Map of bike paths / walking paths in Golden, Colorado

Recreational trails for walking, running and cycling in Golden, Colorado

Golden, Colorado

Golden, Colorado


6th Avenue Muti-Use Path

C-470 Multi-Use Path

Clear Creek Trail

Fairfield Trail

Highway 93 Multi-Use Path

Kinney Run Trail

Tucker Gulch Trail




Denver Metro


Regional Trails

Golden is located in Jefferson County to the west of the Denver metropolitan area. Golden is a historic town that was the gateway to the gold mining boom to the west in Central City and Black Hawk. It is also famous for being the home of the Colorado School of Mines and Coors Beer. To the northwest of the city there is the Golden Gate Canyon State Park.

There are numerous recreational trails for cycling and walking in the Golden area, and these trails link up with other major trails within the Denver area. There are multi-use paths along several of the major roadways.

Clear Creek Trail

The Clear Creek Trail is a 20-mile long paved pathway that extends from Golden to Welby in the Denver Metro area of Colorado. The trail travels past Wheat Ridge, Arvada, Lakeside, Westminister and ends to the north of Downtown Denver. The Clear Creek Trail is located in the natural area follows alongside Clear Creek as it meanders through much of the northwestern part of the Denver Metro area. 

The Clear Creek Trail intersects several other regional recreational trails along its route, namely the Ralston Creek Trail, the Little Dry Creek Trail and the South Platte River Trail. The trail is used for people commuting to the Denver area via bicycle as well as providing a wonderful recreational opportunity for the local residents.

Within Golden, the Clear Creek Trail travels through the heart of the city going past numerous parks and the Downtown Golden area with shops and restaurants. The west end of the trail is located to the west of 6th Avenue.

Read more about the Clear Creek Trail

Tucker Gulch Trail

The Tucker Gulch Trail is a 1.3-mile long paved pathway that is located on the northeast side of the downtown area. The trail connects to the Clear Creek Trail near Ford Street and the Golden Freeway. The trail follows the creek to the north as far as Golden Gate Canyon Road. The trail passes residential neighborhoods and Norman D Park.

At its northwest end, the Tucker Gulch Trail intersects the Highway 93 Multi-Use Path.

Kinney Run Trail

The Kinney Run Trail is a 1.7-mile long paved pathway located in reseidential neighborhoods on the south side of Golden. The northeast end of the trail connects to the 6th Avenue Multi-Use path to the north of Jeferson County Parkway. The trail goes passt Shelton Elementary School, Heritage Dells Park, and ends at the Heritage Square Amusement Park.

There are hiking trails that head into the foothills from the Kinney Run Trail.

C-470 Multi-Use Trail

The C-470 Multi-Use Trail is a 20-mile long paved pathway that follows alongside Highway C-470 to the south of Golden and on the southwest side of the Denver Metro area. The trail extends from just south of 6th Avenue and Interstate 70 in Golden to a point east of the north end of Chatfield State Park in Highlands Ranch. The trail goes past large parks, open spaces and residential communities. The trail is used by cyclists that are commuting or like a straight stretch of trail with few curves.

Read more about the C-470 Multi-Use Trail


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about Golden, Colorado.

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