Larimer County works with municipal and transportation agencies and willing landowners to connect cities and towns with regional trails, also known as shared-use paths. These trails are used daily for recreation and transportation and, in some cases, receive move than 600,000 visitors annually. Regional trails are some of the most popular outdoor recreation amenities in Larimer County.

Regional trails are concrete, non-motorized, multi-use paths connecting parks, open spaces and natural areas with residential, commercial and civic areas. They may be designed for a variety of users including cyclists, walkers, equestrians and inline skaters. These paved trails are also designated for the use of power-driven mobility devices (including e-bikes) that meet the following stipulations:

  • Devices that are not gas-powered
  • Devices that are lighter than 500 pounds
  • Devices that have an outside wheel width that does not exceed the width of the trail
  • Devices that are designed to have a maximum speed of 20 mph or less (such as Class 1 and 2 e-bikes)

Regional trails:

  • Enhance public safety by providing separate non-motorized transportation options
  • Increase cycling and walking by creating safe, fun and easy trails
  • Improve the economy by providing better access to employment centers
  • Improve public health by providing convenient, free, year-round recreation

Regional trails are a high priority for Larimer County. The links at the top of this page will direct you to specific trail projects. The Department of Natural Resources sets priorities for regional trails through the Open Lands Master Plan.