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Map of bike paths / walking paths in Lakewood, Colorado

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

Golden, Colorado

Lakewood, Colorado

BIKE PATHS / WALKING PATHS:

Bear Creek Trail

Big Dry Creek Trail

C-470 Multi-Use Trail

Clear Creek Trail

Lee Gulch Trail

Marston Lake Loop Trail

Mary Carter Greenway

Sanderson Gulch Trail

South Platte River Trail

Wagon Creek Trail

Weaver Gulch Regional Trail

West Harvard Gulch Trail

RELATED LINKS:

Denver Metro

Littleton & Ken Caryl Ranch

Arvada

Highlands Ranch

Golden

Boulder

Westminster

Regional Trails

Lakewood is a large suburb of Denver and located to the west and southwest of Downtown Denver. The city is part of Jefferson County and is situated to the west of Sheridan Boulevard and east of C-470. Nearby communities include West Denver, Littleton, Sheridan, Englewood, Arvada, Golden, and Wheat Ridge.

There are numerous regional recreational trails for cycling and walking in the Lakewood area which link up with other major trails within the Denver Metropolitan area. There are multi-use paths along several of the major roadways and within many of the residential neighborhoods and local parks.

Bear Creek Trail

The Bear Creek Trail is a 14.5-mile long paved pathway that spans between the communities of Morrison and Sheridan in Central Colorado. The trail follows alongside Bear Creek as it meanders through residential neighborhoods, golf courses and parks, past commercial areas, eventually intersecting the South Platte River Trail and the Mary Carter Greenway near W. Hampden Avenue and S. Santa Fe Drive.

The west end of the Bear Creek Trail is located to the southwest of the intersection of Highway 8 and Bear Creek Avenue in Morrison.

The east end of the Bear Creek Trail is located at River Point at Sheridan Shopping Center near W. Hampden Avenue and S. Santa Fe Drive in Sheridan.

Read more about the Bear Creek 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 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

Weir Gulch Trail

The Weir Gulch Trail is a 3.8-mile long paved pathway that spans between S. Sheridan Boulevard and the South Platte River Trail. The trail meanders through residential neighborhoods of SW Denver.

The west end of the Weir Gulch Trail is located along S. Sheridan Boulevard to the south of W. Alameda Avenue. The trail goes past the Barnum Recreation Center and the Barnum Softball Fields.The northeast end of the trail is located to the north of W. 8th Avenue and west of Interstate 25 where it joins the South Platte River Trail. This location is just 0.5 miles to the south of where the Bear Creek Trail intersects the South Platte River Trail.

Weaver Gulch Regional Trail

The Weaver Gulch Regional Trail is a 2-mile long paved pathway located between S. Kipling Street and C-470 and south of W. Quincy Avenue. The trail wanders through residential neighborhoods and goes past Weaver Creek Park, Harriman Lake and Lakehurst Park.

The west end of the Weaver Gulch Regional Trail connects to the C-470 Multi-Use Trail on the south side of the interchange with Highway 285.

Sanderson Gulch Trail

The Sanderson Gulch Trail is a 3.4-mile long paved pathway located south of W. Florida Avenue and spans between S. Xavier Street and S. Santa Fe Drive. The trail wanders through residential neighborhoods and travels through Sanderson Gulch Park and along the north side of Ruby Hill Park. The trail intersects the South Platte River Trail near Overland Golf Course.

There is another separate quarter mile long section of the Sanderson Gulch Trail located to the north of W. Jewell Avenue and east of S. Pierce Street.

South Platte River Trail

The South Platte River Trail is an 18-mile long paved pathway located to the east of Lakewood. The trail travels along the natural areas and parks along the river through the urban area and goes right through Downtown Denver where it intersects the Cherry Creek Trail.

The South Platte River Trail is one of the most popular recreational trails in the Denver Metro area and connects to several other regional trails along its route.

The South Platte River Trail, the Bear Creek Trail and the Mary Carter Greenway Trail all conjoin at the River Point shopping center. This location is in the community of Sheridan at a point to the southwest of the interchange between W. Hampden Avenue and Santa Fe Boulevard.

Read more about the South Platte River Trail

Mary Carter Greenway Trail

The Mary Carter Greenway is an 8-mile long paved pathway that travels through the natural areas alongside the South Platte River through the cities of Englewood and Littleton on the south side of the Denver Metro area. The greenway is a part of the Colorado Front Range Trail system and serves as the southern extension of the South Platte River Trail. The Mary Carter Greenway also connects to other recreational trails along its route and at the south end connects to the trails at Chatfield State Park.

The north end of the Mary Carter Greenway Trail is southwest of the interchange of W. Hampden Avenue and S. Santa Fe Drive, adjacent to the River Point at Sheridan shopping center. This location is also the intersection with the South Platte River Trail and the Bear Creek Trail.

The south end of the Mary Carter Greenway is located a point at the north end of Chatfield State Park and Chatfield Reservoir. This location is west of the interchange between C-470 and S. Santa Fe Drive. The end point can be accessed from within the state park, but there is also an access point on the northside of C-470 and east of S. Platte Canyon Road on the S. Platte Reservoir Access Road.

Read more about the Mary Carter Greenway Trail


Resources

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

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