Hiking in Arvada, Colorado

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Dirty Bismarck Loop
Dirty Bismarck Loop
Superior, Colorado, United States (11.0 miles away)
 
Moderate: 12.1 miles, 1-3 hours
This mountain bike version of the famous Morgul-Bismarck bike race course, is a great loop trail near Superior, Colorado

Also known as the "Happy Meal Loop," the Bismarck Dirty Loop was completed in 2011 with the addition of the Meadowlark Trail section. This trail is easily accessible by Colorado Front Range trail users and is an especially enjoyable mountain bike trail. Although challenging in a couple short sections, in general the Bismarck Dirty Loop is not a very...
Meyers Homestead Trail
Meyers Homestead Trail
Boulder, Colorado, United States (17.1 miles away)
 
Moderate: 5.2 miles, 1-3 hours
This trail is part of the Walker Ranch Open Space area southwest of Boulder, Colorado.

The Meyers Homestead Trail is located nine miles southwest of Boulder, Colorado. To reach the trail from Boulder, you will drive west on Baseline Road until you get to Chautauqua Park. You will continue on this road, but the name changes to Flagstaff Road and it begins to climb quite steeply. Once you reach the top of Flagstaff Road and begin downhill,...
Boulder Creek Path with a loop
Boulder Creek Path with a loop
Boulder, Colorado, United States (17.1 miles away)
 
Easy: 7.1 miles, 1-3 hours
Enjoy America's #1 recreation town by bike. This path starts in the plains, goes through town and ends in the mountains.

In a town that loves its trails and alternative forms of transportation, the Boulder Creek Path is the perfect defining landmark. This trail also symbolizes the state of Colorado since it start in the plains and ends in the mountains; it also runs through both rural and urban landscapes. This trail is also commonly known as the Boulder Bike Path...
Sand Creek Regional Greenway
Sand Creek Regional Greenway
Denver, Colorado, United States (7.2 miles away)
 
Moderate: 13.5 miles, Half day
Ride the 14 mile long Sand Creek Regional Greenway trail.

The Sand Creek Regional Greenway is a jewel in the necklace of trails that has made the metro Denver area a national model for linked trail systems. This 14-mile public greenway connects the High Line Canal in Aurora with the South Platte River Greenway in Commerce City. Along the way, it passes through Denver and the new Stapleton community. The...
North Table Mountain Park Mountain Bike Guide
North Table Mountain Park Mountain Bike Guide
Golden, Colorado, United States (7.7 miles away)
 
Easy: 6.1 miles, 1-3 hours
Relatively new trail system near Golden. A good trail if you want something short and relatively easy.

This is a relatively new trail system just built north of downtown Golden. It is fairly short and nontechnical but does offer a climb and some singletrack. It's a good ride if you are short on time and want something easy. Directions to trailhead: From west Denver, drive 12 miles on 6th Avenue going west. At the intersection of 6th Ave, CO-58 and...
Green Mountain Open Space
Green Mountain Open Space
Denver, Colorado, United States (8.5 miles away)
Easy: 4.3 miles, 1-3 hours
Enjoying the mountain in front of the Rockies

On the west side of Denver lies a hidden gem of a hike (or ride, if you like using a bike). Locally known as the Green Mountain Open Space, the sign on the south end of the trailhead reads “William Frederick Hayden Park” — “a rose by any other name …” While the terrain is cross hatched with a variety of trails, the route I chose is just...
Apex Mountain Bike Ride
Apex Mountain Bike Ride
Golden, Colorado, United States (8.8 miles away)
Difficult: 9.1 miles, 1-3 hours
Mountain bike trail near Golden, Colorado (about 30 minutes west of Denver).

On odd-numbered calendar days, bicyclists must travel one way on certain segments of the trail. This trail guide describes a combination of trails that you can follow on those odd-numbered days. On even-numbered days, all of the trails are multidirectional, i.e. you can ride any way you want. Directions to trailhead: From Denver, take 6th Ave...
Green Mountain (a.k.a. William F. Hayden Park) Mountain Bike Guide
Green Mountain (a.k.a. William F. Hayden Park) Mountain Bike Guide
Lakewood, Colorado, United States (9.2 miles away)
Moderate: 7.8 miles, 1-3 hours
Fun, intermediate mountain bike ride about 20 minutes west of Denver, near Lakewood, Colorado.

This is an easy to intermediate trail about 20 minutes west of Denver. Directions: Take I-70 West from Denver for about 9 miles to C470-East exit (exit 260). Go about 2 miles on C470 East and take the Alameda Parkway exit. Turn right onto Alameda Parkway, then take your first right onto Rooney Road. Go about 1.5 miles and the trail head parking lot...
Broomfield/Louisville Loop Trail
Broomfield/Louisville Loop Trail
Louisville, Colorado, United States (11.6 miles away)
 
Moderate: 11.7 miles, 1-3 hours
Enjoy this loop trail that meanders along creeks, beside a pond, through pumpkin fields and over Colorado hills.

This trail wanders through the communities of Louisville, Broomfield, and Lafayette, Colorado. Most of the ride is on open space trails, but portions of it also utilize Dillon Road and S. 120th Street. There are three good trailheads from which to access this trail, and each trailhead is in a different one of the three communities mentioned above....
Mount Falcon Mountain Bike Ride
Mount Falcon Mountain Bike Ride
Morrison, Colorado, United States (13.0 miles away)
 
Mountain bike trail near Morrison, CO. It is about 30 minuues southwest of Denver.

This is a fun intermediate to advanced trail. It begins with a long 2+ mile climb that is entirely sun exposed. Then you'll get to the top where it flattens out. The best part of the trail in my opinion is the Parmalee Gulch section. This is a fun 2 mile singletrack section that makes the climb worth it. There are many options on this trail. I describe...
Lair O' the Bear Mountain Bike
Lair O' the Bear Mountain Bike
Morrison, Colorado, United States (12.9 miles away)
Moderate: 14.4 miles, 1-3 hours
Fun mostly singletrack trail west of Morrison, Colorado.

This is a fun intermediate difficulty mountain bike trail west of Morrison, Colorado. It is mostly a rolling trail with a moderate amount of climbing. Technically it is an intermediate trail with an occasional short advanced technical sections thrown in. Directions to trail: From Denver, make your way to Morrison. This is a cute little town and a...
Centennial Cone - Early Season
Centennial Cone - Early Season
Rainbow Hills, Colorado, United States (13.9 miles away)
Mountain bike ride near Golden, CO

This is a description of the Centennial Cone trails minus the Elk Range trail (it is closed from Winter to mid June due to elk calving). For a full Centennial Cone ride description, please see my Centennial Cone guide. Drive 8 miles up Golden Gate Canyon Road. Turn left at the Centennial Cone sign, and go about 2 miles to the trailhead parking, north...
South Boulder Creek Trail
South Boulder Creek Trail
Boulder, Colorado, United States (15.2 miles away)
 
Easy: 3.2 miles, 1-3 hours
Follow the beautiful South Boulder Creek past grazing cattle and spot wildlife of all kinds on this marvelous trail.

It's not easy being a trail on the edge of America's most fit community. You get a lot of use. But it's not just humans that make this trail popular. Critters of all sorts populate South Boulder Creek and its companion trail. It's not unusual to see deer, coyote, dogs, cows, geese, and many smaller birds. On this particular trip, the author of this...
Centennial Cone Mountain Bike Guide
Golden, Colorado, United States (15.8 miles away)
Moderate: 16.4 miles, 1-3 hours
Mountain bike trail west of Golden, CO

This is a relatively new trail that opened several years ago. It is about 10 miles west of Golden yet seems to be far more remote than its proximity to Golden. It offers great views over Clear Creek Canyon. Although not a technically difficult trail, there are some steep drops off of the trail where you may get hurt if you aren't paying enough attention...
Walker Ranch Mountain Bike Ride
Crescent, Colorado, United States (16.0 miles away)
Classic ride west of Boulder, CO

This is a classic ride west of Boulder, CO. It is mostly intermediate with some advanced sections. Follow Flagstaff Road for about 7.5 miles from Boulder and you will come to the Walker Ranch Loop Trailhead. But since I am based in Denver, I will describe the directions from the Crescent Meadows Trailhead off of Gross Dam Road. To get to the trailhead...
Deer Creek Canyon Park Mountain Bike
Phillipsburg, Colorado, United States (18.3 miles away)
 
Moderate: 9.1 miles, 1-3 hours
Mountain bike ride southwest of Denver

Directions: Take I-70 West to C-470 East. Take the Wadsworth Boulevard exit. Turn right off of the exit and then turn right at the first light, Deer Creek Canyon road. Go about 2 miles to a stop sign, turn left and continue past the South Valley park trail head. In less than a mile from the South Valley park trail head, turn left onto Grizzly Drive....
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Devil's Thumb Big Loop Trail
by coloradojohnsons on Jun 19, 2011
Boulder, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 8.4 miles (14.8 miles away)
This is one of my favorite Boulder hikes ~ lots of elevation gain ~ at a fast pace this hike takes 5 to 6 hours ~ wonderful views ~ wildlife ~ lush healthy plant life ~ wildflowers everywhere! ~ a fantastic hike ~ advanced with technical spots
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Eldorado Canyon Trail, Colorado State Parks
by jimlarkey on May 17, 2011
Eldorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 5.8 miles (14.0 miles away)
An easy hike, in a Colorado State Park.....Eldorado Canyon Trail.  Our goal to reach the Walker Ranch junction was cut short by distant thunder and lightning.  But we were rewarded with a trip to Agave Mexico Bistro & Tequila House in Boulder, and a stop at GoLite's warehouse sale.
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Great Dog Friendly Hike
by coloradojohnsons on Aug 21, 2010
Boulder, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 2.8 miles (14.8 miles away)
A perfect hike for dog owners; completely dog friendly.  Fantastic views of the 'Flatirons' and 'Devils Thumb' from directly underneath it.  This is a portion of the Shananhan Ridge Trail; at average hiking pace this hike takes between 1.25 - 1.75 hour(s).
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by tbregman on Apr 08, 2009
Boulder, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 4.9 miles (17.1 miles away)