Best walking trails in Broomfield, Colorado

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Explore the most popular walking trails near Broomfield with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of walking trails in Broomfield, Colorado
Top trails (10)
#1 - McKay Lake Trail
Broomfield, Colorado
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 39 m
#2 - Big Dry Creek Trail
Waverly Park
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Length: 11.7 mi • Est. 4 h 48 m
This trail is ideal for exploring the northwestern suburbs of Denver. It runs all the way from Standley Lake in the west to I-25 in the east. Parts of the trail are concrete and the rest is gravel. The whole trail is incredibly level and makes a great family outing since it is superb for pulling a bike trailer or tagalong. Wildlife viewing on the trail includes gophers, coyotes, and numerous bird species with an especially large population of hawks. One of the distinctively inviting features of this trail is the number of connector trails that feed into it. One of the longest and favorite trails to explore off of the Big Dry Creek Trail is the Farmers Highline Canal Trail. Although the abundance of side trails is a bonus feature of the trail, it can also be a bit of a problem. Many people have gotten off the beaten path on their first visit to Big Dry Creek Trail. It's easy to do. Fortunately, the path is fairly well marked, but it's important to pay attention to the signs on your first visit. Accessibility: The trail surface is part smooth concrete and part gravel, typically at least six feet wide, and mostly gentle (estimated under 5% grade). Most wheelchair and stroller users will find this trail navigable.Show more
#3 - Stearns Lake and Rock Creek Farm
Carolyn Holmberg Preserve
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 57 m
Note: As of Oct 15, 2020, a section of the Cradleboard Trail has been rerouted due to eagles nesting. The detour will remain in place until the nesting status of the bald eagle pair is clearly confirmed for the 2020/2021 breeding season. For more information, https://www.bouldercounty.org/open-space/parks-and-trails/carolyn-holmberg-preserve-rock-creek-farm/#detourShow more
#4 - Mower Reservoir via Westminster Hill Trail
Standley Lake Regional Park
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 4 m
#5 - Standley Lake North Trail
Standley Lake Regional Park
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 11 m
#6 - Siena Reservoir Trail
Broomfield, Colorado
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 31 m
There is a trailhead at Siena Reservoir so that no surface road riding is necessary. There's no shade on the trail, but lots of picnic sites with shaded tables for resting.Show more
#7 - Lake Link Trail
Ruth Roberts Preserve
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Length: 10.9 mi • Est. 4 h 52 m
#8 - Big Loop
Broomfield Community Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 56 m
#9 - Ketner Reservoir Path
Kensington Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 27 m
#10 - McCaslin Open Space Loop
Broomfield, Colorado
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 18 m
NOTE: There is no parking at the trailhead.Show more