Lowry Urban Hiking Denver

Lowry Urban Hiking Denver

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Walking through Lowry is part aeronautical history and part urban redesign.

This neighborhood, bordered roughly by 11th Ave, Quebec, 1st, and Yosemite, with a jut to the west of Quebec, once housed soldiers who acquired technical skills to sustain Air Force operations through World War II, the Korean War, the Cold War and Vietnam. Closed in 1994, developers turned the old air field and its operation into a thriving mixed-use neighborhood. Here is where we enjoyed a 3.5-mile walk on our urban hike through Lowry.

Like Planes?

Many folks have visited Lowry by way of the Wings over the Rockies Museum. Or their children attend one of several private schools in the area, including Stanley British, Denver International, and Bishop Machebeuf High School.

What’s easy to miss is the large collection of artwork, the restored military buildings and hangars, or even the church where Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower visited while enjoying summer respites here in Denver.

Mongolia?

One of the sweet joys in Lowry is the Denver Sister City of Ulaanbaatar Park. Honoring the fact that Denver has the largest Mongolian population outside of Mongolia, Denver and Ulaanbaatar share an annual student exchange program and foster international trade.

From Reservoirs to Planes to Duplexes

No matter what you’re looking for in Lowry, there’s quite a variety to uncover. There’s even a reservoir where birding is best in the Fall, and you can catch some amazing Fall color in the grasses.

Click here to see the route, map, and turn by turn directions.

What did you enjoy about this walk? What was your favorite artwork?

See you on the trail
~Chris

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