Cherry Creek Regional Trail

Open Space Enjoyment and Social Distancing

As you anticipate an enjoyable day on Douglas County Open Space properties, please be aware that some trails, due to the location and terrain, have limited space for remaining socially distant from those other than in your immediate party. Please be aware when you encounter these circumstances, adjust accordingly, and help keep our community safe by adhering to
COVID-19 social distancing requirements.


The Cherry Creek Regional Trails (part of the Colorado Front Range Trail) parallels Cherry Creek and will eventually connect Cherry Creek State Park to the north and Castlewood Canyon State Park to the south.  The trail connects parks and open space properties, as well as Parker, Centennial, and Franktown allowing visitors to enjoy cottonwoods, willows and grasslands along the trail.   For

DC Parks and Trails require proper permitting prior to any organized use County Field, Parks and Trails.

Trail Information: 

  • Easy and accessible with gravel detours on roadways and livestock gates are minor obstacles
  • Approximately 17 miles (will be a total of 24 miles once completed)
  • Finished portions have 8-foot-wide concrete surfaces with some detour connections that are gravel (approximately 1.5 miles of gravel)
  • Multi-use: bicyclists, dogs on-leash, equestrian users, hikers (no gas-powered motors allowed)


  • Restrooms
  • Picnic shelters at trailheads and parks.
  • Horse trailer parking available at N. Pinery Trailhead for 3 trailers, hitch rails, unpaved parking lot