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Bear Creek Trail (Denver)

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

Big Dry Creek Trail (Westminster)

12 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Corridor Trail

0.8 mi
State: CO
Ballast, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Fairmount Trail

3.7 mi
State: CO
Dirt, Gravel

Fraser River Trail

6.3 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

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

Lee Gulch Trail

4.6 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Longmont-to-Boulder Regional Trail

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

Narrow Gauge Trail (CO)

2 mi
State: CO
Crushed Stone

New Santa Fe Regional Trail

20 mi
State: CO
Crushed Stone, Gravel, Sand

Sand Creek Regional Greenway

14 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Switzerland Trail

14 mi
State: CO
Dirt, Gravel

Willow Creek Greenbelt Trail

6.1 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Bear Creek Trail provides a taste of the country in the city, connecting downtown Denver with the foothills of the Rockies. Along the way, enjoy scenic views of woodlands, meadows and Bear Creek,...
CO 9.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt, Gravel
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
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
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 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
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
In comparison to some of the lengthy, fantastic trails in the southern suburbs of Denver, the Lee Gulch Trail may not seem like anything special. However, it offers a wonderfully useful off-road...
CO 4.6 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone
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
Gaining only 200+ feet in elevation, the Narrow Gauge Trail is in Pine Valley Ranch Park, a beautiful open space near the mountain community of Pine, Colorado. The trail follows the north bank of the...
CO 2 mi Crushed Stone
The New Santa Fe Regional Trail provides a scenic journey along the front range of the mountains, from Palmer Lake Recreation area in northern El Paso County through the U.S. Air Force Academy in...
CO 20 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel, Sand
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
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 Willow Creek Greenbelt Trail is a six mile, paved and soft-surface trail that runs along a creekbed in the suburban area around Centennial. The trail begins in the north outside the Holly Park...
CO 6.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

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Fraser River Trail

CO - 6.3 miles

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...

Narrow Gauge Trail (CO)

CO - 2 miles

Gaining only 200+ feet in elevation, the Narrow Gauge Trail is in Pine Valley Ranch Park, a beautiful open space near the mountain community of Pine, Colorado. The trail follows the north bank of 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...

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...

Accordion

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...

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...

Willow Creek Greenbelt Trail

CO - 6.1 miles

The Willow Creek Greenbelt Trail is a six mile, paved and soft-surface trail that runs along a creekbed in the suburban area around Centennial. The trail begins in the north outside the Holly Park...

Lee Gulch Trail

CO - 4.6 miles

In comparison to some of the lengthy, fantastic trails in the southern suburbs of Denver, the Lee Gulch Trail may not seem like anything special. However, it offers a wonderfully useful off-road...

Bear Creek Trail (Denver)

CO - 9.1 miles

The Bear Creek Trail provides a taste of the country in the city, connecting downtown Denver with the foothills of the Rockies. Along the way, enjoy scenic views of woodlands, meadows and Bear Creek,...

Willow Creek Greenbelt Trail

CO - 6.1 miles

The Willow Creek Greenbelt Trail is a six mile, paved and soft-surface trail that runs along a creekbed in the suburban area around Centennial. The trail begins in the north outside the Holly Park...

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...

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...

Bear Creek Trail (Denver)

CO - 9.1 miles

The Bear Creek Trail provides a taste of the country in the city, connecting downtown Denver with the foothills of the Rockies. Along the way, enjoy scenic views of woodlands, meadows and Bear Creek,...

Accordion

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...

New Santa Fe Regional Trail

CO - 20 miles

The New Santa Fe Regional Trail provides a scenic journey along the front range of the mountains, from Palmer Lake Recreation area in northern El Paso County through the U.S. Air Force Academy in...

Fraser River Trail

CO - 6.3 miles

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...

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...

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...

Narrow Gauge Trail (CO)

CO - 2 miles

Gaining only 200+ feet in elevation, the Narrow Gauge Trail is in Pine Valley Ranch Park, a beautiful open space near the mountain community of Pine, Colorado. The trail follows the north bank of the...

Lee Gulch Trail

CO - 4.6 miles

In comparison to some of the lengthy, fantastic trails in the southern suburbs of Denver, the Lee Gulch Trail may not seem like anything special. However, it offers a wonderfully useful off-road...

Fairmount Trail

CO - 3.7 miles

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...

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...

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...

Narrow Gauge Trail (CO)

CO - 2 miles

Gaining only 200+ feet in elevation, the Narrow Gauge Trail is in Pine Valley Ranch Park, a beautiful open space near the mountain community of Pine, Colorado. The trail follows the north bank of the...

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...

Fraser River Trail

CO - 6.3 miles

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...

Lee Gulch Trail

CO - 4.6 miles

In comparison to some of the lengthy, fantastic trails in the southern suburbs of Denver, the Lee Gulch Trail may not seem like anything special. However, it offers a wonderfully useful off-road...

Accordion

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...

New Santa Fe Regional Trail

CO - 20 miles

The New Santa Fe Regional Trail provides a scenic journey along the front range of the mountains, from Palmer Lake Recreation area in northern El Paso County through the U.S. Air Force Academy in...

Willow Creek Greenbelt Trail

CO - 6.1 miles

The Willow Creek Greenbelt Trail is a six mile, paved and soft-surface trail that runs along a creekbed in the suburban area around Centennial. The trail begins in the north outside the Holly Park...

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...

Fairmount Trail

CO - 3.7 miles

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...

Bear Creek Trail (Denver)

CO - 9.1 miles

The Bear Creek Trail provides a taste of the country in the city, connecting downtown Denver with the foothills of the Rockies. Along the way, enjoy scenic views of woodlands, meadows and Bear Creek,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Recent Trail Reviews

New Santa Fe Regional Trail

Great trail

January, 2018 by philcavinta

My wife and son rode from North gate to Palmer Lake and back. It’s a good track that’s relatively flat as compared to section 16 that my son and I normally ride. Recommend this section for and easy ride.

Lake Estes Trail

New Years Day

January, 2018 by auerbach_j

With an inversion at lower elevations, it was pretty nice day to ride this ...around 42 degrees F, 10 mph winds, sunny skies. Note that this area is pretty wind prone anytime of the year which could increase the chill factor significantly.

Trail was clear of snow/ice and was in good riding condition (smooth, well maintained, etc).

Fun loop to do in both directions and extremely scenic. Pretty easy but not totally flat, there are enough little rises to get your speed or heart rate up.

Though it was not too busy on this day, there were still plenty folks wandering all along it. Estes Park is a year round tourist destination after all. Would imagine that during the other seasons, particularly summer, it could be almost unbearable to ride at times due to "crowds".

Fossil Creek Trail

highly recommended

December, 2017 by auerbach_j

Did the western section of this trail only and as an earlier reviewer noted, it is beautiful. It is rare to get such a nice paved (concrete) trail in the open grasslands. During its meandering course, it is relatively far from roads/houses until you get near to the western end. Though overall it climbs from east to west, the path winds and undulates in tune with the landscape making it fun and interesting traveling in both directions.

Accordion

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.

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.

Bear Creek Trail (Denver)

Inline Skating Review

November, 2017 by wmloving

Starting at River Point, near Regal Cinemas Stadium and 85/285 intersection, the first 1/2 mile or so along the golf course is 7-8' wide smooth concrete, with 4 wood plank bridges crossing the creek. The next 1/4+ mile section is narrower, twists and turns a bit, and is combination of somewhat uneven asphalt and older concrete, a section of which is pitted on one side from winter weather. I would recommend skipping over this section if you are an inexperienced skater; experienced skaters should be fine. From S Lowell Street on the trail is newly paved, smooth and wider (9-10') and makes for wonderful, fast skating with many places to stop for a break. If you want to skip the first section, consider starting at Bear Creek Park. I didn't travel to the end but will update my review if the western parts have any issues for skaters.

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

Columbine Trail

In dire need if resurfacing

October, 2017 by rbirell

The bumps and cracks in this trail make it an unpleasant (and sometimes painful) ride. At least on a road bike. Also, a couple of the trail/road crossings are somewhat dangerous. Perhaps this is why so many cyclists ride on the road instead of the trail.

Coal Mine Trail

Coal Mine Trail

October, 2017 by amylove777

Explore Littleton. This trail provides a safe way to navigate town with access to the Columbine and Dutch Creek trails. The beautiful landscaping is an added bonus.

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