Walking Trails in Colorado

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  • Alpine Tunnel Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 2.7 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    Gorgeous scenery await those who hike the Alpine Tunnel Trail through the tall pine trees of Colorado's San Isabel National Forest. The trail has a gentle grade suitable even for children as it follows the former Denver, South Park and Pacific ...
  • Animas River Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel

    The Animas River Trail runs for 7 miles along the scenic Animas River, occasionally following the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad corridor. During summer about 8 trains per day run along the tracks; in Durango the trains travel a ...
  • Arkansas Riverwalk Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Gravel

    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. ...
  • Austin Bluffs Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 2.2 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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 ...
  • Bear Creek Path

    State: CO
    Length: 1.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    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 ...
  • Bear Creek Trail (Colorado Springs)

    State: CO
    Length: 0.5 miles
    Surface: Concrete, Dirt

    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 ...
  • Bear Creek Trail (Denver)

    State: CO
    Length: 9.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt, Gravel

    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 ...
  • Big Dry Creek Trail (Littleton)

    State: CO
    Length: 4.5 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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 ...
  • Big Dry Creek Trail (Westminster)

    State: CO
    Length: 12 miles
    Surface: Concrete, Crushed Stone

    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 ...
  • Blue River Bikeway

    Rail-Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 11 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Eleven miles of the Blue River Bikeway connect Breck with Frisco and several hiking and biking trails are accessible from that route. The Bikeway also leads to the Ten-Mile Canyon and Vail Pass National Recreation Trail, which parallels I-70. ...
  • Boreas Pass

    Rail-Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 21.7 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Gravel

    Just ride up and stay on the main road, it winds up through neighborhoods, watch for cars! it will eventually turn into a dirt road, shortly after theres another parking area u could use if you want to start further up away from town. continue ...
  • Boulder Creek Path

    State: CO
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt

    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 ...
  • Briargate Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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 ...
  • C-470 East Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 15.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    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 ...
  • C-470 West Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 18.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt

    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 ...
  • Cherry Creek Spillway Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 3.1 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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 ...
  • Cherry Creek Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 40 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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 ...
  • Clear Creek Trail (CO)

    State: CO
    Length: 20.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt

    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 ...
  • Coal Creek Regional Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 10.2 miles
    Surface: Concrete, Dirt, Gravel

    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 ...
  • Corridor Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 0.8 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Concrete, Crushed Stone

    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, ...
  • Cottonwood Creek Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 4.7 miles
    Surface: Concrete, Gravel

    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 ...
  • Crystal River Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    If you're looking for spectacular scenery, you've hit the jackpot with the Crystal River Trail (also known as the Crystal Valley Trail). The paved pathway offers views of emerald green fields, blue snow-capped mountains and a roaring river. ...
  • Dillon Dam Rec Path

    State: CO
    Length: 6.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Dillon Dam Rec Path offers a scenic 6-mile route along the shores of the Dillon Reservoir in the White River National Forest. If you begin your journey at Marina Park in Dillon, you'll head west on the trail, or you can travel southeast ...
  • East Fork Trail (CO)

    Rail-Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 5.6 miles
    Surface: Ballast

    Colorado's East Fork Trail follows along the East Fork of Powerhorn Creek, which is pockmarked by beaver-dammed ponds. Bring your fishing pole but leave your bike at home. This trail is suited to hikers who don't mind a little bush-whacking ...
  • Elmer's Two Mile Creek Greenway

    State: CO
    Length: 0.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    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 ...
  • Fairmont Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 3.7 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    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 ...
  • Firestone Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 8.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    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 ...
  • Foothills Trail (CO)

    State: CO
    Length: 4.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt

    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 ...
  • Fossil Creek Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 5.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    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 ...
  • Fowler Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 0.9 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt

    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.
  • Fraser River Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 6.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Fraser River Trail runs between the town of Fraser and Winter Park, paralleling US 40 for its entire route. The trail offers lovely views of the surrounding mountains and is a great way to connect the two communities without having to ride ...
  • Frisco-Farmer's Korner Recreation Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Frisco-Farmer's Korner Recreation Trail runs between the Blue River Bikeway at Peak One shopping plaza and W. Main Street near Creekside Drive. The trail links with more than 40 miles of additional trails in the area, including those circling ...
  • Galloping Goose Trail (CO)

    Rail-Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 20 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Gravel

    A hike or mountain bike ride along Colorado's Galloping Goose Trail will leave you exhilarated, (if not for the elevation alone!). This 20-mile path follows an old narrow-gauge rail line, which was built beginning in 1890 to help haul precious ...
  • Glenwood Canyon Bike and Pedestrian Path

    State: CO
    Length: 16.2 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Glenwood Canyon Bike and Pedestrian Path follows the winding course of the Colorado River between Glenwood Springs and Dotsero. The paved trail is easy going and heavily used by outdoor recreationists of all pursuits. The trail is closed ...
  • Goose Creek Greenway

    State: CO
    Length: 2.7 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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 ...
  • High Line Canal Trail (CO)

    State: CO
    Length: 71 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt

    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 ...
  • LaForet Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Concrete, Dirt

    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 ...
  • Lake Estes Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 3.8 miles
    Surface:

    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

    State: CO
    Length: 8.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt

    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 ...
  • Lefthand Greenway

    State: CO
    Length: 2.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    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 ...
  • Little Dry Creek Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 10 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • Longmont-to-Boulder Regional Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 10.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt, Gravel

    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 ...
  • Loveland Recreation Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 17.5 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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 ...
  • Lower Loop Trail at Crested Butte

    Rail-Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 3.5 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt, Gravel

    This is a wonderful scenic trail along the Slate River with views of snow capped mountains and wild flowers. It connects from the town of Crested Butte to the Oh-Be- Joyful wilderness area. It is fairly level and traverses several different ...
  • Manitou Incline

    Rail-Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Boardwalk, Dirt

    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 ...
  • Mary Carter Greenway (Arapahoe Greenway)

    State: CO
    Length: 8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • Mason Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 4.5 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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 ...
  • Mesa Springs Greenway

    State: CO
    Length: 2.6 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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 ...
  • Mesa Valley Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 1.7 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel

    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 ...
  • Midland Bike Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 8 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The Midland Bike Trail is popular with mountain bikers and a fairly steep climb at the start but levels out once you reach the railroad grade in about 1 mile. The trail runs between the Shields Gulch trailhead and the town of Buena Vista to ...
  • Midland Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 1.6 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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 ...
  • Mineral Belt Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 11.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Mineral Belt Trail does a loop through the historical mining town of Leadville. This paved, high-elevation (10,000+ feet) trail offers spectacular views of the Sawatch and Mosquito mountains, while it loops among conifer forests, aspen groves ...
  • Monarch Spur Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt

    The Monarch Spur Trail runs for 2.5 miles between the Arkansas River in downtown Salida west to the end of the railroad right-of-way near Country Road 120. The trail provides access from town to city parks and playing fields, as well as neighborhoods. ...
  • N. Douglas Creek Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 1.2 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel

    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 ...
  • Narrow Gauge Trail (CO)

    Rail-Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    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 ...
  • New Santa Fe Regional Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 20 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    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 ...
  • Niver Canal Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 1.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • Niver Creek Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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, ...
  • Pikes Peak Greenway Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 16 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt, Gravel, Sand

    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 ...
  • Platte River Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 28.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Cinder, Concrete

    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 ...
  • Poudre River Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 21.8 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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 ...
  • Poudre Trail (Fort Collins)

    Rail-Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 12.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    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 ...
  • Power Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 3.89 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    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 ...
  • Powerline Trail (CO)

    State: CO
    Length: 1.8 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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 ...
  • Ralston Creek Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 13.6 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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 ...
  • Rio Grande Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 42 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel

    ADVISORY:To protect wintering wildlife, the Rio Grande Trail between Rock Bottom Ranch and Catherine Bridge closes seasonally from 5 pm on November 30 until 5 pm on April 30. A detour route is noted at the Hooks Lane and Catherine Bridge trailhead ...
  • Rock Island Trail (CO)

    Rail-Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 14.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel

    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 ...
  • Rockrimmon Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 1.3 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt

    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 ...
  • Salida Trail System

    State: CO
    Length: 11 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Salida Trail System consists of more than 11 miles of trails in and around the city. The network of trails link neighborhoods, businesses, schools, parks and open space, and include many opportunities for recreation and non-motorized transportation. ...
  • Sand Creek Regional Greenway

    State: CO
    Length: 14 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    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 ...
  • Sand Creek Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 2.8 miles
    Surface: Concrete, Dirt

    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 ...
  • Scott Lancaster Memorial Bike Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • Shooks Run Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 3.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    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 ...
  • Sinton Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 2.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt

    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 ...
  • Skyline Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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 ...
  • Snake River Rec Path

    State: CO
    Length: 5.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Snake River Rec Path begins west of the Keystone Resort and follows the river north just over 5 miles to the town of Dillon. Along the way, you'll enjoy spectacular mountain scenery and views of the lake. In town, you can continue on the ...
  • Spring Creek Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 7.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt

    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 ...
  • St. Vrain Greenway

    State: CO
    Length: 8 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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 ...
  • Stetson Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 2.3 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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 ...
  • Switzerland Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 14 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel

    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 ...
  • Templeton Gap Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 4.42 miles
    Surface: Concrete, Gravel

    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 ...
  • Ten Mile Canyon National Recreation Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 22.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Ten Mile Canyon National Recreation Trail is a popular route for cyclists, inline skaters and hikers who seek a paved off-road route through spectacular mountain scenery. The trail runs for 22 miles between the town of Frisco and Gore Creek ...
  • Toll Gate Creek Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 6.1 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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 ...
  • UCAR Multi-Use Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 0.3 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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 ...
  • US Highway 6 Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 2.6 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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 ...
  • Uncompahgre RiverWay Trail (Montrose Section)

    Rail-Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 6.2 miles
    Surface: Concrete, Gravel

    The long range plan for the Uncompahgre RiverWay Trail is to connect Montrose to the town of Ouray, 37 miles south at the base of the San Juan Mountains and to Delta, 20 miles to the north near Grand Mesa. Currently, over 16 miles of the trail ...
  • Union Pacific Trail (CO)

    Rail-Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 0.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    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 ...
  • Upper Gold Camp Road

    Rail-Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 15 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel, Sand

    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 ...
  • West Rail Line Bike Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 6.3 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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 ...
  • West Toll Gate Creek Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 3.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    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 ...
  • Westerly Creek Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 3.5 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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, ...
  • Wonderland Creek Greenway

    State: CO
    Length: 1.4 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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 ...
  • Woodmen Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 2.4 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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 ...
  • Yampa River Core Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CO
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The 7-mile Yampa River Core Trail follows the Yampa River from Walton Pond (near the Forest Service offices) north to Shield Road near where it crosses the river. The trail parallels US 40 through a corridor of cottonwoods. Along the way you'll ...