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Map of bike paths / walking paths in Arvada, Colorado

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

Golden, Colorado

Arvada, Colorado

BIKE PATHS / WALKING PATHS:

Blunn Trail

Clear Creek Trail

Crown Hill Lake Trail

Fairmount Trail

Little Dry Creek Trail

Ralston Creek Trail

Van Bibber Creek Trail

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Denver Metro

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Lakewood

Littleton

Westminster

Regional Trails

Arvada is a suburb of Denver and located to the northwest of Downtown Denver. The City of Arvada is situated in both Adams and Jefferson County. Cities close by to Arvada include Golden, Westminster, Wheat Ridge and Lakewood.

There are numerous recreational trails for cycling and walking in the Arvada 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

Ralston Creek Trail

The Ralston Creek Trail is a 12.5-mile long paved pathway that extends from Highway 93 to Interstate 76 in Arvada. The trail travels though the natural areas alongside Ralston Creek as it wanders through the residential and commercial areas of Arvada. The route includes numerous parks and open spaces, as well as a golf course and a couple of schools. The trail travels just a few blocks of Historic Old Town Arvada which has restaurants and shops.

The west end of the Ralston Creek Trail allows a connection to the Fairmount Trail , an unpaved hiking trail that wraps around North Table Mountain. The east end of the Ralston Creek Trail intersects the Clear Creek Trail that eventually connects to the South Platte River Trail.

Read more about the Ralston Creek Trail

Fairmount Trail

The Fairmount Trail is a 3.5-mile long mostly unpaved pathway that connects to the Ralston Creek Trail at W. 66th avenue to the south of Blunn Reservoir. The trail travels through Long Lake Regional Park and wraps around the east side of North Table Mountain.

The south end of the Fairmount Trail is located along Easley Road near the Tony Gramsas Memorial Sports Park.

Blunn Trail

The Blunn Trail is a 1.4-mile long paved pathway that connects to the western section of the Van Bibber Creek Trail and the Ralston Creek Trail. The trail is located on the east side of Blunn Reservoir and travel through Long Lake Regional Park.

Van Bibber Creek Trail

There are two separate sections to the Van Bibber Creek Trail.

The western section of the Van Bibber Creek Trail is a paved pathway about 2 miles long. It spans between Highway 93 and W. 60th Avenue to the west of Easley Road. The trail travels through Long Lake Regional Park and connects to the Blunn Trail and other neighborhood trails in the area.

The eastern section of the Van Bibber Creek Trail is about 3.5 miles long is located to the south of 58th Avenue and spans between Indiana Street and Independence Street. This section goes through Van Bibber Open Space, the Stenger Soccer Complex, and the Howard Lutz Sports Complex.

Little Dry Creek Trail

The Little Dry Creek Trail is a 8-mile long paved pathway that wanders through residential neighborhoods in Westminster and on the north side of Arvada. The east end of the trail intersects Clear Creek Trail at a point along W. 64th Avenue between Federal Boulevard and N. Pecos Street. the trail goes through England Park, Wolff Run Park, and Wood Run Park. There is a gap in the trail to the west of Kipling Street at Lakecrest Park.

The trail picks up again to the east of Simms Street at Michael Northey Park and continues to a point along Alkrie Street, just south of 86th Parkway.


Resources

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

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