Wheat Ridge is a home rule municipality in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. Located immediately west of Denver, Wheat Ridge is part of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. Wheat Ridge Municipal Center is located approximately 8 kilometers west-northwest of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver. There are 9.55 square miles (24.7 km2) in the city, of which 9.30 square miles (24.1 km2) are land and 0.25 square miles (0.65 km2) are water (2.6%).
Wheat Ridge lies at the intersection of Interstate 70 and Colorado State Highway 391 in central Colorado, immediately west of Denver and 66 miles (106 km) north of Colorado Springs.
Wheat Ridge is a suburb of Denver, part of the greater Denver metropolitan area as well as the Front Range Urban Corridor. The neighbourhood borders other communities on all sides, including Arvada to the north; Lakeside, Mountain View, and Denver to the east; Edgewater to the southeast; Lakewood to the south; Applewood to the southwest; and Fairmount to the northwest.
Wheat Ridge lies on the western edge of the Great Plains, just east of the Front Range of the Southern Rocky Mountains, in the Colorado Piedmont. Clear Creek, a tributary of the South Platte River, flows east and then northeast through the city. Lena Gulch, a tributary of Clear Creek, drains the southwest part of the city. Wheat Ridge is home to several small lakes and reservoirs. In the south-central part of the city, Crown Hill Lake, Kestrel Pond, and North Henry Lee Reservoir can be found. There are three lakes along Clear Creek in the west-central part of the city: West Lake, Tabor Lake, and Prospect Lake.
Wheat Ridge is home to the James H. Baugh house. Other notable landmarks and parks in the city include Arapahoe Bar Gold Panning Park, Prospect Park, Fruitdale Park, Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, Discovery Park, Anderson Park, Founders Park, Johnson Park, and Spring Ridge Park.
Wheat Ridge Coordinates: 39°45′58″N 105°04′38″W