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 as wheelchair accessible.
Along the route you'll pass through industrial areas and go by a few neighborhoods, parks and small lakes, including Bluff Lake Nature Center, Morrison Nature Center, Urban Farm at Stapleton, Sand Creek Park and Star K Ranch Natural Area, where you can pick up the High Line Canal Trail
At its northern terminus, the Sand Creek Regional Greenway intersects with the Platte River Trail
, near where I-270 crosses the river.
You can access the Sand Creek Regional Greenway from the Platte River Greenway at the former's northern end or from many other places. Parking is available at the following places:
Commerce City: the Platte River Greenway trailhead on York Avenue, just south of I-270; at Sand Creek Drive and Dahlia, just east of 56th and Vasquez at the intersection of Vasquez and I-270; near the Wetlands Park at 52nd and Ivy.
Stapleton: near the Urban Farm at the end of Smith Road
Fitzsimons: Sand Creek Park off Fitzsimons Parkway
Aurora: Star K Ranch and Morrison Nature Center: Park at Star K Open Space Park, just off Smith Road and Laredo, and take the trail through Star K Ranch to the Sand Creek Regional Greenway.
The Sand Creek Regional Greenway is such a great resource for this area. It connects the South Platte Canal trail in southern Commerce City to the High Line Canal trail in northeast Aurora. Two of my favorite places along the trail are the Bluff Lake ...
The Sand Creek Regional Greenway is the premier bike trail in the northeast metro area, connecting the South Platte Greenway in Commerce City to the Highline Canal trail in Aurora. The trail is paved in the Commerce City section, but crusher fine/soft ...
We jumped on this trail with hybrid bikes at Sand Creek Park and headed east. The trail was mostly sand and small gravel which was difficult to ride on and very dusty. Not very scenic either. Not good for bikes. Next year we will try the western part ...