Star K. Ranch
- 16002 E Smith Rd, Aurora, Colorado, 80011
- Distance from hotel: 2.45 miles
- Visit Website
Star K Ranch: Aurora Nature Trails and Wildlife
Get out and explore mother nature at this hidden gem in Aurora. Hike and walk beautiful nature trails, like the Wetlands Loop and Sand Creek Greenway Trail through the cottonwood forest for unforgettable discoveries. Explore the Morrison Nature Center on the Star K Ranch grounds for a peek into the Colorado wild and see live animals in their natural habitat.
Go birding, feed the animals, and explore the seasonal exhibits and plant life. Take the kids on a self-guided tour to enjoy the serenity of the ranch or spend time learning in the nature center library. Watch a sunset from the trails for a memorable Colorado night.
- Free admission.
- Open dawn to dusk, seven days a week
- Nature Center: 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
- Walking Tours
- Educational Programs
- Morrison Nature Center & Library
- Animal and Plant Exhibits
What can you see at the Morrison Nature Center?Star K Ranch is home to the Morrison Nature Center where visitors can walk, tour, study, learn, and witness Colorado wildlife in a natural setting. While on a trail, see mule deer, turtles, red-tailed hawks, American kestrels, western meadowlarks, great horned owls, blue jays, and coyotes, 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.