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Explore the best rated trails in Loveland, CO. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Sheep Draw Trail and Fossil Creek Trail. With more than 80 trails covering 594 miles you’re bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

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Length
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Type

6th Avenue Trail

3.5 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Alameda Multi-Use Path (CO)

7 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Bear Creek Path

1.9 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Big Dry Creek Trail (Arvada)

3.3 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Grass

Big Dry Creek Trail (Westminster)

12 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Blunn Trail

1.3 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Boulder Creek Path

7 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt

Bradburn Boulevard Trail

1 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Broomfield Trail

11.5 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Crushed Stone

C-470 Bikeway

36 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Cherry Creek Regional Trail

40 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Gravel

Clear Creek Trail (CO)

21.8 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Coal Creek Regional Trail

14.2 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Dirt, Gravel

Corridor Trail

0.8 mi
State: CO
Ballast, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Discovery Trail (CO)

1.5 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Elmer's Two Mile Creek Greenway

0.8 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Fairmount Trail

3.7 mi
State: CO
Dirt, Gravel

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

8.7 mi
State: CO
Concrete
Accordion

Fowler Trail

0.9 mi
State: CO
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Fraser River Trail

6.3 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Goose Creek Greenway

2.7 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Great Western Trail (CO)

4.4 mi
State: CO
Crushed Stone, Dirt

High Line Canal Trail (CO)

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

Highway 287 Bypass Trail

2 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Highway 93 Trail

1.9 mi
State: CO
Concrete

I-70 Genesee Bike Path

2.4 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Inca Street Multi-use Trail

0.75 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Independence Trail

1 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Interurban Trail (CO)

1.3 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Kipling Trail

11.6 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Lake Estes Trail

3.8 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Lake Link Trail

8.6 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Dirt

Lee Lateral Ditch Trail

4.3 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Left Hand Greenway

2.9 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Little Dry Creek Trail

10 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Long View Trail

4.4 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Longmont-to-Boulder Regional Trail

10.8 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Loveland Recreation Trail

21.1 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Lowell Boulevard Trail

1.3 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Lykins Gulch Trail

1.2 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Mason Trail

4.5 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Moon Gulch Trail

2 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Niver Canal Trail

1.8 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Niver Creek Trail

2 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Oligarchy Ditch Greenway

4.47 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Peaks to Plains Trail

5 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Platte River Trail (CO)

28.5 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Cinder, 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

Quail Creek Trail

2 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Rainbow Trail

1.1 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Ralston Creek Trail

13.6 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Rocky Mountain Greenway Trail

7 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Saint Vrain Avenue Trail

1.7 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Sand Creek Regional Greenway

14 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Sanderson Gulch Trail

4.8 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Sheep Draw Trail

4.03 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Sheridan Green Trail

1.5 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Signal Ditch Trail

3.3 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Spring Creek Trail (CO)

7.8 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Spring Gulch #1 Greenway

1.1 mi
State: CO
Concrete

St. Vrain Greenway

8 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Switzerland Trail

14 mi
State: CO
Dirt, Gravel

Toll Gate Creek Trail

6.3 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Tucker Gulch Trail

1.3 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Turnpike Trail (CO)

0.8 mi
State: CO
Concrete

UCAR Multi-Use Path

0.3 mi
State: CO
Concrete

US 36 Bikeway

16 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Union Pacific Trail (CO)

0.6 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Van Bibber Creek Trail

2.6 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Weir Gulch Trail

4.5 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

West 44th Avenue Trail

0.75 mi
State: CO
Concrete

West Rail Line Bike Path

6.3 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Westerly Creek Trail

4.1 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Wonderland Creek Greenway

1.4 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Yankee Doodle Trail

1.2 mi
State: CO
Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The 6th Avenue Trail provides expansive views of the Rocky Mountain foothills as it follows its namesake thoroughfare (also known as US 6) from the Colorado School of Mines in downtown Golden to...
CO 3.5 mi Concrete
The Alameda Bike Path is a separated bike-ped facility along Alameda Parkway/ Avenue. The paved trail stretches for over seven miles from Jewell Avenue to just east of SR 95 in Lakewood, a suburb of...
CO 7 mi Asphalt
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 in Arvada (not be confused with similarly named trails in Westminster and Littleton) is a multi-use pathway tucked into the northwest corner of the Denver suburb. The trail...
CO 3.3 mi Concrete, Grass
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
Blunn Trail forms a link between two of Arvada's most popular trails: Ralston Creek Trail and Van Bibber Creek Trail. The north end of the trail is at Ralston Creek Trail on the west side of Virgil...
CO 1.3 mi Concrete
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
The trail on the east side of Bradburn Boulevard is relatively short, but it makes an important connection between two major Denver metro trails. Following the trail north brings you to within feet of...
CO 1 mi Concrete
The Broomfield Trail is a developing pathway that forms a winding diagonal route across Broomfield County from the Great Western Reservoir Open Space to Baseline Road. While the trail is currently...
CO 11.5 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone
The C-470 Bikeway—also known as the C-470 Trail and Centennial Trail in Douglas County—provides open views of the Colorado foothills as it follows the southwestern segment of Denver's beltway. Along...
CO 36 mi Concrete
The Cherry Creek Regional Trail is a picturesque 40-mile route that begins in downtown Denver and connects suburban and rural Arapahoe and Douglas Counties, including the communities of Parker,...
CO 40 mi Concrete, Gravel
The Clear Creek Trail runs more than 20 miles from metro Denver, through Wheat Ridge, to Golden along a picturesque creek with views of the North and South Table Mountains. A highlight of the trail...
CO 21.8 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, 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
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
Arvada's residents are lucky to have access to more than 150 miles of multiuse trails to fit every need. For every prominent regional trail like the 12-mile Ralston Creek Trail, there are many local...
CO 1.5 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
Following a narrow, manmade waterway, the Fairmount Trail winds its way from Arvada to Golden. Along this flat, gravel and dirt pathway, trail-goers will enjoy scenic views of North Table Mountain and...
CO 3.7 mi Dirt, Gravel
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 over 8 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 8.7 mi Concrete
Accordion
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 Fraser River Trail runs between the town of Fraser and Winter Park, paralleling US 40 for its entire route. The trail offers lovely views of the surrounding mountains and is a great way to connect...
CO 6.3 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
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 High Line Canal Trail is a popular stretch of path through Denver's southside suburbs, winding for 71 miles between Aurora and Roxborough State Park. The trail is owned and operated by Denver...
CO 71 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt, Gravel
Adjacent to Highway 287 in Lafayette, the this multipurpose path provides a space for both recreation and commuting. The wide concrete trail stretches between Baseline Road and Cherrywood Drive....
CO 2 mi Concrete
The Highway 93 Trail sits on the east side of the highway, stretching from North Table Mountain Park down to New Loveland Mine Park. The concrete trail slopes downhill from its north end, providing...
CO 1.9 mi Concrete
The shared use path winds along the north side of I-70 for 2.4 miles. The concrete path runs through Genesee Park, starting from the Buffalo Overlook in the North Bison Pasture at Exit 254. A herd of...
CO 2.4 mi Concrete
Although less than a mile long, the Inca Street Multi-Use Path provides an important connection between the neighborhoods of Sunnyside and Globeville on Denver's north end. The paved pathway and its...
CO 0.75 mi Asphalt
The Independence Trail sits right at the northern edge of the Denver suburb of Arvada. The trail pushes right up against the southern border of the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge. It travels...
CO 1 mi Concrete
The Interurban Trail is so named because it sits partly along the route of the Denver Tramway Trolley's Golden Line. The streetcar system once criss-crossed metro Denver and served the area for 40...
CO 1.3 mi Concrete
The Kipling Trail sits beside Kipling Parkway/ State Route 391 extending from Lakewood to Littleton, southwest of Denver. While there’s enough miles to offer a good workout, or to run errands between...
CO 11.6 mi Asphalt
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 Lee Lateral Ditch Trail is a hike-and-bike running east-west in the Denver suburb of Thornton. The trail connects residents to a number of recreational destinations along its route, from the...
CO 4.3 mi Concrete
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
The Little Dry Creek Trail provides a paved, relatively flat pathway for bikers, walkers and skaters through areas of Westminster and northern Arvada. The tree-lined route follows its namesake, Little...
CO 10 mi Concrete
The Long View Trail is a north-south trail connecting Loveland to Fort Collins. The trail is a ribbon of pavement winding across Larimer County’s scenic outdoors. In fact, as it parallels 57th Street,...
CO 4.4 mi Asphalt
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, Crushed Stone
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 complete, there are some...
CO 21.1 mi Concrete
Westminster, Colorado, has over 145 miles of dedicated non-motorized trails, from major bike thoroughfares to the smaller local routes like this one, which knit them all together. The trail on...
CO 1.3 mi Concrete
The Lykins Gulch Trail connects users to the west end of the popular St. Vrain Greenway. The concrete trail, which runs from Airport Road along the gulch, was constructed as part of the a stream...
CO 1.2 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 city of Arvada boasts over 150 miles of hike, bike and equestrian trails. The Denver suburb is home to the Moon Gulch Trail, a multipurpose trail traveling east-west and connecting the Indiana...
CO 2 mi Concrete
The Niver Canal Trail parallels the Coronado Parkway for nearly 2 miles across Thornton, a northern suburb of Denver. About mid-way, the trail passes Rotella Park, which offers restrooms, picnic...
CO 1.8 mi Asphalt, 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
In the 1800s, a series of ditches was constructed to manage water and irrigate farmland in the Saint Vrain Valley. The historic Oligarchy Ditch dates back to this period, although today this channel...
CO 4.47 mi Concrete
With only 5 miles of an eventual 65 miles open, the already award-winning Peaks to Plains Trail is attracting new users every day. Paralleling US 6 and Clear Creek, the Peaks to Plains Trail provides...
CO 5 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 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
Quail Creek Trail is a wide, concrete bike-ped trail connecting residents of Broomfield to the regional Big Dry Creek Trail in neighboring Westminster. The trail begins in Quail Park in Broomfield,...
CO 2 mi Concrete
Rainbow Trail is a short neighborhood hiking and biking pathway in northeast Arvada. The concrete pathway travels in the space between houses while providing connections to three local parks: Arvada...
CO 1.1 mi Concrete
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...
CO 13.6 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
Not to be confused with the longer Saint Vrain Greenway of nearby Longmont, the Saint Vrain Avenue Trail is a hard surface, multiuse trail in the Rocky Mountain resort town of Estes Park. While Estes...
CO 1.7 mi Asphalt
The Sand Creek Regional Greenway follows Sand Creek in Denver's northeast metro area. The southern end of the trail, through Denver and Aurora, has a soft surface, which can make for a dusty ride when...
CO 14 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone
Denver's Sanderson Gulch Trail follows the small stream for nearly 5 miles through several parks, offering a natural oasis right in the heart of a major city. Much of the paved route has an open feel,...
CO 4.8 mi Concrete
The Scott Lancaster Memorial Bike Path is a short, but pleasant 5 miles of mostly off-road route that allows cyclists and walkers to get between Idaho Springs and Floyd Hill, which is otherwise only...
CO 5 mi Asphalt
The Sheep Draw Trail is a 10-foot-wide paved regional trail along the scenic Sheep Draw Creek corridor connecting neighborhoods to shopping, recreation centers and schools. The trail travels through...
CO 4.03 mi Concrete
The Sheridan Green Trail travels 1.5 miles between the city limits of Broomfield and the Westminster Promenade shopping center. The trail runs south along Westminster Boulevard and then travels around...
CO 1.5 mi Concrete
Signal Ditch Trail picks up at the north end of the Farmers' High Line Canal Trail and continues northwest. The hike-and-bike trail meanders along Signal Ditch, an irrigation channel which speaks to...
CO 3.3 mi Concrete
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 Spring Gulch #1 Greenway is a multiuse pathway in Longmont, Colorado. The trail stretches the length of the 16-acre Kensington Neighborhood Park, extending from 3rd Avenue north to a point not far...
CO 1.1 mi Concrete
Detour: Beginning March 2021, trail users will be directed to use a 1.1 mile on street detour from from South Sunset Street on the western end to Price Road. The detour is in place as part of a flood...
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 Toll Gate Creek Trail begins on the south end of DeLaney Community Farm, a 158-acre scenic property that educates and allows members to sustainably grow agriculture. Here, it connects to the High...
CO 6.3 mi Concrete
Tucker Gulch Trail adds over a mile of trail to Golden's developing trail network. The continues from the north end of the Clear Creek Trail and continues along Tucker Gulch, through residential...
CO 1.3 mi Concrete
0.8 miles of trail isn't much on its own, but as part of a connective tissue of little trails linking major regional regional trails, the Turnpike Trail plays an important role. On the west side, it...
CO 0.8 mi Concrete
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 0.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Van Bibber Creek, Park and Trail all owe their name to Isaac van Bibber, an early settler to the area.  The trail begins on Oak Street and heads west in the swathe cut by the creek through the...
CO 2.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Weir Gulch cuts a narrow, jagged path through the landscape of west Denver down to the Lakewood border. A greenway path imitates the course of the stream, winding from the edge of the Platte River...
CO 4.5 mi Asphalt
The West 44th Avenue Trail is a ten-foot wide concrete sidepath that runs along the side of its namesake roadway, helping to connect two important trails in the Denver region's trail network, the...
CO 0.75 mi Concrete
Colorado's West Rail Line Bike Path parallels the W Line, a new light rail corridor through Denver and Lakewood that was known during construction as the West Rail Line. The Regional Transportation...
CO 6.3 mi Concrete
The Westerly Creek Trail provides a convenient north-south route through the heart of Aurora. It traverses residential and commercial areas and runs through two major community open spaces, Expo Park...
CO 4.1 mi 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
More than 150 miles of hike, bike and equestrian trails are available to residents of the Denver suburb of Arvada. The trails run the gamut from long regional trails to shorter, neighborhood pathways....
CO 1.2 mi Concrete

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Little Dry Creek Trail

CO - 10 miles

The Little Dry Creek Trail provides a paved, relatively flat pathway for bikers, walkers and skaters through areas of Westminster and northern Arvada. The tree-lined route follows its namesake, Little...

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,...

Sheridan Green Trail

CO - 1.5 miles

The Sheridan Green Trail travels 1.5 miles between the city limits of Broomfield and the Westminster Promenade shopping center. The trail runs south along Westminster Boulevard and then travels around...

Yankee Doodle Trail

CO - 1.2 miles

More than 150 miles of hike, bike and equestrian trails are available to residents of the Denver suburb of Arvada. The trails run the gamut from long regional trails to shorter, neighborhood pathways....

Accordion

Fossil Creek Trail

CO - 8.7 miles

The Fossil Creek Trail offers over 8 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...

Sanderson Gulch Trail

CO - 4.8 miles

Denver's Sanderson Gulch Trail follows the small stream for nearly 5 miles through several parks, offering a natural oasis right in the heart of a major city. Much of the paved route has an open feel,...

Weir Gulch Trail

CO - 4.5 miles

Weir Gulch cuts a narrow, jagged path through the landscape of west Denver down to the Lakewood border. A greenway path imitates the course of the stream, winding from the edge of the Platte River...

Tucker Gulch Trail

CO - 1.3 miles

Tucker Gulch Trail adds over a mile of trail to Golden's developing trail network. The continues from the north end of the Clear Creek Trail and continues along Tucker Gulch, through residential...

Broomfield Trail

CO - 11.5 miles

The Broomfield Trail is a developing pathway that forms a winding diagonal route across Broomfield County from the Great Western Reservoir Open Space to Baseline Road. While the trail is currently...

I-70 Genesee Bike Path

CO - 2.4 miles

The shared use path winds along the north side of I-70 for 2.4 miles. The concrete path runs through Genesee Park, starting from the Buffalo Overlook in the North Bison Pasture at Exit 254. A herd of...

Turnpike Trail (CO)

CO - 0.8 miles

0.8 miles of trail isn't much on its own, but as part of a connective tissue of little trails linking major regional regional trails, the Turnpike Trail plays an important role. On the west side, it...

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...

Scott Lancaster Memorial Bike Path

CO - 5 miles

The Scott Lancaster Memorial Bike Path is a short, but pleasant 5 miles of mostly off-road route that allows cyclists and walkers to get between Idaho Springs and Floyd Hill, which is otherwise only...

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...

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...

West Rail Line Bike Path

CO - 6.3 miles

Colorado's West Rail Line Bike Path parallels the W Line, a new light rail corridor through Denver and Lakewood that was known during construction as the West Rail Line. The Regional Transportation...

Platte River Trail (CO)

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...

Moon Gulch Trail

CO - 2 miles

The city of Arvada boasts over 150 miles of hike, bike and equestrian trails. The Denver suburb is home to the Moon Gulch Trail, a multipurpose trail traveling east-west and connecting the Indiana...

Saint Vrain Avenue Trail

CO - 1.7 miles

Not to be confused with the longer Saint Vrain Greenway of nearby Longmont, the Saint Vrain Avenue Trail is a hard surface, multiuse trail in the Rocky Mountain resort town of Estes Park. While Estes...

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...

West Rail Line Bike Path

CO - 6.3 miles

Colorado's West Rail Line Bike Path parallels the W Line, a new light rail corridor through Denver and Lakewood that was known during construction as the West Rail Line. The Regional Transportation...

Fossil Creek Trail

CO - 8.7 miles

The Fossil Creek Trail offers over 8 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...

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...

Kipling Trail

CO - 11.6 miles

The Kipling Trail sits beside Kipling Parkway/ State Route 391 extending from Lakewood to Littleton, southwest of Denver. While there’s enough miles to offer a good workout, or to run errands between...

Accordion

St. Vrain Greenway

CO - 8 miles

Detour: Beginning March 2021, trail users will be directed to use a 1.1 mile on street detour from from South Sunset Street on the western end to Price Road. The detour is in place as part of a flood...

Little Dry Creek Trail

CO - 10 miles

The Little Dry Creek Trail provides a paved, relatively flat pathway for bikers, walkers and skaters through areas of Westminster and northern Arvada. The tree-lined route follows its namesake, Little...

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...

Loveland Recreation Trail

CO - 21.1 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 complete, there are some...

Bradburn Boulevard Trail

CO - 1 miles

The trail on the east side of Bradburn Boulevard is relatively short, but it makes an important connection between two major Denver metro trails. Following the trail north brings you to within feet of...

Lee Lateral Ditch Trail

CO - 4.3 miles

The Lee Lateral Ditch Trail is a hike-and-bike running east-west in the Denver suburb of Thornton. The trail connects residents to a number of recreational destinations along its route, from the...

High Line Canal Trail (CO)

CO - 71 miles

The High Line Canal Trail is a popular stretch of path through Denver's southside suburbs, winding for 71 miles between Aurora and Roxborough State Park. The trail is owned and operated by Denver...

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,...

Van Bibber Creek Trail

CO - 2.6 miles

The Van Bibber Creek, Park and Trail all owe their name to Isaac van Bibber, an early settler to the area.  The trail begins on Oak Street and heads west in the swathe cut by the creek through the...

Weir Gulch Trail

CO - 4.5 miles

Weir Gulch cuts a narrow, jagged path through the landscape of west Denver down to the Lakewood border. A greenway path imitates the course of the stream, winding from the edge of the Platte River...

Turnpike Trail (CO)

CO - 0.8 miles

0.8 miles of trail isn't much on its own, but as part of a connective tissue of little trails linking major regional regional trails, the Turnpike Trail plays an important role. On the west side, it...

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...

Alameda Multi-Use Path (CO)

CO - 7 miles

The Alameda Bike Path is a separated bike-ped facility along Alameda Parkway/ Avenue. The paved trail stretches for over seven miles from Jewell Avenue to just east of SR 95 in Lakewood, a suburb of...

Sand Creek Regional Greenway

CO - 14 miles

The Sand Creek Regional Greenway follows Sand Creek in Denver's northeast metro area. The southern end of the trail, through Denver and Aurora, has a soft surface, which can make for a dusty ride when...

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...

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...

Lowell Boulevard Trail

CO - 1.3 miles

Westminster, Colorado, has over 145 miles of dedicated non-motorized trails, from major bike thoroughfares to the smaller local routes like this one, which knit them all together. The trail on...

Broomfield Trail

CO - 11.5 miles

The Broomfield Trail is a developing pathway that forms a winding diagonal route across Broomfield County from the Great Western Reservoir Open Space to Baseline Road. While the trail is currently...

Kipling Trail

CO - 11.6 miles

The Kipling Trail sits beside Kipling Parkway/ State Route 391 extending from Lakewood to Littleton, southwest of Denver. While there’s enough miles to offer a good workout, or to run errands between...

Signal Ditch Trail

CO - 3.3 miles

Signal Ditch Trail picks up at the north end of the Farmers' High Line Canal Trail and continues northwest. The hike-and-bike trail meanders along Signal Ditch, an irrigation channel which speaks to...

Accordion

Ralston Creek Trail

CO - 13.6 miles

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...

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...

Sheep Draw Trail

CO - 4.03 miles

The Sheep Draw Trail is a 10-foot-wide paved regional trail along the scenic Sheep Draw Creek corridor connecting neighborhoods to shopping, recreation centers and schools. The trail travels through...

Blunn Trail

CO - 1.3 miles

Blunn Trail forms a link between two of Arvada's most popular trails: Ralston Creek Trail and Van Bibber Creek Trail. The north end of the trail is at Ralston Creek Trail on the west side of Virgil...

Long View Trail

CO - 4.4 miles

The Long View Trail is a north-south trail connecting Loveland to Fort Collins. The trail is a ribbon of pavement winding across Larimer County’s scenic outdoors. In fact, as it parallels 57th Street,...

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...

Corridor Trail

CO - 0.8 miles

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...

Yankee Doodle Trail

CO - 1.2 miles

More than 150 miles of hike, bike and equestrian trails are available to residents of the Denver suburb of Arvada. The trails run the gamut from long regional trails to shorter, neighborhood pathways....

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...

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,...

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...

C-470 Bikeway

CO - 36 miles

The C-470 Bikeway—also known as the C-470 Trail and Centennial Trail in Douglas County—provides open views of the Colorado foothills as it follows the southwestern segment of Denver's beltway. Along...

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...

Sand Creek Regional Greenway

CO - 14 miles

The Sand Creek Regional Greenway follows Sand Creek in Denver's northeast metro area. The southern end of the trail, through Denver and Aurora, has a soft surface, which can make for a dusty ride when...

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,...

Turnpike Trail (CO)

CO - 0.8 miles

0.8 miles of trail isn't much on its own, but as part of a connective tissue of little trails linking major regional regional trails, the Turnpike Trail plays an important role. On the west side, it...

Recent Trail Reviews

Cherry Creek Regional Trail

Half urban, half suburban, all Western

March, 2022 by bikeridesandbreweries

Starting in downtown Denver and heading 40 miles southeast to Franktown, the Cherry Creek Trail is a true gift to the bikers, runners, and walkers of the city. For the first five miles from downtown, from the scenic falls where the creek meets the Platte River, we rode nearly on the edge of the rock-strewn creek. The trail runs below street level, hence there are many overhead bridges and on/off ramps from nearby neighborhoods. Riding at 9am, most of the trail in the downtown area was shaded by the high-rise apartment and office buildings on the east side, but the trail is otherwise short on leafy canopies and is likely to be brutally hot mid-day. There was no shade whatsoever further along the trail. The creek’s path became less managed by rocky revetments after about seven miles, instead, alternately diverging and converging among beds of brown grass and scruffy plants.
Except for occasional neighborhoods and the four golf courses we passed, it definitely felt like we were riding in the Wild West!
Prior to hitting the suburbs, we passed numerous homeless people lying under blankets aside the creek or tucked up under the eaves of bridges - more than we’ve come across in other cities. There were also retaining walls along both sides of the trail that featured both true works of art and plain old graffiti. We had to stop at only one intersection where construction forced a slight detour; otherwise, we flew along the concrete path as it climbed almost imperceptibly out of town.
The Cherry Creek trail is more like a network of paths, several of which we took accidentally because there is very little signage on the trail. A yellow painted line along the center of the trail helps at some of the Y’s and intersections, but it’s conspicuously missing at many of them. We really enjoyed this trail and would have loved to have completed the 80-mile roundtrip, but we were limited by both time constraints and lack of ambition.
There is no shortage of great breweries in Denver, including a fantastic one with a crazy variety of beers right off the trail in the Glendale area.

Poudre Trail (Fort Collins)

Easy trail, stunning views

March, 2022 by bikeridesandbreweries

The Poudre Trail’s numbers are straightforward – 10 feet wide and 12 miles long. This is not to be confused with the Poudre River Trail, which is almost 22 miles long and is in Greeley, CO. Fort Collins’ city fathers (and mothers) broke ground on the trail in 1994 and completed it in 2008. There are few bells and whistles to the trail, though it is a bit tricky finding the trailhead. It’s about a ½ mile down a dirt road off a paved cul-de-sac at the end of a road-to-nowhere, about five miles east of downtown. Once the trail is located, it starts off in what looks like a light industrial setting, but instead is an “environmental facility.”
The early stretch is mostly concrete, perhaps not environmentally friendly, but biker friendly to those who are just getting their morning bike legs. Early on, the Poudre does not appear to be a powerful river, presenting itself more like a shallow stream. Soon, the trail approaches downtown Fort Collins, much quieter during the daytime than it is at night. Later, the trail heads around a large pond. It turns out that is the town reservoir, and the reason why the Poudre River flow is so gentle. From the reservoir west, the view is outstanding, much more dramatic than the prairies east of town. And just beyond the edge of the official trail, the road starts its climb toward the Rockies.
A nationally known brewery is right off the bike trail in downtown Ft. Collins.

Longmont-to-Boulder Regional Trail

Do this as the leaves change… HEAVEN !!

November, 2021 by patricia.kayser

This is simply a great trail with lots of scenic variety. Fun to do all at once or in segments.

Accordion

Peaks to Plains Trail

Wonderful views easy trail

October, 2021 by ssalinas1130_tl

A friend and I biked this trail on a Sunday afternoon. It was magical. A slight incline from East to West but so much fun on the way back! Plenty of overlooks to view the stream that runs along side the trail. And plenty of parking. I can't wait to be back.

Loveland Recreation Trail

The Gap is Done

October, 2021 by dvjames48

The trail work on the Northern gap is completed! It was done sometime before October 4th, 2021. Instead of riding on a scary West 57th Street there is a safe concrete multi-use path. My wife and I love this 18 mile loop trail in Loveland even if we do live on Boulder.

Long View Trail

Great Ride,I loved it

September, 2021 by alianna222

I did the Long view trail for the first time and it was a challenge. It has some good sized hills. I did the long loop from Laporte to Loveland over to Boyd lake and back to north Fort Collins. I started from my home town of Laporte and ended north Fort Collins near highway One. 34 miles.

Poudre Trail (Fort Collins)

Great Ride and Lunch

September, 2021 by rxrayinc

We started at the Environment Education Center and rode to Bellvue. Even with a stronger than mild wind the scenery kept my mind off the wind. (Coming back with the wind was great!¿) On the way back we followed signs to down town And found, Tom Kha Thai Asian Bistro. What a delightful restaurant and reasonably priced for lunch. We continued through town across the college campus and found the Spring Canyon Park trail. Spring Canyon was beautiful. We found a blow snake more than half the path width! Back across town to the truck. Overall a 40 mile ride!

St. Vrain Greenway

easy ride

September, 2021 by rxrayinc

Both the main trails in Longmont are flat, concrete and perfectly maintained. There is currently a bike detour to get between the trails but it is hard to see going NW.

Corridor Trail

fun and short

September, 2021 by rxrayinc

Take your time to see all the little things

Farmers' High Line Canal Trail

ban on ebikes in 2 jurisdictions

September, 2021 by jpdakine

Beware Cherry Hills and Greenwood Village portions of this trail. These jurisdictions have banned ebikes and are bike police monitoring

Cherry Creek Regional Trail

2 Trails in One

August, 2021 by rebpls.co

The southern 26 miles (upstream from Cherry Creek Dam) is definitely 5- Star (Arapahoe and Douglas Counties). The southern part has many areas in natural and beautiful settings and the use is moderate. Very pleasant. Parker and South-Suburban does a great job keeping them nice.

The Northern 14 miles (Downstream from dam) is 3-star (Denver City & County). It is urban, lots of local road traffic as well as high use. Watch out for the bikers and the Lance-Wannabees who will not call themselves out as the pass and ride between 15 - 30 mph. They can ride in pelotons dominating the path and get angry if you are in there way. Many though are courteous. Be very careful though if you are out with your kids and leashed dogs. There are also an increasing amount of e-bikes as well that are riding fast even though they are forbidden on the trail. Denver does not patrol their paths and trails

High Line Canal Trail (CO)

Walked all 71+- miles both ways.

August, 2021 by rebpls.co

Good trail overall. No trail between mile 9.5 and 11.25. Do not try to walk on Santa Fe here - that is suicidal. Best trail (in the rich neighborhoods) between Hampden / CO Blvd to Broadway-Very Nice. Denver parts are so-so to OK, same with Aurora. Only a few mile-post markers missing. Watch out for bike riders, many feel they own the trail and maybe 5% call out before passing you. I walked all the trail after having hip replacement surgery between April -August 2021.

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