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Ralston Creek Trail

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Ralston Creek Trail

LENGTH:

12.5 miles

SURFACE:

paved

COMMUNITIES:

Arvada

HIGHLIGHTS:

natural areas along the creek, residential neighborhoods, local parks, Olde Town Arvada, golf courses, Blunn Reservoir

NEARBY TRAILS:

Fairmount Trail

Clear Creek Trail

RELATED LINKS:

Denver Metro

Regional Trails

The Ralston Creek Trail is a 12.5-mile long paved pathway that extends from Highway 93 to Interstate 76 in Arvada, Colorado. The trail is located to the northwest of Downtown Denver.

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.

Conditions

The Ralston Creek Trail is paved for the entire route. The trail is open for bike riding, running and walking.

Communities

The Ralston Creek Trail goes past the following communities: Arvada.

Points of Interest

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

Long Lake Ranch Park Davis Lane Park
Fairmount Trail Campbell Elementary School
Blunn Reservoir Oak Park
Tucker Lake Arvada Tennis Center
Bird's Nest Disk Park Ralston Cove Park
Westwoods Golf Course The Ralston Central Park
Maple Valley Park Hokinson Park
Shadow Mountain Park John Roberts DGC
Ralston Valley Park Old Town Arvada
Arvada Skate Park Creekside Park
Danny Kendrick's Park East Gold Strike Park
Nearby Trails

The Ralston Creek Trail allows connections to several other recreational trails in the area.

Fairmount Trail: the trails meet at W. 64th Avenue to the east of Highway 93 in Arvada.

Clear Creek Trail: the trails meet to the northwest of the interchange between Interstate 76 and Sheridan Boulevard in Arvada.

End Points

The west end of the Ralston Creek Trail is located at W. 64th Avenue to the east of Highway 93 in Arvada.

The east end of the trail is located to the northwest of the interchange between Interstate 76 and Sheridan Boulevard.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Ralston Creek Trail in the Denver Metro area of Colorado.