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Walking Trails

Lafayette Walking Trails

No matter where you find yourself in Colorado, you are likely just steps away from an outdoor adventure. The same is true in Old Town Lafayette. Our city maintains approximately 20 miles of walkable trails that provide connections between our businesses, attractions, neighborhoods and adjacent communities. Here’s an overview of our trail network that is ready to wander:

Waneka Lake Trail: Easy-Walk, Bike:  With trail access to Greenlee Wildlife Preserve and Thomas Open Space Organic Farm. 1.3-mile fitness trail loops around beautiful Waneka Lake. Park access is from Caria and Emma Streets. Wheelchair accessible.

287 Bypass Trail: Easy-Walk, Bike:  2.0-mile hard surface trail follows Highway 287 north of Highway 42 to Baseline Road. Trail intersects the Coal Creek Trail. Wheelchair accessible.

Flagg Park Trailhead: Easy-Walk, Bike:  Horse trailer parking and horse access to Rock Creek Trail.

Rothman Open Space: Easy-Walk, Bike:  2.7 miles of formalized trail that runs north to south from Arapahoe Road over to the Bob L. Burger Recreation Center, and east to the Great Bark Dog Park. Wheelchair accessible.

Outdoor Classroom Trail: Easy-Walk, Bike:  This short, 0.3 mile trail loops around a natural setting that serves as an outdoor classroom. Wheelchair accessible.

Harney/Lastoka Trail: Easy-Walk, Bike:  1.1-mile soft and hard surface trail that loops around the historically significant Harney/Lastoka Open Space and north across South Boulder Road, connecting to Lafayette’s Powerline Trail and Louisville’s Hecla Lake Trail. Connects to the Coal Creek Trail on the eastern and southern sides.

Coal Creek/Rock Creek Regional Trail: A 27-mile trail that extends from the existing Rock Creek Trail, near 120th Street in Lafayette, to the existing trail at Vista Pointe Parkway and Coal Creek in Erie. The section completes one of the last remaining links of a 24-mile loop trail that connects these communities with Louisville and Superior to the west, and Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks.

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