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Trails
   

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Multi-use trails can be enjoyed by everyone - walkers, runners, bicyclists, and people walking their dogs on a leash. In Aurora, the Sand Creek Greenway Trail and High Line Canal Trail are also open to equestrians.

Looking for a specific trail? View the city's
trail and bike maps.

Construction info & detours


Trail Construction & Closure Info:
  • Closure: Westerly Creek Trail will be closed from E. Florida Avenue and Peoria Street west to E. Kentucky Avenue between S. Joliet Street and S. Kenton Way. This closure is necessary for Aurora Water to rehabilitate aging concrete sewer lines in the area. Westerly Creek Trail will be closed, weather permitting, from April 25 until May 7 and then close again May 15 until May 21. Please note this schedule may be impacted by the weather. Cyclists may detour using the on-street bike lane on E. Florida Avenue to connect north with the bike lane on Moline Street, and the bike lane on Exposition Avenue. Pedestrians may use the sidewalk along this same route. Detour signs will be posted.
  • Closure: Toll Gate Creek Trail will be periodically closed from Mississippi Avenue to Alameda Avenue over the next 3-4 months (April-July). Periodic trail closures are necessary while the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department completes work on placing a pedestrian bridge over Toll Gate Creek near Toll Gate Park, 751 S. Kalispell Way. Trail users should follow the detour route along Chambers Road. This project also includes construction of a trail from Toll Gate Park to Rocky Ridge Park, 16200 E. Mississippi Avenue, within the utility corridor. At Mississippi Avenue, a new crosswalk with pedestrian-activated stop lights will be installed. Funding is from a Federal Transportation Improvement Project Grant.  
  • Construction: Sand Creek Park, 2700 N. Peoria St., will see construction related work as part of a pond lining project. The main parking lot will remain open; however park trails from the lot may be detoured. Sand Creek Regional Greenway Trail will remain open throughout the pond lining project.
  • Construction: Colorado Department of Transportation continues work on the Arapahoe Road Bridge project which will include construction of the Cherry Creek Trail underpass and links to the north and south. Completion expected summer 2015.
For questions about any of these projects, please call 303-739-7166.

Multi-use Trail Etiquette

Travel at a safe speed: 
Self-monitor and control your speed.  Slow down and use caution when approaching or overtaking other trail users and where there is limited vision. Faster users always yield to slower users.

Yield the right-of-way:  Bicyclists and other wheeled users yield the right-of-way to pedestrians.  All users yield the right-of-way to horses.  When entering or crossing a trail at an uncontrolled point, yield to traffic on the intersecting trail.

Keep right and pass on left:  Users, including pets, should stay as near to the right side as is safe, except when passing another user.  Look ahead and behind to make sure the area is clear before passing.  Give a clear and polite signal produced by voice, bell, or horn before passing.

Share the trail:  If in a group, including your pets, use no more than half the trail.  If you stop, move off the trail to allow others to pass freely.  Do not block the trail.

Be considerate:  Be respectful of other trail users regardless of their speed, level of skill, or mode.  Travel in a consistent and predictable manner.

Keep trails clean:  Do not leave litter on or near a trail.  Practice “carry in - carry out.” 

Pet courtesy:  Keep pets on a leash and under control.  Clean up your pet’s waste.

Respect wildlife and habitat:  Stay on authorized trails and do not create any new ones.  Do not disturb or harass wildlife.  Do not damage or remove plant material.

 

Questions about the off-street trail system? Call the Parks, Recreation & Open Space Department at 303-739-7160.

Questions about the on-street trail system (bike lanes and bike routes)? Call the Planning & Development Service Department at 303-739-7249.
City of Aurora Colorado -- 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy -- Aurora, CO 80012            Access Aurora: 303-739-7000