World-class fun just moments from home
Chatfield State Park and Reservoir
Welcoming more than 1.5 million visitors per year, Chatfield State Park is one of Colorado’s not-so-hidden treasures — and for good reason! It boasts a large man-made lake — the Chatfield Reservoir — as well as a number of smaller bodies of water, an off-leash dog park with some watering holes of its own, a campground, areas designated for barbecues and picnics, a swim beach, and more.
Sterling Ranch is conveniently located less than five miles from Chatfield State Park. With a free annual Colorado State Parks pass provided to each home, world-class outdoor recreation is just moments away for adventure-seeking Sterling Ranch residents. They can drive the neighborhood roads or walk/bike there via the nearby Highline Canal trail. The proximity, the views, the fresh air — this is what Colorado living is all about.
Wake up, venture out, and live it up!
The great news is that Chatfield State Park, including its campground, is open all four seasons — so, you better believe Sterling Ranch residents take advantage of its incredible offerings year-round!
The Great Outdoors
Sterling Ranch sits in an idyllic valley, where the Rocky Mountain foothills feel so close, you can practically touch them. Around here, nature is revered. Learn more about the outdoor amenities waiting for you at Sterling Ranch, right outside your backdoor.
The perfect day
Start your day at the Chatfield Marina, located close to the Chatfield State Park Campground, right off the main reservoir. You can grab a drink and a bite at the lovely Seagull’s restaurant and savor the peaceful lake views. Then, head to the marina store to rent boats or pontoons, buy fishing supplies and anything else you may need.
Spend the rest of the day (and night!) indulging in fun activities like:
- Wildlife viewing
- Bird watching
- Water skiing
- Hot air balloon rides
- Toasting s’mores by the campfire
- Stand-up paddle boarding
- Ice fishing
With infinite outdoor fun just down the road, why stay inside? Join the Sterling Ranch community and see why we love living (and recreating!) here so much.