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Arkansas Riverwalk Trail

7 miles
The Arkansas Riverwalk winds for nearly 7 miles along the Arkansas River in Cañon City, between 9th Street at Sell Avenue and Mackenzie Avenue. The trail passes through a wooded area of cottonwoods and riverine wetlands on a crushed gravel surface. ...
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Austin Bluffs Trail

2.2 miles
Students of the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs will appreciate the Austin Bluffs Trail. It runs through the campus, connecting the north and east sides of the school. The trail travels east along the Austin Bluffs Parkway from the ...
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Bear Creek Trail (Colorado Springs)

0.5 miles
Just south of downtown Colorado Springs, the Bear Creek Trail provides a short connection from Bear Creek Regional Park to the Monument Valley Highway. On the other side of the highway, you can pick up the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail to head north ...
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Bear Creek Trail (Denver)

9.1 miles
Bear Creek Trail provides a taste of the country in the city, connecting downtown Denver with the foothills of the Rockies. Along the way, enjoy scenic views of woodlands, meadows and Bear Creek, as well as the urban beauty of the Denver skyline. The ...
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Big Dry Creek Trail (Littleton)

4.5 miles
Big Dry Creek Trail provides a pleasant connector between the High Line Canal Trail and the Mary Carter Greenway, two jewels in the trail network of the greater Denver area. Although the trail is in an urban setting—running through Littleton ...
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Briargate Trail

2.5 miles
The Briargate Trail is located in northern Colorado Springs, beginning at the athletic fields of John Stone Park. From there, this pleasant trail travels southeast through residential areas for just over 2 miles. Mid-trail, you'll come to Candleflower ...
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C-470 East Trail

15.7 miles
The C-470 East Trail closely follows the state highway stretching 15 miles across southern Denver. At its western end, it joins the C-470 West Trail and, from its eastern end, trail-goers can connect to the popular Cherry Creek Trail, which ...
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C-470 West Trail

18.2 miles
The C-470 West Trail provides open views of the Colorado foothills as it follows the southwestern segment of Denver's beltway. Along the way, the trail provides access to many desirable destinations such as Chatfield Lake, Green Mountain and ...
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Cherry Creek Spillway Trail

3.1 miles
The Cherry Creek Spillway Trail offers wide open views with the Denver skyline as a distant backdrop. Along the way, recreational opportunities abound as the path winds through Wheel Park and Olympic Park. The trail also provides an important ...
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Cherry Creek Trail

40 miles
The Cherry Creek Trail is a picturesque 40-mile route that begins in downtown Denver and connects Parker, Centennial and Franktown. This paved path begins near the Platte River Trail and Confluence Park, which marks the area where a gold discovery ...
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Cottonwood Creek Trail

4.7 miles
Cottonwood Creek Trail stretches nearly 5 miles across northern Colorado Springs with a mix of residential views and open vistas. At Rangewood Drive, the trail forks; the northern branch runs along Woodland Hills Park and Pioneer Elementary ...
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Foothills Trail (CO)

4.2 miles
The Foothills Trail runs 4 miles along Colorado Springs' western border at the base of the majestic Rocky Mountains. You'll begin at Mountain Shadows Park and travel south along Flying W. Ranch Road through residential neighborhoods. The trail ...
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High Line Canal Trail (CO)

71 miles
The High Line Canal Trail is a popular stretch of path through Denver's southside suburbs, winding for 71 miles between Aurora and Roxborough State Park. The trail is owned and operated by Denver Water and follows the canal that keeps Denver ...
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LaForet Trail

2 miles
Two segments of the LaForet Trail are currently complete, offering 2 miles of pathway in northern Colorado Springs, just outside the Air Force Academy. The western segment is a natural-surface trail beginning at the New Santa Fe Regional ...
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Manitou Incline

1 miles
The Manitou Incline is a very unusual rail-trail. Built along a former cable car line, the trail goes straight up the side of a mountain, climbing about 2,000 feet over its one-mile length! It was originally built to carry materials for the ...
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Mary Carter Greenway (Arapahoe Greenway)

8 miles
The Mary Carter Greenway (a.k.a. Arapahoe Greenway) runs for 8 miles along the South Platte River from Chatfield State Park near Columbine north to Englewood. Here it meets up with the Platte River Trail at W. Dartmouth Avenue. It also features ...
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Mesa Springs Greenway

2.6 miles
The Mesa Springs Greenway is a north-south route along the western side of I-25. A sound wall between the highway and the trail helps makes the journey more pleasant. The pathway is also wide and level, making for an easy trip through the heart ...
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Mesa Valley Trail

1.7 miles
Situated in the northwestern corner of Colorado Springs, the Mesa Valley Trail travels through largely open areas to Sondermann Park. In the park, you will travel through woodlands along Mesa Creek. You may see beaver, deer, coyotes, raccoons ...
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Midland Trail

1.6 miles
As of 2012, the Midland Trail ran between America the Beautiful Park near I-25 and S. 21st Street in Colorado Springs. There are plans to continue the trail west another 2 miles into Manitou Springs. At the east end, in America the Beautiful ...
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N. Douglas Creek Trail

1.2 miles
Although just over a mile long, the N. Douglas Creek Trail provides access to one of Colorado Springs' natural treasures: Ute Valley Park. The trail begins at the intersection of Vindicator and Centennial Boulevards. Although you will parallel ...
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Narrow Gauge Trail (CO)

2 miles
Gaining only 200+ feet in elevation, the Narrow Gauge Trail is in Pine Valley Ranch Park, a beautiful open space near the mountain community of Pine, Colorado. The trail follows the north bank of the North Fork of the South Platte River, through ...
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New Santa Fe Regional Trail

20 miles
The New Santa Fe Regional Trail provides a scenic journey along the front range of the mountains, from Palmer Lake Recreation area in northern El Paso County through the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. The trail follows a portion ...
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Pikes Peak Greenway Trail

16 miles
Primary trail through Colorado Springs from Air Force Academy (Santa Fe County Trail) south along Monument and Fountain Creeks to El Pomar Youth Sports Complex (Santa Fe County Trail). Also forms part of the Front Range Trail System. The ...
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Platte River Trail

28.5 miles
The Platte River Trail is just one of many of Denver's superb multi-use trails, this one stretching from just north and west of Englewood and heading north toward Henderson. The 28.5-mile trail follows the winding Platte River, coursing through ...
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Powerline Trail (CO)

1.8 miles
The Powerline Trail provides a convenient east-west route across Aurora. This concrete pathway begins in Horseshoe Park, where trailheads for the Cherry Creek Spillway Trail and West Toll Gate Creek Trail can also be found. The trail ends ...
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Rock Island Trail (CO)

14.8 miles
About an hour south of Denver, the Rock Island Trail offers a nearly 15-mile pathway in two disconnected segments in El Paso County. Future plans call for linking the two sections for a seamless trail experience. A 9-mile section parallels ...
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Rockrimmon Trail

1.3 miles
Rockrimmon Trail, named for the Colorado Springs neighborhood in which it lies, begins in Foothills Park, adjacent to Foothills Elementary School. From there, the crushed-stone trail winds its way southeast along a small creek for about 1 mile ...
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Sand Creek Trail

2.8 miles
The Sand Creek Trail cuts a diagonal path along the creek through commercial and residential areas of southeastern Colorado Springs. Take note that the path is only paved in segments; the sections without concrete are surfaced with gravel and ...
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Shooks Run Trail

3.9 miles
The paved Shooks Run Trail runs north–south along Shooks Run Creek near downtown Colorado Springs. It is one of the easier bike paths in the area; however, runs slightly downhill from north to south. The trail gets plenty of sunshine even during ...
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Sinton Trail

2.9 miles
The Sinton Trail runs just shy of 3 miles in northern Colorado Springs. Begin your journey at the Gossage Youth Sports Complex on Mark Dabling Boulevard. From there, you'll travel northwest along Douglas Creek with residential areas off to either ...
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Skyline Trail

1.5 miles
The Skyline Trail offers rolling hill climbs through the community of Briargate in northeastern Colorado Springs. It begins at Research Parkway and travels south until it ends at an electricity substation just after Briargate Boulevard. From ...
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Stetson Trail

2.3 miles
The Stetson Trail is a concrete pathway through residential neighborhoods that stretches 2 miles across northeastern Colorado Springs. It closely follows the south side of Stetson Hills Boulevard. As some areas of the trail are incomplete, be ...
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Templeton Gap Trail

4.42 miles
The Templeton Gap Trail is one of many trails that make up Colorado Springs' robust trail network. The Templeton Gap Trail itself connects to both the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail and Sinton Trail in the west, as well as the Greencrest Trail in ...
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Toll Gate Creek Trail

6.1 miles
The Toll Gate Creek Trail begins on the south end of DeLaney Farm Park, a 115-acre interpretive site on early farm life that houses two nationally registered historic structures. Here, it connects to the High Line Canal Trail. Recreational ...
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Upper Gold Camp Road

15 miles
Upper Gold Camp Road charts a circuitous route through the Pike National Forest, following the route of old mining trains. The route was forged in the 1880s then later improved for cars. But a tunnel collapse closed the route forever to motor ...
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West Toll Gate Creek Trail

3.3 miles
The West Toll Gate Creek Trail provides a convenient north-south route through Aurora from Horseshoe Park to Quincy Avenue. The trail, just over 3 miles long, is dotted with trees and winds through residential areas. Along the way, recreational ...
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Westerly Creek Trail

3.5 miles
The Westerly Creek Trail provides a convenient north-south route through the heart of Aurora. It traverses residential and commercial areas and runs through two major community open spaces, Expo Park and Utah Park, which both offer ball fields, ...
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Woodmen Trail

2.4 miles
The Woodmen Trail provides an east-west route through commercial and residential areas in northern Colorado Springs. It begins by an electricity substation just south of Briargate Boulevard and follows a power-line corridor. Not far from the ...
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