It is almost December! As I have been scrolling through my recent posts, it seems I have sufficiently overwhelmed you all with enough places to get coffee and eat dessert… oops. That’s why I thought it would be the perfect time to reveal a place close to my heart: Bow Mar. I guess this doesn’t necessarily count as a place within the municipality of Denver, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t special! You may have heard of Bow Mar as merely a neighborhood surrounding a lake, but it is filled with places to hike and swim (whether you are a dog or not). It is not too far away, and it is a perfect place to escape to for some fresh air and a walk.
My favorite trailhead starts at 5121 Pinyon Dr, Bow Mar, CO 80123 and leads along the west side of the lake. During the warmer season, you can go swimming on the east side of the lake. There is even a little beach! As you can see in my photo, Bow Mar is great for dogs, particularly those who love swimming and retrieving.