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Length
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Allison Draw Greenway

2.2 mi
State: WY
Concrete

Bear Creek Path

1.9 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Big Dry Creek Trail (Westminster)

12 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Boulder Creek Path

7 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt

Coal Creek Regional Trail

14.2 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Dirt, Gravel

Converse Avenue Greenway

1.9 mi
State: WY
Concrete

Corridor Trail

0.8 mi
State: CO
Ballast, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Crow Creek Greenway

2.6 mi
State: WY
Concrete

Dry Creek Greenway

7 mi
State: WY
Concrete

East Cheyenne Greenway

1.8 mi
State: WY
Concrete

Elmer's Two Mile Creek Greenway

0.8 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Farmers' High Line Canal Trail

13.7 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Firestone Trail

8.5 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Dirt

Fossil Creek Trail

5.2 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Fowler Trail

0.9 mi
State: CO
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Goose Creek Greenway

2.7 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Great Western Trail (CO)

4.4 mi
State: CO
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Lake Estes Trail

3.8 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Lake Link Trail

8.6 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Dirt

Left Hand Greenway

2.9 mi
State: CO
Concrete
Accordion

Lions Park Greenway

0.9 mi
State: WY
Concrete

Longmont-to-Boulder Regional Trail

10.8 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt, Gravel

Loveland Recreation Trail

18.6 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Mason Trail

4.5 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Niver Creek Trail

2 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Platte River Trail

28.5 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Cinder, Concrete

Pointe Greenway

0.9 mi
State: WY
Concrete

Poudre River Trail

21.8 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Poudre Trail (Fort Collins)

12.3 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Power Trail

3.9 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Rocky Mountain Greenway Trail

7 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Spring Creek Trail (CO)

7.8 mi
State: CO
Concrete

St. Vrain Greenway

8 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Switzerland Trail

14 mi
State: CO
Dirt, Gravel

UCAR Multi-Use Path

0.3 mi
State: CO
Concrete

US 36 Bikeway

16 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Union Pacific Trail (CO)

0.5 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Wonderland Creek Greenway

1.4 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Yellowstone Road Greenway

1 mi
State: WY
Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Allison Draw Greenway extends just over 2 miles along Cheyenne's southern border. The trail is especially useful for students as it ends at the doorstep to Laramie County Community College....
WY 2.2 mi 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...
CO 1.9 mi Concrete
Big Dry Creek Trail follows an east-west course for 12 miles between Interstate 25 and Standley Lake in Westminster, one of Denver's northern suburbs. The trail is generally flat, with short stretches...
CO 12 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone
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...
CO 7 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt
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...
CO 14.2 mi Concrete, Dirt, Gravel
The Converse Avenue Greenway can be found alongside its namesake roadway in two discrete segments. Together, these segments provide nearly 2 miles of trail in eastern Cheyenne. Both offer wide open...
WY 1.9 mi Concrete
Note: Like most of Lyons' parks system, the Corridor Trail has been closed since a devastating flood in September 2013. Work is currently underway to reopen the closed parks and trails. See the city's...
CO 0.8 mi Ballast, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Crow Creek Greenway takes travelers along a tree-lined creek through busy urban areas of Wyoming's capital. The trail begins in Martin Luther King Jr. Park, which offers athletic facilities, a...
WY 2.6 mi Concrete
The Dry Creek Greenway stretches 7 miles across northern Cheyenne, connecting the city's east- and west-side residences and businesses. It also runs through several community parks and joins the...
WY 7 mi Concrete
The East Cheyenne Greenway provides a pleasant route through residential areas of eastern Cheyenne. It follows N. College Drive for much of its length and ends with an expansive view of the Sun Valley...
WY 1.8 mi 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...
CO 0.8 mi Concrete
The Farmers’ High Line Canal Trail provides an easy, pleasant way to traverse the northern suburbs of Denver. The paved pathway stretches more than a dozen miles, connecting Westminster, Northglenn,...
CO 13.7 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone
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,...
CO 8.5 mi Asphalt, Dirt
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...
CO 5.2 mi Concrete
The Fowler Trail is an easy hike in scenic Eldorado Canyon State Park that provides a great place to sight wildlife, watch rock climbers, or take in stunning views of the surrounding canyon....
CO 0.9 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt
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...
CO 2.7 mi Concrete
Two unpaved segments of the Great Western Trail are currently open in rural Weld County at the northwestern corner of Colorado's Eastern Plains. Both portions were built on a railbanked Great Western...
CO 4.4 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt
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...
CO 3.8 mi Concrete
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...
CO 8.6 mi Concrete, Dirt
The Left Hand 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...
CO 2.9 mi Concrete
Accordion
For much of its short length, the Lions Park Greenway travels along Sloan Lake, offering pleasant views of the water. In warm weather, trail-goers can enjoy boating and fishing on the lake, or...
WY 0.9 mi Concrete
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...
CO 10.8 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt, Gravel
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...
CO 18.6 mi 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...
CO 4.5 mi Concrete
The 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...
CO 2 mi Asphalt, 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...
CO 28.5 mi Asphalt, Cinder, Concrete
The Pointe Greenway primarily follows Gardenia Drive with a spur up to Pointe Park. The trail is just under a mile and travels through residential neighborhoods and open areas. With little shade along...
WY 0.9 mi 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...
CO 21.8 mi 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....
CO 12.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Power Trail provides a convenient north-south route through Fort Collins in two disconnected segments along the west side of the Union Pacific Railroad. The pathway is paved and flat, traveling...
CO 3.9 mi Concrete
The Rocky Mountain Greenway Trail opened its first 7-mile section in 2016, but is one day planned to stretch 25 miles across the northern Denver Metro area, including the suburbs of Westminster,...
CO 7 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Spring Creek Trail travels more than 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...
CO 7.8 mi 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...
CO 8 mi Concrete
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...
CO 14 mi Dirt, Gravel
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...
CO 0.3 mi Concrete
When complete, the US 36 Bikeway will offer a convenient and safe non-motorized route for traveling between Denver and Boulder. Eleven miles of the paved trail—which locals refer to as a “commuter...
CO 16 mi 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...
CO 0.5 mi Asphalt, 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...
CO 1.4 mi Concrete
The Yellowstone Road Greenway offers a 1-mile connector between two other trails, the Dry Creek Greenway and the Lions Park Greenway. The trail begins between McCormick Junior High School and...
WY 1 mi Concrete

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Lions Park Greenway

WY - 0.9 miles

For much of its short length, the Lions Park Greenway travels along Sloan Lake, offering pleasant views of the water. In warm weather, trail-goers can enjoy boating and fishing on the lake, or...

Longmont-to-Boulder Regional Trail

CO - 10.8 miles

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...

Poudre Trail (Fort Collins)

CO - 12.3 miles

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....

Spring Creek Trail (CO)

CO - 7.8 miles

The Spring Creek Trail travels more than 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...

Accordion

Yellowstone Road Greenway

WY - 1 miles

The Yellowstone Road Greenway offers a 1-mile connector between two other trails, the Dry Creek Greenway and the Lions Park Greenway. The trail begins between McCormick Junior High School and...

Rocky Mountain Greenway Trail

CO - 7 miles

The Rocky Mountain Greenway Trail opened its first 7-mile section in 2016, but is one day planned to stretch 25 miles across the northern Denver Metro area, including the suburbs of Westminster,...

Poudre River Trail

CO - 21.8 miles

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...

Coal Creek Regional Trail

CO - 14.2 miles

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...

Loveland Recreation Trail

CO - 18.6 miles

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...

Dry Creek Greenway

WY - 7 miles

The Dry Creek Greenway stretches 7 miles across northern Cheyenne, connecting the city's east- and west-side residences and businesses. It also runs through several community parks and joins the...

Union Pacific Trail (CO)

CO - 0.5 miles

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...

Big Dry Creek Trail (Westminster)

CO - 12 miles

Big Dry Creek Trail follows an east-west course for 12 miles between Interstate 25 and Standley Lake in Westminster, one of Denver's northern suburbs. The trail is generally flat, with short stretches...

Boulder Creek Path

CO - 7 miles

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...

UCAR Multi-Use Path

CO - 0.3 miles

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...

Pointe Greenway

WY - 0.9 miles

The Pointe Greenway primarily follows Gardenia Drive with a spur up to Pointe Park. The trail is just under a mile and travels through residential neighborhoods and open areas. With little shade along...

St. Vrain Greenway

CO - 8 miles

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...

Allison Draw Greenway

WY - 2.2 miles

The Allison Draw Greenway extends just over 2 miles along Cheyenne's southern border. The trail is especially useful for students as it ends at the doorstep to Laramie County Community College....

Mason Trail

CO - 4.5 miles

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...

Great Western Trail (CO)

CO - 4.4 miles

Two unpaved segments of the Great Western Trail are currently open in rural Weld County at the northwestern corner of Colorado's Eastern Plains. Both portions were built on a railbanked Great Western...

Lake Link Trail

CO - 8.6 miles

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...

Union Pacific Trail (CO)

CO - 0.5 miles

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...

Goose Creek Greenway

CO - 2.7 miles

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...

Lake Link Trail

CO - 8.6 miles

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...

Spring Creek Trail (CO)

CO - 7.8 miles

The Spring Creek Trail travels more than 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...

Accordion

Elmer's Two Mile Creek Greenway

CO - 0.8 miles

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...

Left Hand Greenway

CO - 2.9 miles

The Left Hand 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...

Platte River Trail

CO - 28.5 miles

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...

Fowler Trail

CO - 0.9 miles

The Fowler Trail is an easy hike in scenic Eldorado Canyon State Park that provides a great place to sight wildlife, watch rock climbers, or take in stunning views of the surrounding canyon....

Mason Trail

CO - 4.5 miles

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...

Great Western Trail (CO)

CO - 4.4 miles

Two unpaved segments of the Great Western Trail are currently open in rural Weld County at the northwestern corner of Colorado's Eastern Plains. Both portions were built on a railbanked Great Western...

Pointe Greenway

WY - 0.9 miles

The Pointe Greenway primarily follows Gardenia Drive with a spur up to Pointe Park. The trail is just under a mile and travels through residential neighborhoods and open areas. With little shade along...

Big Dry Creek Trail (Westminster)

CO - 12 miles

Big Dry Creek Trail follows an east-west course for 12 miles between Interstate 25 and Standley Lake in Westminster, one of Denver's northern suburbs. The trail is generally flat, with short stretches...

Crow Creek Greenway

WY - 2.6 miles

The Crow Creek Greenway takes travelers along a tree-lined creek through busy urban areas of Wyoming's capital. The trail begins in Martin Luther King Jr. Park, which offers athletic facilities, a...

Boulder Creek Path

CO - 7 miles

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...

Yellowstone Road Greenway

WY - 1 miles

The Yellowstone Road Greenway offers a 1-mile connector between two other trails, the Dry Creek Greenway and the Lions Park Greenway. The trail begins between McCormick Junior High School and...

Wonderland Creek Greenway

CO - 1.4 miles

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...

Lions Park Greenway

WY - 0.9 miles

For much of its short length, the Lions Park Greenway travels along Sloan Lake, offering pleasant views of the water. In warm weather, trail-goers can enjoy boating and fishing on the lake, or...

Firestone Trail

CO - 8.5 miles

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,...

Converse Avenue Greenway

WY - 1.9 miles

The Converse Avenue Greenway can be found alongside its namesake roadway in two discrete segments. Together, these segments provide nearly 2 miles of trail in eastern Cheyenne. Both offer wide open...

St. Vrain Greenway

CO - 8 miles

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...

Firestone Trail

CO - 8.5 miles

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,...

Farmers' High Line Canal Trail

CO - 13.7 miles

The Farmers’ High Line Canal Trail provides an easy, pleasant way to traverse the northern suburbs of Denver. The paved pathway stretches more than a dozen miles, connecting Westminster, Northglenn,...

East Cheyenne Greenway

WY - 1.8 miles

The East Cheyenne Greenway provides a pleasant route through residential areas of eastern Cheyenne. It follows N. College Drive for much of its length and ends with an expansive view of the Sun Valley...

Bear Creek Path

CO - 1.9 miles

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...

Accordion

Rocky Mountain Greenway Trail

CO - 7 miles

The Rocky Mountain Greenway Trail opened its first 7-mile section in 2016, but is one day planned to stretch 25 miles across the northern Denver Metro area, including the suburbs of Westminster,...

US 36 Bikeway

CO - 16 miles

When complete, the US 36 Bikeway will offer a convenient and safe non-motorized route for traveling between Denver and Boulder. Eleven miles of the paved trail—which locals refer to as a “commuter...

Crow Creek Greenway

WY - 2.6 miles

The Crow Creek Greenway takes travelers along a tree-lined creek through busy urban areas of Wyoming's capital. The trail begins in Martin Luther King Jr. Park, which offers athletic facilities, a...

Pointe Greenway

WY - 0.9 miles

The Pointe Greenway primarily follows Gardenia Drive with a spur up to Pointe Park. The trail is just under a mile and travels through residential neighborhoods and open areas. With little shade along...

Poudre River Trail

CO - 21.8 miles

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...

Converse Avenue Greenway

WY - 1.9 miles

The Converse Avenue Greenway can be found alongside its namesake roadway in two discrete segments. Together, these segments provide nearly 2 miles of trail in eastern Cheyenne. Both offer wide open...

Poudre Trail (Fort Collins)

CO - 12.3 miles

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....

Elmer's Two Mile Creek Greenway

CO - 0.8 miles

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...

Coal Creek Regional Trail

CO - 14.2 miles

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...

Boulder Creek Path

CO - 7 miles

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...

Union Pacific Trail (CO)

CO - 0.5 miles

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...

Goose Creek Greenway

CO - 2.7 miles

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...

Switzerland Trail

CO - 14 miles

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...

Power Trail

CO - 3.9 miles

The Power Trail provides a convenient north-south route through Fort Collins in two disconnected segments along the west side of the Union Pacific Railroad. The pathway is paved and flat, traveling...

UCAR Multi-Use Path

CO - 0.3 miles

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...

Lake Estes Trail

CO - 3.8 miles

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...

Recent Trail Reviews

Wonderland Creek Greenway

Looking forward

December, 2017 by auerbach_j

This path is getting a major face lift with new and redone sections between Foothills Pkwy and 28th St./Palo Pkwy slated to be completed Spring of 2018. Along with the existing sections, these improvements will make this greenway path one of the best/most convenient in the Boulder system.

Goose Creek Greenway

Another great Boulder path

December, 2017 by auerbach_j

This is a very good east/west trail that provides access to many other trails/areas of Boulder. It is one of the relatively newer Boulder paths so is nice and wide and in good shape. As with other Boulder paths, there are some blind spots and other path users to be aware of. There is one road crossing at 47th St. that is usually not too bad. Watch out for crazed Prairie Dogs darting in front of you in the open eastern portion!

Elmer's Two Mile Creek Greenway

Good connector

December, 2017 by auerbach_j

This is a good little north/south connector trail. It is one of the relatively newer Boulder paths so is nice and wide and in good shape. As with other Boulder paths, there are some blind spots and other path users to be aware of. There is one road crossing at Glenwood Drive that is not particularly well marked and can be a little sketchy at certain times due to car traffic.

Accordion

Boulder Creek Path

Classic

December, 2017 by auerbach_j

The classic Boulder multiuse path. It is a very scenic cruise for its entire length. The path is usually always in great shape (unless recent flooding, blow down, or construction) and there are no street crossings (all are underpasses). Going west to east (down creek) you can get your speed up in areas but be cautious as there are some blind corners. More importantly, there are a lot of other trail users, so best to take it easy. Note that there are newly redone sections in the western part of town that help segregate walkers from wheeled traffic by having specific, marked "lanes" for each. Still, as always, pays to be alert and courteous.

Bear Creek Path

great path

December, 2017 by auerbach_j

This is a great little section of trail and is quite pretty as it follows along Bear Creek. The path is usually always in great shape and there are no street crossings (all are underpasses). Going west to east (down creek) can be a fun, quick ride! There are some sharp and blind corners that warrant some caution/awareness. Like other Boulder paths, the only downside is occasional encounters with other "traffic"... bikers, hikers, moms pushing baby carriages, roller bladers, dogs off leash, etc. Best to be on the alert and courteous.

Poudre Trail (Fort Collins)

Excellent “urban” trail

December, 2017 by auerbach_j

Though this trail is in the city of Fort Collins, it is hard to call it an “urban” trail as most of it twists and turns pleasantly through the pretty woodlands and open grasslands along the Poudre River. There are many parks and nature areas along the way. The sections that are in the city proper are still very nice and do not give the ugly industrial scenes or heavily residential views other urban trails usually end up providing. Except for a couple brief sections, it is not very close to roads. There are only 2 road crossings that have to be made. Trail itself was in excellent condition with some newly reopened/repaired sections. Only place where there was construction was at the far western end in Bellevue - a couple hundred yards from the end of the trail anyway.

Poudre River Trail

wonderful resource

November, 2017 by auerbach_j

Rode the entire trail west to east and back on a pleasant fall day on a recumbent trike in about 4 hours (moving time). Overall, a very nice ride and wonderful to have a longer trail like this in northern Colorado. It is a great resource to support... visit their excellent website:  http://www.poudretrail.org/

My impressions from the day...

Pros: lightly used, great riding surface (for the most part), mostly flat (if that is what you are looking for), curvy enough to keep it interesting, nice scenery (for the most part), excellent signage, friendly trail users, respectful drivers at road crossings, good facilities along the way

Cons: nebulous trail terminus in Greeley, unsightly oil/mining/fracking operations/detour, other brief industrial areas, short unpaved sections/detours (flood damage), fairly exposed to the elements, would be very hot on hot days

US 36 Bikeway

Good skate

August, 2017 by processing_tl

Good for an inline skate over distance. Some solid downhills and uphills. You will get some serious speed going on the final approach to Boulder. There are a few sharper turns to watch out for in other locations. 95% fresh, immaculate concrete.

Coal Creek Regional Trail

Gradual incline was terrific!

August, 2017 by deb.goss

Had fun on this trail. I started in Erie, although I couldn't locate the trail head by using the directions on here, instead it took to me a residential neighborhood, so I parked there without upsetting homeowners.
Didn't notice the gradual incline, although there were two significant climbs, it wasn't until my return from Superior back to Erie did I notice the decent and FLEW back..... Awesome! Will definitely do this again!

Longmont-to-Boulder Regional Trail

Bridge out

August, 2017 by karen57

FYI: The bridge is out at the start of the trail (Greenway)
There is a visitor center, the bridge is out just past the center.

Poudre River Trail

Lazy hazy and amazey

July, 2017 by deb.goss

That was fun. And yes it's not an aggressive trail, mostly flat but the length was perfect. Of course I never plan my water right but once I hit the end in Greeley (I started in Windsor) I rode into to town and fueled up on water. I went today 7/8/17, a bit warm but I didn't want to stop and double back because each part of the trail was so interesting, I wanted to see what each curve brought, even the few miles through "town" looking at the houses up against one of the many small lakes was interesting, Kinda want to live there now. Thanks Larimier County and or Weld and Traillink.

Loveland Recreation Trail

BIKE ROUTE NOT A BIKE TRAIL

June, 2017 by rawmish

This is a bike ROUTE, NOT a bike TRAIL. Over 1/3 of this trail is on road. And not residential roads. These are busy thoroughfare's and I do not recommend for anyone who is not familiar or comfortable riding in traffic with cars, trucks, semi's, construction vehicles, and buses. I started at 57th Street trail head and it's basically random sidewalks intermixed with road with a tunnel that passes underneath highway 34 until you get to the Boyd Lake area of the trail. I ride bike trails to get out of traffic and this is not out of traffic.

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