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 commercial and residential areas through the heart of Longmont, offering spectacular mountain scenery along the way and lake views by the Boulder County Fairgrounds and Izaak Walton Park.
Shortly after reaching Ken Pratt Boulveard, its character changes, opening up to rural countryside. It's near this intersection that you can hop on the Longmont-to-Boulder Regional Trail
, which connects two cities and a vast trail network.
The trail ends at the Sandstone Ranch Community Park, which features a homestead built in the early 1880s by a Gold Rush pioneer. The park offers a playground, picnic area, skatepark and ball fields. The greenway is part of the Front Range Trail, an 800-mile pathway that is hoped to reach from Wyoming to New Mexico some day.
Parking is available on the trail's western end at Golden Ponds Park, one block west of Hover Road and Third Avenue. On its eastern end, parking can be found at Sandstone Ranch Community Park and, mid-trail, at the Boulder County Fairgrounds and Izaak Walton Park.
Rolling trails and friendly folks. Set out from the Fairgrounds access and rode our recumbent trikes both directions. Golden Pond Park in particular is a really nice ride. Looking for a place to camp? We stayed at the Campground right on the Boulder County ...
Parked at Ken Pratt behind Burger King. Went south on Lefthand Creek Trail, east on St Vrain to end, turned around and went to west end at Airport Rd, and back to start - 21 miles round trip. Mostly flat. City, ponds, open space, parks. With a stop at ...