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Coal Creek Trail

Easy

Trail

11.4 mile 18.3 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 119' 36 m
Descent: -529' -161 m
High: 5,476' 1,669 m
Low: 5,062' 1,543 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (3°)

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Trail shared by Mike Van Abel

An all-weather doubletrack connecting towns of Superior, Louisville, Lafayette and Erie.

Mike Van Abel

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Features -none-

Open dawn to sundown. Non-motorized travel.

Description

This all-weather surface doubletrack follows the coal creek and connects the towns of Superior (and Dirty Bismarck ride) to the town of Louisville and Lafayette and Erie to the east. It's also a key segment of the Rock Creek Farm loop ride. Continuing northeast the trail connects to Erie Forest trails.

This trail was heavily damaged in the 500 year flood in Sept., 2013. Most of the trail has been repaired. Also note that due to construction of Hwy 36, the "Boulder-Denver Turnpike" the trails underpass there is closed (as of fall of 2014). Best way to connect west to the Dirty Bismarck is via the pedestrian overpass at McCaslin Blvd.

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Aug 28, 2019
B V
Aug 11, 2019
Joe Gruba
Erie-Lafayette earlier this summer, Lafayette-Superior today.
Aug 9, 2019
Craig N
Ride this commuter trail several times a week. Pretty flat, beginner trail, rides along a creek and moderately populated. Great trail to get outside.
May 13, 2019
Linda Rhomberg
Jun 2, 2018
Benjamin Miller
Nov 13, 2017
Michael Bradeen
ran in both directions. Lots of traffic
Jun 29, 2017
Jason Cannell
Jun 11, 2017
Jeremy Gillespie
Great little bike trail for families or a quick ride from town to town for a beer. 11mi

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