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Map of Accessible Colorado Trails

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  Feature Venue Suitability Trailhead Location Comments Access Website
1 Bear Lake Rocky Mountain National Park ADA accessible hiking, restrooms. 40.3122 N,105.6462 W A .5 mile paved loop around a beautiful (and very popular) mountain lake. ACCESS WEBSITE
2 Beaver Boardwalk Rocky Mountain National Park Hike. 40.399036 N, 105.641056 W Short boardwalk through a pond with parking alongside it on Trail Ridge Road. ACCESS WEBSITE
3 Campground Trail Cherry Creek SP Hike-ADA accessible. 39.650498, -104.846992 Length: .89 miles paved. Access location at swim beach parking taking Tower Loop a short distance South to Campground Trail ACCESS WEBSITE
4 Canyon View Nature Trail Castlewood Canyon SP Hike-ADA accessible. 39.330109 N,104.737569 W Total distance: 1.2 miles paved. ACCESS WEBSITE
5 Cherry Creek Trail Cherry Creek SP Hike, camp, fish, ADA accessible. 39.636416 N, 104.873303 W Length: 4.75 miles within park boundaries, ADA accessible. Park at Cottonwood Parking and head either NW or SE to reach the park boundaries.   WEBSITE
6 Coyote Trail Rifle Falls SP Hike, camp, fish, restrooms. 39.631793 N,107.735112 W This unpaved trail is 1.5 miles one way. Enter Rifle Falls State Park then consult the map at the ACCESS link to reach parking and the trailhead. ACCESS WEBSITE
7 Coyote Valley Trail Rocky Mountain National Park Hike. 40.345775 N 105.858162 W Two miles one way. Follows the bank of the Colorado River with views of the Never Summer Mountains. ACCESS WEBSITE
8 Equestrian Loop Trail Chatfield State Park Hike, camp, fish. Chatfield Stables, 11500 Roxborough Park Rd, Littleton, CO 80125 3.2 miles non-paved. Access location is the trailhead at the Chatfield Stables parking lot. Chatfield Equestrian Loop is trail 16 on the ACCESS link map. ACCESS  
9 Fountain Creek Regional Trail Fountain Creek Regional Park Hike. 38.776329 N, 104.780986 W "In dry conditions, most of this trail is handicapped accessible." ACCESS WEBSITE
10 Fountain Valley Trail Roxborough SP Hike 4751 East Roxborough Drive Roxborough CO, USA "The half-mile Fountain Overlook trail affords a spectacular view of rock formations. Most wheelchairs can ride the Fountain Valley Trail with little or no difficulty during good weather conditions. Trail is not paved.Generally the trails are open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the summer and 8 a.m. to 5 in the winter." ACCESS WEBSITE
11 Fowler Trail Eldorado Canyon SP Hike. 39.929521 N, 105.290136 W "Fowler Trail is an easy trail that provides a great place to watch rock climbers or simply enjoy dramatic views of the canyon. the trail is .7 miles (one way) to the park boundary. the first half of the trail is wheelchair accessible." ACCESS WEBSITE
12 Fraser River Trail Unknown Hike. Fish (accessible?). 78967 US-40, Winter Park, CO 80482 This 6.3 mile trail runs alongside US 40. You may see wildlife, possibly a moose. Access location is for the visitor center. ACCESS WEBSITE
13 Frisco-Farmers Korner Recreation Trail Summit County Open Space and Trails Department Hike. Dickey Day Use Area / Trailhead, Dillon, CO “This is a paved greenway trail separated from traffic that runs from Frisco, and heads toward Breckenridge” It’s an easy segment of the Dillon Reservoir Loop. ACCESS WEBSITE
14 Glenwood Canyon Bike and Pedestrian Path Colorado Department of Transportation Hike, fish (accessible?), restrooms (accessible?). 709 E 6th St, Glenwood Springs,CO, USA A gentle paved trail following the Colorado River between Glenwood Springs and Dotsero over 16 miles in length. Reportedly there are plenty of resting areas, as well as picnic sites, restrooms and fishing access points but we have not verified these are accessible. ACCESS WEBSITE
15 Lilly Lake Trail Rocky Mountain National Park Hiking, fishing. 40.306666 N 105.538180 W A level packed one mile gravel trail encircles the lake featuring educational exhibits and a fishing dock. ACCESS WEBSITE
16 Narrow Gauge Trail Jefferson County Open Space Hike, fish. 39.407768 N, 105.346960 W "Gaining only 200+ feet in elevation, the Narrow Gauge Trail is in Pine Valley Ranch Park, a beautiful open space near the mountain community of Pine, Colorado. The trail follows the north bank of the North Fork of the South Platte River, through pine forests and open meadows. The 2-mile trail is out and back but does link to other trails in the park." Accessible fishing docks are available along the trail.. ACCESS WEBSITE
17 New Santa Fe Regional Trail El Paso County Park System Hike. 40 County Line Rd, Palmer Lake, CO 80133 A 14 mile trail. Note the stretch shown in the ACCESS link is only a segment of the trail. Also, we have no parking sugestions we can verify. ACCESS WEBSITE
18 Perkins Central Garden Trail Garden of the Gods Accessible hiking and restrooms. Garden of the Gods, Main Parking Lot, Juniper Way Loop, Colorado Springs, CO An accessible, wide, concrete path, 1 1/2 mile total including a loop with two spurs. Access the Perkins Central Garden Trail from the main parking lot. It provides viewing of many of the prime formations in the garden. ACCESS WEBSITE
19 Piney Creek Trail Cherry Creek SP Hike-ADA accessible. 39.604552 -104.753469 Length: .38 miles paved. ACCESS WEBSITE
20 Poudre River Trail Poudre Trail Organization Hike. Fish (accessible?). 1250 D St, Greeley, CO 80631 "The Poudre River Trail tracks a 21-mile, scenic course along Cache la Poudre River between Windsor and Greeley. The paved trail is ... wide with gently grades ... passing through several parks and natural areas, the trail offers plenty of recreational opportunities, including wildlife watching, fishing and picnicking." The given access location is the Island Park Grove trailhead. Note there are many trailheads where you can put in—check the ACCESS link. ACCESS WEBSITE
21 Saint Vrain Greenway City of Longmont Hike. 40.168981 N 105.136138 W "The (eight mile) St. Vrain Greenway begins in Golden Ponds Park and travels east along the creek for more than half its distance. At the park, watch for the bald eagles, wood ducks, great blue herons and Canada geese that call the area home. " Check the ACCESS link for options where to put in. ACCESS WEBSITE
22 Sensory Park Northglenn Northglenn Parks and Planning Picnic shelters, accessible play. 39.908957 N 104.983621 W A highly accessible two acre playground for kids with special needs or parents with accessibility requirements to play with children. Adjacent to Webster Lake. Sensory garden is planned. Parking access cited is to the east side of the park.   WEBSITE
23 Shop Creek Trail Cherry Creek SP Hike-ADA accessible. 39.632178 N, 104.835458 W Length: .47 miles paved. Take Cherry Creek Greenway a short distance east to connect to the Shop Creek Trail. ACCESS WEBSITE
24 Sprague Lake Trail Rocky Mountain National Park Hike. 40.32042 N, 105.6078 W A .85 mile loop around mountain lake. ACCESS WEBSITE
25 Streamside Trail Eldorado Canyon SP Hike-partially ADA accessible. 39.931826 N,105.280832 W This is an easy half-mile hike (one way) along South Boulder Creek. The first 300 feet are wheelchair accessible. The trail dead-ends at the base of the West Ridge. ACCESS WEBSITE
26 Ten Mile Canyon National Recreation Trail Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Hike. 39.574993 N 106.110801 W "Paved off-road route through spectacular mountain scenery. The trail runs for 22 miles between the town of Frisco and Gore Creek Campground on the White River National Forest just outside of Vail.' ACCESS WEBSITE
27 Tundra Community Trail to Toll Memorial Rocky Mountain National Park Hike. 40.411723 N, 105.732636 W Short walk to the Roger Toll Memorial. ACCESS WEBSITE
28 Visitor Center Nature Trail Golden Gate Canyon SP Hike, camp, restrooms. 39.831136 N, 105.410278 W A short interpretive hike behind the Visitor Center, identifying the different plants at Golden Gate. ACCESS WEBSITE
29 Visitor Center Trail Trinidad Lake SP Hike, camp, fish, ADA accessible. 37.145409 N, 104.570418 W Connects interpretive features that include an overlook, Native American archeological site, an horno, a watchable wildlife kiosk and a wayside exhibit on the Santa Fe Trail. Designed for those with special needs and very nice. Enquire at the visitor center about the location of thetrail. ACCESS WEBSITE
30 Wilderness on Wheels Boardwalk Wilderness on Wheels Hike, camp, fish. Restrooms. 39.455244 N,105.713991 W A mile-long boardwalk along a trout stream. Designed for those with special needs and very nice. Check out their camping and fishing options. ACCESS WEBSITE
31 Yampa River Core Trail City of Steamboat Springs Hike. 40.49358 N 106.85055 W A seven mile trail along the Yampa river that passes through Steamboat Springs and various parks. ACCESS WEBSITE

Legend

The columns of this table contain the following information:

  • Row Number. The numbered markers on the map correspond to numbered rows of the table. There are a few rows on the table that do not appear on the map because they fall outside the boundaries that can be displayed. Such unmatched rows are highlighted in orange.
  • Feature. The name of the feature, such as a trail, lake or campground. The associated link brings up a Google Map that shows how to reach a trailhead or otherwise gain access to that feature.
  • Venue. The name of the park or other entity that owns and manages the feature.
  • Suitability. Keywords that indicate how people with special needs can use this feature: hike, camp, fish or restroom.
  • Comments. Supplemental information about this particular feature.
  • Location. A street or GPS address that provides a point of access (such as a trailhead) for the feature. This may be one of multiple trailheads. The access locations we provide are known to Google Maps and can be used for route planning. Unfortunately in a couple cases Google Maps doesn't know about local roads that provide direct access to the trailhead, in which case we provide clarification in the comments.
  • Access. A link that provides a map or other information about how to reach and/or navigate the trail.
  • Website. A link to a homepage or other general information for that venue.

Not all these sites are officially ADA accessible, but with care you can generally navigate them using wheelchairs or walkers. Be forewarned though, this guide is meant as a point of departure only in your planning. Please investigate current conditions and verify the intended destination suits your needs and abilities. Be prepared!