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Arkansas Riverwalk Trail

7 mi
State: CO
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Austin Bluffs Trail

2.1 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Baldwin Gulch Trail

2 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Bear Creek Trail (Colorado Springs)

1.4 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Bear Creek Trail (Denver)

9.1 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Big Dry Creek Trail (Littleton)

5.4 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Briargate Trail

2.5 mi
State: CO
Concrete

C-470 Bikeway

36 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Castle North Trail

0.82 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Centennial Link Trail

4.7 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Cherry Creek Regional Trail

40 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Gravel

Cherry Creek Spillway Trail

3.1 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Clement Park Lake Trail

1.4 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Coal Mine Trail

2 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Columbine Trail

4.25 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Cook Creek Trail

2 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Cottonwood Creek Trail (CO)

6.1 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Gravel

Crews Gulch Regional Trail

2.7 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Dirt, Gravel

Dutch Creek Regional Trail

3.2 mi
State: CO
Concrete

East Plum Creek Trail

6 mi
State: CO
Asphalt
Accordion

Foothills Trail (CO)

6.6 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Fountain Creek Regional Trail

10.8 mi
State: CO
Dirt

Fountain Creek Trail

4.7 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Greenwood Gulch Trail

1 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Hangman's Gulch Trail

1.5 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Happy Canyon Trail

4.3 mi
State: CO
Concrete

High Line Canal Trail (CO)

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

Homestead Trail (CO)

9.7 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel

I-70 Genesee Bike Path

2.4 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Kipling Trail

11.6 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

LaForet Trail

2 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Dirt

Lee Gulch Trail

4.6 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Legacy Loop

10 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Lilley Gulch Regional Trail

2.2 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Littleton Community Trail

2.6 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Gravel

Manitou Incline

1 mi
State: CO
Boardwalk, Dirt

Massey Draw Regional Trail

1.64 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Mesa Springs Greenway

2.6 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Mesa Valley Trail

1.7 mi
State: CO
Dirt, Gravel

Midland Trail

2.6 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Mineral Trail

2.4 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Narrow Gauge Trail (CO)

2 mi
State: CO
Crushed Stone

New Santa Fe Regional Trail

17 mi
State: CO
Crushed Stone, Gravel, Sand

Newlin Gulch Trail

1.8 mi
State: CO
Concrete

North Douglas Creek Trail

1.25 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel

Palmer Mesa Trail

3.5 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Pikes Peak Greenway Trail

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

Piney Creek Trail

10 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Platte River Trail (CO)

28.5 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Cinder, Concrete

Powerline Trail (CO)

2.3 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Railroad Bed Trail

2.1 mi
State: CO
Dirt

Rock Island Trail (CO)

14.8 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Rockrimmon Trail

1.3 mi
State: CO
Crushed Stone

Sand Creek Regional Greenway

14 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Sand Creek Trail

9.2 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Sanderson Gulch Trail

4.8 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Shooks Run Trail

3.9 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Sinton Trail

2.9 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Skyline Trail

1.5 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Stetson Trail

2.6 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Sulphur Gulch Trail

4.9 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Tallman Gulch Trail

3 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Templeton Gap Trail

4.42 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Toll Gate Creek Trail

6.3 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Upper Gold Camp Road

15 mi
State: CO
Dirt, Gravel, Sand

Weaver Gulch Regional Trail

2.4 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Dirt

West Toll Gate Creek Trail

3.3 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Westerly Creek Trail

4.1 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Willow Creek Greenbelt Trail

6.1 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Woodmen Trail

2.4 mi
State: CO
Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Cañon City, Colorado, is a recreation destination popular with whitewater rafters and rock climbers. Two notable attractions also bring visitors to the city: the nearby Royal Gorge Bridge spans the...
CO 7 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
Students of the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs will appreciate the Austin Bluffs Trail. It runs through the campus, connecting the north and east sides of the school. The trail travels...
CO 2.1 mi Concrete
The Baldwin Gulch Trail stretches for two miles between Pine Drive and the Cherry Creek Regional Trail, which stretches 40 miles through three counties. The trail is concrete and follows the alignment...
CO 2 mi Concrete
Just south of downtown Colorado Springs, the Bear Creek Trail provides a short connection from Bear Creek Regional Park to Interstate 25. On the other side of the highway, you can pick up the Pikes...
CO 1.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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 Concrete
Big Dry Creek Trail provides a pleasant connector between the High Line Canal Trail and the Mary Carter Greenway, two jewels in the trail network of the greater Denver area. Although the trail is...
CO 5.4 mi Concrete
The Briargate Trail is located in northern Colorado Springs, beginning at the athletic fields of John Stone Park. From there, this pleasant trail travels southeast through residential areas for just...
CO 2.5 mi Concrete
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 Castle North Trail provides a safe, non-motorized connection between the Castle Rock Community Recreation Center and Castle North Park. The paved pathway cuts right through the heart of the...
CO 0.82 mi Asphalt
The Centennial Link Trail, parts of which were formerly known as the Little Dry Creek Trail, lives up to its name by providing a useful link between the outskirts of Littleton and Centennial, forming...
CO 4.7 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone
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 Cherry Creek Spillway Trail offers wide open views with the Denver skyline as a distant backdrop. Along the way, recreational opportunities abound as the path winds through Aurora's Wheel Park and...
CO 3.1 mi Concrete
The Clement Park Lake Trail is a 1.4 mile loop trail around the Johnson Reservoir in suburban western Littleton. The trail is paved and lit, and takes users around the sixty acre lake and into the...
CO 1.4 mi Concrete
The Coal Mine Trail is a short sidepath trail that connects the Columbine Trail with the Dutch Creek Regional Trail, running for most of its length alongside Coal Mine Avenue in the suburban community...
CO 2 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Columbine Trail runs across the eastern edge of the suburban community of Columbine, paralleling the busy S Platte Canyon Road. This paved trail serves as an important resource for local...
CO 4.25 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Cook Creek Trail is a short, paved trail located in the suburban community of Lone Tree. The trail originates in Cook Creek Park, home to a local pool, tennis courts, and a portion of the Willow...
CO 2 mi Concrete
The Cottonwood Creek Trail stretches over 6 miles across northern Colorado Springs with a mix of residential views and open vistas. At Rangewood Drive, the trail forks; the northern branch runs along...
CO 6.1 mi Concrete, Gravel
The Crews Gulch Regional Trail travels through the community of Security-Widefield, southeast of Colorado Springs. Thanks to its proximity to Fort Carson, the area residents are largely military...
CO 2.7 mi Concrete, Dirt, Gravel
The Dutch Creek Regional Trail provides an opportunity to experience some natural beauty and tranquility amidst the suburban surroundings southwest of Denver. Currently running for a shade over three...
CO 3.2 mi Concrete
The East Plum Creek Trail begins in a field across the street from the Native Legend Open Space. It goes through an underpass under Meadows Blvd near Castle Rock Middle School. The next few miles of...
CO 6 mi Asphalt
Accordion
The Foothills Trail runs along Colorado Springs' western border at the base of the majestic Rocky Mountains. You'll begin near Oak Valley Ranch Park and travel south along an irrigation channel,...
CO 6.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
Update: Several areas on the Fountain Creek Regional Trail have been impacted by flooding issues. Two repair projects have been scheduled in the first part of 2018 and sections of the trail near...
CO 10.8 mi Dirt
The Fountain Creek Trail follows its namesake creek through the northeastern neighborhoods of Pueblo. At its southern end, the paved pathway ties into the Arkansas River Trail, which runs east-west...
CO 4.7 mi Concrete
The Greenwood Gulch Trail is a short paved trail that runs along the path of its namesake gulch in the Denver suburb of Greenwood Village.  The trail offers residents the chance to experience a little...
CO 1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Hangman’s Gulch Trail runs along Hangman’s Gulch, a dry stream in Castle Rock. The trail starts at Castle Rock Recreation Center, where it connects to the Woodlands Bowl Open Space on the other...
CO 1.5 mi Asphalt
The Happy Canyon Trail runs for just over 4 miles through the communities of Centennial, Cottonwood and Parker on the southern outskirts of Denver. To the north, the trail begins at in the Cherry...
CO 4.3 mi Concrete
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
The Homestead Trail winds its way through Colorado Springs, intersecting with some of the area's most prominent trails as it goes. The trail currently exists in two close but disconnected pieces. The...
CO 9.7 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel
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
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
Two segments of the LaForet Trail are currently complete, offering 2 miles of pathway in northern Colorado Springs, just outside the United States Air Force Academy. The western segment is a...
CO 2 mi Concrete, Dirt
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 Legacy Loop is a ten-mile system of greenways ringing around downtown Colorado Springs. The trails serve to highlight the waterways and picturesque landscape that are such a core part of the...
CO 10 mi Asphalt, Concrete
A short, but useful suburban trail, the Lilley Gulch Regional Trail helps to connect numerous neighborhoods in the community of Columbine with local parks and schools, and provides a safe and off-road...
CO 2.2 mi Concrete
Built on the site of the historic "City Ditch" in Littleton, which is over 150 years old (portions of which are still in use today), the Littleton Community Trail provides a short but pleasant urban...
CO 2.6 mi Asphalt, Gravel
Notice: Reservations are required to hike the Manitou Trail, as a precaution to limit the spread of COVID-19. Reservations can be placed on the city's website.  The Manitou Incline is a very...
CO 1 mi Boardwalk, Dirt
The Mary Carter Greenway (a.k.a. Arapahoe Greenway) runs for 8 miles along the South Platte River from Chatfield State Park near Columbine north to Englewood. Here it meets up with the Platte River...
CO 8 mi Asphalt
The Massey Draw Regional Trail, located in the southern suburbs of Denver, connects the longer Columbine Trail to a series of local parks and amenities. This quiet, pleasant concrete path takes you...
CO 1.64 mi Concrete
The Mesa Springs Greenway is a north-south route along the western side of Interstate 25. A sound wall between the highway and the trail helps makes the journey more pleasant. The pathway is also wide...
CO 2.6 mi Concrete
Situated in the northwestern corner of Colorado Springs, the Mesa Valley Trail travels through largely open areas to Sondermann Park. In the park, you will travel through woodlands along Mesa Creek....
CO 1.7 mi Dirt, Gravel
The Midland Trail runs between Manitou Springs and America the Beautiful Park near I-25. The urban corridor mainly follows the course of Fountain Creek, paralleling US 24 (Cimarron St.). The first...
CO 2.6 mi Concrete
The Mineral Trail, also referred to as the Railroad Spur Trail, is a short trail on the southern edge of Littleton that manages to pack in a suprising amount of variety and utility considering its...
CO 2.4 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt
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 17 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel, Sand
The Newlin Gulch Trail connects residents in west Parker to two regional recreational amenities: The 64-acre Challenger Regional Park; and the Cherry Creek Regional Trail which covers 40 miles across...
CO 1.8 mi Concrete
Although just over a mile long, the North Douglas Creek Trail provides access to one of Colorado Springs' natural treasures: Ute Valley Park. The trail begins at the intersection of Vindicator and...
CO 1.25 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel
The Palmer Mesa multiuse pathway is about 3.5 miles of paved and unpaved trail in Colorado Springs. The trail kicks off in Blair Bridge Open Space, splitting off from the Foothills Trail and winding...
CO 3.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Pikes Peak Greenway Trail runs throughout Colorado Springs, from just south of the United States Air Force Academy to the El Pomar Youth Sports Park. The popular trail connects at both ends to...
CO 15 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt
Aurora’s Piney Creek Trail provides a pleasant route across town with few street crossings. The paved pathway begins at the Ponderosa Preserve and heads northwest, winding through residential...
CO 10 mi 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 Powerline Trail provides a convenient east-west route across Aurora. This concrete pathway begins in Horseshoe Park, where trailheads for the Cherry Creek Spillway Trail, Toll Gate Greek Trail and...
CO 2.3 mi Concrete
Located on Aurora’s south end, the Railroad Bed Trail offers a 2-mile diagonal pathway within Cherry Creek State Park, a recreational gem with opportunities for camping, fishing, swimming and...
CO 2.1 mi Dirt
About an hour south of Denver, the Rock Island Trail offers a nearly 15-mile pathway in two disconnected segments in El Paso County. Future plans call for linking the two sections for a seamless trail...
CO 14.8 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel
The Rockrimmon Trail, named for the Colorado Springs neighborhood in which it lies, begins in Foothills Park, adjacent to Foothills Elementary School. From there, the crushed-stone trail winds its way...
CO 1.3 mi Crushed Stone
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 Sand Creek Trail cuts a diagonal path along the creek through commercial and residential areas of southeastern Colorado Springs.  The  first segment trail begins its 5-mile journey north at...
CO 9.2 mi Concrete
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 paved Shooks Run Trail runs north–south along Shooks Run Creek near downtown Colorado Springs. It is one of the easier bike paths in the area; however, runs slightly downhill from north to south....
CO 3.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Sinton Trail runs just shy of 3 miles in northern Colorado Springs. Begin your journey at the Gossage Youth Sports Complex on Mark Dabling Boulevard. From there, you'll travel northwest along...
CO 2.9 mi Concrete
The Skyline Trail offers rolling hill climbs through the community of Briargate in northeastern Colorado Springs. It begins at Research Parkway and travels south until it ends at an electric...
CO 1.5 mi Concrete
The Stetson Trail is a concrete pathway through residential neighborhoods that stretches 2 miles across northeastern Colorado Springs. It closely follows the south side of Stetson Hills Boulevard. As...
CO 2.6 mi Concrete
The Sulphur Gulch Trail is a concrete hike-and-bike path in Parker, Colorado, 20 miles southeast of the state's capital. The trail acts as a feeder, a way for Parker residents to connect to the...
CO 4.9 mi Concrete
Tallman Gulch Trail is a linear trail along one of Parker's watercourses. The concrete trail is open for multiple uses including jogging, biking, walking dogs and pushing strollers. The trail curves...
CO 3 mi Concrete
The Templeton Gap Trail is one of many trails that make up Colorado Springs' robust trail network. The Templeton Gap Trail itself connects to both the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail and Sinton Trail in the...
CO 4.42 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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
Upper Gold Camp Road charts a circuitous route through the Pike National Forest, following the route of old mining trains. The route was forged in the 1880s then later improved for cars. But a tunnel...
CO 15 mi Dirt, Gravel, Sand
The Weaver Gulch Regional Trail runs east-west across the northwestern edge of the suburb of Littleton, following the course of a greenbelt converted from a drainage ditch through a series of...
CO 2.4 mi Concrete, Dirt
The West Toll Gate Creek Trail provides a convenient north-south route through Aurora from Horseshoe Park to Quincy Avenue. The trail, just over 3 miles long, is dotted with trees and winds through...
CO 3.3 mi Asphalt, 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 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
The Woodmen Trail provides an east-west route through commercial and residential areas in northern Colorado Springs.  It begins by an electric substation just south of Briargate Boulevard and follows...
CO 2.4 mi Concrete

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Recent Trail Reviews

Toll Gate Creek Trail

Toll Gate Creek Trail Hampden to quincy

September, 2020 by judipowers

I have been walking this trail and others and am so disappointed with the lack of pride people take in this area. Benches littered with cigarette butts , broken glass that can damage a dogs foot pads, and just general lack of upkeep. Not sure who is responsible but this is not what this should look like, we can and should do better....

Columbine Trail

Nice trail

September, 2020 by rob.reis1962

This is another nice trail in the area. As others have noted, much of the trail has been improved to very rideable. We did have one detour that took us through a neighborhood to avoid a repair area in progress. We picked up the trail from the C-470 bike way trail which has a slight stretch that runs beside the 470 just before you cross under the 470 from Chatfield Park. The C-470 trail has some of the traffic noise on it in that stretch, but don’t get discouraged and continue on to the Columbine Trai if you enter from that direction

Mary Carter Greenway (Arapahoe Greenway)

Nice easy trail

September, 2020 by rob.reis1962

This is an easy trail that connects to many others. There are some areas where you can stop along the way and have a snack. There are just enough bike riders, joggers, and walkers to pass along the way as to feel safe at all times.

Accordion

Platte River Trail (CO)

cherry creek trailhead junction

September, 2020 by tds_4christ

I’ve ridden south from this junction down past Dartmouth where the trail connects westward to the Bear Creek trail. However the app indicates that the Platte River trail ends past Dartmouth but that’s incomplete information cuz the Platte trail continues many miles south past Littleton. Great ride but it does have some rough patches (and some rough neighborhoods)

Upper Gold Camp Road

amazing view

August, 2020 by mickeybiosense

Amazing trail I highly suggest. First tunnel closed follow the path created to go over the tunnel. Carry bike takes 10 minutes over mountain over few rocks and stream. This is worth it views are amazing. Note when starting trail it’s 1000 feet biking up the trail before you desend on other side totally worth. Take breaks. Tunnels are a little scary it’s not lit so bring mountain bikes flash lights.

Columbine Trail

Great Connector - New Pavement

August, 2020 by rcarnotap

This trail used to be terrible with huge cracks in the asphalt. Over the last two years it has been completely repaved. New asphalt in the South Suburban segment and new concrete in Jeffco. The last segment between the C-470 connection is currently being paved in concrete. Ugly detour for another week or two (8/13/2020).

Sand Creek Trail

Homeless, dirt patches, run down, and more

August, 2020 by asevans48

The trail is nice from its Northern starting point near Sand Creek Elementary to Chelton road. The next patch after this is paved to a barrier erected by the homeless leading directly into a homeless camp all the way to the Hancock Expressway. You have to skate/ride through the camp. After that, the path becomes a mix of unkept dirt patches and homeless people past the jail to the sports park and connection with the Front Range Trail.

As a skater, I had a better time on the Front Range Trail/Pikes Peak Regional Greenway (South/North at the park). That part is dirt and requires the large wheels of a tri-skate.

As with all Colorado Springs trails, you will be dissapointed. 0/5 for 90 % 5/5 for 1/4 of a mile.

Sulphur Gulch Trail

Nice!

August, 2020 by matt.culpepper.961

Nice paved path from the Parker outskirts to the Cherry Creek Trl

Rock Island Trail (CO)

Unkept, broken benches, could be great

August, 2020 by asevans48

This trail needs serious maintenance work. There is a pile of dirt under every bridge. Handrails are down as well between Galley and Murray. The concrete is broken beyond the point of being called concrete between Shooks Run and the newer trail. This is a commuter trail that no one cares about. It was nice to commute down the Cherry Creek Trail to work in Denver and from Denver to Englewood/Chatfield. I could even skate those trails they were so well taken care of. Hopefully, someone starts to take care of Shooks Run, the Legacy Loop, and the Rock Island trail. It could make the city more appealing to start ups, making the commute to Denver less of a necessity ($97 per day spent outside city limits on gas/food/car wear and tear).

If Colorado Springs took a little more care of and updated its trail system, you could actually commute to work without using a car. Sadly, that is impossible with the state of this system.

Rating:

0.5/5 stars

Shooks Run Trail

Broken Concrete, Unkept, Crosses Multiple streest

August, 2020 by asevans48

I am a fitness skater who loves speed. This trail is worse than every trail but prats of the Highline Canal Trail in Westminster, CO. Moved here last week and was looking for a 5-star trail system like the one in Denver. This one is a full-star unlike the 1/2 star Rock Island. Do not skate here without SUV skates or large wheels, preferably the latter to avoid flats

Pros:
- Some cool restaurants and an ice cream place along the way
- Covers nicer neighborhoods in the city

Cons:
- Have to cross major and minor roads every 1/10 - 1/4 mile
- Parks along route need some serious care
- Major chunks of concrete missing
- Dirt under the legacy loop bridge that never gets cleaned up
- Dirty
- Broken concrete in patches

Skates:
Powerslide Next 110 (big wheeled skate)

Does this city care about the park system? You can get from Denver to Aurora, Chatfield to Golden on some of the nicest sidewalk. Here it feels like the last time anyone paved a trail or removed and power washed the dirt away was 1995. There is 1 nice section though with a new sidewalk between the bridge and Tasty Freeze. Could be such a great skate/run/biking trail. They will need to enhance the trails to compete with the quality of life in the state.

Rating:
1/5

Platte River Trail (CO)

Trail in need of repair

July, 2020 by neeterc

The trail between Mississippi and Alameda has wood retaining walls that are leaning into the trail and are a hazard to all.
Who is responsible for the upkeep and how can I donate to help get this repaired quickly?

Sinton Trail

West to east it is a great downhill delight that makes you feel like you are not in a city.

July, 2020 by nardclaar

West to east it is a great downhill delight that makes you feel like you are not in a city.

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