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Sand Creek Greenway Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 2.8 (5)

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


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12.9

Miles

20.7

KM

Point to Point

5,431' 1,655 m

High

5,121' 1,561 m

Low

77' 23 m

Up

386' 118 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

4%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Unknown

Features River/Creek · Wildlife

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 hiking. 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.

Shared By:

Scott Krankkala

Trail Ratings

  2.8 from 5 votes

#3

in Aurora

#28518

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  2.8 from 5 votes
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#3

in Aurora

#2,422

in Colorado

#28,518

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Most of the trails are packed gravel, but this part is just packed sand.
Apr 8, 2017 near Aurora, CO
Sand Creek Greenway Trail is pleasantly surfaced with fine gravel, making it easy on both your and Fido's feet.
Apr 8, 2017 near Aurora, CO
Crossing Sand Creek
Sep 21, 2015 near Aurora, CO
Paved portion of the Sand Creek Trail.
Oct 9, 2015 near Commerc…, CO
Sand Creek Greenway Trail is made of lightly packed gravel.
Apr 8, 2017 near Aurora, CO

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