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6th Avenue Trail

3.5 miles
The 6th Avenue Trail provides expansive views of the Rocky Mountain foothills as it follows its namesake thoroughfare (also known as US 6) from the Colorado School of Mines in downtown Golden to Colfax Avenue. Mid-way along the route, trail-goers ...
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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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Centennial Link Trail

4.7 miles
The Centennial Link Trail, parts of which were formerly known as the Little Dry Creek Trail, lives up to its name by providing a useful link between the outskirts of Littleton and Centennial, forming a vital connection in the area's fantastic ...
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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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Clear Creek Trail (CO)

21.8 miles
The Clear Creek Trail runs more than 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 ...
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Clement Park Lake Trail

1.4 miles
The Clement Park Lake Trail is a 1.4 mile loop trail around the Johnson Reservoir in suburban western Littleton. The trail is paved and lit, and takes users around the sixty acre lake and into the massive Robert F. Clement Park, named after ...
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Coal Mine Trail

2 miles
The Coal Mine Trail is a short sidepath trail that connects the Columbine Trail with the Dutch Creek Regional Trail, running for most of its length alongside Coal Mine Avenue in the suburban community of Columbine. The trail branches off ...
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Columbine Trail

4.25 miles
The Columbine Trail runs across the eastern edge of the suburban community of Columbine, paralleling the busy S Platte Canyon Road. This paved trail serves as an important resource for local residents, as it connects to several other trails ...
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Cook Creek Trail

2 miles
The Cook Creek Trail is a short, paved trail located in the suburban community of Lone Tree. The trail originates in Cook Creek Park, home to a local pool, tennis courts, and a portion of the Willow Creek Greenbelt Trail, which users can take ...
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Cottonwood Creek Trail (CO)

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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Dutch Creek Regional Trail

3.2 miles
The Dutch Creek Regional Trail provides an opportunity to experience some natural beauty and tranquility amidst the suburban surroundings southwest of Denver. Currently running for a shade over three miles, the goal is to have the trail eventually ...
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Fairmount Trail

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

1 miles
The Greenwood Gulch Trail is a short paved trail that runs along the path of its namesake gulch in the Denver suburb of Greenwood Village.  The trail offers residents the chance to experience a little slice of natural beauty in their backyards, ...
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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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Inca Street Multi-use Trail

0.75 miles
Although less than a mile long, the Inca Street Multi-Use Path provides an important connection between the neighborhoods of Sunnyside and Globeville on Denver's north end. The paved pathway and its pedestrian bridge over 38th Avenue offers ...
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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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Lee Gulch Trail

4.6 miles
In comparison to some of the lengthy, fantastic trails in the southern suburbs of Denver, the Lee Gulch Trail may not seem like anything special. However, it offers a wonderfully useful off-road connection between the popular Mary Carter Greenway ...
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Lilley Gulch Regional Trail

2.2 miles
A short, but useful suburban trail, the Lilley Gulch Regional Trail helps to connect numerous neighborhoods in the community of Columbine with local parks and schools, and provides a safe and off-road means for recreation. The trail begins ...
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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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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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Massey Draw Regional Trail

1.64 miles
The Massey Draw Regional Trail, located in the southern suburbs of Denver, connects the longer Columbine Trail to a series of local parks and amenities. This quiet, pleasant concrete path takes you from the eastern edge of the community of Columbine ...
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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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Mineral Trail

2.4 miles
The Mineral Trail, also referred to as the Railroad Spur Trail, is a short trail on the southern edge of Littleton that manages to pack in a suprising amount of variety and utility considering its size. The trail provides the southernmost connection ...
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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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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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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
The Pikes Peak Greenway Trail runs throughout Colorado Springs, from just south of the United States Air Force Academy to the El Pomar Youth Sports Park. The popular trail connects at both ends to other long regional trails: in the north, 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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Ralston Creek Trail

13.6 miles
Most of the Ralston Creek Trail follows its namesake waterway, winding through several parks, neighborhoods and open areas in Arvada. On its western end, the trail becomes gently hilly and passes scenic Tucker Lake and the Arvada Reservoir. ...
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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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Rocky Mountain Greenway Trail

7 miles
The Rocky Mountain Greenway Trail opened its first 7-mile section in 2016, but is one day planned to stretch 25 miles across the northern Denver Metro area, including the suburbs of Westminster, Arvada, and Broomfield. The trail will connect ...
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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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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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Sanderson Gulch Trail

4.8 miles
Denver's Sanderson Gulch Trail follows the small stream for nearly 5 miles through several parks, offering a natural oasis right in the heart of a major city. Much of the paved route has an open feel, but there are trees here and there in the ...
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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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Weaver Gulch Regional Trail

2.4 miles
The Weaver Gulch Regional Trail runs east-west across the northwestern edge of the suburb of Littleton, following the course of a greenbelt converted from a drainage ditch through a series of residential neighborhoods and local parks. This relatively ...
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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

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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Willow Creek Greenbelt Trail

6.1 miles
The Willow Creek Greenbelt Trail is a six mile, paved and soft-surface trail that runs along a creekbed in the suburban area around Centennial. The trail begins in the north outside the Holly Park Open Space, an open grassland area that offers ...
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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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