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 SystemLoveland Recreation Trail Sign

Paved Trails

The Recreation Trail System consists of 23 miles of paved trail nearly encircling Loveland and connecting to other regional trails, including Long View Trail and Colorado Front Range Trail.

The main loop trail runs through beautiful areas on the west side of town near Wilson Ave., along the Big Thompson River corridor, over and under city streets, along irrigation canals and the west shore of Boyd Lake State Park and through prairies and wetland meadows.


The entire trail system is open from 6:00A to 10:30P daily. 

Quarter-mile markers are located along a large portion of the trail to measure distance traveled. These markers begin counting at Rossum Avenue and continue east around the 21-mile recreation trail loop.

Loveland Recreation Trail

Trail Sections

  • Big Thompson River Trail (Rossum Drive to South Highway 287)
  • Civic Center Trail (South Highway 287 to Denver Avenue)
  • Boyd Lake Trail (Denver Avenue to County Road 11C)
  • North Trail (County Road 11C to North Taft Avenue)
  • Westside Trail (North Taft Avenue to West Highway 34)
  • Front Range Trail (County Road 11C north to East County Road 30)
  • Long View Trail (57th Street & Taft north to Trilby Road-Fort Collins)

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 

Loveland has more than 20 miles of soft-surface trails in and around Loveland for your enjoyment.

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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