Welcome to Aurora, Colorado, one of the most vibrant, exciting, energetic destinations in America. Spend a few hours here, and you’ll quickly appreciate that Aurora is flush with opportunity, experiences, and overall positive energy. Embrace the cultural diversity and heritage that have made the community so unique, and welcome you to discover what makes Aurora, Colorado such an incredible place to work, play, and visit.
Whatever your mode of travel, Aurora has all the options you need to get around. Conveniently located only minutes away from the Denver International Airport and major highways.
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Aurora is a destination filled with unique attractions, locations, and one-of-a-kind activities. Explore the beauty of Colorado’s outdoors at one of the dozens of parks, 50 miles of trails, six public golf courses, or two gorgeous reservoirs—not to mention the 6,000 acres of open space. Discover Aurora’s intuitive cultural art district and visit one of our many theaters, museums, and family-friendly attraction. Shopping aficionados will love our mix of retail destinations, ranging from independent, locally owned boutiques to well-known, national brands.
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Parks and Recreation
Aurora Reservoir, 5800 S. Powhaton Road
1861.5 acres: An abundance of activities can be found including sailing, windsurfing, fishing, non-motorized boating, paddle boating, picnicking, sunbathing at the seasonal swim beach and wildlife watching. Enjoy a quiet sunrise from a kayak, or bike, jog or roller blade around the eight-mile reservoir trail. The reservoir also has a playground and reservable shelters.
Star K Ranch, 16002 E. Smith Road
208 acres: Home of Morrison Nature Center, enjoy Star K’s cottonwood-shaded trails, or walk your leashed dog along nearby Sand Creek Greenway Trail. A large picnic shelter is just east of the nature center, which provides nature adventures for the whole family.
Jewell Wetlands, 13005 E. Jewell Ave.
46 acres: Stroll through the butterfly garden, explore the wetland boardwalk, or quietly watch a sunning turtle in the pond at this urban jewell. Just east of Utah Park, Jewell provides opportunities for a quick midday or downtime walk. Look for a roosting raptor or nesting owl.
Quincy Reservoir, 18350 E. Quincy Ave.
288 acres: Nestled among local neighborhoods, Quincy provides a premiere urban nature retreat. Run the certified 5K trail, watch the Swainson’s hawks bring food to their young, or catch a record-setting fish while enjoying this peaceful lake. The reservoir is open seasonally from March 1 to Oct. 31 and a daily pass or annual pass is required.