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green Sand Creek Greenway Trail

Trail

12.9 mile 20.7 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 77' 23 m
Descent: -386' -118 m
High: 5,431' 1,655 m
Low: 5,121' 1,561 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 4% (2°)

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Trail shared by Scott Krankkala

A paved & gravel trail traveling connecting the Highline Canal Trail to the South Platte River Trail

Scott Krankkala

Features River/Creek · Wildlife

Runner Notes

The portion from Havana to Colfax is all gravel to the exception of one section of sidewalk. The rest of the trail is a concrete bike path.

Description

This is a great trail that connects the Highline Canal Trail to the South Platte River Trail. While it is the most popular for cyclists, some portions offer some great urban running. The best portion of trail is the section traveling through Aurora near the Anschutz Medical Campus. From here you can access the Bluff Lake Trail and the Star K Ranch Loop.

There is some construction occurring around this trail, and the detours are poorly or incorrectly marked. Note that near the light rail and the Stapleton Park and Ride, you need to travel beneath Smith Rd and Central Park Blvd (10/15). As long as you stay near Sand Creek, you'll remain on the main trail.

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Mar 25, 2018
Stephen Jones
Detoured south to downtown; um, interesting route through the industrial parks 10mi — 2h 00m

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  3.0 from 4 votes

#3

in Aurora

#18335

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#3

in Aurora

#1,668

in Colorado

#18,335

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