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Big Dry Creek Trail

Escape the bustling Westminster cityscape on the serene Big Dry Creek National Recreation Trail. Winding through neighborhoods, parks, and commercial areas, the trail was initiated in 1989 across 4 acres.
Today, it flourishes within a 700-acre open space, earning National Recreation Trail status in 2003.
Perfect for Newbie Bikers and Hikers
Big Dry Creek National Recreation Trail winds through Adams and Jefferson counties, attracting hikers, bikers, roller skaters, and nature enthusiasts.
Stretching 9.5 miles from Standley Lake trailhead to Interstate 25, this fitness-focused route remains relatively level, …


Breckenridge Troll Trail

The Breckenridge Troll, an art installation beloved by many, stands as one of Colorado’s most renowned artistic marvels.
Crafted by the talented Danish artist Thomas Dambo, this 15-foot wooden sculpture has captured the hearts of visitors and locals alike. Nestled within the forest, a mere mile away from the road, this enchanting creation named Isak Heartstone is easily accessible and an essential stop for anyone exploring Breckenridge.
Origin of the Sculpture
Isak Heartstone came into existence in 2018, brought to life as a captivating exhibit for the Breckenridge International Festival of Arts. Thomas Dambo, …


Barr National Recreation Trail

The Barr Trail, a renowned 13-mile backcountry trail, earned its distinguished recognition as one of America’s notable National Recreation Trails back in 1979.
You can embark on this immersive journey starting from Ruxton Avenue in Manitou Springs, conveniently situated on US Route 24. Be prepared for an exhilarating adventure that will take around 8 hours to complete at a brisk pace.
Designed for Hiking Adventures
Setting off from the trailhead, you’ll experience a rapid elevation gain as you ascend Mount Manitou. The initial three miles are marked by intense inclines featuring numerous switchbacks and …