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Cherry Creek State Park

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Address: 4201 South Parker Road, Aurora, CO 80014
Phone Number: +1 303 690 1166
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5:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Part of Cherry Creek State Park, this recreation area offers miles of...

Part of Cherry Creek State Park, this recreation area offers miles of bike trails.

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Good stop to kill time on the way to the airport

We had several hours to kill before our flight departed and found this park while driving from Colorado Springs to the airport. It had a large lake, biking and I believe some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
St. Louis, MO
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is Colorado's idea of a local boating option. Having grown up in Michigan near Lake Michigan it is disappointing. Their idea of a beach area is basically ground up dirt and a little sand. The water is not good swimming due to all the boating, the water is polluted. Having said that if your expectations are not too high... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had several hours to kill before our flight departed and found this park while driving from Colorado Springs to the airport. It had a large lake, biking and I believe some hiking trails. We did not get to explore the entire park but we did spend some time by the lake which has a sandy beach area. It was... More 

Thank PuraVidaSTL
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667 reviews
154 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The drive along Dam Rd to get there is also a nice vantage point for great views. And a nice alternative to Interstate 225 for getting around.

Thank Richard B
Castle Rock, Colorado
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94 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This is a great place for boating, camping, bike riding, bird watching and hiking. It's a gem in the middle of the city. That being said there are a lot of people that enjoy this park so the camping books up early and the lines get long to get into the park during the peak of the summer. The lake... More 

Thank lovescolorado2
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We go here 4 times a week with our dogs. Just wonderful! They run in the creek when they get hot and there seems to be only well behaved dogs and owners there!!

Thank Surfer1959
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224 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

SO amazing what is in this park if you take time to drive and walk to it all. We went to geocache but the parking on the lake and all the picnic areas were amazing. Fields, swamp, wet lands, and swimming! So close to our hotel in Denver and such a great day. Only complaint would be the boats allowed... More 

Crestview Hills, Kentucky
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Really clean, nicely laid out. I was surprised by all the activities available, especially during the week. Will return when back in Aurora / Denver for work.

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

This place is a little oasis in the middle of a big City. This is the City of Aurora’s crown jewel. You can boat, jet ski, bike ride, fish, swim kayak, picnic and camp all within a few minutes of home. My husband and I ride our bikes around this reservoir several times a week and I have to say... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Didn't have high expectations. Still was disappointed. Of all the things we did on our long weekend in the Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs area, this was the least enjoyable. I realize we were likely in a flood plain, but infrastructure was very limited. We just sat on the "beach" a few hours. Not much green there.

Thank ben f
Thornton, Colorado
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106 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Very clean and well kept up park. Great location.Seems that a lot of transients stay here. Bathrooms are clean. Water area is very nice.

Thank fourseastravelco1954

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