Running through Rock Creek are two fabulous trail systems. The Rock Creek Trail, which I previously blogged about and the Coal Creek Trail. These Boulder County trails actually connect offering hikers an opportunity to spend outdoors. The Rock Creek Trail also connects to the local connector trail Coalton Trailhead.
Coalton Trailhead is massively popular with local mountain biking enthusiasts, providing access to what was formerly known as the Morgul-Bismarck Loop. It’s one of those trails with a legendary history. Back in the day, the trail was part of the Coors International Bicycle Classic. Now with the connection of several trails, it is a ten to thirteen mile loop that includes trails in Boulder and Boulder County. Boulder County and the Town of Superior worked hand in hand to complete the remaining sections of trail to create the loop.
Coalton Trailhead has great amenities. There is plenty of parking that is easily accessible from the traffic circle on McCaslin Boulevard and Coalton Road. You’ll find bathrooms, disabled parking spaces, a picnic shelter and a kiosk stocked with trail information. There are even designated parking spots for horse trailers.
Be sure to use sunscreen on the trail as this is a very exposed trail with gusting winds and plenty of sunshine. The trails are flat and wide, accommodating hikers, bikers and horseback riders. There is something for everybody at this trailhead – whether you are looking for a stroll in sight of Rock Creek (Meadowlark Trail), a hardcore bike ride (former Morgul-Bismarck Loop) or access to Weld County – that’s right, this trail will link all the way to Weld County (in case you are training for an off road marathon).
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Here is a map of Rock Creek showing hiking trail accesses and places to enjoy sports activities.
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