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Length
Surfaces
Type

Alpine Tunnel Trail

2.7 mi
State: CO
Dirt

Animas River Trail

9.4 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel

Bear Creek Trail (Denver)

9.1 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Big Dry Creek Trail (Westminster)

12 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Corridor Trail

0.8 mi
State: CO
Ballast, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Fairmount Trail

3.7 mi
State: CO
Dirt, Gravel

Fountain Creek Regional Trail

10.8 mi
State: CO
Dirt

Fraser River Trail

6.3 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Galloping Goose Trail (CO)

20 mi
State: CO
Dirt, Gravel

Great Western Trail (CO)

4.4 mi
State: CO
Crushed Stone, Dirt

High Line Canal Trail (CO)

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

LaForet Trail

2 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Dirt

Lee Gulch Trail

4.6 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Longmont-to-Boulder Regional Trail

10.8 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Lower Loop Trail at Crested Butte

3.5 mi
State: CO
Ballast, Dirt, Gravel

Mesa Valley Trail

1.7 mi
State: CO
Dirt, Gravel

Midland Bike Trail

8 mi
State: CO
Dirt

Narrow Gauge Trail (CO)

2 mi
State: CO
Crushed Stone

New Santa Fe Regional Trail

17 mi
State: CO
Crushed Stone, Gravel, Sand

Point Alta Vista Trail

1.1 mi
State: CO
Boardwalk, Dirt
Accordion

Railroad Bed Trail

2.1 mi
State: CO
Dirt

Rock Creek Trail (CO)

12 mi
State: CO
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
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Upper Gold Camp Road

15 mi
State: CO
Dirt, Gravel, Sand

Willow Creek Greenbelt Trail

6.1 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Gorgeous scenery awaits those who hike the Alpine Tunnel Trail through the tall pine trees of Colorado's San Isabel National Forest. The trail has a gentle grade suitable even for children as it...
CO 2.7 mi Dirt
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 Bear Creek Trail provides a taste of the country in the city, connecting downtown Denver with the foothills of the Rockies. Along the way, enjoy scenic views of woodlands, meadows and Bear Creek,...
CO 9.1 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
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
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
Update: Several areas on the Fountain Creek Regional Trail have been impacted by flooding issues. Two repair projects have been scheduled in the first part of 2018 and sections of the trail near...
CO 10.8 mi 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
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
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
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
Two segments of the LaForet Trail are currently complete, offering 2 miles of pathway in northern Colorado Springs, just outside the United States Air Force Academy. The western segment is a...
CO 2 mi Concrete, Dirt
In comparison to some of the lengthy, fantastic trails in the southern suburbs of Denver, the Lee Gulch Trail may not seem like anything special. However, it offers a wonderfully useful off-road...
CO 4.6 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone
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
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
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
Gaining only 200+ feet in elevation, the Narrow Gauge Trail is in Pine Valley Ranch Park, a beautiful open space near the mountain community of Pine, Colorado. The trail follows the north bank of the...
CO 2 mi Crushed Stone
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
For over 50 years, the Royal Gorge Scenic Railway, a miniature tourist train, took visitors from the Buckskin Joe Old West theme park (now closed) to the lip of the gorge, treating them to stunning...
CO 1.1 mi Boardwalk, Dirt
Accordion
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
Following Rock Creek into the Carolyn Holmberg Preserve, the Rock Creek Trail is a soft-surface trail that  heads northeast from the Coalton Trailhead in Superior to the Stearns Lake Trailhead in...
CO 12 mi 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
Tunnel Drive Trail 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...
CO 2 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
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 Willow Creek Greenbelt Trail is a six mile, paved and soft-surface trail that runs along a creekbed in the suburban area around Centennial. The trail begins in the north outside the Holly Park...
CO 6.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

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Recent Trail Reviews

Pikes Peak Greenway Trail

Great Ride but…..

September, 2022 by rjacob3783

The greenway is beautiful and a wonderful ride! However, south of America the Beautiful Park there are multiple homeless encampments, especially under the bridges.

Mineral Belt Trail

9/11/22 Mineral Belt Trail

September, 2022 by paulz

My wife and I rented bikes from Cycles of Life in Leadville Co. My wife rented an E bike and I rented a Gravel bike. Both bikes were excellent bikes. The Gravel bike was a carbon Fiber Niner RLT 1x (almost $6 k bike!). The shop also had excellent service with bike instructions and directions to the trail. Anyway, we rode the trail clockwise going up for about 6 miles then back down. The trail was macadam the whole way and very scenic views and many historic mining sites along the way. My wife appreciated the E bike as our total ascent from the shop was about 800 ft for the ride. I loved the ride and not many trail users.

Ten Mile Canyon Recpath

9/10/22 Ten Mile Canyon Recpath from Frisco to Copper Mountain.

September, 2022 by paulz

My wife and I rented bikes from Pioneer Bike shop on Summit Blvd. in Frisco Co. We rode to Ten Mile Canyon Recpath from there. It was a little confusing to get to the path since there are numerous access points and there are numerous paths in Frsisco. Once on the path, it was a 10 ish mile and about 600 ft climb to Copper Mtn ski village. Glad my wife rented an E bike. It was a macadam trail. It was a saturday and a nice day. The path was rather busy. Riders going downhill ride rather fast. Must be alert as the path curves often. Wish we had more time to spend in the Ski Village. There was a festival going on.

Accordion

Upper Gold Camp Road

Great views but bad biking surface

September, 2022 by normanbowers

This is a fine trail for hiking, but not for biking. Trail surface is mostly loose gravel, there is usually one track on the side that is firm enough to ride on. This trail is not suitable for kids and occasional riders because of the loose material and steep grade. I have ridden rail trails in 42 states and this one is the steepest I have encountered, probably because it was a narrow gauge railway. The steep grade, high altitude and loose material make the trail challenging for casual riders. I was constantly in the lower two gears of my mountain bike, and uphill averaged 4 mph with breaks.

The portage around the collapsed tunnel is an unimproved hiking trail and will be difficult for kids and older adults. It would require a stout person to handle the portage with an electric bike.

A better bike ride is the gold camp road. Although there is some car traffic the surface is much better. Start at pullout No. 1 near the Bear Creek Nature Center (245 Bear Creek Road) and ride up hill 5 miles to the parking lot near Hellen Hunt Falls. That is 3 miles of asphalt and 2.3 miles gravel with one tunnel, turn around and coast back to your car.

Point Alta Vista Trail

Great views of Royal Gorge Bridge

September, 2022 by normanbowers

Nice trail for a walk or bike ride if you have an hour or two. The trail ends at an observation point that extends over the canyon for a nice view of the royal gorge bridge and the river canyon. It is an easy bike ride except for the detour around a collapsed bridge which is more like a single track. If not comfortable riding single track, jump up on the road until the road meets up with the trail on the other side of the bridge. Stay on the trail to avoid flats caused by cactus and sand burrs.
Parking area is easy to miss, look for Royal Gorge Ranch & Resort sign which is at the first big curve south of US-50 highway.

US 36 Bikeway

exhausted from exhaust

September, 2022 by rgdied

Would recommend respirator unless you like carbon monoxide. Very wide surface and less dangerous than the road. Lots of parallel traffic. Air quality alert.

Clear Creek Trail (CO)

Out and Back

September, 2022 by bill.spam

Started in Golden, went all the way to the South Platte River, and back. As of today there are no problems nor detours, excepting some artists working on painting cool stuff on the actual concrete trail towards the South Platte end, and that's just 2 very short sections just to the side of the concrete part of the trail. Not a problem. I have enjoyed this trail for the better part of 20 years, and there are no longer any more partially-finished sections. If you don't live in Golden, I recommend starting at the South Platte and working your way up the "hill" to Golden ... then you are more or less going downhill on the second half of the ride. Just a teensy bit easier.
Enjoy!
Oh, 5 stars because it is a nice long trail in the city that, with the exception of a small section, is all trail, and no streets.

Glenwood Canyon Recreation Trail

From Glenwood Springs to the top and back

September, 2022 by gtedlarson1

We rode 16 miles up, with 950’ elevation gain, then 16 back down, and thoroughly enjoyed the easy ride next to the enchanting Colorado River. The canyon changed character as we rode. It was spectacular. We saw dozens of rafters engaging the rapids, along with calmer stretches. While it was fun being next to (and under) I-70, a few times the traffic noise was distracting. We enjoyed our time in Glenwood Springs in this Western Slope of Colorado, and recommend this trail, and the Rio Grande.

Rio Grande Trail

Aspen to Glenwood Springs

September, 2022 by gtedlarson1

This became one of our top ten trails around the country. We got on the RFTA bus in Glenwood Springs at the 27th Street bus stop for a 75 minute ride up to Aspen, with our bikes on the front bike holders. After exploring Aspen town, the ride down (mostly level valleys and 1% to 2% downhills) was an nice four-hour rail-trail ride covering 42 miles. Loved it!

Poudre River Trail

great ride!

August, 2022 by mpso55

Perfect day. Trail was wide open with minimal traffic.

Mineral Belt Trail

favorite ride

August, 2022 by cpkzgn2nfv

My friend Mary and I do this ride every summer. In the fall with the aspens turning can’t be missed. The long way up is worth the ride down. Not steep, just an even ride up. Feel free to stop and read history signs and just look around you. C Cravens

Rio Grande Trail

Glenwood Springs to Aspen

August, 2022 by rmogensenkruger

My husband and I took the Amtrak to Glenwood Springs with our bikes and a back pack. The ride from Glenwood Springs to Carbondale on day 1 scenery was fair to good. A gradual approx 16 mi ascent to Carbondale. No water on this stretch and feels like dessert riding so be prepared. Left for Aspen early the next morning. This is beautiful and moderate to strenuous riding. You rarely stop pedaling and will encounter a few switchbacks. We stopped at Woody Creek for lunch. Nice place to have a drink and a little nourishment. You do have to leave the trail onto woody creek road or you will miss it. There is a very short stretch of gravel/ dirt we handled fine with our road bikes. If I could do it over we would take the RFTA to Aspen and ride all downhill to be able enjoy the beauty more .

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