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Coal Creek Anthem Trail

Colorado Front Range Bike Trail

The Colorado Coal Creek Anthem Trail can be started in Louisville, CO on the Coal Creek Trail. It follows the creek through Lafayette and ends up in Erie, CO. For this particular ride, it branches off to the east and ends up in the Anthem housing development in Broomfield. There is very little shade on this ride, so it is best done in the spring, fall, or early mornings during the summer. Wear lots of sun-screen and bring lots of water.

Bike Suggestions for the Coal Creek Anthem Trail Ride

This 18 mile trail is approximately 70% packed gravel, 15% asphalt (lightly traveled roads), and 15% concrete. So if you are riding it on bicycles, I would suggest:

  • mountain bike would be ideal but shocks aren’t needed.
  • hybrid bike with trail tires would probably work just fine.
  • road bike w/ trail tires would not be ideal but could probably suffice.

Other Trails Near Coal Creek Anthem Trail

Boulder to Denver Bikeway

Dirty Bismarck Loop Trail

Louisville Loop Trail

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Suggested Lodging

Louisville, CO has numerous hotels near highway 36 that are near the Coal Creek Trail. Please use the comments section below or the contact link above to suggest lodging, dining, tour companies or bicycle sales/rental/repair facilities that we can add to this trail listing. Feel free to send us your trail photos also. Thanks.

Suggested Dining

Once again, the nearest restaurants to this trail are in Louisville, CO. Some good ones include:
Empire Lounge
LuLu's BBQ
Casa Alegre
Vic's Espresso
Lucky Pie Pizza
Sweet Cow ice cream

Suggested Bike Rental / Repair

Louisville Cyclery off of S. Boulder Rd. in Louisville, CO. Great people, good prices, wonderful service

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  1. Mary Beth Sier

    Anthem housing development is in Broomfield, not Erie

    1. trailsnet

      Good call Mary Beth. You are absolutely correct and the entry has been changed. Thanks for the input.

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