Dickens Farm Nature Area is an interactive nature area where the St. Vrain Creek runs right through. Located on a 52-acre site between Main and Martin Streets along the St. Vrain Creek, it is bordered by Boston Avenue to the north and is a trailhead for the St. Vrain Greenway trail system.
The jewel of Dickens Farm Nature Area is a float course along the St. Vrain Creek open to tubes, kayaks, paddleboards, and small, non-motorized boats. A designated open water access point at Main Street and takeout points east of Martin Street and at the 119th Street trailhead are marked by signs. There is no cost to use the St. Vrain Creek. Users must provide their own float devices (as listed above).
The distance from the access point at Main Street to the takeout just east of Martin Street is approximately 0.6 miles in the water and an approximate 0.75-mile walk from the takeout point back to the access point.
The float from Main Street to the 119th Street Trailhead takeout is approximately 1.5 miles with an approximately 1.8-mile walk back along the St. Vrain Greenway trail.