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Length
Surfaces
Type

Bear Creek Path

1.9 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Bear Creek Trail (Denver)

9.1 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Big Dry Creek Trail (Littleton)

5.4 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Boulder Creek Path

7 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt

C-470 Bikeway

36 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Centennial Link Trail

4.7 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Cherry Creek Regional Trail

45.5 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel

Cherry Creek Spillway Trail

3.1 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Clear Creek Trail (CO)

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

Clement Park Lake Trail

1.4 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Coal Creek Regional Trail

14.2 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Dirt, Gravel

Conservatory West Trail

1.9 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

Fossil Creek Trail

8.7 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Kipling Trail

11.6 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Lake Estes Trail

3.8 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Lee Gulch Trail

4.6 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Lee Lateral Ditch Trail

4.3 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Left Hand Greenway

2.9 mi
State: CO
Concrete
Accordion

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

21.7 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Mason Trail

4.5 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Narrow Gauge Trail (CO)

2 mi
State: CO
Crushed Stone

Peaks to Plains Trail

5 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Poudre River Trail

21.8 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Poudre Trail (Fort Collins)

12.2 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Power Trail

3.9 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Rocky Mountain Greenway Trail

7 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Crushed Stone

South Platte River Trail

44.7 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Cinder, Concrete

Spring Creek Trail (CO)

9 mi
State: CO
Concrete

St. Vrain Greenway

10.9 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Sulphur Gulch Trail

4.9 mi
State: CO
Concrete

US 36 Bikeway

16 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Unnamed Creek Trail

2 mi
State: CO
Concrete

West Rail Line Bike Path

6.3 mi
State: CO
Concrete

West Toll Gate Creek Trail

3.3 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Big Dry Creek Trail (Westminster)

12 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Coal Mine Trail

2 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Columbine Trail

4.25 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Corridor Trail

0.8 mi
State: CO
Ballast, Concrete, Crushed Stone

East Plum Creek Trail

6 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Farmers' High Line Canal Trail

13.7 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Firestone Trail

8.5 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Dirt

Goose Creek Greenway

2.7 mi
State: CO
Concrete

High Line Canal Trail

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

High Plains Trail

12 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Little Dry Creek Trail

10 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Piney Creek Trail

10 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Powerline Trail (CO)

2.3 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Ralston Creek Trail

13.6 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Sand Creek Regional Greenway

14 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Sheep Draw Trail

4.03 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Switzerland Trail

11.9 mi
State: CO
Dirt, Gravel

Toll Gate Creek Trail

6.3 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Weaver Gulch Regional Trail

2.4 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Dirt

Westerly Creek Trail

4.1 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Wonderland Creek Greenway

3 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Lake Link Trail

8.6 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Dirt

Sanderson Gulch Trail

4.8 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Willow Creek Greenbelt Trail

6.1 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

6th Avenue Trail

3.5 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Alameda Multi-Use Path

7 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Baldwin Gulch Trail

2 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Big Dry Creek Trail (Arvada)

3.3 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Grass

Blunn Trail

1.3 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Bradburn Boulevard Trail

1 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Broomfield Trail

11.5 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Castle North Trail

0.82 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Cook Creek Trail

2 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Discovery Trail (CO)

1.5 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Dutch Creek Regional Trail

3.2 mi
State: CO
Concrete

East-West Regional Trail

28 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Sand

Fowler Trail

0.9 mi
State: CO
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Great Western Trail (CO)

10.5 mi
State: CO
Crushed Stone

Greenbelt Plateau Area Trails

15.07 mi
State: CO
Dirt

Greenwood Gulch Trail

1 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Hampden Heights Trail

3.28 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Hangman's Gulch Trail

1.5 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Happy Canyon Trail

4.3 mi
State: CO
Concrete

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

Lilley Gulch Regional Trail

2.2 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Littleton Community Trail

2.6 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Gravel

Lowell Boulevard Trail

1.3 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Lykins Gulch Trail

1.2 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Massey Draw Regional Trail

1.64 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Mineral Trail

2.4 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Moon Gulch Trail

2 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Newlin Gulch Trail

1.8 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

Pioneer Trail (CO)

3 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Quail Creek Trail

2 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Railroad Bed Trail (CO)

2.1 mi
State: CO
Dirt

Rainbow Trail

1.1 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Rock Creek Trail (CO)

12 mi
State: CO
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Saint Vrain Avenue Trail

1.7 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Sheridan Green Trail

1.5 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Signal Ditch Trail

3.3 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Spring Gulch #1 Greenway

1.1 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Tallman Gulch Trail

3 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Tucker Gulch Trail

1.3 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Turnpike Trail (CO)

0.8 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Union Pacific Trail (CO)

0.6 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Van Bibber Creek Trail

4.9 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 Harvard Gulch Trail

1.3 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Yankee Doodle Trail

1.2 mi
State: CO
Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
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
Overview  The Bear Creek Trail provides a taste of the country within the city, connecting downtown Denver with the foothills of the Rockies. Along the way, trail users will enjoy scenic views of...
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
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
Closure Notice: Due to Construction on US-85, the C-470 Bikeway will be rerouted around the McLellen Reservoir via. the High Line Canal Trail (CO) and the Mary Carter Greenway.  The C-470...
CO 36 mi Concrete
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
Overview The Cherry Creek Regional Trail is a picturesque 45-mile route with a northern endpoint in downtown Denver and connects suburban and rural Arapahoe and Douglas Counties, including the...
CO 45.5 mi Asphalt, 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 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
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
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
This is a north-south path located in the Conservatory at the Plains subdivision of Aurora. The concrete trail sits in a neighborhood greenbelt and allows residents to reach their parks without having...
CO 1.9 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 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
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
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 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
Accordion
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 loop is complete, there are...
CO 21.7 mi Concrete
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 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
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
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 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
Overview The Poudre Trail in Fort Collins follows the meandering course of the Poudre River between the Bellevue Watson Fish Hatchery and Colorado State University's Environmental Learning Center...
CO 12.2 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Power Trail provides a convenient north-south route through Fort Collins in two disconnected segments along the west side of the Union Pacific Railroad. The pathway is paved and flat, traveling...
CO 3.9 mi Concrete
The Rocky Mountain Greenway Trail opened its first 7-mile section in 2016, but is one day planned to stretch 25 miles across the northern Denver Metro area, including the suburbs of Westminster,...
CO 7 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone
Overview 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 34.24-mile...
CO 44.7 mi Asphalt, Cinder, Concrete
Overview The Spring Creek Trail travels 9 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,...
CO 9 mi Concrete
Detour: Beginning March 2021, trail users will be directed to use a 1.1 mile on street detour between South Sunset Street and Price Road. The detour is in place as part of a flood mitigation project...
CO 10.9 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
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 Unnamed Creek Trail is a hard surface hike-and-bike path in Aurora, Colorado. This trail runs from Toll Gate Creek Trail at Hutchinson Pond (near Central Recreation Center), across Tower Road and...
CO 2 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 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
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
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
Note: Like most of Lyons' parks system, the Corridor Trail has been closed since a devastating flood in September 2013. Work is currently underway to reopen the closed parks and trails. See the city's...
CO 0.8 mi Ballast, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The 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
Closure Notice: There are two active closures along Farmers' High Line Canal Trail, one at US 85/Santa Fe for the installation of a new pedestrian bridge, and the Elati Pedestrian Bridge, which is...
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 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
Detour Notice: Due to Construction on US-85, trail users with be rerouted along Town Center Drive, Division Street, and Carder Court to avoid the closure. The High Line Canal Trail is a popular...
CO 71 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt, Gravel
The High Plains Trail travels down the west side of E-470 from Stephen D. Hogan Parkway to a point just south of Ireland Way on the Arapahoe County Line. As it heads south, trail passes on the edge of...
CO 12 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
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 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
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 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 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
Overview The Switzerland Trail in the peaks west of Boulder was named for the spectacular mountain scenery along this remote and former railroad route. The trail is popular with mountain bikers,...
CO 11.9 mi Dirt, Gravel
The Toll Gate Creek Trail traverses 12 miles across 3 distinct sections across Aurora, Colorado. There is a 2 mile northern segment that runs through Sand Creek Park. The second section is 6.6 miles...
CO 6.3 mi Concrete
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 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
Winding through neighborhoods in northeast Boulder and following its namesake waterway, the Wonderland Creek Greenway (Wonderland Creek Multiuse Path or MUP) is a paved multiuse trail. The route is...
CO 3 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
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 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 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 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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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 completed East-West Regional Trail, which stretches 28 miles all the way from Highlands Ranch to Parker, Colorado, is a result of community activism from a group of equestrians nearly 40 years...
CO 28 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Sand
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
Overview The Great Western Trail is an unpaved 10.5-mile trail in rural Weld County at the northwestern corner of Colorado's Eastern Plains. Surfaced with crushed-stone, the rail-trail offers a...
CO 10.5 mi Crushed Stone
Take this 15 mile loop around the Greenbelt Plateau Area, a grassland management area with wide open grasslands and ponderosa pine savannas. The various trails of the area, including the Coalton...
CO 15.07 mi Dirt
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 Hampden Heights Trail, situated within the southeast suburbs of Denver, CO provides trail users with a refreshing escape from the suburbs, taking visitors through Hampden Heights Park and nearby...
CO 3.28 mi Asphalt
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
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
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
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 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 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
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 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
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
The Pioneer Trail links Bergen Park to Evergreen Lake through Elk Meadow Park.  The trail can be accessed from the Bergen Park and Ride, and stretches south for about a mile before ducking under SR 74...
CO 3 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
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
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
Following Rock Creek into the Carolyn Holmberg Preserve, the Rock Creek Trail is a soft-surface trail that  heads northeast from the Coalton Trailhead in Superior to the Stearns Lake Trailhead in...
CO 12 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
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 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 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
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
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 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 eastern terminus of the trail lies on Oak Street and heads west in the swathe cut by...
CO 4.9 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
The West Harvard Gulch Trail is a short but sweet greenway trail that totals out to 1.3 miles. The trail is composed of asphalt making it accesible for pedestrians and cyclists alike. Most notably, at...
CO 1.3 mi Asphalt
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

Recent Trail Reviews

Mary Carter Greenway (Arapahoe Greenway)

Fun path along the South Platte River

July, 2024 by barbscondo

Had a hard time finding a good parking place. Ended up parking near the Regal theater at River Point Shopping area in Sheridan. From here you can directly access the Mary Carter Trail and The Bear Creek Trail. This puts you almost at the North end of the Trail. (We did see a good parking area at the south end of the trail-not sure what that is called) We rode south for about 8 miles to the end. It connects directly to the C-470 trail both East and West at the point. Really fun trail/Some shade/right along the river/people tubing/in inflatables going over the little rapids/huge ducks/nice stopping place with lots of tables in the shade at Nixon's Coffee and someone told us there is a brewery right off the trail.

Cherry Creek Regional Trail

Wonderful fun path

July, 2024 by barbscondo

We parked at Village Greens Park which is near the Cherry Creek Reservoir. from here you could choose North or South on the trail. We rode north on the trail for 11 miles and ended up in the center of Denver at First Street. Then the trail started to run along the busy street so we turned around. It was a great 22 mile round trip ride. Quite a bit of shade/lots to look at/prairie dog colony/birds/snake on the trail/lots of parks/golf courses/nice homes/runs mostly along the creek/lots of fun underpasses by the water.

Sheep Draw Trail

sheep draw

July, 2024 by tmlindsey_23

Do. It go on a hot sunny day, there is little to no shade whatsoever! Not really a lot to look at either. It would be good for a quick bike ride. Otherwise, it’s just eh.

Accordion

Loveland Recreation Trail

Loveland trail

July, 2024 by csfitstudio

It is now a complete loop. They completed the missing piece along 57th in 2021

Loveland Recreation Trail

Loveland trail

June, 2024 by csfitstudio

It is now a complete loop. They completed the missing piece along 57th in 2021

Loveland Recreation Trail

Loveland trail

June, 2024 by csfitstudio

It is now a complete loop. They completed the missing piece along 57th in 2021

St. Vrain Greenway

my go to

June, 2024 by aensby21

Amazing multi use trail that keeps expanding, love it

Lee Gulch Trail

nice suburban ride

June, 2024 by bill.leigher

Due to a detour caused by a portion of the High Line Canal trail being closed for maintenance I rode about 4 miles on the Lee Gulch Trail. It wasn’t crowded on a Tuesday morning. There were a couple of small washouts and loose gravel in few places. The trail winds through several Littleton. neighborhoods.

South Platte River Trail

Trail Continues to Brighton

April, 2024 by rlandis24

Although the map shows the Platte River Trail ending at E-470, the trail continues seamlessly another 3.8 miles north to Veterans Park in Brighton.

South Platte River Trail

Trail is awesome I take this trail to get up to north Glenn from Denver just be aware is very busy at times and alot of geese/duck crap on the path

March, 2024 by bubbleulndorr2018

Trail is awesome I take this trail to get up to north Glenn from Denver just be aware is very busy at times and alot of geese/duck crap on the path

Rocky Mountain Greenway Trail

Trail map badly outdated

February, 2024 by kbom

This trail currently extends through the Westminster Hills Open Space and Colorado Hills Open Space almost to Indiana Street.

Big Dry Creek Trail (Westminster)

Great trail for biking

January, 2024 by jennkel5669

Great trail for biking however I wish they would leave the surface alone and stop adding concrete!! Be careful when going into tunnels, these may be flooded and contain debris. You could also take a nasty fall, so please slow down. Lots of wildlife and great for bird watching!

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