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Bear Creek Path

1.9 miles
The Bear Creek Path begins just south of the University of Colorado Research Park and winds its way southwest to the Martin Acres community. The trail is paved and generally flat, although there is a steady incline up to S. Broadway Street at ...
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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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Big Dry Creek Trail (Westminster)

12 miles
The Big Dry Creek Trail is longest of Westminster's off-road trails, running 12 miles between Standley Lake and Interstate 25 northeast of Big Dry Creek Park in Denver's northern suburbs. The trail is generally flat, with short stretches of ...
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Boulder Creek Path

7 miles
Closely following its scenic namesake waterway for most of its journey, the popular Boulder Creek Path runs east from Boulder Canyon to the outskirts of the Valmont Reservoir. Its western end is dirt and gravel, which becomes paved as the trail ...
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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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Clear Creek Trail (CO)

20.7 miles
The Clear Creek Trail runs 20 miles from metro Denver, through Wheat Ridge, to Golden along a picturesque creek with views of the North and South Table Mountains. A highlight of the trail is the legendary Coors Brewing Company on the path's ...
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Coal Creek Regional Trail

10.2 miles
At the foot of the Rocky Mountains, the Coal Creek Regional Trail offers spectacular views of the front range. You can even identify surrounding peaks with the "peak finder" signage provided at the Aquarius Trailhead near the mid-point. You'll ...
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Corridor Trail

0.8 miles
The Corridor Trail meanders along St. Vrain Creek through the mountain community of Lyons, Colorado, outside of Rocky Mountain National Park. The trail links neighborhoods with Bohn Park on the southside of town. The park offers ball fields, ...
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Elmer's Two Mile Creek Greenway

0.8 miles
Elmer's Two Mile Creek Greenway begins just north of Elmer's Two Mile Park on the north end of Boulder. It's paved and generally flat, traveling through open spaces, parks, neighborhoods and commercial areas. The park offers a playground ...
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Fairmont Trail

3.7 miles
Following a narrow, manmade waterway, the Fairmount Trail winds its way from Arvada to Golden. Along this flat, gravel pathway, trail-goers will enjoy scenic views of North Table Mountain and pass through residential areas. A connection to the ...
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Firestone Trail

8.5 miles
The Firestone Trail mostly parallels Colorado Boulevard between Dacono in the south and north of Firestone, at the northern end of the trail. The trail is paved and provides access to parks, neighborhoods and businesses. At the north end, an ...
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Fossil Creek Trail

5.2 miles
The Fossil Creek Trail offers 5 miles of paved pathway (in two disconnected segments) on the south side of Fort Collins, a college town at the foothills of the beautiful Rocky Mountains. The western segment begins in South Canyon Community ...
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Fowler Trail

0.9 miles
Fowler Trail is an easy trail that provides a great place to watch rock climbers or simply enjoy dramatic views of the canyon. the trail is .7 miles (one way) to the park boundary. the first half of the trail is wheelchair accessible.
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Goose Creek Greenway

2.7 miles
The Goose Creek Greenway offers a major east-west route through Boulder. Note that there is little shade along the way and the pathway runs through busy commercial areas, including the Villa Shopping Center. On the trail's western end, you ...
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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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Lake Estes Trail

3.8 miles
The Lake Estes Trail is a paved pathway that loops around its namesake lake, offering scenic views of the water and surrounding Rocky Mountains. In the fall, watch for elk that roam in the area. On the south side of the lake, you can find restrooms ...

Lake Link Trail

8.6 miles
As its name implies, the Lake Link Trail connects many of the region's lakes, offering picturesque views of the water and surrounding mountains. The trail begins in Hunter Douglas Business Park and ends near McKay Lake, a tranquil oasis in one ...
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Lefthand Greenway

2.9 miles
The Lefthand Greenway is a diagonal path along its namesake creek in southern Longmont. It begins at a juncture with the St. Vrain Greenway, a scenic 8-mile route across the city. From there, you'll head southwest past the Harvest Junction Shopping ...
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Little Dry Creek Trail

10 miles
The Little Dry Creek Trail provides a paved, relatively flat pathway for bikers, walkers, and skaters through areas of Westminster and northern Arvada. The tree-lined route follows its namesake, Little Dry Creek, notable for being the site of ...
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Longmont-to-Boulder Regional Trail

10.8 miles
The Longmont-to-Boulder Regional Trail (nicknamed the LOBO) extends more than 10 miles between these two major cities and taps into the region's vast network of trails. Most of the pathway has a gravel surface best for hybrids and mountain bikes. It ...
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Loveland Recreation Trail

17.5 miles
The Loveland Recreation Trail encircles the "Gateway to the Rockies," offering views of the mountains and access to many of Loveland's natural treasures. While the trail is mostly complete, there are some on-road connecting segments. Contact ...
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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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Mason Trail

4.5 miles
The Mason Trail runs north–south through Fort Collins, paralleling McClellan Drive north of Horsetooth Road (CR 40) and the railroad tracks south of Horsetooth/CR 40. The trail is a nice alternative to motorized transport and links the city's ...
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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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Niver Canal Trail

1.8 miles
The Niver Canal Trail parallels the Coronado Parkway for nearly 2 miles across Thornton, a northern suburb of Denver. About mid-way, the trail passes Rotella Park, which offers restrooms, picnic shelters, a playground, and volleyball and basketball ...
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Niver Creek Trail

2 miles
Niver Creek Trail winds through Thornton, a northern suburb of Denver, connecting parks, riparian areas, and open space inhabited by prairie dogs, coyotes, numerous bird species, and other wildlife. Along the way, you can access Pecos Park, ...
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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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Poudre River Trail

21.8 miles
The Poudre River Trail tracks a 21-mile, scenic course along Cache la Poudre River between Windsor and Greeley. The paved trail is popular with hikers, runners, cyclists and inline skaters. The path is wide with gently grades, passing through ...
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Poudre Trail (Fort Collins)

12.3 miles
The Poudre Trail in Fort Collins follows the meandering course of the Poudre River from the Bellevue Watson Fish Hatchery to Colorado State University's Environmental Learning Center on East Drake. The trail passes through wooded corridors and ...
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Power Trail

3.89 miles
The Power Trail provides a convenient north-south route through Fort Collins along the west side of the Union Pacific Railroad. The pathway is paved and flat, traveling past neighborhoods, open spaces, two parks, Collindale Golf Course and Kruse ...
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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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Ralston Creek Trail

13.6 miles
Most of the Ralston Creek Trail follows its namesake waterway, winding through several parks, neighborhoods, and open areas. On its western end, the trail becomes gently hilly and passes scenic Tucker Lake and Blunn Reservoir. A highlight of ...
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Sand Creek Regional Greenway

14 miles
The Sand Creek Regional Greenway follows Sand Creek in Denver's northeast metro area. The trail has a soft surface, which can make for a dusty ride when it's dry; mountain bikes are best at handling the sandy trail, although the trail is rated ...
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Scott Lancaster Memorial Bike Path

5 miles
The Scott Lancaster Memorial Bike Path is a short, but pleasant 5 miles of mostly off-road route that allows cyclists and walkers to get between Idaho Springs and Floyd Hill, which is otherwise only traversable along Interstate 70. The trail ...
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Spring Creek Trail

7.4 miles
The Spring Creek Trail travels 7 miles across Fort Collins, providing an important off-road route between the east and west halves of the city. The trail is paved and relatively flat, though some sections can be tricky to follow as there are ...
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St. Vrain Greenway

8 miles
The St. Vrain Greenway begins in Golden Ponds Park and travels east along the creek for more than half its distance. At the park, watch for the bald eagles, wood ducks, great blue herons and Canada geese that call the area home. The trail skirts ...
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Switzerland Trail

14 miles
The Switzerland Trail in the peaks west of Boulder was named for the spectacular mountain scenery along this remote and former railroad route. Although why it had to be named after another country when America's Rockies are stunning in their ...
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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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UCAR Multi-Use Path

0.3 miles
The UCAR Multi-Use Path runs just a short distance from the campus of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research on Center Green Drive, linking buildings CG 1 and CG 3, to the other side of Foothills Parkway at 47th Street. The path ...
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US Highway 6 Trail

2.6 miles
The US Highway 6 Trail provides expansive views of the Rocky Mountain foothills as it follows its namesake thoroughfare from the Colorado School of Mines in downtown Golden to Colfax Avenue. Mid-way along the route, trail-goers will pass Jefferson ...
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Union Pacific Trail (CO)

0.5 miles
The Union Pacific Trail runs for just a short distance between E. 100th Avenue and Thornton Parkway in the Denver suburb of Thornton. The trail runs through a shadeless corridor alongside a railroad track in a strip of open space and behind ...
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West Rail Line Bike Path

6.3 miles
Colorado’s West Rail Line Bike Path parallels the W Line, a new light rail corridor through Denver and Lakewood that was known during construction as the West Rail Line. The Regional Transportation District (RTD), the public transit agency for ...
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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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Wonderland Creek Greenway

1.4 miles
The Wonderland Creek Greenway stretches just over a mile along its namesake waterway on the north end of Boulder. The trail begins at Norwood Avenue near Centennial Middle School and meanders southeast through quiet, tree-lined neighborhoods ...
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