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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.

E-bikes in Aurora
The city of Aurora is conducting a pilot program for electric bicycles (e-bikes) on the city's multi-use, paved trails. We would like to have your feedback regarding this program. You can Read More about the program, then please Take Our Survey.

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Trail Construction & Closure Info:
  • Toll Gate Creek Trail Closure: The northern portion of Toll Gate Creek Trail adjacent to Fitzsimons Parkway from Montview Boulevard north through Sand Creek Park, 2700 N. Peoria St., will be closed to accommodate construction of the Aurora Line/I-225 Rail Project. Pedestrian and cyclists should use the sidewalks along Colfax Avenue and Peoria Street as a detour. Please use caution and observe all trail closures through Sand Creek Park. For more information visit RTD-FasTracks I-225 Rail Line.
  • High Line Canal Trail at 2nd and Abilene St: Aurora Line/I-225 Rail Line project construction will periodically restrict trail use near the Credit Union. RTD will keep the trail open on Bike To Work Day but please use caution as construction activity continues in this area through 2015.
  • High Line Canal Trail/Sand Creek Trail connections, north of Springhill Park, 810 N. Telluride St. Expect closures and/or detours in this area June 1 through November 2015.
  • Sand Creek Park, 2700 N. Peoria St., will see construction activity over the next year as part of RTD FasTracks construction of the Aurora Line/I-225 Rail Line (see above Toll Gate Creek Trail closure). The parking lot will be closed mid October 2015 through the end of November in order for the tracks to be constructed. Trails may be detoured and park visitors will experience construction related noise and activity. There will be detours at Fitzsimons as the new track is installed on the east and north side of Fitzsimons Parkway and the south side of Sand Creek Park. The track will also go over Peoria and across Sand Creek on the west side of Peoria. Trail users traveling the Sand Creek Regional Greenway Trail through Denver may encounter trail related detours per Denver Parks and Recreation.
  •  Quincy Reservoir, 18350 E. Quincy Ave., will have ongoing construction related impacts during Aurora Water's Wemlinger Water Purification Facility Improvement Project, which includes excavation and reconstruction of the drying beds located at the reservoir's eastern edge, just south of Quincy Avenue. Portions of the trail will be removed and replaced, but trail detours will be provided during construction. Visitors may encounter construction equipment and noise. All trail users should stay alert around construction barriers and heavy equipment when work is occurring. For questions about this project please call 720-859-4312.
If you have any questions about 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.
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