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Elk Spotting near Genesee Park

Golden, Colorado

Details

Distance

3 miles

Route Type

Loop

Description

Added by Dan Toups

Genesee Dr is located in Genesee Park, which is one of the largest parks in the Denver Mountain System spanning over 2,400 acres. A short 35 minute drive from downtown Denver promises a tranquil drive and hike with a high probability of seeing large herds of elk and buffalo.This is a fantastic location for a picnic, camping (pay), and photography. Also a good stop for first time visitors to Denver for a quick detour to see large elk herds.

From Denver, head west on I-70 and take Exit 253. Turn left on Moss Rock Rd which turns into Genesee Rd. The paved road is a large circle that passes beautiful open space and homes that provide protection for the large grazing herds of elk and deer.

The dirt road is a larger loop that circles Genesee Mountain which features miles of easy hiking trails and trail bathrooms.

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Features

Chillin
Camping
Photography
Running
Snowshoeing
Hiking
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
Picnic Area
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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