Saturday, March 22, 2014
Boulder County Open Space
Date Hiked: March 22, 2014
Distance: .75 mi (RT)
Elevation Gain: 112 ft
Park Website (Boulder County OS)
Park Map (Boulder County OS)
Legion Park Trail Map (Google Maps)
Directions: From Boulder, head east on Arapahoe Rd (Hwy 7). The trail head in off Arapahoe Road, just past Naropa University
Are you looking for a short hike with a view of Valmont Reservoir, the train tracks, AND the refinery? Then this hike's for you!
Maybe there is a great view of the mountains from Legion Park, there is a sign that tells you which peaks you are looking at. Unfortunately for me, the only view I had was of cloud and industry. That being said, it is a nice park. There are not many places to hike around Valmont Reservoir and this loop is a nice one, it's good for kids and offers a good view of the reservoir. I'll have to come back when it's nice out and see if the mountain view is worth it.