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Ralston Creek Trail

Easy

Trail

14.6 mile 23.5 kilometer point to point
Paved Path
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 808' 246 m
Descent: -239' -73 m
High: 5,965' 1,818 m
Low: 5,251' 1,601 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)

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Trail shared by jeff parker

A good, if occasionally fragmented, paved bike path connecting Clear Creek Trail to Blunn reservoir through Arvada.

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Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Family Friendly Numerous parks, bathrooms, and parking areas make this route family friendly.

Description

Ralson Creek Trail heads northwest from Clear Creek Trail at Sheridan Blvd through the neighborhoods of Arvada. It passes within a few blocks of Old Town Arvada, providing easy access to shops and restaurants there. Farther west, it passes through parks and near several shopping areas in the suburbs of Arvada.

In its western reaches, it gains a more rural character as it passes through open spaces and some golf course oriented developments. Up to this point it has been flat, but at Tucker Lake and Blunn Reservoir it makes a steep climb onto the bluff, giving spectacular views south over the reservoir of North Table Mountain, Golden, and the Front Range. At CO-93, it begins a switchback descent to the reservoir, the climbs out heading south until it ends at 64th Ave.

Here you can continue south on the gravel Fairmount Trail through Long Lake Regional Park and to North Table Mountain and ultimately (using 1 mile of Easley Road) connect to Clear Creek Trail. Or you can head back east on the 64th Ave bike lanes.

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Climb above Blunn Reservoir on Ralston Creek Trail.
Mar 6, 2019 near Golden, CO
From Ralston Creek Trail towards North Table Mountain and Golden over Blunn Reservoir.
Mar 25, 2019 near Golden, CO
Blunn Reservoir and North Table Mountain from Ralston Creek Trail.
Mar 6, 2019 near Golden, CO
Ralson Creek Trail trees.
Mar 6, 2019 near Arvada, CO
Ralston Creek Trail looking west at the Ralston Central Park.
Mar 6, 2019 near Arvada, CO
Ralston Creek Trail trees
Mar 21, 2019 near Golden, CO

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