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Star K. Ranch in Aurora

Star K Ranch

16002 E Smith Rd, Aurora, Colorado, 80011
303-739-7160 Distance from hotel: 2.45 miles Visit Website Category: Attractions
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Star K Ranch: Aurora Nature Trails and Wildlife

Get out and explore mother nature at this hidden gem in Aurora. Hike the beautiful park trails through the Wetlands Loop and the cottonwood forest Sand Creek Greenway Trail for unforgettable sights and discovery. Visit the Morrison Nature Center on the Star K Ranch grounds for a peek into the Colorado wild and see animals in their natural habitat. Spend some time in the nature center library, perfect for kids looking to learn. Walk along the Aurora nature trails, go birding, feed the animals, sign up for a tour or class, and explore the seasonal exhibits and plant life. Take the kids on a self-guided sensory tour or bring your friends and enjoy the serenity of the ranch. Watch the sunset from the trail for a memorable Colorado night.


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Open dawn to dusk, seven days a week, Nature Center hours: Wednesday - Friday, 12 - 4:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 9 am - 4:30 pm.


  • Star K Ranch Bi-Weekly Walk
  • Winter Walk
  • Sunset Strolls and Midnight Hikes


  • Nature Trails
  • Birding
  • Walking Tours
  • Educational Programs
  • Library
  • Plants Exhibits


  • What can you see at the Nature Center ?

    The Star K Ranch is home to the Morrison Nature Center where visitors can walk, tour, study, learn, and witness true wildlife in a natural setting. While on a trail, expect to see mule deer, turtles, red-tailed hawks, American kestrels, western meadowlarks, great horned owls, blue jays, and coyotes, just to name a few. There is a birding station for observing and feeding, as well as seasonally changing exhibits and plants on display. 
  • What kind of programs are offered?

    The Star K Ranch offers various programs for nature lovers and enthusiasts, as well as numerous children’s classes. The Cayote Call is a naturalist-guided walk and talks through the Aurora nature trails. Go on a bird walk, a kayak exploration, full moon hike, or a sunset stroll. Kids love the Jr. Rangers program, the Star K Kids, and Star K Nature Camp. There’s even a class for tots, Little Naturalists. Whatever your interest or age, there is a program for you at Star K Ranch.

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