Colorado Cross Country Skiing Trails and Maps

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Length
Surfaces
Type

Animas River Trail

9.4 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel

Dillon Dam Recpath

9.6 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Galloping Goose Trail (CO)

20 mi
State: CO
Dirt, Gravel

Longmont-to-Boulder Regional Trail

10.8 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Mineral Belt Trail

11.6 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

New Santa Fe Regional Trail

17 mi
State: CO
Crushed Stone, Gravel, Sand

Platte River Trail (CO)

30.3 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Cinder, Concrete

Poudre River Trail

21.8 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Rio Grande Trail

42 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel

Upper Gold Camp Road

15 mi
State: CO
Dirt, Gravel, Sand

Vail Pass Recpath

14.4 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Yampa River Core Trail

7 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Arkansas Riverwalk Trail

7 mi
State: CO
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Big Dry Creek Trail (Westminster)

12 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Blue River Recpath

7.2 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Corridor Trail

0.8 mi
State: CO
Ballast, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Firestone Trail

8.5 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Dirt

Fraser River Trail

6.3 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

High Line Canal Trail (CO)

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

Loveland Recreation Trail

21.1 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Monarch Spur Trail

2.5 mi
State: CO
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

Snake River Recpath

6.2 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Swan Mountain Recpath

3.7 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Switzerland Trail

14 mi
State: CO
Dirt, Gravel

Uncompahgre RiverWay Trail

12.6 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Gravel

Fowler Trail

0.9 mi
State: CO
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Freemont Pass Recreational Pathway

3.23 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Frisco-Farmers Korner Recpath

3.7 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Great Western Trail (CO)

4.4 mi
State: CO
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Lower Loop Trail at Crested Butte

3.5 mi
State: CO
Ballast, Dirt, Gravel

Milk Run Trail

0.5 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Montezuma Spur Recpath

0.7 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Silverthorne Recpath

5.8 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Union Pacific Trail (CO)

0.6 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Animas River Trail runs for just over 9 miles along the scenic Animas River, occasionally following the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad corridor. During summer, about eight trains per...
CO 9.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel
The Dillon Dam Recpath offers a scenic route along the western shore of the Dillon Reservoir in the White River National Forest, connecting the towns of Frisco and Dillon. If you begin your journey at...
CO 9.6 mi Asphalt
A hike or mountain bike ride along Colorado's Galloping Goose Trail will leave you exhilarated, (if not for the elevation alone!). This 20-mile path follows an old narrow-gauge rail line, which was...
CO 20 mi Dirt, Gravel
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 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 Mineral Belt Trail offers a loop through Leadville, which is tucked into the Rocky Mountains of central Colorado. This paved, high-elevation (10,000+ feet) trail has spectacular views of the...
CO 11.6 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 17 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 30.3-mile trail...
CO 30.3 mi Asphalt, Cinder, 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
Colorado's Rio Grande Trail is built upon the Aspen Branch of the former rail corridor of Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad (D&RGW). Trains stopped running between the 1960s and the mid-1990s,...
CO 42 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel
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 Vail Pass Recpath is a popular route for cyclists, inline skaters and hikers who seek a paved off-road route through spectacular mountain scenery. The trail runs along Interstate 70 from the...
CO 14.4 mi Asphalt
The 7-mile Yampa River Core Trail follows the Yampa River from Walton Pond (near the Forest Service offices) north to Shield Road near where it crosses the river. The trail parallels US 40 through a...
CO 7 mi Asphalt
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
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 Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad, a narrow-gauge line that once linked Denver with Gunnison, served much of the Colorado Mineral Belt as an independent railroad from 1872 to 1889. A major...
CO 7.2 mi Asphalt
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 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 Fraser River Trail runs between the town of Fraser and Winter Park, paralleling US 40 for its entire route. The trail offers lovely views of the surrounding mountains and is a great way to connect...
CO 6.3 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
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
Accordion
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 complete, there are some...
CO 21.1 mi Concrete
The Monarch Spur Trail runs for 2.5 miles between the Arkansas River in downtown Salida west to the end of the railroad right-of-way near County Road 120. The trail provides access from town to city...
CO 2.5 mi 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
The Snake River Recpath begins in Dillon and follows the river southeast just over 6 miles to the popular Keystone Resort. Along the way, you'll enjoy spectacular mountain scenery and views of Dillon...
CO 6.2 mi Asphalt
The Swan Mountain Recpath is a scenic, windy route along the eastern edge of Dillon Reservoir in Summit County, Colorado. Running uphill from Keystone's Summit Cove neighborhood to the Sapphire Point...
CO 3.7 mi Asphalt
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, ATVs and 4X4s,...
CO 14 mi Dirt, Gravel
The Uncompahgre RiverWay Trail will eventually link Delta with Ouray, a 65-mile route along the Uncompahgre River in southwestern Colorado. Currently, two major segments have been completed in the...
CO 12.6 mi Concrete, Gravel
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 Freemont Pass Recreational Pathway travels 3.23 miles alongside CO-91 nestled between the outdoor recreation hubs of Copper Mountain and Breckenridge, Colorado. About the...
CO 3.23 mi Asphalt
The Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad, a narrow-gauge line that once linked Denver with Gunnison, served much of the Colorado Mineral Belt as an independent railroad from 1872 to 1889. A major...
CO 3.7 mi Asphalt
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
Colorado's Lower Loop Trail offers a wonderful scenic route along the Slate River with views of snowcapped mountains and wildflowers. It connects the town of Crested Butte to the Oh Be Joyful...
CO 3.5 mi Ballast, Dirt, Gravel
The Milk Run Trail is a short connector in the City of Salida's growing trail system. The path links the 2.5-mile Monarch Spur Trail, a paved rail-trail, with a Walmart and other businesses on US...
CO 0.5 mi Concrete
The Montezuma Spur Recpath is a short trail along Montezuma Road near Keystone, Colorado, home to the popular Keystone Resort. From the path's western end, trail users can take the Snake River Recpath...
CO 0.7 mi Asphalt
The Silverthorne Recpath runs through Silverthorne, Colorado, connecting residents and visitors with the town's various amenities and the scenic Dillon Dam Recpath at its southern end. Both trails are...
CO 5.8 mi Asphalt
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

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Recent Trail Reviews

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!

Farmers' High Line Canal Trail

linda

December, 2023 by petunia.1

Ran into construction along the trail at about Washington and 124th so we had to detour past the Eastlake train station and a little south. This is one of my favorite rides and connect 6 trails to make a 16 mile loop.

Accordion

Bear Creek Trail (Denver)

I went hiking here for the first time and it was awesome. Got a real good workout climbing the mountain.

October, 2023 by discipleguy41

I went hiking here for the first time and it was awesome. Got a real good workout climbing the mountain.

Rio Grande Trail

Spectacular Fall Ride!

October, 2023 by ltenery

This was a fabulous ride! We took the train from Denver to Glenwood Springs, biked to our overnight accommodations then shuttled to Aspen in the morning. VelociRFTA L or BRT allows bikes (eBikes < 60 lbs allowed) after 7a. 2-3 bikes per bus, first come, first served. Shuttle to Aspen $5 w/bike, seniors free. ~90 min to Aspen. Breakfasted in Aspen, then set out on spectacular fall-colored, 42mi ride. If you only have 30mi in you do Aspen>Carbondale, the last 12mi are not particularly memorable.

Uncompahgre RiverWay Trail

beautiful ride!

September, 2023 by gbmarlin

I started at the Ridgway park and rode the trail to Ridgway State Park. When the trail dead ends into a street, go right and you’ll hook up with the trail again. You can watch me go along this trail on our YouTube channel called Traveling Marlins.

Alpine Tunnel Trail

loved this trail!

September, 2023 by mcmurray.missy

Great hike with a nice easy incline. Fantastic views!!

Colorado Riverfront Trail

concrete (mostly) trail

September, 2023 by bethredeker1

This trail is really really nice. The concrete is wonderful. There is a small section of blacktop but is in the world to be replaced with concrete. The trail can be a little confusing but once you get the hang of it, it is easy to follow. Beautiful views along the entire trail. Most people follow the simple rules to make it nice for everyone to enjoy.

Animas River Trail

Animas River Trail 2023

September, 2023 by b0ssc0

Excellent bike trail. I rode the entire length north to south and back. Beware, the asphalt sections have some serious ruts in them..and the area around W. 9th has a few sketchy folks and their dogs. A great ride!

Sand Creek Regional Greenway

Avoid trail north if I-70

September, 2023 by awalker2010_tl

Would not recommend this trail any further north of I-70/Quebec bridges if you’re a runner. Numerous people doing drugs on the trail. Left over foils. Watch for needles. Not to mention the excessive amount of trash in this area. Pretty sad and disappointing.

US 36 Bikeway

Great Ride

September, 2023 by oja101

This is an excellent trail to use for your bike rides! Easy to navigate, safe away from all traffic & plenty of rolling hills to enjoy.

Rio Grande Trail

Great trail experience

September, 2023 by jhinkle

A unique experience on a scenic trail. We loaded the bikes on the front of the RFTA bus and rode 1 1/2 hour t from Glenwood Springs to Aspen for $3. Biked a gentle decline for 40 miles with great views along the Roaring Fork River. This trail should be in the hall of fame. Buses were running about every 20 minutes, can load bikes after 7am, and no e-bikes. You can get latest on the bus at the Glenwood Springs visitors center.

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