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Length
Surfaces
Type

Arkansas Riverwalk Trail

7 mi
State: CO
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Big Dry Creek Trail (Arvada)

3.3 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Grass

Big Dry Creek Trail (Littleton)

5.4 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Blunn Trail

1.3 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Corridor Trail

0.8 mi
State: CO
Ballast, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Crystal Valley Trail

6.8 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

East Fork Trail (CO)

5.6 mi
State: CO
Ballast

Firestone Trail

8.5 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Dirt

Foothills Trail (CO)

6.6 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Galloping Goose Trail (CO)

20 mi
State: CO
Dirt, Gravel

High Line Canal Trail (CO)

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

Lake Minnequa Trail

2.75 mi
State: CO
Gravel

Left Hand Greenway

2.9 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Longmont-to-Boulder Regional Trail

10.8 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Mesa Valley Trail

1.7 mi
State: CO
Dirt, Gravel

Midland Bike Trail

8 mi
State: CO
Dirt

Moon Gulch Trail

2 mi
State: CO
Concrete

New Santa Fe Regional Trail

17 mi
State: CO
Crushed Stone, Gravel, Sand

Pikes Peak Greenway Trail

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

Poudre River Trail

21.8 mi
State: CO
Concrete
Accordion

Power Trail

3.9 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Railroad Bed Trail

2.1 mi
State: CO
Dirt

Rio Grande Trail

42 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel

Rock Island Trail (CO)

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

Rockrimmon Trail

1.3 mi
State: CO
Crushed Stone

Sand Creek Regional Greenway

14 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Switzerland Trail

14 mi
State: CO
Dirt, Gravel

Tunnel Drive Trail

2 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Gravel

Van Bibber Creek Trail

2.6 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete
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
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
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
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
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
If you're looking for spectacular scenery, you've hit the jackpot with the Crystal Valley Trail (also known as the Crystal River Trail). The paved pathway offers views of emerald green fields, blue...
CO 6.8 mi Asphalt
Colorado's East Fork Trail follows along the East Fork of Powerhorn Creek, which is pockmarked by beaver-dammed ponds. Bring your fishing pole but leave your bike at home. This trail is suited to...
CO 5.6 mi Ballast
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 Foothills Trail runs along Colorado Springs' western border at the base of the majestic Rocky Mountains. You'll begin near Oak Valley Ranch Park and travel south along an irrigation channel,...
CO 6.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
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 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
Southwest of downtown Pueblo, the Lake Minnequa Trail offers an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors with a flat, gravel pathway that rings a lake and offers views of ponds and wetlands. This rich...
CO 2.75 mi Gravel
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
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
Situated in the northwestern corner of Colorado Springs, the Mesa Valley Trail travels through largely open areas to Sondermann Park. In the park, you will travel through woodlands along Mesa Creek....
CO 1.7 mi Dirt, Gravel
The Midland Bike Trail is popular with mountain bikers and a fairly steep climb at the start but levels out once you reach the railroad grade in about 1 mile. The trail runs between the Shields Gulch...
CO 8 mi 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 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 Pikes Peak Greenway Trail runs throughout Colorado Springs, from just south of the United States Air Force Academy to the El Pomar Youth Sports Park. The popular trail connects at both ends to...
CO 15 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt
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
Accordion
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
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
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
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 Rockrimmon Trail, named for the Colorado Springs neighborhood in which it lies, begins in Foothills Park, adjacent to Foothills Elementary School. From there, the crushed-stone trail winds its way...
CO 1.3 mi Crushed Stone
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 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
This is a short but absolutely gorgeous little trail. Beginning on the west end of Cañon City, just a little ways from downtown, the trail provides a vantage point to the rugged beauty of the Arkansas...
CO 2 mi Concrete, Gravel
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

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Recent Trail Reviews

Midland Trail

Nice trail but overrun with campers

July, 2021 by nonfctr

Rode the trail in Jul 2021. Part of it was closed due to construction. My biggest issue was that the road connections were not marked and I got lost a few times. Beautiful pavement along a small creek. It was a bit unusual with the large number of campers, and I kind of felt bad invading their space. I noticed a better bike trail along the Garden of the Gods park. I will try that next.

Dillon Dam Recpath

beautiful trail

July, 2021 by boy_jay

E-bikes seem to be widely in use and welcome now (July 2021). Beautiful and well-maintained trail with amazing scenery.

Swan Mountain Recpath

Stunning views

July, 2021 by jeremiahduggan

The trail is well marked, and I felt safe on the shoulder even with traffic. Most of the cars have extra room anyway. Once I made it to the top I could proceed towards Keystone via some switchbacks, or turn around and fly down the highway. The pavement is of the highest quality. Highly recommended!

Accordion

C-470 Bikeway

Quebec Tunnel Completed

July, 2021 by gmccarrolle

This is a wonderful bike trail. I live near C-470 and University. The location allows me to connect to the Cherry Creek Trail, and with a few exceptions have limited interaction with traffic. The Quebec and Colorado Blvd tunnels have been completed. This removes the unsafe interaction with traffic that previously existed.

Ralston Creek Trail

Better signage needed

June, 2021 by jeff.harbert7

Terrible signage, particularly around the various forks in the path. Ended up in the middle of the golf course at one point. Scenic views towards the end (if you’re heading west towards Golden)

Platte River Trail (CO)

trail closed between Mississippi and Alameda

June, 2021 by 5497vyj7vn

Beautiful urban trail Retaining wall damage has closed the trail between Mississippi and Alameda. Not known when repairs will be completed

Cherry Creek Regional Trail

3 Sections Of The Cherry Creek Trail

June, 2021 by jadc55

I've ridden on 3 sections of this trail. The first is the part that runs through the south part of Cherry Creek Reservoir. To complete a loop of the park you ride on a road and then the Parker Rd Trail. It's a very nice ride with enjoyable views and just a few climbs. The second connects from the High Line Canal Trail at the end of the Cherry Creek Golf Course. This section is well signed and could be confusing if it weren't. You take an underpass to cross Havana then along Kennedy Golf Course. There is a climb out of the golf course then a short descent and under I-225 then a climb either way to go around the dam road. After going around the dam road there is a soft trail along the water's edge (not sure if this is considered part of the CCT). The 3rd is the section going south out of the park down to Parker. Just out of the park you ride the sidewalk along Jordan Rd until just before Arapahoe Rd. Here there are two paths to the underpass. One is very steep and the second not as much but still a bit of a climb (coming back). Again, the trail is very well marked with spots for breaks and trail maps along the way. I went as far as Cottonwood before heading back for a 25 mile ride.

High Line Canal Trail (CO)

From Toll Gate Creek Trail To Cherry Creek Trail

June, 2021 by jadc55

I connect with the HCT from the Toll Gate Creek Trail at Alameda. From here the trail is concrete and travels north and east going under I-225 at 2nd. You go just a bit north before heading south. At Alameda and Expo park the trails veers to the west of the park and becomes a soft (gravel and dirt) trail. You can stay on concrete through Expo Park on the Westerly Creek Tail, then near the south end of the park cross a bridge and rejoin the HCT where it is concrete again. You go east again and Cross Havana at a signal. After crossing the trail is asphalt and I believe you are in Denver now. From here on the trail is wooded and usually has shade. At Valentia the trail goes through Fairmount Cemetery but they are working on the Mississippi/Parker Rd underpass (June 2021). You can ride into the cemetery but the trail is closed and you have to go several blocks north to get out. Then there is no sidewalk on Quebec and you have to cross without a light. Instead travel south on Valentia in a bike lane. At one point the sidewalk and bike lane were closed and you had to cross to continue. Then to Mississippi to Parker Rd, to an Apartment building with access to the trail. Back on the trail it is again wooded with shade. Shortly after the detour the is a bridge to Long's Pine Grove, a nice little park with shaded tables and a pump and repair station. There are restrooms and a water station but the restrooms are closed for the season and there is no water at the station. But still a nice spot for a break. From here you ride along for a short bit then along the Cherry Creek Golf Course. At the end of the golf course I connect with the CCT and cross Havana ride along Kennedy Golf Course and into Cherry Creek Reservoir.

Cherry Creek Spillway Trail

Cherry Creek Spillway Trail

June, 2021 by jadc55

The trail starts at Mexico Ave (a new section of the trail runs north through the neighborhood but doesn't go very far or connect with any other trail yet) and runs south near Horseshoe Park, Wheel Park, and Olympic Park before taking you into Cherry Creek Reservoir. There is a bit of a climb into Olympic Park and after you cross Chambers a climb that may challenge newcomers. After the climb you descend to the Hampden/Parker Rd junction. Most of the crossings are underpasses but you do have to cross one or two off ramps at signaled crossings. Then you are in Cherry Creek Park.

West Toll Gate Creek Trail

West Toll Gate Creek Trail

June, 2021 by jadc55

This trail starts on Quincy west of Buckley and west of the Toll Gate Creek Trail. The trail passes through Mission Viejo Park, Meadowood Park, and Horseshoe Park. There is a climb at Meadowood but even an newcomer to riding shouldn't have much of a problem with it. The trail connects with the Toll Gate Creek Trail and the Cherry Creek Spillway Trail so you can build many different rides from it. All the crossings are on grade and have signals at the major streets.

Powerline Trail (CO)

Powerline Trail

June, 2021 by jadc55

This trail runs under the power lines from the Toll Gate Creek Trail near Horseshoe Park to Jewell and Dunkirk. From here you can ride the sidewalk along Jewell to the Conservatory Trail that will take you south to Quincy. This trail has a climb that might be a challenge to newcomers but shouldn't be a problem for those with any experience at all. (Of course you can ride this the other way and your climb is on Conservatory) There are signaled crossings at Buckley, at Tower, and you must cross both east and south at Jewell and Dunkirk.

Toll Gate Creek Trail

My First Trail

June, 2021 by jadc55

When I first got my bike I had no idea all these trails existed. While riding around my neighborhood with a friend he spotted the trail from Hampden Run Park. He told me this would be the base on my rides and he was so right. You have to ride the sidewalk on Quincy to the start of the trail but from there it continues up to Alameda where it connects with the High Line Canal Trail. Along the way you pass Hampden Run Park, Hutchinson Pond, Unnamed Creek Trail, Aurora's Central Recreation Center, Powerline Trail, Horseshoe Park, West Toll Gate Creek Trail, Cherry Creek Spillway Trail, and Tollgate Park with the Pipeline Trail. Just before Horseshoe Park there is a pump and repair station. At Horseshoe park there is a water fountain and restrooms. There are underpasses at Hampden, Mississippi, and Alameda. With all the connecting trails there are many rides you can build from this trail. This site mentioned parking at Quincy Reservoir. You may need an Aurora park pass or purchase a day pass to park there. But Summit Elementary is just across the street.

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