Colorado Front Range Trail – Douglas County Portion
NOTICE: Due to the I-25 widening project, the Colorado Front Range Trail will be closed at I-25 going south until the highway overpass is completed. There will be no access through the Town of Larkspur. Trail users coming north from Greenland Open Space will not be able to access the trail north of the Frink Creamery trailhead on the south end of Larkspur. A picnic shelter for access by trail users will also be constructed in 2019 on the Huntsville (Martinez) side.
The Colorado Front Range Trail within Douglas County totals 17-miles.
The Colorado Front Range Trail was initiated in 2003 with the vision of connecting 14 counties, 15 major cities, and many small towns and communities to create a multi-purpose trail from Wyoming to New Mexico, along the Front Range of Colorado. Douglas County was one of 500 stakeholders that contributed to the “Colorado Front Range Trail Comprehensive Implementation Plan.”
Completion of the Colorado Front Range Trail through Douglas County connects 56 contiguous miles of trail that currently terminates south of Colorado Springs in Fountain and north to Cherry Creek State Park and the Colorado Front Range Trail into Denver.
The trail is open from one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset.
Moderately easy; with a few moderate areas have noticeable grade changes.
8.5 miles, alongside and across East Plum Creek.
The trial is an all-natural surface except for the cement bridge decks.
Wildlife: Please respect the wildlife on/around the trail which includes elk, bear, mountain lions, and many other wildlife species that call this land home.
Amenities: There is non-potable water and port-o-lets at the Columbine and Greenland trailheads.
Bicyclists, hikers, and horseback riders. Dogs must be on-leash.