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Cherry Creek State Park, Aurora

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Cherry Creek State Park is a state park in Arapahoe County, Colorado, United States. The park consists of a natural prairie environment with an 880acre reservoir at its center which is shared by powerboats, sailboats, and paddle craft. The Cherry Creek Marina and Yacht Club offers mooring and catered events on the north-western shore. A large imported-sand swim beach is situated on the north-eastern side along with ample parking. The park has 12mi of paved roads and 35mi of multi-use trails open to runners, cyclists, and horseback riders. There are facilities for camping, radio-controlled aircraft, picnicking, as well as opportunities for bird watching, cross country skiing, and fishing. The park also contains an outdoor shooting range.
More than 40 mammal species roam through the park, including eastern cottontail rabbit, coyote, beaver, muskrat, raccoon, weasel, ground squirrel, mule deer, white-tailed deer, and scampering black-tailed prairie dogs.
On August 15, 1993, Cherry Creek State Park was the location for the papal mass of the 8th World Youth Day with Pope John Paul II. The event brought an estimated 500,000 people to the site.
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  • This park is very large and has a lot to offer. I have only been here in the winter but there are plenty of places to hike plus they have the largest (and nicest) dog park I have ever been to so far.  more »
  • I went during the winter timeframe and it was stunning. Everything was white and looked like a winter wonderland. The mountains showed in the background of the frozen lake. Absolutely recommended. But...  more »
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  • This park is great as it has a few things to offer...Dog park is huge...great winding bike/walkways through woods, next to Creek, RV park, Lake with a beach, where you can fish and many shaded picnic tables scattered around the lake. You can even find some great views of the mountains in several places throughout. I like just driving through now and then to take a deep breath and slow down.
  • Wonderful way to spend the day walking trails, and hanging out by the beach. The only bad thing is there are no dogs allowed on some of the side trails. It's understandable because they got a huge dog park next door, but still kind of sucks. Very beautiful scenery.

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