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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

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
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

Platte River Trail (CO)

Trail in need of repair

July, 2020 by neeterc

The trail between Mississippi and Alameda has wood retaining walls that are leaning into the trail and are a hazard to all.
Who is responsible for the upkeep and how can I donate to help get this repaired quickly?

Dillon Dam Recpath

Family Fun!

July, 2020 by amanda_boyd00

My daughters and I competed this today. The girls are ages 5 & 6. It was a tad difficult for my 5 year old, but she did it with lots of encouragement! We started at the Dillon end and road to the Frisco end. If I were to do it again, I would do it the opposite direction. This is so that the kids would be on the lake side when we get to the highways. It was a little hairy, with young riders, when we were on the longer stretches next to the highways.

Glenwood Canyon Recreation Trail

16 miles each way - but a great ride thru the Canyon

July, 2020 by grundberg

We came from Vail and parked in Dotsero at the trailhead - follow signs for Glenwood Springs Trailhead where the road dead ends. Took the pedestrian bridge over to the restaurant area of Glenwood for lunch before heading back.

Accordion

South Canyon Trail

Stink, Stank, Stunk

July, 2020 by acewickwire

Location: Glenwood Springs, CO
Parking: South Canyon Bridge & Devereux Rd
Trail Condition: S Canyon Bridge segment (western) is wide paved trail with a lot of debris thrown on to it from the adjacent interstate, needs maintenance. The eastern segment has nice wide path and well maintained.
Signage: None
Comments: Not much to say about the S. Canyon Bridge segment (western), it is short and unmaintained. TrailLink map implies that the old bridge can be accessed but is not the case anymore. A metal bar has been placed across the bridge entrance. A faded signs states no jumping from bridge and close by is a memorial site for a young man, did he jump from the bridge? The eastern segment travels behind a number of businesses and hotels, with the river on the other side of the trail. There are lots of shade trees, some benches, and picnic tables. At the western end of this segment of trail there is a sewage treatment plant and you go right past the nasty smelling tank with icky brown sludge being stirred up. On a warm day it is not a place you want to be. The trails at the edge of the interstate.

Midland Avenue Trail

Good Connector

July, 2020 by acewickwire

Location: Glenwood Springs, CO
Parking: Devereux Rd
Trail Condition: Western end of trail is newer and trail condition is excellent, wide and concrete. Towards the east the trail is fine but with some cracking.
Signage: Good directional signs.
Comments: This is a good connector trail from west Glenwood Springs to downtown Glenwood Springs and other trails in that area. There are several underpasses and a new overpass to avoid busy streets into the Glenwood Meadows shopping district. Some minor uphill and downhill. It worthy of a ride.

Glenwood Canyon Recreation Trail

Must Do This One

July, 2020 by acewickwire

Location: Glenwood Springs, CO
Trail Condition: Overall trail condition is very good with some portions better/newer than others but no major issues.
Signage: Some directional signs. Plus a number of interpretive signs about the history & geology of the canyon.
Comments: I did this trail a number of years ago and wanted to do again. It still is worth repeated visits. This time was on a Friday and not as much traffic as a weekend but still plenty of users. I measured distance of 16 miles from entrance next to vapor caves to the trailhead at the eastern end of canyon. This includes the portion of road at No Name. Next time I’ll start trail at eastern trailhead in the morning when winds are calm through the canyon, then on return trip the winds can pick-up and push me back to start. There were lots of rafters on the river to watch. Even caught one of them mooning the Amtrak train as it passed through the canyon.

Mineral Belt Trail

Mineral Belt - Leadville

July, 2020 by kent.eudy

What a great ride! Freshly paved the entire 11.5 miles with extremely interesting history plagues every few hundred yards. The mining history and historic equipment was fascinating! Go clockwise from Ice Palace Park for the best experience!

Sinton Trail

West to east it is a great downhill delight that makes you feel like you are not in a city.

July, 2020 by nardclaar

West to east it is a great downhill delight that makes you feel like you are not in a city.

Vail Pass Recpath

amazing path

July, 2020 by jadedtrash

Very steep climb but so worth it! Amazing views and very fast ride back down the hill!

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.

New Santa Fe Regional Trail

great trail

July, 2020 by hnwagner1124

Parked at the trail head off Woodman Road. Very nice trail. Some ups on loose rock and gravel. There are spots that had a fair bit of sand to pedal through. I would suggest Mountain or Gravel bike for this trail. Would ride again! Super fun and really nice scenery!

Rio Grande Trail

Aspen to Carbondale

June, 2020 by dobsonguy

Janet and I were staying in Willits, across CO82 from Basalt. We took the VelociRFTA bus to Aspen with our Brompton folding bikes, and rode down 23 miles to Willits on the trail. The next day we rode to Carbondale and back. The trail has been improved since we rode it in 2011, with more paving, and the section that was on county rd 100 is now on separate paved trail. There is still the section near Aspen that is crushed gravel -- no problem. This is such a pleasant ride.

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