New Trail Connects Erie to Coal Creek/Rock Creek Regional Trail

From email from Boulder County

The south Coal Creek Trail extension to the Coal Creek/Rock Creek Regional Trail is now complete and the Erie segment of the trail is open. Approximately four miles of 8’ wide soft surface trail has been completed between 120th Street in Lafayette and the existing Coal Creek Trail in Vista Pointe (south of Vista Parkway). The Town of Erie partnered with Boulder County and the City of Lafayette to secure a grant from Great Outdoors Colorado for the trail construction project.

The entire Coal Creek/Rock Creek Regional Trail will be 27 miles, connecting the communities of Erie, Broomfield, Lafayette, Louisville, Superior and
Boulder. The final 1.2 mile segment yet to be completed is located near US 36 in the City and County of Broomfield.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new 4-mile trail segment will take place on Wednesday, August 21st at 5:00 pm at the northern end of Majestic
Drive, approximately 0.2 miles north of the intersection of Horizon Avenue and Majestic Drive in Lafayette. Parking is limited; walking or cycling to the
event is encouraged.

See the new Map of the trails

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Coal Creek & Rock Creek Trails just got better!

Hands down I would say BEFORE this extension was even completed that these 2 trails are the best light riding trails around. Beautiful views, mild terrain and light use by other users makes this a perfect ride with the family or winter training trail. If you are ever looking for a trail to take friends on that doesn't end after 2 miles than these are the ones for you!

This trail now allows

This trail now allows complete road-free (ok, some road crossings) travel from Red Hawk Elementary school in Erie to the Dirty Bismark and Dowdy Draw. Maybe not 'extreme' mountain biking, but well over 50-miles of trail access. Good stuff!

Road Bike Friendly

Rode from Vista Parkway in Erie going south about ten miles this morning. Some notes....
* Road bike works fine. A few loose sand/gravel patches, but basically no issues.
* Saw about 30 people (mostly casual cyclists), 40 gas wellheads, 4,000,000 prairie dogs.
* There are 3 easy to navigate swinging gates
* Not much signage yet, but route obvious enough
* Not sure what happens at southern end. I wound up on an old road behind all those new apartments across 36 from Interlocken and carried my bike across the tracks. I'm sure I missed something.