Map of regional recreational trails in Colorado

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Regional Recreational trails for walking, running and cycling in Colorado

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Regional Recreational Trails in Colorado

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Colorado has a vast network of regional recreational trails for bike riding, walking and running located throughout the state. These trails are for non-motorized public use and connect communities, schools, parks, neighborhoods, natural areas, commercial areas and tourist destinations. These trails are located in cities along the front range, in small towns in the mountains or out in the open spaces. They provide an excellent place to see the beautiful vistas of Colorado away from traffic and congestion or provide a way to safely commute by bike to work or to school.

The Front Range cities are located along Interstate 25 to the east of the Rocky Mountains. These cities have the majority of the population within the state and each has an expansive networks of interconnecting bike paths / pedestrian paths.  There are recreational trails located within many of the rural towns in the mountains as well as along the Western Slope cities of Fruita, Grand Junction and Montrose.

Below is a list of regional recreational trails located throughout the State of Colorado. Trail names in red are links to maps and descriptions for that particular trail. Distances are approximate.  Many additional trails are displayed with our maps for the various cities in Colorado.

TRAIL NAMELENGTH
(MI.)
SURFACECOMMUNITIES
NORTHWEST
Yampa River Core Trail 7.5 paved  Steamboat
NORTH CENTRAL
Firestone Trail 6 paved / unpaved Firestone, Frederick, Dacono
Fossil Creek Trail 5.3 paved Fort Collins
Loveland Recreation Trail 14 paved Loveland
Mason Trail 4.7 paved Fort Collins
Poudre River Trail 21 paved Windsor, Greeley
Poudre Trail 10 paved Bellvue, Laporte, Fort Collins
Spring Creek Trail 7 paved Fort Collins
BOULDER COUNTY
Boulder Creek Trail 8.1 paved Boulder
Coal Creek Trail 14 unpaved / paved Superior, Broomfield, Louisville, Lafayette, Erie
Longmont-to-Boulder Regional Trail (LoBo Trail) 10 unpaved / paved Longmont, Niwot, Gunbarrel, Boulder
Rock Creek Trail  8 unpaved Lafayette, Broomfield, Superior
DENVER METRO
Bear Creek Trail 14.5 paved Sheridan, Denver, Lakewood, Morrison
Farmers' High Line Canal Trail 13 paved Arvada, Westminster
C-470 Multi-Use Trail 20 paved Golden, Morrison, Lakewood, Ken Caryl, Highlands Ranch
Centennial Trail 13 paved Centennial
Cherry Creek Trail 41 paved Denver, Centennial, Parker, Franktown
Cherry Creek Spillway Trail 3.4 paved Aurora
Clear Creek Trail  20 paved Commerce City, Denver, Arvada, Golden
Farmers' High Line Canal Trail 10 paved / unpaved Westminster, Northglenn, Thornton
High Line Canal Trail 60 paved / unpaved Aurora, Denver, Littleton, Highlands Ranch
Lee Lateral Ditch Trail 4.5 paved Thornton
Little Dry Creek Trail  7.2 paved Denver, Westminster
Mary Carter Greenway Trail  8 paved Englewood, Littleton
Niver Creek Trail  4 paved / unpaved Thornton
Piney Creek Trail  10 paved Centennial, Aurora
Ralston Creek Trail 12.6 paved Arvada
Sand Creek Trail 15 paved / unpaved Commerce City, Denver, Aurora
Signal Ditch Trail 2.4 paved Thornton
South Platte River Trail 30 paved Denver
Toll Gate Creek Trail 10 paved Aurora
U.S. 36 Bikeway 15 paved Boulder, Superior, Broomfield, Westminster
CENTRAL
Arkansas Riverwalk 5.5 unpaved Cañon City
East Plum Creek Trail 5.6 paved Castle Rock
Pikes Peak Greenway Trail 15+ paved / unpaved Colorado Springs
Fountain Creek Regional Trail 10 unpaved Colorado Springs, Security Widefield, Fountain
New Santa Fe Regional Trail 16 unpaved Palmer Lake, Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs
Pueblo River Trail System 14 paved Pueblo
MOUNTAINS - CENTRAL
Fraser River Trail 5 paved / unpaved Winter Park, Fraser
Glenwood Canyon Recreation Path 16.3 paved Glenwood Springs, Dotsero
Rio Grande Trail 42 paved / unpaved Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, Basalt, Aspen
Mineral Belt Trail 11.6 paved Leadville
Summit County - Snake River Recpath 3 paved Keystone, Dillon
Summit County - Dillon Reservoir Recpath 17 paved Dillon, Frisco
Summit County - Blue River Recpath 7.5 paved Frisco, Breckenridge
Summit County - Tenmile Recpath 9 paved Frisco, Copper Mountain
Summit County - Lower Blue River Recpath 2 paved Frisco, Silverthorne
Vail Pass - Tenmile Canyon National Recreation Trail 18 paved Vail, Copper Mountain
WEST
Colorado Riverfront Trail 25 paved Grand Junction, Fruita
Uncompahgre River Trail 8+ paved / unpaved Montrose
SOUTHWEST
Animas River Trail & Greenway 7.5 paved Durango
San Miguel River Path 6.7 paved / unpaved Telluride

Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the recreational trails located in Colorado.

Southwest Colorado