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Length
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6th Avenue Trail

3.5 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Alpine Tunnel Trail

2.7 mi
State: CO
Dirt

Animas River Trail

9.4 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel

Arkansas River Trail (Pueblo)

10.1 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Arkansas Riverwalk Trail

7 mi
State: CO
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Aspen Airport Business Center Trail

1.7 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Aspen Mass Trail

0.7 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Atkinson Canal Trail

1.4 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Austin Bluffs Trail

2.1 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Bear Creek Path

1.9 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Bear Creek Trail (Colorado Springs)

1.4 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Bear Creek Trail (Denver)

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

Big Dry Creek Trail (Littleton)

5.4 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Big Dry Creek Trail (Westminster)

12 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Blue River Recpath

7.2 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Boulder Creek Path

7 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt

Briargate Trail

2.5 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Brush Creek Trail (CO)

5.5 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

C-470 Bikeway

36 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Cemetery Lane Trail

1.2 mi
State: CO
Asphalt
Accordion

Centennial Link Trail

4.7 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Cherry Creek Regional Trail

40 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Gravel

Cherry Creek Spillway Trail

3.1 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Clear Creek Trail (CO)

21.8 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt

Clement Park Lake Trail

1.4 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Coal Creek Regional Trail

14.2 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Dirt, Gravel

Coal Mine Trail

2 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Colorado Riverfront Trail

22.1 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Columbine Trail

4.25 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Cook Creek Trail

2 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Corridor Trail

0.8 mi
State: CO
Ballast, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Cottonwood Creek Trail (CO)

4.7 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Gravel

Crystal Valley Trail

6.8 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Dillon Dam Recpath

9.6 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Dutch Creek Regional Trail

3.2 mi
State: CO
Concrete

East Fork Trail (CO)

5.6 mi
State: CO
Ballast

Elmer's Two Mile Creek Greenway

0.8 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Emma Trail

0.9 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Fairmount Trail

3.7 mi
State: CO
Dirt, Gravel

Farmers' High Line Canal Trail

13.7 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Firestone Trail

8.5 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Dirt

Foothills Trail (CO)

6.6 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Fossil Creek Trail

5.2 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Fountain Creek Regional Trail

10.8 mi
State: CO
Dirt

Fountain Creek Trail

4.7 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Fowler Trail

0.9 mi
State: CO
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Fraser River Trail

6.3 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Frisco-Farmers Korner Recpath

3.7 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Galloping Goose Trail (CO)

20 mi
State: CO
Dirt, Gravel

Glenwood Canyon Recreation Trail

14.4 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Goose Creek Greenway

2.7 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Great Western Trail (CO)

4.4 mi
State: CO
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Greenwood Gulch Trail

1 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Happy Canyon Trail

4.3 mi
State: CO
Concrete

High Line Canal Trail (CO)

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

Historic Arkansas Riverwalk

0.7 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Inca Street Multi-use Trail

0.75 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

LaForet Trail

2 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Dirt

Lake Estes Trail

3.8 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Lake Link Trail

8.6 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Dirt

Lake Minnequa Trail

2.75 mi
State: CO
Gravel

Lee Gulch Trail

4.6 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Left Hand Greenway

2.9 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Legacy Loop

10 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Lilley Gulch Regional Trail

2.2 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Little Dry Creek Trail

10 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Littleton Community Trail

2.6 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Gravel

Longmont-to-Boulder Regional Trail

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

Loveland Recreation Trail

18.6 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Lower Loop Trail at Crested Butte

3.5 mi
State: CO
Ballast, Dirt, Gravel

Manitou Incline

1 mi
State: CO
Boardwalk, Dirt

Mason Trail

4.5 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Massey Draw Regional Trail

1.64 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Mesa Springs Greenway

2.6 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Mesa Valley Trail

1.7 mi
State: CO
Dirt, Gravel

Midland Bike Trail

8 mi
State: CO
Dirt

Midland Trail

2.6 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Milk Run Trail

0.5 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Mineral Belt Trail

11.6 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Mineral Trail

2.4 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Monarch Spur Trail

2.5 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Montezuma Spur Recpath

0.7 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Narrow Gauge Trail (CO)

2 mi
State: CO
Crushed Stone

New Santa Fe Regional Trail

20 mi
State: CO
Crushed Stone, Gravel, Sand

Niver Canal Trail

1.8 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Niver Creek Trail

2 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

North Douglas Creek Trail

1.25 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel

Peaks to Plains Trail

4 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Pikes Peak Greenway Trail

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

Piney Creek Trail

10 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Pioneer Trail (CO)

3 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Platte River Trail

28.5 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Cinder, Concrete

Poudre River Trail

21.8 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Poudre Trail (Fort Collins)

12.3 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Power Trail

3.9 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Powerline Trail (CO)

2.3 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Railroad Bed Trail

2.1 mi
State: CO
Dirt

Ralston Creek Trail

13.6 mi
State: CO
Concrete

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

Rocky Mountain Greenway Trail

7 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Runyon Lake Trail

1.7 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Sand Creek Regional Greenway

14 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Sand Creek Trail

5.3 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Sanderson Gulch Trail

4.8 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Shooks Run Trail

3.9 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Silverthorne Recpath

5.8 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Sinton Trail

2.9 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Skyline Trail

1.5 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Snake River Recpath

6.2 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

South Canyon Trail

1.1 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Spring Creek Trail (CO)

7.8 mi
State: CO
Concrete

St. Vrain Greenway

8 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Stetson Trail

2.6 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Swan Mountain Recpath

3.7 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Switzerland Trail

14 mi
State: CO
Dirt, Gravel

Templeton Gap Trail

4.42 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Ten Mile Canyon Recpath

7.2 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Thomas Phelps Creek Trail

0.8 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Toll Gate Creek Trail

6.3 mi
State: CO
Concrete

UCAR Multi-Use Path

0.3 mi
State: CO
Concrete

US 36 Bikeway

16 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Uncompahgre RiverWay Trail

12.6 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Gravel

Union Pacific Trail (CO)

0.5 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Upper Gold Camp Road

15 mi
State: CO
Dirt, Gravel, Sand

Vail Pass Recpath

14.4 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Weaver Gulch Regional Trail

2.4 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Dirt

West Rail Line Bike Path

6.3 mi
State: CO
Concrete

West Toll Gate Creek Trail

3.3 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Westerly Creek Trail

4.1 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Wildhorse Creek Trail

1 mi
State: CO
Dirt

Willow Creek Greenbelt Trail

6.1 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Wonderland Creek Greenway

1.4 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Woodmen Trail

2.4 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Yampa River Core Trail

7 mi
State: CO
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The 6th Avenue Trail provides expansive views of the Rocky Mountain foothills as it follows its namesake thoroughfare (also known as US 6) from the Colorado School of Mines in downtown Golden to...
CO 3.5 mi Concrete
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 Arkansas River Trail begins in the heart of Pueblo and heads westward along the river to Lake Pueblo State Park, which is brimming with recreational amenities, including campgrounds, fishing...
CO 10.1 mi Concrete
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
The Aspen Airport Business Center Trail, commonly referred to as the AABC Trail or ABC Trail, is a paved pathway, paralleling Highway 82, that leads from a busy commercial center to Aspen's West End...
CO 1.7 mi Concrete
The Aspen Mass Trail connects two communities—Aspen and Snowmass Village—in the Roaring Fork Valley. Although not very long, the paved trail offers a key connection between two trails. At its northern...
CO 0.7 mi Asphalt
The Atkinson Canal Trail is a 1.4-mile multipurpose pathway built over a disused irrigation ditch in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. The trail’s northern endpoint is on 27th Street near the traffic...
CO 1.4 mi Concrete
Students of the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs will appreciate the Austin Bluffs Trail. It runs through the campus, connecting the north and east sides of the school. The trail travels...
CO 2.1 mi Concrete
The Bear Creek Path begins just south of the University of Colorado Research Park and winds its way southwest to the Martin Acres community. The trail is paved and generally flat, although there is a...
CO 1.9 mi Concrete
Just south of downtown Colorado Springs, the Bear Creek Trail provides a short connection from Bear Creek Regional Park to Interstate 25. On the other side of the highway, you can pick up the Pikes...
CO 1.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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 Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt, Gravel
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
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
Closely following its scenic namesake waterway for most of its journey, the popular Boulder Creek Path runs east from Boulder Canyon to the outskirts of the Valmont Reservoir. Its western end is dirt...
CO 7 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt
The Briargate Trail is located in northern Colorado Springs, beginning at the athletic fields of John Stone Park. From there, this pleasant trail travels southeast through residential areas for just...
CO 2.5 mi Concrete
The paved Brush Creek Trail begins at Highway 82 and winds along its namesake creek, paralleling Brush Creek Road, for nearly 6 miles to Snowmass Village. Note that there is little tree cover on the...
CO 5.5 mi Asphalt
The C-470 Bikeway—also known as the C-470 Trail and Centennial Trail in Douglas County—provides open views of the Colorado foothills as it follows the southwestern segment of Denver's beltway. Along...
CO 36 mi Concrete
The Cemetery Lane Trail begins at Stein Park, tucked against the Roaring Fork River, and continues south along its namesake roadway to Highway 82. Although adjacent to Cemetery Lane, the route is...
CO 1.2 mi Asphalt
Accordion
The Centennial Link Trail, parts of which were formerly known as the Little Dry Creek Trail, lives up to its name by providing a useful link between the outskirts of Littleton and Centennial, forming...
CO 4.7 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Cherry Creek Regional Trail is a picturesque 40-mile route that begins in downtown Denver and connects suburban and rural Arapahoe and Douglas Counties, including the communities of Parker,...
CO 40 mi Concrete, Gravel
The Cherry Creek Spillway Trail offers wide open views with the Denver skyline as a distant backdrop. Along the way, recreational opportunities abound as the path winds through Aurora's Wheel Park and...
CO 3.1 mi Concrete
The Clear Creek Trail runs more than 20 miles from metro Denver, through Wheat Ridge, to Golden along a picturesque creek with views of the North and South Table Mountains. A highlight of the trail is...
CO 21.8 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt
The Clement Park Lake Trail is a 1.4 mile loop trail around the Johnson Reservoir in suburban western Littleton. The trail is paved and lit, and takes users around the sixty acre lake and into the...
CO 1.4 mi Concrete
At the foot of the Rocky Mountains, the Coal Creek Regional Trail offers spectacular views of the front range. You can even identify surrounding peaks with the "peak finder" signage provided at the...
CO 14.2 mi Concrete, Dirt, Gravel
The Coal Mine Trail is a short sidepath trail that connects the Columbine Trail with the Dutch Creek Regional Trail, running for most of its length alongside Coal Mine Avenue in the suburban community...
CO 2 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Running through western Colorado’s scenic Grand Valley, the Colorado Riverfront Trail provides an unparalleled biking and walking experience in Mesa County. The paved trail follows the Colorado River...
CO 22.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Columbine Trail runs across the eastern edge of the suburban community of Columbine, paralleling the busy S Platte Canyon Road. This paved trail serves as an important resource for local...
CO 4.25 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Cook Creek Trail is a short, paved trail located in the suburban community of Lone Tree. The trail originates in Cook Creek Park, home to a local pool, tennis courts, and a portion of the Willow...
CO 2 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
Note: As of April 2018, the trail is temporarily closed west of the Dublin Park spur while the city of Colorado Springs builds an extension westward along the creek to meet the Pikes Peak Greenway...
CO 4.7 mi Concrete, Gravel
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
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
The Dutch Creek Regional Trail provides an opportunity to experience some natural beauty and tranquility amidst the suburban surroundings southwest of Denver. Currently running for a shade over three...
CO 3.2 mi Concrete
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
Elmer's Two Mile Creek Greenway begins just north of Elmer's Two Mile Park on the north end of Boulder. It's paved and generally flat, traveling through open spaces, parks, neighborhoods and...
CO 0.8 mi Concrete
The Emma Trail offers a pleasant, paved route in the outdoor mecca of Basalt. Just shy of a mile, the trail parallels Highway 82 offering a safe and convenient route for walkers, joggers, and bikers...
CO 0.9 mi Asphalt
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
The Farmers’ High Line Canal Trail provides an easy, pleasant way to traverse the northern suburbs of Denver. The paved pathway stretches more than a dozen miles, connecting Westminster, Northglenn,...
CO 13.7 mi 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 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
The Fossil Creek Trail offers 5 miles of paved pathway (in two disconnected segments) on the south side of Fort Collins, a college town at the foothills of the beautiful Rocky Mountains. The...
CO 5.2 mi Concrete
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 Fountain Creek Trail follows its namesake creek through the northeastern neighborhoods of Pueblo. At its southern end, the paved pathway ties into the Arkansas River Trail, which runs east-west...
CO 4.7 mi Concrete
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
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
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
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 Glenwood Canyon Recreation Trail follows the winding course of the Colorado River between Glenwood Springs and Dotsero. The paved trail is easy going and heavily used by outdoor recreationists of...
CO 14.4 mi Concrete
The Goose Creek Greenway offers a major east-west route through Boulder. Note that there is little shade along the way and the pathway runs through busy commercial areas, including the Villa Shopping...
CO 2.7 mi Concrete
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 Greenwood Gulch Trail is a short paved trail that runs along the path of its namesake gulch in the Denver suburb of Greenwood Village.  The trail offers residents the chance to experience a little...
CO 1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Happy Canyon Trail runs for just over 4 miles through the communities of Centennial, Cottonwood and Parker on the southern outskirts of Denver. To the north, the trail begins at in the Cherry...
CO 4.3 mi Concrete
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
The Historic Arkansas Riverwalk, also known as the Pueblo Riverwalk, offers a beautiful waterfront retreat on the south end of Pueblo’s downtown. The trail is part of the 32-acre Historic Arkansas...
CO 0.7 mi Concrete
Although less than a mile long, the Inca Street Multi-Use Path provides an important connection between the neighborhoods of Sunnyside and Globeville on Denver's north end. The paved pathway and its...
CO 0.75 mi Asphalt
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
The Lake Estes Trail is a paved pathway that loops around its namesake lake, offering scenic views of the water and surrounding Rocky Mountains. In the fall, watch for elk that roam in the area. On...
CO 3.8 mi Concrete
As its name implies, the Lake Link Trail connects many of the region's lakes, offering picturesque views of the water and surrounding mountains. The trail begins in Hunter Douglas Business Park and...
CO 8.6 mi Concrete, Dirt
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
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 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 Legacy Loop is a ten-mile system of greenways ringing around downtown Colorado Springs. The trails serve to highlight the waterways and picturesque landscape that are such a core part of the...
CO 10 mi Asphalt, Concrete
A short, but useful suburban trail, the Lilley Gulch Regional Trail helps to connect numerous neighborhoods in the community of Columbine with local parks and schools, and provides a safe and off-road...
CO 2.2 mi Concrete
The Little Dry Creek Trail provides a paved, relatively flat pathway for bikers, walkers and skaters through areas of Westminster and northern Arvada. The tree-lined route follows its namesake, Little...
CO 10 mi Concrete
Built on the site of the historic "City Ditch" in Littleton, which is over 150 years old (portions of which are still in use today), the Littleton Community Trail provides a short but pleasant urban...
CO 2.6 mi Asphalt, 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, Dirt, Gravel
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 mostly complete, there are...
CO 18.6 mi Concrete
The Lower Loop Trail is a wonderful scenic trail along the Slate River with views of snowcapped mountains and wildflowers. It connects the town of Crested Butte to the Oh Be Joyful Recreation Area....
CO 3.5 mi Ballast, Dirt, Gravel
The Manitou Incline is a very unusual rail-trail. Built along a former cable car line, the trail goes straight up the side of a mountain, climbing about 2,000 feet over its one-mile length! It was...
CO 1 mi Boardwalk, Dirt
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 Mason Trail runs north–south through Fort Collins, paralleling McClellan Drive north of Horsetooth Road (CR 40) and the railroad tracks south of Horsetooth/CR 40. The trail is a nice alternative...
CO 4.5 mi Concrete
The Massey Draw Regional Trail, located in the southern suburbs of Denver, connects the longer Columbine Trail to a series of local parks and amenities. This quiet, pleasant concrete path takes you...
CO 1.64 mi Concrete
The Mesa Springs Greenway is a north-south route along the western side of Interstate 25. A sound wall between the highway and the trail helps makes the journey more pleasant. The pathway is also wide...
CO 2.6 mi Concrete
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 Midland Trail runs between Manitou Springs and America the Beautiful Park near I-25. The urban corridor mainly follows the course of Fountain Creek, paralleling US 24 (Cimarron St.). The first...
CO 2.6 mi Concrete
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 Mineral Belt Trail does a loop through the historical mining town of Leadville. This paved, high-elevation (10,000+ feet) trail offers spectacular views of the Sawatch and Mosquito mountains,...
CO 11.6 mi Asphalt
The Mineral Trail, also referred to as the Railroad Spur Trail, is a short trail on the southern edge of Littleton that manages to pack in a suprising amount of variety and utility considering its...
CO 2.4 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt
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
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
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 20 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel, Sand
The Niver Canal Trail parallels the Coronado Parkway for nearly 2 miles across Thornton, a northern suburb of Denver. About mid-way, the trail passes Rotella Park, which offers restrooms, picnic...
CO 1.8 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Niver Creek Trail winds through Thornton, a northern suburb of Denver, connecting parks, riparian areas and open space inhabited by prairie dogs, coyotes, numerous bird species, and other...
CO 2 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Although just over a mile long, the North Douglas Creek Trail provides access to one of Colorado Springs' natural treasures: Ute Valley Park. The trail begins at the intersection of Vindicator and...
CO 1.25 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel
With only 4 miles of an eventual 65 miles open, the already award-winning Peaks to Plains Trail is attracting new users every day. While US 6 basically parallels Clear Creek, the Peaks to Plains Trail...
CO 4 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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 16 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt
Aurora’s Piney Creek Trail provides a pleasant route across town with few street crossings. The paved pathway begins at the Ponderosa Preserve and heads northwest, winding through residential...
CO 10 mi Concrete
The Pioneer Trail links Bergen Park to Evergreen Lake through Elk Meadow Park.  The trail can be accessed from the Bergen Park and Ride, and stretches south for about a mile before ducking under SR 74...
CO 3 mi Concrete
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 28.5-mile trail...
CO 28.5 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
The Poudre Trail in Fort Collins follows the meandering course of the Poudre River from the Bellevue Watson Fish Hatchery to Colorado State University's Environmental Learning Center on East Drake....
CO 12.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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
The Powerline Trail provides a convenient east-west route across Aurora. This concrete pathway begins in Horseshoe Park, where trailheads for the Cherry Creek Spillway Trail, Toll Gate Greek Trail and...
CO 2.3 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
Most of the Ralston Creek Trail follows its namesake waterway, winding through several parks, neighborhoods and open areas in Arvada. On its western end, the trail becomes gently hilly and passes...
CO 13.6 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
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 Rocky Mountain Greenway Trail opened its first 7-mile section in 2016, but is one day planned to stretch 25 miles across the northern Denver Metro area, including the suburbs of Westminster,...
CO 7 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Runyon Lake Trail encircles Runyon Lake within a state wildlife area in eastern Pueblo. The 5-acre lake is fed by the Arkansas River, which runs along the southern end of the lake. The lake is...
CO 1.7 mi Concrete
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 Sand Creek Trail cuts a diagonal path along the creek through commercial and residential areas of southeastern Colorado Springs.  The trail begins its 5-mile journey north at El-Pomar Youth...
CO 5.3 mi Concrete
Denver's Sanderson Gulch Trail follows the small stream for nearly 5 miles through several parks, offering a natural oasis right in the heart of a major city. Much of the paved route has an open feel,...
CO 4.8 mi Concrete
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...
CO 5 mi Asphalt
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 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 Sinton Trail runs just shy of 3 miles in northern Colorado Springs. Begin your journey at the Gossage Youth Sports Complex on Mark Dabling Boulevard. From there, you'll travel northwest along...
CO 2.9 mi Concrete
The Skyline Trail offers rolling hill climbs through the community of Briargate in northeastern Colorado Springs. It begins at Research Parkway and travels south until it ends at an electric...
CO 1.5 mi 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 South Canyon Trail is an in-progress project that will one day extend from Glenwood Springs to New Castle. The first phase of the paved pathway was completed in 2009, running 0.7 miles along the...
CO 1.1 mi Concrete
The Spring Creek Trail travels more than 7 miles across Fort Collins, providing an important off-road route between the east and west halves of the city. The trail is paved and relatively flat, though...
CO 7.8 mi Concrete
The St. Vrain Greenway begins in Golden Ponds Park and travels east along the creek for more than half its distance. At the park, watch for the bald eagles, wood ducks, great blue herons and Canada...
CO 8 mi Concrete
The Stetson Trail is a concrete pathway through residential neighborhoods that stretches 2 miles across northeastern Colorado Springs. It closely follows the south side of Stetson Hills Boulevard. As...
CO 2.6 mi Concrete
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. Although why it had to be named after another country...
CO 14 mi Dirt, Gravel
The Templeton Gap Trail is one of many trails that make up Colorado Springs' robust trail network. The Templeton Gap Trail itself connects to both the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail and Sinton Trail in the...
CO 4.42 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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
The Thomas Phelps Creek Trail in Pueblo offers a pleasant pathway from the north end of Runyon Lake, past the Runyon Field Sports Complex, to Gateway Park. From the park, travelers can access the...
CO 0.8 mi Concrete
The Toll Gate Creek Trail begins on the south end of DeLaney Community Farm, a 158-acre scenic property that educates and allows members to sustainably grow agriculture. Here, it connects to the High...
CO 6.3 mi Concrete
The UCAR Multi-Use Path runs just a short distance from the campus of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research on Center Green Drive, linking buildings CG 1 and CG 3, to the other side of...
CO 0.3 mi Concrete
When complete, the US 36 Bikeway will offer a convenient and safe non-motorized route for traveling between Denver and Boulder. Eleven miles of the paved trail—which locals refer to as a “commuter...
CO 16 mi Concrete
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 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 0.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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 Weaver Gulch Regional Trail runs east-west across the northwestern edge of the suburb of Littleton, following the course of a greenbelt converted from a drainage ditch through a series of...
CO 2.4 mi Concrete, Dirt
Colorado's West Rail Line Bike Path parallels the W Line, a new light rail corridor through Denver and Lakewood that was known during construction as the West Rail Line. The Regional Transportation...
CO 6.3 mi Concrete
The West Toll Gate Creek Trail provides a convenient north-south route through Aurora from Horseshoe Park to Quincy Avenue. The trail, just over 3 miles long, is dotted with trees and winds through...
CO 3.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Westerly Creek Trail provides a convenient north-south route through the heart of Aurora. It traverses residential and commercial areas and runs through two major community open spaces, Expo Park...
CO 4.1 mi Concrete
This neighborhood trail connects W 18th to the Arkansas River Trail in Pueblo, Colorado. The trail passes through Pete Jimenez Park and imitates the course of the Wildhorse Creek south to the Arkansas...
CO 1 mi Dirt
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
The Wonderland Creek Greenway stretches just over a mile along its namesake waterway on the north end of Boulder. The trail begins at Norwood Avenue near Centennial Middle School and meanders...
CO 1.4 mi Concrete
The Woodmen Trail provides an east-west route through commercial and residential areas in northern Colorado Springs. It begins by an electric substation just south of Briargate Boulevard and follows a...
CO 2.4 mi Concrete
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

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Recent Trail Reviews

Peaks to Plains Trail

Scenic!

July, 2018 by indignant1

Love this trail. It's busy but plenty room for biking. Many outlets to the water and hiking. Multiple wide bridges with beautiful views. I barely noticed the hwy too. Can't wait for them to complete this project!

Peaks to Plains Trail

Scenic!

July, 2018 by indignant1

Many outlets to the water, and hiking. Wide bridges with beautiful views. Lots of people though, but plenty room for biking.

Big Dry Creek Trail (Westminster)

Great for Biking

July, 2018 by jasonvigil777

The new concrete is great for road bikes, the last section near the reservoir is gravel, but doable to a point. Great ride, not very busy.

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Bear Creek Trail (Denver)

Beautiful View

June, 2018 by caminpc

Best view of Denver. The trail is wonderful. Great ride.

Big Dry Creek Trail (Westminster)

Love the updated trail

June, 2018 by joannkv

With the addition of concrete, this trail is bike accessible without the mud or loose gravel that used to make it hard to navigate at times. There's a newly added gravel path beside it that should work for runners. I've seen a lot more use by baby strollers, bikes, skateboarders and walkers. The best part of Big Dry Creek is no cars and no street crossings involved.

Uncompahgre RiverWay Trail

Nice trail better when completed

June, 2018 by acewickwire

Rode both the south (Ridgway) and north (Montrose) ends of trail. Liked both ends. South end is longer with extension into Ridgway SP (no fee for bikers). Section is state park is mostly paved with a couple sections of single track. The north end of single track is a bit more challenging with steep hill and cliff side exposure. The north end of trail is paved through the river bottom area with lots of trees and park area. Will be great once the two portions are connected. South end has a nice short side trip to Dennis Weaver Memorial Park.

Animas River Trail

Animas River Trail June 2018

June, 2018 by cjsrv

My husband and I rode this trail from the north end (parking along the street behind City Market), but there is a parking lot further north on River Bend Rd. This trail is about 75% concrete and 25% asphalt in need of some repairs. But over all it was a great trail along the Animas River through parks and neighborhoods. Easy to moderate. Watch for people coming into trail on foot. Many places to stop along the trail to sit by river or have a beverage.

Dillon Dam Recpath

Spiritual Experience

June, 2018 by ip042340ip

June 1, 2018. Round trip from Keystone to Frisco Marina Park, 25 miles. Perfectly maintained trail, winds around the Snake River, the lake, with views of water and snow covered high mountain peaks. Friendly riders and walkers. A spiritually restoring experience. Consider the 9000' elevation if you are visiting.

Boulder Creek Path

Great commuter trail

May, 2018 by scott107

Beautiful trail along the creek. Can get crowded, so watch out for others and don’t be in too big a hurry.

Power Trail

Five trails connect

May, 2018 by gretchen0b

We did this trail on longboard skateboards and it was fun. We connected five trails for a total of 23 miles out and back. The whole trail system has a lot of up and down which is great on a longboard. There are several sections where you can exceed 20 MPH. We started at the West end parking lot of Edora and on the Spring Cr. Trail skated over to the Power trail head. The Power trail has one break in it and you have to travel on paved road for a short ways, the pavement is in great condition. The trail connects with the Fossil Cr. trail which is very scenic and pretty. The Fossil Cr. trail connects to the new Front Range trail that connects Ft. Collins to Loveland. From the Front Range trail you will travel to the Loveland Recreation Trail. Once you connect with the Loveland trail you can go East or West. If you go East you will encounter Boyd Lake and I whole bunch of extra really cool miles, very cool trail. If you travel West you will end up at the Walmart on Hwy 287 which is where we stopped and skated back to Edora. I can't stress enough how awesome the trail is for an intermediate (Blue) longboarder.

Cherry Creek Regional Trail

Well Designed but Crowded

May, 2018 by razryan98

Trail has bikers, walkers and joggers with heavy usage. It's relatively flat and any novice can do it. However be warned, there are numerous bikers who ride at speeds over 20mph (posted limit of 15) and don't care to slowdown for congestion or warn people being overtaken. While every ride is enjoyable, this one was more stressful than any I've been on.

Glenwood Canyon Recreation Trail

Great Trail

May, 2018 by sharshman

Started at the west trail head early morning. Gorgeous sunrise as the the traversed the canyon. The Colorado is amazing as it flows through the canyon. The trail is as advertised, concrete with several rest area stops. Gentle uphill ride west to east and easy down hill east to west. This an amazing trail, thanks to those who came up with the idea and implemented the trail! Wow!

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