This is a mostly undeveloped park site. The main feature of this greenbelt is Donkey Hill – a prominent rock outcropping with views of Green Mountain to the north, Red Rocks Park to the west, and the front range. Weaver Creek and the Weaver Gulch Regional Trail also run through the greenbelt.
The trail begins in Harriman Lake Park and heads west through the park. Leaving Harriman Lake Park, it runs adjacent to W. Quincy Ave. and the Lakehurst Village Subdivision before entering the Donkey Hill Greenbelt. The trail swings around the north side of Donkey Hill and crosses under S. Simms St through a dedicated box culvert. From here the trail parallels the Weaver Creek drainage and continues west to Weaver Hollow Park and Pool. From Weaver Hollow Park and Pool it continues west to Weaver Creek Park where the trail dead ends at Cole St. Trail head located at Harriman Lake Park. Weaver Hollow Park and Pool is another excellent starting point.
The Weaver Gulch Regional Trail runs through the park.
Total trail distance from Harriman Lake Park to Cole St.: 2.35 miles
Width/Trail Surface: 8’/Concrete
Difficulty Factor: Easy
Foothills acquired this greenbelt through a number of land dedications beginning in 1992. The area has been locally known as Donkey Hill for decades. The previous owner of the property stated that early this century donkeys were raised on the property for military use and the name stuck with the property.
From the intersection of S. Simms St. and W. Quincy Ave., head south on Simms 1/4 mile to W. Marlowe Ave. Turn left on Marlowe 2 blocks to S. Robb St. Turn left on S. Robb St. and go to the end of the cul-de-sac and the park frontage. There is no parking lot and we suggest parking in the cul-de-sac.
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