Loveland Trails

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Trail Closures in Loveland

Emerald Glen Trail in Loveland      Recreation Trail through Emerald Glen Natural Area - Wilson Ave. and 43rd St. 

Trail System

Paved Trails

The Recreation Trail System is a 22-mile paved loop trail nearly encircling Loveland. The trail runs through beautiful areas on the west side of town near Wilson Avenue, east along the Big Thompson River corridor, over and under city streets, along irrigation canals, through fields, and north along the west shore of Boyd Lake State Park, then back to the west through prairies and wetlands. The entire trail is open from 6:00 am to 10:30 pm daily. 

Loveland Recreation Trail Sign

Quarter-mile markers are located along a large portion of the trail to measure distance traveled.  These markers begin counting near Wilson Avenue and continue east and around to the Hwy 287 North underpass (near 57th Street).   



Recreation Trail

map of Loveland recreation trail and bikewaysMaps are available to pick up at numerous locations around the city, including the Loveland Visitor's Center, Boyd Lake State Park, Chilson Recreation Center, various Loveland bicycle shops, or at the Parks & Recreation administrative office (500 E. Third St., Suite 200). 

Rec Trail & Bikeways Map (PDF)

Loveland Bikeways & Trails Brochure (PDF)

Regional Trails

Soft-Surface Trails

Trail Closures & Detours

Additional Recreation Trail Resources


The trail is partially handicap accessible from several locations and is designed to accommodate many types of recreation uses.

Be Aware!  Wildlife Near the Trails

Black Bears Rattlesnakes
Bear Alert - Residential
Residential [PDF]
Bear Alert Trail- No Dogs
Trail w/out dogs
Bear Alert Trail
Trail w/ dogs

Rattlesnake Sign

Recreation Trail & Bikeways Map 2017

(970) 962-2727


Parks & Recreation Administration 970.962.2727 Email

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