Centennial Trail is a 14.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Woodland Park, Colorado that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from May until October.
off road driving
Directions from Highway 24: Travel west on Highway 24 to Woodland Park. Turn north on Highway 67 and drive 1 mile to Kelley Road. This is the start of the paved trail but not the trailhead.
Great ride north, killer back south! Trail is paved but that doesn't mean it's smooth! Lots of cracks that make it a bit more challenging on a road bike. If I would do it again, I would start at the lake and ride to town; the hills would be more manageable when your not so tired. Aspens were pretty today and weather was great too.
This is a very easy trail from Woodland Park to Manatou Lake. It does Follow highway 67 so there is a lot of highway noise unless you hit it really early in the morning. The lake is nice with a campground and picnic area and an additional trail around the lake.
There is one point near mile 7 where the trail has you cross the highway along a bridge and then cross back. This might make sense for those on a bicycle but as a hiker/runner, I prefer to be on the left side of the road going into traffic. There is no path through here - you are just on the shoulder of the road. Then at Painted Rocks Road the trail/bike path starts back up.