022
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Great Hiking/Biking Trail

We hiked from C470 and Santa Fe to downtown to Littleton. Multiple places along to trail to walk... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Elmhurst, Illinois
Nature Center

Wonderful place and great staff! Terrible parking if you go on the weekend. The lot is always... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
Centennial, Colorado
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3000 W Carson Dr, Littleton, CO 80120-2983
+1 303-730-1022
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

We hiked from C470 and Santa Fe to downtown to Littleton. Multiple places along to trail to walk along the river. The day we hiked, the trail was moderately trafficked with bikers and hikers. The paved is for bikes and crushed gravel for walkers/hikers. Lots...More

Thank empress5
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Wonderful place and great staff! Terrible parking if you go on the weekend. The lot is always full. Lots to see here-biking, walking paths, fishing, bird watching. Very well maintained

Thank Vandie2014
Reviewed 21 December 2016

I brought my son here one fall afternoon just because we happened to be in the area. It was beautiful and shockingly serene given the proximity to Santa Fe and C470. The nature center there is also well-staffed and a fun distraction for kids (and...More

Thank ryanbY1022AG
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Great nature center and parking lot for User friendly hike/bike path along the South Platte River . Located behind Aspen Grove shopping center. Just head west , along parking lot to find the nature center. Great displays and hands on for nature lovers of all...More

Thank Sheri M
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Great location to hike, walk, ride a bike. Learn and connect with nature. Go during the weekdays in the mid mornings, less people. Weekends the trails and park are very, very busy!

Thank Coachchip
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Beautiful trails with plenty to see and do! Kids love scrambling through the forest, over the rocks and looking for owls.

Thank LatoFam
Reviewed 21 February 2016

This is my favorite trail to run and bike on. It offers a side gravel trail for several miles to allow space for the runners and walkers, staying out of the biker traffic. Beautiful views of the Platte, and you can access Chatfield State Park...More

Thank Travelgurl1956
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Great place to access the South Platte River. You can hike either direction. The Nature Center is very informative, especially for the kids. Right by Aspen Meadows for great restaurant access, or to score a Starbucks.

Thank Janet F
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Most people are familiar with the Carson Nature Center. Fewer take time to walk upstream and enjoy the spacious bird blind. This blind is a great place to spot water fowl, herons and four-legged wildlife that frequent South Platte Park. There's even a small colony...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 27 October 2015

We walked on the trail in the woods and also near the bike trail. It was very enjoyable, saw a number of birds.

Thank Sandy F
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I went here a couple weeks ago and had a great time! I was informed by a couple of people there that when you tube down the river it's easier to take two cars and park one at the end and the other in the beginning. We were also told it's about a two hour tube ride all the way through...where would be the best place to park if we wanted to go the full two hours down?
17 July 2016|
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Response from Coachchip | Reviewed this property |
Since I ride my bike starting at the C470 trail and head up the Platte trail I see a lot of people starting from that parking lot next to C470. The best way to get there is off of Platte Canyon Road. The access road is... More
Hoq much for a camp site per day?
1 March 2016|
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Response from Travelgurl1956 | Reviewed this property |
This a trail and nature center. No campgrounds in this area.