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 meander along Coal Creek from Louisville to Lafayette with occasional scenic bridge crossings along the way. Be sure to watch for herons, ducks, raptors and many other birds and wildlife.
Parts of the trail are shaded with large cottonwood trees, while other areas offer wide open views of the countryside. Most of the pathway is hard-packed dirt and gravel, although some areas in danger of erosion have been paved with concrete.
Parking and Trail Access
Near its western end, trail-goers can find parking and a trailhead in Superior, near the intersection of E. William Street and S. 1st Avenue, across from the Superior Town Office. Mid-trail, parking and the Aquarius Trailhead can be found near the western border of Coal Creek Open Space Park, just off Empire Road.
Nice urban trail that makes you for get you are in the city
This is a really nice trail that even though it is fairly near civilization most of the time, you can forget that with nice stretches by creaks and open space. Nice to run on with a smooth gravel trail with occasional strips of concrete crossings. Lot's ...