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Map of the Coal Creek Trail, Boulder County, CO


Coal Creek Trail, Boulder County, Colorado

Coal Creek Trail Colorado map area

Coal Creek Trail, Colorado


14 miles




Erie, Broomfield, Lafayette, Louisville, Superior


views of the Indian Peaks mountain range, prairie grassland, open space, wildlife


Rock Creek Trail

U.S. 36 Bikeway

Highway 287 Trail

Mayhoffer Singletree Trail


Louisville & Lafayette



Regional Trails

The Coal Creek Trail is a 14-mile long mostly unpaved pathway that goes through the open spaces of Boulder County alongside Coal Creek. The trail goes past Erie, Lafayette, Louisville and Superior. The trail offers beautiful views of the Flat Irons and the Indian Peaks mountain Range. There are miles of trail with no road crossings and an opportunity to experience the natural areas of Boulder County.

The north end of the trail is located at Reliant Park on the north side of Erie. The trail heads to the south through natural areas between residential neighborhoods and past the Erie Municipal Airport. The trail also connects to local trails in Broomfield in this area.

The trail continues through the open space on the south side of Lafayette and Louisville. The trail tucks under U.S. 36 and McCaslin Boulevard and ends at the south end of S. 3rd Avenue in Superior. At this point, it connects to hiking trails that head off into the grasslands at the base of the foothills of Boulder County.


The Coal Creek Trail is unpaved for most of the route. The trail is open for non-motorized uses such as bike riding and walking. Much of the trail is quite exposed to the elements and trail users should be prepared with water and a bike repair kit if riding.


The Coal Creek Trail goes past the following communities: Erie, Broomfield, Lafayette, Louisville and Superior.

Points of Interest

The Coal Creek Trail goes past the following points of interest:

Reliance Park
Coal Creek Park
Lehigh Park
Erie Municipal Airport
Flagg Park
Louisville Dog Park
US 287 Trail
Coal Creek Corridor Open Space
Dutch Creek Park
Coal Creek Golf Course
U.S. 36 Bikeway
Mayhoffer Singletree Trail
Nearby Trails

The Coal Creek Trail allows connections to several other recreational trails in the area. The trail connects to neighborhoods trails along the way and to Rock Creek Trail, the trail along 287 and the bikeway along U.S. Highway 36.

Rock Creek Trail: the two trails meet to the east of S. 120th Street and north of Horizon Avenue. Rock Creek Trail also crosses open spaces in Boulder County and takes a more southerly route to end near the Flatiron Crossing shopping complex.

U.S. 287 Trail: the two trails intersect along Highway 287 at a point one-half mile south of W. South Boulder Road.

End Points

The northeast end of the Coal Creek Trail is located at Reliance Park on County Road 1 1/2 in Erie.

The southwest end of the trail is located in Superior at S. 3rd Avenue and W. Thomas Street. At this point the trail connects to the Mayhoffer Singletree Trail.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Coal Creek Trail in Boulder County Colorado