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. 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
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.
North Fork Trail
Peaks to Plains Trail
The vision for the 65-mile-long Peaks to Plains Trail is that it will one day connect the South Platte Trail in Denver to Loveland Pass and then westward all the way to Glenwood Springs. The significance of this trail has been recognized by Governor John Hickenlooper and he included it as part of the Colorado’s 16 - Colorado the Beautiful initiative that identifies the highest priority trail projects in our state. The 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. Follow progress on the Peaks to Plains Trail blog
View the Peaks to Plains Trail Map
The Pioneer Trail connects Bergen Park to Evergreen Lake through Elk Meadow Park. View Pioneer Trail Map