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Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat, Wally Toevs Pond

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Denver Metro Area, Colorado

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  • Trailhead and information kiosk at Wally Toevs Pond, Walden Ponds.- Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat, Wally Toevs Pond
  • Day use picnic shelter and barbecue grill at Wally Toevs Pond, Walden Ponds.- Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat, Wally Toevs Pond
  • ADA-accessible boardwalk at Wally Toevs Pond, Walden Ponds.- Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat, Wally Toevs Pond
  • Wally Toevs Pond, Walden Ponds.- Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat, Wally Toevs Pond
  • View northwest from Wally Toevs Pond, Walden Ponds.- Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat, Wally Toevs Pond
  • Wally Toevs Pond, Walden Ponds.- Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat, Wally Toevs Pond
  • Kansas sunflower (Helianthus annuus).- Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat, Wally Toevs Pond
  • Kansas sunflower (Helianthus annuus) at Wally Toevs Pond, Walden Ponds.- Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat, Wally Toevs Pond
  • American bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus).- Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat, Wally Toevs Pond
  • Field bindweed (Conolvulus arvensis).- Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat, Wally Toevs Pond
  • Dragon fly (help us identify specific species) at Wally Toevs Pond, Walden Ponds.- Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat, Wally Toevs Pond
  • View west toward the Front Range from Wally Toevs Pond, Walden Ponds.- Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat, Wally Toevs Pond
  • Wally Toevs Pond, Walden Ponds.- Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat, Wally Toevs Pond
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Pros: 
Kid-friendly. Interpretive kiosks. Short walk.
Cons: 
Adjacent to industrial area.
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Region:
Denver Metro Area, CO
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
No
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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This is one of the wetland ponds in the Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat in Boulder, Colorado. The area is a sanctuary for waterfowl, aquatic creatures, and game animals, all within a short drive of the city. Birdwatchers frequently come armed with binoculars and notepads to identify as many birds as possible. The area is great for families with kids, who can explore the evenly-graveled paths and numerous wooden viewing platforms.

Wally Toevs Pond, the first one encountered from Walden Pond Road, is named for former Boulder County Commissioner Walden Toevs, who advocated for reclaiming an old gravel mine and transforming it into the wetland we enjoy today. Next to this pond is a parking area, restroom, picnic shelter, and an ADA-accessible ramp. Driving or walking past here takes you to the rest of the ponds and more trails and wildlife viewing opportunities.

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