Jim Baker Reservoir
- Date Hiked: May 31, 2014
- Distance: 1.4 mi (RT)
- Elevation: 5,215 ft
- Managing Agency: Adams County Parks & Open Space
- Jim Baker Reservoir Trail Map (Google Maps)
- Directions: From the Lowell Blvd exit of I-70 head north of Lowell Blvd to 52nd Street. Make a left (west) on 52nd and make a right (north) on Tennyson. The trailhead will be on the right after you cross the railroad tracks.
There are many trails around reservoirs in the Denver area and Jim Baker is one of the nicer ones. First of all the trail is longer than most, but more importantly on the north shore of the lake is a beautiful natural area with a dirt single track trail leading through a riparian wetland. Also, the trail around the lake is not paved which is nicer for walking. If the weather over the mountains is clear, you get a nice view of Mt. Evans towering over the foothills.