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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:
  • 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.
  • Construction: Toll Gate Creek Bridge & Trail - This project includes a bridge over Toll Gate Creek at Toll Gate Park, 751 S. Kalispell Way, and 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 began in March and is anticipated to last four to six months, weather permitting. 
  • High Line Canal to Sand Creek Trail Connection - Complete! Regional trail users now have a designated soft surface trail connection from the High Line Canal Trail at Norfolk Glen Park, 15800 E. 17th Place, to the Sand Creek Regional Greenway Trail through the Star K Ranch natural open space area. This connection was funded in part by a Colorado State Recreational Trail Grant from Colorado Parks and Wildlife and a grant from Great Outdoors Colorado (Colorado Lottery).
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