Regional Trails

Here are the regional trails located in Douglas County. Select a trail below to get specific information on each trail and to download a map of the trail.

  • Within 253-acre Bluffs Regional Park, with views of Colorado Front Range mountains, Denver Metro Area, and grassland vegetation and wildlife. There are connections to Highlands Ranch trails and future connections with the East-West Trail.

  • Canyon cut into grassland plains by Cherry Creek. Castle Rock conglomerate formations are available for rock climbing. Ponderosa pines, Douglas firs and Gambel oak predominate. Willows and other riparian plants grow along creek.

  • Thirty miles of paved and soft surface trails are through cottonwood forest, along ponds, Chatfield Reservoir, swimming beaches, boat ramps and rentals, open grasslands, dog training and exercise area, picnic areas and campground. Trails are generally designated multiuse. Horse rental available. Horses are prohibited at picnic sites, campsites and the swim beach. Programs offered. Park entry fee is required on the 3768 acres.

  • Parallels Cherry Creek and will eventually connect Cherry Creek State Park to the north and Castlewood Canyon State Park to the south. Connects parks and open space properties, as well as Parker, Centennial and Franktown. This concrete trail is a part of the Colorado Front Range Trail. Trail goes through cottonwoods, willows and grasslands along neighborhoods, nearby commercial areas, and through parks and open space by Cherry Creek.

  • Spectacular view of eastern plains and foothills, Pikes Peak, Sangre De Cristo Range and Mount Evans and Rocky Mountain National Park; great rock formations; trail through conifers and aspen forest; Devil’s Head Fire Lookout at the end of the trail on spectacular red rocks at 9,748 feet

  • This is the first leg of the East-West Regional Trail that will connect Chatfield State Park with the Town of Parker. The trail winds through grasslands and oak bluffs including thousand of acres of the Open Space Conservation Area.

  • Douglas County manages the western eight miles of the trail; there is a disconnect in the trail before it continues along on the east side of Plum Creek, adjacent to railroad tracks, crosses Santa Fe and then winds through the NW corner of Highlands Ranch. In all, 60 miles are accessible by trail.

  • A network of backcountry trails has connections to the Colorado Trail and Waterton Canyon. Area is heavily forested with some meadows. Several loop routes are possible.

  • Pike National Forest is accessible by Colorado 67 west of Sedalia in the Rampart Range. Camping, fishing, backpacking, and limited hunting are available. The Rampart Range area provides miles of trails for motorized recreational use. The Indian Creek Trailhead is a gateway to numerous horseback and hiking trails. Permits are required for certain activities. For information call (303) 275-5610.

  • More than 115 miles of motorcycle trails designated by signs with a white arrow and three-digit identifier. Travel only on designated trails or roads. Trail vehicles must be registered as off highway vehicles or licensed, have a spark arrester, and be 40 inches or less in width. Area is forested with ponderosa pines and Douglas firs and has scenic vistas and rocks. Day use fee required.

  • Outstanding rock formations and native foothills vegetation on over 1600 acres. Bikes and horses are prohibited on trails. No dogs allowed. Park entry fee is required. Accessible ride by appointment. Programs and hikes offered.