Trek the Trails: The Best Biking around Broomfield

With the mountains, the city, and tons of natural areas close by, Broomfield has the prime location for getting outside. One of the best ways to explore the scenery? Hitting the trails on your bike!

Since my team is full of Broomfield locals, we can tell you the best spots to explore. In addition to the ones below, check out our biking page for a few of our favorite, more locally based trails and shops!

Interested in local hiking or skiing? We can help with that, too!

Boulder Creek Path

A person on a bike trail looking out onto the waterfront.

Located in Boulder, this 5.5 mile Boulder Creek Path stretches from Boulder Canyon, through the middle of town, to the plains outside of the city. If you’ve never been to Boulder or really explored the area, it’s a great way to see the highlights, like Settler’s Park, Eben G. Fine Park, and Scott Carpenter Park.

Want to make a day out of your trip? Stop at the farmer’s market and browse the fresh food and local goods, then hop on the trail and cool off at the creek.

Poudre River Trail

People biking on a trail.

If you’re down to take about an hour trip from Broomfield, then Poudre River Trail can’t be missed. The 21-mile trail runs from Island Grove Regional Park to River Bluff’s Open Space in Larimer County and features waterfront views of the winding river.

The trail is paved—so you don’t have to worry about off-roading—making it perfect for riders of all skill levels. Keep your eyes peeled, and you might even see some wildlife like deer, moose, prairie dogs, and eagles.

Bear Creek Trail

A view of Denver.

Bear Creek Trail is a little unique in that it stretches from Downtown Denver to the foothills, combining skyline views and scenic natural areas. The paved trail winds for just over 9 miles along the creek front, through forests, meadows, and rolling hills.

Other major spots along the ride include Bear Creek Park, Bear Valley Park, the South Platte River Trail, and a number of local golf courses.

Cherry Creek Regional Trail

A person biking on a trail.

One of the longer trails in the area, the Cherry Creek Regional Trail stretches for 40 miles from Downtown Denver, through the Cherry Creek State Park in Arapahoe County, to the rural Douglas County. It’s almost totally paved, 8 feet wide and fairly flat, but some sections in the more secluded areas are gravel.

The trail is pretty popular and heavily used in the area, and with so many scenic points, it’s easy to see why. Whether you’re looking for views of the Denver skyline or a quiet waterfront escape, the Cherry Creek Trail can take you through it all.

Explore Broomfield with the J.B. Peters Team

Biking, hiking, skiing—Broomfield’s unique location allows easy access to all of the outdoor recreation you could ask for. Browse a few of the area guides we have to offer, take a look at some of our buying resources, and give us a call when you’re ready to find your new home!

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