Connecting the Creek–A 14-Mile Adventure


Connecting the Creek
A 14-Mile Walking Adventure on the Sand Creek Greenway! Spring 2017-8 Edition

At 14 miles long, the Sand Creek Greenway moves in a northwesterly direction from Aurora to Commerce City. As wilderness in the city, the trail follows the Sand Creek through agricultural, suburban, and urban areas, passing through some of metro Denver’s best transit and growth history. Although moslty within just a 1/2 mile of the biggest roads and interstates in the area, you’ll always feel like you’re miles and miles away. You might even see deer, beavers, hawks, eagles, and prairie dogs while learning about Stapleton airport history, Danish pig farmers, and oil & gas production along the way.

Join us for all segments or just one! Ranging from 3.5-4.5 miles each, these segments allow you to continuously walk the entire length of the Greenway this spring. We’ll walk at a pleasant 2-­3 mph, creating wonderful connection and conversation. All participants who complete all 4 segments by the last scheduled segment will receive a patch from the Sand Creek Greenway Partnership signifying the completion of the entire Sand Creek Greenway.

Explore the Creek this spring!

RSVP by visiting each specific event page linked below.

This event is a gift to you.
Come connect with yourself, make friends, and create a 14-mile adventure you won’t forget.
Please visit the membership pages of the Sand Creek Greenway Partnership and Walk2Connect.

Register below or at Walk2Connect Events for all the segments you want to join. Signing up is required, as final logistics related to parking and gathering for each segment will be emailed the Friday before the walk or available by phone to all those who sign up.

Suggested Readings

The Best Urban Hikes: Denver by Chris Englert

Schedule for all 4 segments:

Segment 1 Sunday, 4/22, 9:0 a.m. | Eastern Aurora to Star K Ranch | 3.5 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 2 Saturday, 4/28 @ 9:00 a.m. | Star K Ranch to Bluff Lake| 3.5 Miles | Details & Registration

Segment 3 Saturday, 5/12 @ 9:00 a.m. | Bluff Lake through Stapleton | 4.5 Miles | Details & Registration 

Segment 4 Saturday, 6/2 @ 9:00 a.m. | Stapleton to Commerce City | 3.5 Miles | Details & Registration

Weather Makeup Saturday, 5/20@ 9:00 a.m.

Use the following tags for sharing photos and stories from the trail!


Twitter: @sandcreekgrnwy

Instagram: @sandcreekgreenway

Facebook: @sandcreekgreenway

Walk2Connect: @walk2connect

This program is in partnership with the Sand Creek Greenway Partnership.