East-West Regional Trail

3.25 out of 5
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↑ 1,200 ft
↓ 1,200 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
-- "This is the first leg of the East-West Regional Trail that will connect Chatfield State Park with the Town of Parker. The trail winds through grasslands and oak bluffs including thousand of acres of the Open Space Conservation Area."

-- Moderately Easy; some climbing for short distances; elevation change approximately 200 feet. Multi-use: hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking; dogs on leash.

-- Some sections might be considered singletrack although a bit wide for that title in my opinion. Some seciont are crushed gravel while others are dirt trails that wind up and down through hills and scrub brush and some trees.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (12)


May 11, 2016
Review: Good trail for beginners but it does have a few good climbs.

Granny Gear

October 27, 2015
Sandman921 Granny Gear  
Review: This is a great trail I am not in the race shape I used to be in and I am new to the area so I was looking for something I could get my feet wet. The trail is very reminiscent of some of my favorite races from back in the day. Wide open fast with some good little inclines just enough to get your heart rate up but not enough where someone who isn't in elite shape can get up. At any time you can pop off into the highlands ranch back country trail (Which be aware this is for residents only they say you need to present a rec ID if they ask) But I rolled the dice and was met with some very pleasant easy to moderate single track. I really enjoyed it if you need a trail to boost your confidence a bit before you head out to the big boys such as Deer Creek this is the trail for you. Or maybe you want to get your better half's feet wet with some MTB this would also be the trail for you.

Granny Gear

August 10, 2015
drcapo Granny Gear  
Review: Good afternoon burner. Trails are typically empty around lunch-2pm so you can whip it up pretty good without concern about face planting into an oncoming rider.

Granny Gear

August 10, 2015
drcapo Granny Gear  
Review: Good for a quick afternoon burner. Love the easy access to the trails and they are typically empty mid day if you prefer lunch time rides.

Granny Gear

July 22, 2014
Review: I enjoy this trail...it is a good workout. Not really mountain biking as in roots, rocks, drops etc, but some short uphill an downhill sections. The trail is pretty well marked so you don't stray into private HRCA trails or Back Country HOA trails. Watch out for rabbits, snakes, horseback riders, runners, dogs, elk et al. Busy on the weekend, not so busy during the week.

Granny Gear

June 11, 2014
kdooley Granny Gear  
Review: It gets you out and it's close would be nice if it were a little more technical and you could ride the fancy people trails


June 2, 2013
John Fisch Epic  
Review: This is a good path for gettig around HIghlands Ranch and Lone Tree, but not much in the way of mountain biking. Most of it is baby stroller friendly, super groomed wide path. Parts can be very busy with other trail users.


April 25, 2013
Review: We chose this trail to test out my bf's new xt and my new clipless set up. I wouldn't say I am an advanced rider but I'm pretty decent on technical trails and this is not one of them. The East-west Regional Trail is a nice and easy trail, nothing technical other than a few switchbacks. The path is clear and packed with no obstacles in sight. It can be boring for the "advanced" biker. If you are looking for an exciting ride, look elsewhere. But if you are looking for a nice relaxed trail with tons of things to see-- song birds, prairie dogs and bunny rabbits-- LOTS of bunny rabbits, then this is the trail for you.

Granny Gear

November 26, 2012
lamlicke Granny Gear  
Review: Not a particularly technical trail but a great workout non-the-less. Sections in and around Highlands Ranch are more singletrack and sections in Lone Tree are more like a fire road / gravel trail. Grades are challenging at times but still very doable by almost anyone. Not a trail if you are looking to build your technical skills but a great one if you are looking for good aerobic workouts.


June 30, 2012
jkovaly Gramcounter  
Review: I mostly ride this trail to connect with other trails in the Highlands Ranch area; Bluffs, Monarch, Backcountry and Highlands Point all the way to Redstone Park are accessed by this trail. Decent trail, although fairly wide with fake surface in several sections they put down which gets a bit rutted after a few rainstorms.

East-West Regional Trail MTB Trail 3.25 out of 5 based on 12 ratings. 12 user reviews.
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