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Arkansas Riverwalk Trail

7 miles
Cañon City, Colorado, is a recreation destination popular with whitewater rafters and rock climbers. Two notable attractions also bring visitors to the city: the nearby Royal Gorge Bridge spans the Arkansas River at a height of 955 feet, making ...
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Austin Bluffs Trail

2.1 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)

0.4 miles
Just south of downtown Colorado Springs, the Bear Creek Trail provides a short connection from Bear Creek Regional Park to Interstate 25. On the other side of the highway, you can pick up the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail to head north to the Colorado ...
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Bear Creek Trail (Denver)

9.1 miles
The 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 ...
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Big Dry Creek Trail (Littleton)

5.4 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 Bikeway

36 miles
The C-470 Bikeway—also known as the C-470 Trail and Centennial Trail in Douglas County—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 ...
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Cherry Creek Regional Trail

40 miles
The Cherry Creek Regional Trail is a picturesque 40-mile route that begins in downtown Denver and connects suburban and rural Arapahoe and Douglas Counties, including the communities of Parker, Centennial and Franktown. The vast majority of ...
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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 Aurora's Wheel Park and Olympic Park. The trail also provides ...
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Cottonwood Creek Trail

4.7 miles
The 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)

6.6 miles
The Foothills Trail runs along Colorado Springs' western border at the base of the majestic Rocky Mountains. You'll begin near Oak Valley Ranch Park and travel south along an irrigation channel, Flying W Ranch Road and N. 30th Street through ...
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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 United States Air Force Academy. The western segment is a natural-surface trail beginning at the New Santa ...
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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 Interstate 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 ...
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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 beavers, deer, coyotes, raccoons ...
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Midland Trail

1.6 miles
Note: Beginning in August 2015, the eastern end of the Midland Trail will be closed for two years as the Colorado Department of Transportation constructs the new Interstate 25/Cimarron Street interchange. A signed on-road detour directs trail ...
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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
Note: As of May 2015, the Air Force Academy no longer allows public access to the New Santa Fe Regional Trail where it crosses their property. The new rule, implemented in the name of security, will remain in place until further notice. El Paso ...
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North Douglas Creek Trail

1.25 miles
Although just over a mile long, the North 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, where it meets the popular ...
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Pikes Peak Greenway Trail

16 miles
Note: The southern end of the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail between Janitell Road and the El Pomar Youth Sports Park is temporarily closed as the Trails and Open Space Coalition and City of Colorado Springs work to repair severe flood damage. 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)

2.3 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, Toll Gate Greek Trail and West Toll Gate Creek Trail can also be found. The ...
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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
The 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 ...
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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 electric substation just after Briargate Boulevard. From there, ...
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Stetson Trail

2.6 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

6.3 miles
The Toll Gate Creek Trail begins on the south end of DeLaney Community Farm, a 158-acre scenic property that educates and allows members to sustainably grow agriculture. Here, it connects to the High Line Canal Trail. Recreational opportunities ...
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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

4.1 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 electric substation just south of Briargate Boulevard and follows a power-line corridor. Not far from the trail's ...
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