Black Forest Cross Country Skiing Trails and Maps

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Arkansas Riverwalk Trail

7 mi
State: CO
Crushed Stone, Gravel

High Line Canal Trail (CO)

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

New Santa Fe Regional Trail

20 mi
State: CO
Crushed Stone, Gravel, Sand

Platte River Trail

28.5 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Cinder, Concrete

Rock Island Trail (CO)

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

Sand Creek Regional Greenway

14 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Shooks Run Trail

3.9 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Upper Gold Camp Road

15 mi
State: CO
Dirt, Gravel, Sand
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
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 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 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 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
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 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 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
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

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Mary Carter Greenway (Arapahoe Greenway)

CO - 8 miles

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...

New Santa Fe Regional Trail

CO - 20 miles

<p>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...

Arkansas Riverwalk Trail

CO - 7 miles

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...

Shooks Run Trail

CO - 3.9 miles

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....

Accordion

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...

Rock Island Trail (CO)

CO - 14.8 miles

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...

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...

Arkansas Riverwalk Trail

CO - 7 miles

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...

Upper Gold Camp Road

CO - 15 miles

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...

Rock Island Trail (CO)

CO - 14.8 miles

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...

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...

Accordion

Shooks Run Trail

CO - 3.9 miles

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....

New Santa Fe Regional Trail

CO - 20 miles

<p>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...

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...

Mary Carter Greenway (Arapahoe Greenway)

CO - 8 miles

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...

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...

New Santa Fe Regional Trail

CO - 20 miles

<p>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...

Arkansas Riverwalk Trail

CO - 7 miles

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...

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...

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...

Accordion

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...

Rock Island Trail (CO)

CO - 14.8 miles

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...

Mary Carter Greenway (Arapahoe Greenway)

CO - 8 miles

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...

Shooks Run Trail

CO - 3.9 miles

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....

Upper Gold Camp Road

CO - 15 miles

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...

Recent Trail Reviews

Cherry Creek Regional Trail

Well Designed but Crowded

May, 2018 by razryan98

Trail has bikers, walkers and joggers with heavy usage. It's relatively flat and any novice can do it. However be warned, there are numerous bikers who ride at speeds over 20mph (posted limit of 15) and don't care to slowdown for congestion or warn people being overtaken. While every ride is enjoyable, this one was more stressful than any I've been on.

Big Dry Creek Trail (Littleton)

Great Trail

February, 2018 by docjaakkola_tl

We Parked near South Suburban golf course on the east end of the trail and headed west. Majority of trail was packed dirt with intermittent concrete sections. The trail follows Big Dry Creek the whole way. Wonderful, quiet trail. Only have to cross the road once at Colorado Blvd near South Suburban golf course. The trail goes under the road at Dry Creek Rd, Arapahoe Rd and University Blvd. You pass through a very nice park, Cherry Knolls Park complete with open bathrooms in the winter. We ended at DeKoevend Park near the Goodson Rec Center on the east side of University Blvd. This trail connects to the Highline Vanal Teail here. Loved the trail. Felt like we were in a rural area.

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.

Accordion

Rock Island Trail (CO)

Fantastic from Union to Powers

December, 2017 by 8 wheel transit

Wide concrete trail from Union east to Powers. Several sections were recently reconstructed. There are a few street crossings and an underpass at Circle Dr.

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.

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.

Columbine Trail

Columbine Trail

October, 2017 by amylove777

Here's a great suburban trail that get's you around town. The Columbine is an important cog in the network of trails in this area.

Cherry Creek Regional Trail

Good trail, inconvenient to access

September, 2017 by alysiacaringi

The trail is great in that it's separated from cars, in some sections it's even separated from walkers and runners, and it makes accessing downtown a breeze. However, there is a major disconnect between this trail and all of the bike friendly streets of downtown. Because the trail follows Speer, arguably the most dangerous and busy street in Denver, it's extremely nerve-wracking trying to get off the trail to access anywhere downtown from most exit points.

Denver's done a decent job of making their streets bike-friendly but the major thing the area lacks is connection of those streets to other streets and trails. Turning left is a nightmare and getting on the Cherry Creek trail is nearly impossible without riding on the sidewalk for a few blocks.

High Line Canal Trail (CO)

Be aware of the Santa Fe area of the trail

July, 2017 by jeremy.barton

Approaching Santa Fe is where the trail seems to become really neglected. No crossing assistance whatsoever across Santa Fe is extremely dangerous. Once across Santa Fe heading SW, the trail is extremely rutted and then ends in the middle of nowhere with no signage or any instruction on how to get to the Chatfield section. This section appears to be run/managed by Denver Water but I would highly avoid this area until improvements are made.

Pikes Peak Greenway Trail

Great on two wheels, south end good for trikes

July, 2017 by biomom1954

Road this trail on both my bike and trike. North of the bike shop was uncomfortable on the trike due to the very uneven narrow paved surface. South of the bike shop the trail has been reworked and is wider and smoother. Much better surface for trikes to share the trail.

Platte River Trail

Great bird watching!

June, 2017 by dincy

A friend and I rode this trail a couple of weeks ago. Other than a detour between 96th and 104th, which really wasn't too bad, the trail is in good shape. It actually goes through to the north farther than the description listed in the trail guide. It now ends at 136th and Old Brighton Road.

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