Scott Lancaster Memorial Bike Path

Colorado

Scott Lancaster Memorial Bike Path Facts

States: Colorado
Counties: Clear Creek
Length: 5 miles
Trail end points: Convergence of US 6, US 40, I-70 (Floyd Hill) and County Rd. 314 (Idaho Springs)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6015418
Trail activities: Bike, Fishing, Walking

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Scott Lancaster Memorial Bike Path Description

The Scott Lancaster Memorial Bike Path is a short, but pleasant 5 miles of mostly off-road route that allows cyclists and walkers to get between Idaho Springs and Floyd Hill, which is otherwise only traversable along Interstate 70. The trail runs between the convergence of I-70, US 40, and US 6 at Floyd Hill and the small community of Idaho Springs. For a part of the way, the trail follows County Road 314 (E. Idaho Springs Rd.) but traffic is often light.

The scenic trail shares the narrow mountain corridor with I-70 just west of Denver.

Parking and Trail Access

In Idaho Springs park at Shelly/Quinn Field on the east end of town. The trail begins here along CR 314.

Scott Lancaster Memorial Bike Path Reviews

I know what you are thinking. It's a 5 mile trail it's hardly worth the drive. Idaho Springs has made an effort to improve the tourism in their historic town. The trail follows Clear Creek and winds through history. See a narrow gauge steam locomotive, a water wheel, a water fall and the historic district. This ride illustrates the the mineral belt and it's grand history. See how the west was won.

Good workout but trail pretty bumpy in spots. Take caution as sand and gravel over asphalt periodically. Nice views along Clear Creek.

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