Regional Trail Connections

Regional trails make critical connections across public lands and ease congestion in parks as they encourage leaving the car at home.

Regional Trail Connections through Jeffco Open Space Parks

Bear Creek Trail

The Bear Creek Trail is a natural surface trail within Lair o’ the Bear Park to Denver Mountain Park’s Pence Park. View Bear Creek Trail Map 

Beaver Brook Trail

Beaver Brook Trail is a challenging hiker only trail connecting Clear Creek Canyon Park, Denver Mountain Parks' Genesee Mountain Park, and Windy Saddle Park. View Beaver Brook Trail Map

Black Bear Trail

The Black Bear Trail is a difficult shared-use trail connecting Deer Creek Canyon Park and Hildebrand Ranch Park. Seasonal closure in effect February 1-July 31. View Black Bear Trail Map

Buffalo Creek Recreation Area

The Buffalo Creek Recreation Area includes trails and recreational opportunities within Pike National Forest, and connects to Pine Valley Ranch Park. View Buffalo Creek Region Map

Clear Creek Trail

The Clear Creek Trail is a concrete path along Clear Creek connecting the City of Golden with the City of Wheat Ridge. View Clear Creek Trail Map

Fairmount Trail

The Fairmount Trail is a natural surface trail between the City of Arvada and City of Golden. An access trail to North Table Mountain Park allows visitors to make a trek to the mesa without a car ride from points north and east. While only about three miles long, the Fairmount Trail affords connection with the 14-mile Ralston Creek Trail at Long Lake Park, providing for extended rides through residential Arvada.

The north trailhead is located on 64th Parkway next to the entrance of Arvada Reservoir and Long Lake Park. The south end of the trail can be accessed from Easley Road between Ridge Road and 48th Place.  

Peaks to Plains Trail in Clear Creek Canyon Park

Peaks to Plains Trail in Clear Creek Canyon Park

North Fork Trail in Reynolds Park

North Fork Trail in Reynolds Park

North Fork Trail

The 10.1-mile North Fork Trail originates at the parking lot in Reynolds Park and terminates at the South Platte River, allowing access to the Colorado Trail. View the North Fork Trail Map

Peaks to Plains Trail

The vision of the Peaks to Plains Trail is a 65-mile trail of statewide significance that will serve the 3 million residents of the Denver metro area. The goal is that the Peaks to Plains Trail will one day connect the South Platte Trail in Denver to the headwaters of Clear Creek at Loveland Pass. Once completed, it will connect four counties and seven cities, with a total elevation gain of more than 1 mile. The first portions of the Peaks to Plains Trail in Clear Creek Canyon Park opened in 2016 and 2017, offering four miles of 10-foot-wide paved surface right along Clear Creek. The next step will be continuing the trail east to Golden with the Mouth of the Canyon segment. Learn more about the Peaks to Plains Trail. View the Peaks to Plains Trail Map

Pioneer Trail

The Pioneer Trail connects Bergen Park to Evergreen Lake through Elk Meadow Park. View Pioneer Trail Map