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Map of bike paths / walking paths in Littleton, Colorado

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

Golden, Colorado

Littleton, Colorado

BIKE PATHS / WALKING PATHS:

Bear Creek Trail

Big Dry Creek Trail

C-470 Multi-Use Trail

Centennial Link Trail

Chatfield Lake State Park Trail

Columbine Trail

Dutch Creek Regional Trail

Lee Gulch Trail

Lilley Gulch Regional Trail

Marston Lake Loop Trail

Mary Carter Greenway

Massey Draw Trail

Robert F. Clement Park Trail

South Platte River Trail

Wagon Creek Trail

Weaver Gulch Regional Trail

RELATED LINKS:

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Highlands Ranch

Golden

Boulder

Westminster

Regional Trails

Littleton is a suburb of Denver and located to the south of Downtown Denver. The city is situated to either side of the South Platte River and S. Santa Fe Drive. Nearby communities include Englewood, Sheridan, Ken Caryl Ranch, Columbine, Highlands Ranch, Centennial, and Lakewood.

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

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

South Platte River Trail

The South Platte River Trail is an 18-mile long paved pathway that heads north from its junction with the Mary Carter Greenway Trail in Sheridan to the north side of Denver. 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

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

Centennial Link Trail

The Centennial Link Trail is a 1.7-mile long paved pathway that travels through the heart of Littleton running parallel to the railroad tracks. The trail goes through Slaughterhouse Gulch Park at its north end and connects to the Lee Gulch Trail at its south end.

Lee Gulch Trail

The Lee Gulch Trail is a 4.6-mile long paved pathway that spans between the South Platte River and E-470. The trail provides a connection between the Mary Carter Greenway Trail, the High Line Canal Trail and the Centennial Trail. The trail travels through natural areas and parks following the natural drainage channel adjacent to residential neighborhoods.

The northwest end of the Lee Gulch Trail is located to the west of S. Santa Fe Drive a mile to the south of W. Bowles Avenue. The trail intersectes the Mary Carter Greenway Trail at this point. The trail goes past the Lee Gulch Overlook Lower Ridgewood Park, St. Mary's School, Ashbaugh Park, Heritage High School, Runyon Elementary School, Puma Park, and John Wesley Powell Middle School. The southeast end of the Lee Gulch Trail is located along E. County Line Road about a mile to the east of S. Broadway. At this point the trail intersects the Centennial Trail that follows alongside Highway 470.

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

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.

Dutch Creek Regional Trail & Coal Mine Trail

The Dutch Creek Regional Trail is a 2.4-mile long paved pathway that tavels to the south and north of W. Coal Mine Avenue and spans between S. Kipling Parkway and Weaver Park where it connects to the Coal Mine Trail that reaches to S. Platte Canyon Road. The Dutch Creek Regional Trail meanders through natural areas adjacent to residential neighborhoods. There are an underpasses for crossing S. Wadworth Boulevard and S. Pierce Street.

Lilley Gulch Regional Trail & Robert C. Clement Park trails

The Lilley Gulch Regional Trail is a 2-mile long paved pathway located the north of W. Coal Mine Avenue and between S. Kipling Parkway and S. Pierce Street. The trail wanders through several parks and natural areas adjacent to residential neighborhoods.

The Lilley Gulch Regional Trail goes through Lilley Gulch Park, Chief Colorow Park, past Colorow Elementary School, through Lilley Pad Park and Woodmar Square Park. The trail is located just south of Robert F. Clement Park which has a large network of paved pathways, Johnston Reservoir, athletic fields, playgrounds and picnic facilities. Columbine High School is also located adjacent to the park.


Resources

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

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