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Open Daily
Sunrise to Sunset
Free of Charge

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On May 14, 2010, CBS4's Colorado Getaways show aired a segment about Bluff Lake. Click on their logo below to watch it and to get an idea of what Bluff Lake is like.





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Open sunrise to sunset everyday, Bluff Lake is a wonderful place to visit to get some peace and quiet in the city. This special place is protected for our wildlife inhabitants and visiting human neighbors. Please stay safe and help us keep Bluff Lake wild and natural by following our wildlife friendly rules.

  • Stay on trails & walk quietly. Loud noises will scare wildlife and disturb other visitors.
  • Even leashed dogs stress wildlife, please walk pets elsewhere.
  • Trails are for walking and jogging. Please, no horses, bikes or motorized vehicles.
  • No sledding, tubing or snowmobiling on the hill. It will damage the habitat and is very dangerous as there are yucca and rocks on the hillside.
  • Park bikes on top of the bluff.
  • The Lake is not suitable for fishing, swimming or boating.
  • No food or drink beyond the bluff.
  • No fishing, hunting or trapping.
  • No camping, fires or fireworks.
  • No alcohol or drugs.
  • No firearms, paintball or archery.
  • If you have a group larger than 5 people, please call our offices to schedule your time.
  • Do not release unwanted pets. Many of them are exotic and can harm the native residents. Please contact us if you would like more information about what to do with unwanted pets.


Bluff Lake Nature Center is located on the eastern edge of the former Stapleton airport, along Sand Creek. Finding the site can be a bit tricky the first time. This is in part due to the changing neighborhoods around the site and the fact that there is no mailing address to rely on for the site. The map and directions below should help you find your way. Click here to view an online map.


map to Bluff Lake


Coming from I-70: Take the Havana exit going south. Turn left (south) at the light off of the exit ramp. Go through the four-way stop at Smith Road. Go through the light at Martin Luther King Boulevard. Turn left (east) at the next light onto 29th Drive. Go through the light at Iola Street and follow the road as it curves to the right. The entrance to Bluff Lake is half a mile down the curvy road on the left (north) side of the road.

Coming from Martin Luther King Boulevard west of Quebec: Take MLK Blvd east through the Stapleton neighborhood. MLK turns into 29th Drive going one-way (east) after Fulton Street. Go straight through the lights at Havana and Iola Street, and follow the road as it curves to the right. The entrance to Bluff Lake is half a mile down the curvy road on the left (north) side of the road.

Coming from Colfax Avenue: Go to Colfax Avenue and Moline Street, which is east of Quebec Street and west of Peoria. Turn north on Moline. Go straight on Moline, past 25th Avenue, until you reach the curve in the road. Follow the curve as it turns to the left (west). The Bluff Lake entrance is on the right (north) side of the road.

Click here for a printable version of the map and driving directions.

On April 1st, 2012 our offices moved to
4755 Paris Street #190
Denver, Colorado 80239

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