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    Sawhill Ponds


    Sometimes you need a bit of distance from the mountains to fully take in their grandeur. This peaceful spot east of town is perfect for that purpose, with unfettered vistas of the Flatirons and the massive peaks beyond — all reflected in a collection of 18 ponds. This area was a gravel mine in the 1960s and 70s. The ponds are now protected wetlands and a bird-watching hot spot (especially in March when waterfowl migrate through). The trails are flat, easy, wheelchair accessible and replete with wildlife in every season.

    Directions: Use Google Maps for navigation to parking at “Sawhill Ponds Trailhead.”

    Hiking Trails
    • Estimated Time: < 1 hour:
    • Difficulty: Easy:
    • Dogs Allowed (on leash):
    • Family-friendly:
    • Free Parking:
    • Restrooms:
    • Handicap-accessible:
    • Distance: 1.2 miles
    • Estimated Time: < 1 Hour
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Great for Winter: