Denver Colorado Metro

Denver, Colorado may be a bustling city, but is also serves as home to several diverse ecosystems. From majestic dry grassland plains that can still be found in the metropolitan area’s undeveloped regions, to riparian environments provided by two river drainage systems – the South Platte River and Cherry Creek – open spaces and state parks offer many opportunities for exploration!

Sandstone rock showing underlying Geology of Willow Spring Open Space

Geology of Willow Spring Open Space

The Geology of the Willow Spring Open Space forms the foundation of the area. It provides the clay used to build the Englewood Dam and drives the soil type for the plants and animals there.