Windsor, CO Birding Trails and Maps

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Length
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Allison Draw Greenway

3.8 mi
State: WY
Concrete

Bear Creek Path

1.9 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Big Dry Creek Trail (Westminster)

12 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Blunn Trail

1.3 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Boulder Creek Path

7 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt

Bradburn Boulevard Trail

1 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Broomfield Trail

11.5 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Clear Creek Trail (CO)

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

Coal Creek Regional Trail

14.2 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Dirt, Gravel

Converse Avenue Greenway

1.9 mi
State: WY
Concrete

Corridor Trail

0.8 mi
State: CO
Ballast, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Crow Creek Greenway

2.6 mi
State: WY
Concrete

Discovery Trail (CO)

1.5 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Dry Creek Greenway

7 mi
State: WY
Concrete

East Cheyenne Greenway

3.8 mi
State: WY
Concrete

Elmer's Two Mile Creek Greenway

0.8 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Fairmount Trail

3.7 mi
State: CO
Dirt, Gravel

Farmers' High Line Canal Trail

13.7 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Firestone Trail

8.5 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Dirt

Fossil Creek Trail

8.7 mi
State: CO
Concrete
Accordion

Fowler Trail

0.9 mi
State: CO
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Goose Creek Greenway

2.7 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Great Western Trail (CO)

4.4 mi
State: CO
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Highway 287 Bypass Trail

2 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

Lake Estes Trail

3.8 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Lake Link Trail

8.6 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Dirt

Left Hand Greenway

2.9 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Lions Park Greenway

0.9 mi
State: WY
Concrete

Little Dry Creek Trail

10 mi
State: CO
Concrete

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

18.6 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Lowell Boulevard Trail

1.3 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Mason Trail

4.5 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

Platte River Trail (CO)

28.5 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Cinder, Concrete

Pointe Greenway

1.5 mi
State: WY
Concrete

Poudre River Trail

21.8 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Poudre Trail (Fort Collins)

12.3 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Power Trail

3.9 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Rainbow Trail

1.1 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Ralston Creek Trail

13.6 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Rocky Mountain Greenway Trail

7 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Saint Vrain Avenue Trail

1.7 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Sand Creek Regional Greenway

14 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Sheep Draw Trail

4.03 mi
State: CO
Concrete

South Cheyenne Greenway

2.8 mi
State: WY
Concrete

South Link Greenway

2.2 mi
State: WY
Concrete

Spring Creek Trail (CO)

7.8 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Spring Gulch #1 Greenway

1.1 mi
State: CO
Concrete

St. Vrain Greenway

8 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Storey Boulevard Greenway

2.2 mi
State: WY
Concrete

Switzerland Trail

14 mi
State: CO
Dirt, Gravel

Toll Gate Creek Trail

6.3 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Turnpike Trail (CO)

0.8 mi
State: CO
Concrete

UCAR Multi-Use Path

0.3 mi
State: CO
Concrete

US 36 Bikeway

16 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Union Pacific Trail (CO)

0.6 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Van Bibber Creek Trail

2.6 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Wonderland Creek Greenway

1.4 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Yankee Doodle Trail

1.2 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Yellowstone Road Greenway

1 mi
State: WY
Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Allison Draw Greenway extends nearly 4 miles along the Allison Draw flood control channel at Cheyenne's southern border. The trail is especially useful for students as it winds through residential...
WY 3.8 mi Concrete
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
The Converse Avenue Greenway can be found alongside its namesake roadway in two discrete segments. Together, these segments provide nearly 2 miles of trail in eastern Cheyenne. Both offer wide open...
WY 1.9 mi 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 Crow Creek Greenway takes travelers along a tree-lined creek through busy urban areas of Wyoming's capital. The trail begins in Martin Luther King Jr. Park, which offers athletic facilities, a...
WY 2.6 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 Dry Creek Greenway stretches 7 miles across northern Cheyenne, connecting the city's east- and west-side residences and businesses. It also runs through several community parks and joins the...
WY 7 mi Concrete
The East Cheyenne Greenway provides a pleasant route through residential areas of eastern Cheyenne. The eastern half follows N. College Drive for much of its length and ends with an expansive view of...
WY 3.8 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 Farmers’ High Line Canal Trail provides an easy, pleasant way to traverse the northern suburbs of Denver. The paved pathway stretches more than a dozen miles, connecting Westminster, Northglenn,...
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 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
Accordion
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
For much of its short length, the Lions Park Greenway travels along Sloan Lake, offering pleasant views of the water. In warm weather, trail-goers can enjoy boating and fishing on the lake, or...
WY 0.9 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
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 is mostly complete, there are...
CO 18.6 mi Concrete
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 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
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 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 Pointe Greenway winds down from Four Mile Greenway to Gardenia Drive with a spur up to Pointe Park. The trail is a mile-and-a-half and travels through residential neighborhoods and open areas....
WY 1.5 mi 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
The Poudre Trail in Fort Collins follows the meandering course of the Poudre River from the Bellevue Watson Fish Hatchery to Colorado State University's Environmental Learning Center on East Drake....
CO 12.3 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
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
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 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
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 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 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
The Greenway actually encompasses 3 distinct segments: the first 0.6 miles is in the southeast, just north of Laramie County Community College. The other two in the southwest side of Wyoming’s...
WY 2.8 mi Concrete
True to its name the South Link Greenway connects three of Cheyenne’s prominent shared use pathways. It runs north-south, from the East Cheyenne Greenway, (which stretches west for almost 4 miles...
WY 2.2 mi Concrete
The Spring Creek Trail travels more than 7 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, though...
CO 7.8 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
The St. Vrain Greenway begins in Golden Ponds Park and travels east along the creek for more than half its distance. At the park, watch for the bald eagles, wood ducks, great blue herons and Canada...
CO 8 mi Concrete
This is a component of Cheyenne’s citywide greenway system. The concrete sidepath parallels Storey Boulevard between Powderhouse Road and N. College Drive in north Cheyenne. The trail runs on the...
WY 2.2 mi Concrete
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 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
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 UCAR Multi-Use Path runs just a short distance from the campus of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research on Center Green Drive, linking buildings CG 1 and CG 3, to the other side of...
CO 0.3 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 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 trail begins on Oak Street and heads west in the swathe cut by the creek through the...
CO 2.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Wonderland Creek Greenway stretches just over a mile along its namesake waterway on the north end of Boulder. The trail begins at Norwood Avenue near Centennial Middle School and meanders...
CO 1.4 mi Concrete
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
The Yellowstone Road Greenway offers a 1-mile connector between two other trails, the Dry Creek Greenway and the Lions Park Greenway. The trail begins between McCormick Junior High School and...
WY 1 mi Concrete

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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.

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.

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.

Accordion

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.

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.

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.

Ralston Creek Trail

Frustrating yet scenic

November, 2019 by giuseppe_scarpitta

Never again. Although very scenic in some areas the signage along this trail is lacking, especially in important areas when there is a fork in the trail. I found myself going the wrong way several times. The City of Arvada needs to step up and provide direction for riders who don't know this trail. When it's getting dark and becoming cold, the challenge of finding your way back on the this kind of trek does not become fun anymore.

Clear Creek Trail (CO)

Fun family adventure

September, 2019 by laurastark

We had a fun day exploring the Clear Creek Trail in Golden and some of the city's numerous attractions. We began at Parfet Park, where there was ample parking along Jackson Street. The trail begins paved, but becomes crushed stone as you head west out of town. The path can get a bit bumpy here, but we were fine on our hybrid bikes. The pathway closely parallels the river and we saw lots of families tubing down the river and a couple of people with fly fishing gear. There was a great playground right along the trail, too, which my daughter loved. Nearby, we also visited the American Mountaineering Museum and took a tour of the Coors brewery.

Longmont-to-Boulder Regional Trail

Peaceful & scenic neighborhood trail

July, 2019 by laurastark

We had a wonderful time on the LoBo Trail, beginning our ride from Boulder's Celestial Seasonings parking lot after a great tour of the tea factory. The trail’s scenery was beautiful: a mixture of shady tree corridors and open fields with long grasses and wildflowers. Quiet neighborhoods buffered the trail just beyond the trees, and we saw many people out enjoying a weekend bike ride or walking their dogs. The trail was largely hard-packed crushed stone, which our hybrid bikes handled easily. There was a short break in the trail between Twin Lakes Road and Lookout Road, but that afforded us the opportunity to access a commercial area where we stopped for lunch.

Ralston Creek Trail

Great running path, just okay for cycling

June, 2019 by phil.wang89

This is a great concrete running trail that is moderately shaded and pretty easy to follow. It connects with a couple other trail systems, most notably the Clear Creek Trail on the eastern end. Sometimes there are concentrations of homeless underneath Wadsworth Blvd. but they seem to keep to themselves. Occasionally, the disc golfers at Memorial Park will take up the whole path and/or smoke, but that's just a minor personal annoyance.

The worst part of the trail is when the trail briefly ends and you have to run along Brooks Dr. and Johnson Way on either the sidewalk or the road to get back onto the trail at the Apex Tennis Center.

Traveling west is an ever slight incline and as you reach the end of the trail on the western end of the trail, there are some serious uphill climbs. In the winter, the city does a pretty good job of keeping the trail cleared of snow but there are still icy patches around.

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