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Rock Creek Trail
Rock Creek Trail
Lafayette, Broomfield, Superior
views of the Indian Peaks, designated open space, grasslands of the high prairie, Carolyn Holmberg Preserve, local parks
The Rock Creek Trail is an 8-mile long mostly unpaved pathway located in Boulder County, Colorado. The trail starts in the north where it connects to the Coal Creek Trail then heads south through designated open spaces roughly following Rock Creek to a point north of U.S. 36. The trail goes under the Northwest Parkway and connects to trails in the Broomfield area. There is a gap is the trail to the point where it connects with the U.S. 36 Bikeway and the trail continues to the southwest through the community of Superior.
There are marvelous views of the Indian Peaks mountain range to the west and a chance to experience the beauty of grasslands of the high prairie along the way. You will hear the cry of the Meadow Larks and the Red Wing Blackbirds, maybe catch a glimpse of a fox or a coyote and see the native flora that still exists in this area.
The Rock Creek Trail is mostly unpaved. The trail is open for bike riding, running and hiking. Much of the trail is located in designated open spaces and there are few road crossings.
The Rock Creek Trail goes past the following communities:
Points of Interest
The Rock Creek Trail goes past the following points of interest:
|Coal Creek Trail|
|Ruth Roberts Park|
|Carolyn Holmberg Preserve|
|Rock Creek Farm|
|U.S. 36 Bikeway|
|Frank Varra Park|
|Superior Dog Park|
|Flatiron Crossing Shopping Center|
|Superior Community Park|
The Rock Creek Trail allows connections to several other recreational trails in the area. At the southwest end of the Rock Creek Trail, trail users can connect to trails that travel through the grasslands at the base of the foothills.
Coal Creek Trail: the two trails meet at the north end of Majestic Drive, to the east of W 120th Street, in Lafayette.
U.S. 36 Bikeway: the two trails intersect at Frank Varra Park along W. Flatirons Crossing Drive at the north end of the shopping area.
The north end of the Rock Creek Trail is located at the north end of Majestic Drive off of Horizon Avenue in Lafayette.
The south end of the trail is located at the intersection of Coalton Road and McCaslin Boulevard in Superior.
Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Rock Creek Trail i Boulder County, Colorado