Ralston Creek Trail

Trail Map

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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. A highlight of the route is a trek over the spectacular Gold Strike Park Pedestrian Bridge on the trail's eastern end, which spans 400 feet and is supported by suspended cables.

Just past the bridge, trail users can pick up the Clear Creek Trail for a longer trek southwest to Golden or east to northern suburbs of Denver. In the west, the unpaved and more rustic Fairmount Trail heads south from the end of the Ralston Creek Trail to North Table Mountain Park and Golden's Tony Grampsas Memorial Sports Complex.

Parking and Trail Access

The best parking access is midway at Oak Park on Oak Street, north of Ralston Road. Refer to the TrailLink map for additional parking locations.


Great trail, plenty of shade

   August, 2014 by tgold

We rode our bikes from the Arvada Reservoir to Memorial Park today, doing a car shuttle and it was a great time on the trail. It starts with a pretty big climb up and around the reservoir, but then a nice coast down into Arvada. There are places where ...read more

Tucker Creek

   July, 2014 by asa.dibble

This was a great ride from my snow and my wife you climb hills occasionally took us about five hours by trip from where we live I'm taxing make it to Tucker lake I was very beautiful out there I do recommend this particular bike ride very good scenery ...read more

Ralston Creek

   January, 2011 by ajw

Good family outing trail. Gradual uphill as you head west. From Violet St near west end to the lakes at the west end of the trail is fairly steep grade. I suggest stopping at Violet St. Still a good 10 mile trail with lots of variety of scenery. read more