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Outdoor Adventure

outdoor-adventure-3Arvada is lucky to be a four-season city. There’s plenty to do no matter what the weather throws our way. The City of Arvada boasts 125 miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails throughout the parks and open space system. There’s nature to be viewed on a brisk walk in winter and fish to be caught on a slow summer day.

There are plenty of activities to choose from, no matter what your fitness level or idea of fun. So pack your bathing suit, fishing pole, tennis racket and binoculars and come play (and stay!) in Arvada!

Here are some of our favorite outdoor spots – and don’t forget your parks and trails map! Click here!

  • Majestic View Nature Center and Community Park

    7030 Garrison St., Arvada
    720-898-7405
    Website

    Learn about our region’s natural features and
    cultural history by immersing yourself in nature!
    The 3,000-square-foot Nature Center includes
    wildlife exhibits, environmental and hands-on
    nature displays, a kid’s area and more. The park,
    which includes 80 acres, includes interpretive
    trails, prairie grasses, wetlands, a lake, a
    demonstration garden and plenty of wildlife.outdoor-adventure-4

  • Harold D. Lutz Sports Complex

    10664 W. 58th Ave., Arvada
    303-403-2557
    http://apexprd.org/facilities

    As part of the Apex Park and Recreation District, the Harold D. Lutz Sports Complex is a popular site for both youth and adult sports, like softball and kickball.

  • Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge

    9210 W. 80th Ave., Arvada
    303-289-0867
    http://www.fws.gov/refuge/two_ponds/
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    As the smallest urban unit in the National Wildlife Refuge System, Two Ponds is still an impressive 72.2 acres. The Refuge includes uplands, wetlands, three small ponds and various types of plants and animals.

  • Ralston Creek Trail

    720-898-7400
    Start at any number of parks: Gold Strike Park, Creekside Park, Memorial Park
    http://arvada.org/arts-and-recreation/trails

    This complete trail traces its namesake
    waterway over gentle hills, through scenic
    passes, parks and neighborhoods. You’ll
    likely see a mix of trail users: bikers,
    walkers, joggers, roller-bladers,
    skateboarder s and even some equestrian
    riders. outdoor-adventure-2The grade does not exceed ADA
    standards, even at the hilly west end
    around the Arvada Reservoir.

  • Tucker Lake Trail

    720-898-7400
    http://arvada.org

    This 1.26-mile loop circles Tucker Lake. It’s an easy walk, jog or run with a pretty view. You’re also likely to see equestrian riders in this Open Space.

  • West Arvada Dog Park

    17975 West 64th Parkway, Arvada
    720-898-7400
    http://arvada.org

    Bring your pooch to this community-operated park. Every member of your family deserves to benefit from Arvada’s great outdoors!

  • Arvada Skate Park

    12920 W. 72nd Ave., Arvada
    720-898-7400
    http://arvada.org

    With more than 40,000 square feet of skating surface, this $2.1 million skate park is a modern addition to Arvada’s continued development.

  • Secrest Outdoor Pool/Outdoor Inline Rink

    6820 W. 66th Ave., Arvada
    303-403-2538
    http://apexprd.org

    This 25-meter-long pool has a zero-depth activity area, a double pool slide, showers and an adjacent park and playground. Passes and punch cards area available, as well as discounts for residents. The inline hockey rink is great for getting some exercise.

  • Arvada Tennis Center

    6430 Miller St., Arvada
    303-420-1210
    http://apexprd.org/facilities/arvada-tennis-center

    The eight courts on this season facility are lighted and there’s a small pro shop that offers racquet stringing. Individual and small group lessons are available for youth and adults. There are workshops, tournaments, special events and programs for juniors.

  • Lake Arbor Outdoor Pool

    7451 W. 83rd Way, Arvada
    303-467-7111
    http://apexprd.org/facilities/lake-arbor-outdoor-pool

    The 25-yard pool features a zero-depth “beach” area, double pool slides, geysers, shade umbrellas, showers and an adjacent park and playground. Passes and punch cards are available, as well as discounts for residents.

  • Arvada Blunn Reservoir

    18915 W. 64th Parkway, Arvada
    http://arvada.org
    720-898-7405

    The 180-acre storage reservoir is open to fishing seven days a week, April 1 through October 31. Daily fishing passes can be purchased at the entrance. Electric motors are allowed. There are picnic tables, restrooms and a boat ramp.

  • Long Lake Ranch Regional Sports Complex

    17850 W. 64th Ave., Arvada

    This soccer and baseball complex is scheduled to receive additional fields, restrooms and concession facilities. It’s home to the Arvada Colts summer collegiate baseball team.

  • Youth Memorial Sports Complex

    7619 Alkire St., Arvada
    303-403-2556
    http://apexprd.org

  • Stenger Soccer Complex

    11204 W. 58th Ave., Arvada
    720-898-7000

    Stenger Soccer Complex includes 75 acres with 19 soccer fields, a playground and a two-acre landscaped lake.

  • Indiana Equestrian Center

    7600 Indiana St., Arvada
    303-838-4304

    This equestrian center has a 32-acre horse area, a 3/-mile loop, parking for trailers, picnic tables and restrooms.

  • Bike Route Maps

    Arvada has over 50 routes throughout the city for bicycling.  These routes are designed to be everything from a gentle ride to a pure endurance test.

    PDF files of all route maps can be found by clicking here.