Scott Lancaster Memorial Trail

LEVEL: EASY | DISTANCE: 4 MI ONE WAY ELEVATION START/HIGH/GAIN: 7,231’/7,561’/878’ ABOUT: Paved multi-use recreational path with bike lane sections along the frontage roads. This path runs from Hwy 6 & I-70 just west of Floyd Hill and across the Scott Lancaster Memorial Bridge to the City of Idaho Springs. Following along Clear Creek, this […]

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Silver Dale

LEVEL: EASY/INTERMEDIATE | DISTANCE: 4.2 MI TRAIL NETWORK ELEVATION START/HIGH: 9,266’/10,127’ ABOUT: Beginner oriented (non-motorized) trail network with a few intermediate sections, open year-round. Three, well-marked, color coded “loops” enable easy route navigation among six short trails within Silver Dale; Sporting Times, Railbed, Clear Branch, Chicago Road, Highline Trail, and Anna Trail, offer mountain views […]

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Silver Plume to Georgetown Express

LEVEL: EASY | DISTANCE: 1.5 MI ONE WAY ELEVATION START/HIGH/GAIN: 8,687’/9,114’/541’ ABOUT: This segment of the Clear Creek Greenway is an asphalt path running between historic Silver Plume and Georgetown Loop Railroad stations. With a view of the nearby train and tracks, including an excellent overlook area, it is perfect for biking and hiking year […]

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Tom Bennhoff – Georgetown Lake Trail

LEVEL: EASY | DISTANCE: 1.3 MI RT (LOOP) ELEVATION START/HIGH/GAIN: 8,468’/8,530’/227’ ABOUT: Named after former Georgetown Mayor Tom Bennhoff, this wide, fairly flat gravel walking path loops around Georgetown Lake. Hikers, bikers, fishermen, snowshoers and others looking for an easy stroll around the lake will thoroughly enjoy this trail any time of year. The short […]

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St Mary’s Glacier

LEVEL: EASY | DISTANCE: 3.9 MI RT ELEVATION START/HIGH/GAIN: 10,540’/11,653’/1,147’ ABOUT: A fantastic out & back trail with a moderate uphill grade. The trail starts wide but becomes narrow with numerous side trails branching off through the woods. Hikers will find St. Mary’s Lake about .5 mi up the trail, from there take the bridge […]

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Jones Pass

LEVEL: EASY | DISTANCE: 4.1 MI ONE WAY ELEVATION START/HIGH/GAIN: 10,304’/12,456’/2,237’ ABOUT: Jones Pass Rd travels across the Continental Divide above tree line for several miles until it dead-ends. Essentially a dirt road with a steep grade in some places, hikers, bikers and backcountry skiers find it to be challenging. A groomed winter trail open […]

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Mount Bierstadt (Trail #711)

LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE | DISTANCE: 7.2 MI RT ELEVATION START/HIGH/GAIN: 11,630’/14,061’/2,697’ ABOUT: This 14er offers fantastic views of the surrounding area and is within the Mt Evans Wilderness Area. Bikes are not allowed. Mt Evans can also be reached via the Sawtooth connector for those up for the challenge. Winter closure at the Naylor Lake intersection […]

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7:30 Mine Trail

LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE | DISTANCE: 4.5 MI RT ELEVATION START/HIGH/GAIN: 9,148’/10,586’/1,667’ ABOUT: Narrow mining road up to the 7:30 Mine. Grade varies from 10-15%. Trail is lined with historical markers and artifacts. Griffin Monument, approx. 2 mi up offers excellent views of the area, continue .25 mi to the 7:30 Mine.

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Mount Evans (West Ridge via Mt Spalding + Trail #51)

LEVEL: ADVANCED | DISTANCE: 2.75 MI ONE WAY ELEVATION START/HIGH/GAIN: 12,248’/14,246’/2,000’ ABOUT: This steep/rocky trail at high altitude is not for beginners. Hike from Summit Lake as an up & down, or catch a ride back down Mt Evans Rd. You are encouraged to visit the interpretive center and continue the short .3 mi walk […]

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