1. Foothills – Pineridge Loop, Fort Collins
Distance: 7-mile loop
Highlights: Don’t spend time huffing and puffing on this leisurely bike ride. In the foothills of Fort Collins, this beginner trail travels through the prairie, trees and over a small bridge next to the Dixon Reservoir.
2. Gold Run Road, Breckenridge
Distance: 3.6 miles one way
Highlights: If you’re looking for a quick ride through the forest, Gold Run Road is the fun, light-hearted trail for you. Near French Gulch in Breck, this short graveled path journeys through aspen groves that look gorgeous particularly in the fall. It’s so easy, babies could do it.
3. Waterton Canyon Trail, Littleton
Distance: 12.4 miles out and back
Highlights: If you don’t want to travel far from Denver or exert yourself physically, biking a section of the Waterton Canyon Trail offers a flat path surrounded by beautiful rock formations and the flowing South Platte River. Sometimes, you’ll even see glimpses of wildlife such as bighorn sheep, mule deer and even wild turkeys in their natural rocky habitat.