Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Wheat Ridge Greenbelt

A couple days ago my family went to the Wheat Ridge Greenbelt for a bike ride.  The Wheat Ridge Greenbelt consists of 300 acres of open space within the city of Wheat Ridge.  This trail system also connects with trails in Golden and part of the Denver trail system.  This not only provides miles and miles of trails for biking, hiking and horse back riding, but also offers opportunities for fishing, bird watching and wildlife sightings.

While we were there, we had to find a couple geocaches of course.  We had already found several in the area on a previous trip.  If you have been reading some of my previous posts you will recall that was when we saw the peacock that another hiker thought was a wild turkey.

This time, we biked to the west of the parking lot indicated at the bottom of this past.  While traveling along the bike path between caches we noticed a muskrat in a small pond.
Muskrat swimming at the Wheat Ridge Greenbelt

Later we saw three more muskrats in the ponds to the east of the parking lot. 

 If you are interested in getting out into the outdoors, without having to leave the Denver Metro area, make sure you check out the Wheat Ridge Greenbelt for hiking, biking, fishing and just enjoying the outdoors.

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