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Switzerland Trail

14 mi
State: CO
Dirt, Gravel
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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

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Farmers' High Line Canal Trail

Pleasant ride along the canal

July, 2020 by laurastark

We explored a short 2-mile section near the middle of the Farmers' High Line Canal Trail. We began at Margaret's Pond in Westminster, where there is a small parking area, and then biked to the Northwest Open Space in Northglenn. This segment was all concrete. At first, we just traveled along the trail paralleling Legacy Ridge Parkway through a pleasant neighborhood, but the trail really got fun when it turned off the roadway to parallel Niver Canal. We enjoyed having the babbling canal by our side and saw redwing blackbirds and many other birds swooping through this area. At Federal Boulevard, take a moment to look down the roadway to the "Savery Savory Mushrooms" water tower, which is styled to look like a giant can of mushrooms and dates back to 1925. At the underpass for the boulevard, you'll see the trail's name posted, but there was no other trail signage along the route. Just past this point, we took a little detour around a pond and saw a pelican, cormorants, and ducks. We continued down the trail a short distance farther, still closely following the canal, to the Northwest Open Space, where we turned around and headed back.

Cherry Creek Regional Trail

rollerblading

June, 2020 by sabine.baker1

Love this trail. Here on vacation, no bike on hand just rollerblades. Started on Sulphur Gulsh trail in Parker. Trail was closed and had to follow a detour sign, which went right by a Sonic ¿¿ The entire trail was ash asphalt but one of the hills after Cherry Creek Park was too steep. I had to walk it down. Lots of bicycle, most of them with great trail etiquette giving me a warning shout or bell.

Clear Creek Trail (CO)

Golden to Kipling and Back (22 Jun 2020

June, 2020 by dobsonguy

Great ride on a great Colorado day. Was a bit crowded as we approached Kipling, with many walkers. Will be doing more segments during this summer.

Accordion

C-470 Bikeway

Parking?

June, 2020 by michael.van.ellis

Live in Highlands Ranch and am not at all comfortable with street bike lanes on Quebec St. to access C-470 bile trail. Is anyone aware of public parking in my area with direct access to the trail?

Loveland Recreation Trail

Pretty Close to Complete

June, 2020 by rcarnotap

I rode the entire loop today and it is now virtually all completed. There are only one or two very short pieces to ride on a road. I went counterclockwise. Be careful eat County Road 11C. I turned north and ended up on the Front Range Trail and ended up in Ft Collins. Jog left and you will catch the trail that continues west. It is a nice ride and keeps you out of traffic.

Big Dry Creek Trail (Westminster)

Westminster City park to East End

June, 2020 by dobsonguy

The trial from the Westminster City Park to the east end is all nice pavement, in mostly open fields. There the very nice Big Dry Creek Park at about 5 miles from the start. The trail ends just east of I-25. The tunnel under I-25 can flood, and the path there can be covered in debris. This is hard to see coming from brilliant sunshine in to the tunnel. I took a nasty spill there.

Big Dry Creek Trail (Westminster)

7.5 miles from Standley Lake and Back

May, 2020 by dobsonguy

My wife and I started from Standley lake and rode down to Westminster City park and bit beyond to make a 15 mile RT, and then back. Surface for the ~1.25 miles from Standley lake is crushed gravel -- the rest was mostly well maintained concrete., with a short stretch on 99th, a quiet street. Note that the South-side paths after Standley are paved, north-side is not, but that's where the Trail.link map will take you. South-side looks very new.

Clement Park Lake Trail

quiet and overly peaceful place to bring pets,family or collect your own thoughts!!

May, 2020 by chrisbales104

quiet and overly peaceful place to bring pets,family or collect your own thoughts!!

St. Vrain Greenway

Sandstone Ranch to S. Pratt Pkwy and return

May, 2020 by dobsonguy

This was a very pleasant ride. The surface is smooth, and new. The Greenway was destroyed in Sept. 2013 floods. Construction is continuing west of S. Pratt Pkwy. The traillink map needs updating as the new constructed path is not quite the same as before -- on the other side of the creek in places. Go and enjoy.

Willow Creek Greenbelt Trail

Beautiful trail but not great for inline skating

May, 2020 by parked

This is a really beautiful trail. I ran it so as to scout out inline skating trails. It's not 100% ok for inline skating. Many parts are dirt/gravel. Some parts are old asphalt with lots of cracks etc. Some areas, when going under roadways, have steep decline/incline. Did someone actually inline skate this before rating?

Clear Creek Trail (CO)

Sights, Sounds , & Smells

May, 2020 by eddins.mcnealy

My wife and I rode from Golden on 5/16/2020, it was our first time on this trail. We started in downtown Golden and it took us some time to find the trail along hwy 53. The trail is paved and in good condition. The first few miles along Clear Creek we rode by Coors and their recycling facility, some interesting smells. The experience overall was very good, lots people out, some opportunity for higher speeds but lots of parks with people, be careful. N

Big Dry Creek Trail (Westminster)

Pleasant neighborhood trail experience

May, 2020 by RTC

We rode the southwestern tip of Big Dry Creek Trail on a lovely May day, beginning near Westminster City Park and traveling past Highway 36 to Standley Lake. We greatly enjoyed the experience. Although you are never far from residential homes and a few retail hubs, the trail is nicely tucked into nature and closely follows the creek. There were outstanding views of the ravine, stretches of open space, and the mountains with lots of benches and picnic areas along the way. We saw many types of birds—including pelicans, red-winged blackbirds, swallows, and some type of hawk—as well as prairie dogs. The trail was paved until we approached the lake and then it was hard-packed crushed stone, which our hybrids handled well. It was roughly 10 miles roundtrip, which was easily doable for our 10-year-old daughter; no steep inclines, no street crossings (there were several underpasses to bypass traffic), and only one small stretch of on-road riding for a couple of blocks on a quiet rural road (not a single car even passed us). A pleasant surprise was all the beautiful artwork along the trail; every street underpass had painted murals.

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