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Cherry Creek Spillway Trail – Aurora, Colorado

Cherry Creek Spillway Trail in Aurora

Cherry Creek Spillway Trail in Aurora

Location: Between Iliff Avenue and East Hampton Avenue in Aurora

Trail Length: About 4.5 miles, in and back trail along a bike/walking path

Elevation Gain: Less than 200 feet

Notable Features: An easy, flat trail that connects up with an entire trail network throughout the Denver area. You’re guaranteed to see prairie dogs, and I once saw a coyote.Just keep an eye out for bikers whizzing down the trail. Despite the name, this section does not have views of Cherry Creek… the name comes from the area being a spillway in case the creek floods.

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Gulf State Park – Orange Beach, Alabama

Lefty the alligator in Gulf State Park

Lefty the alligator in Gulf State Park

Location: Gulf State Park, Alabama

Trail Length: About 1.9 miles, in and back trail

Elevation Gain: Pretty much zero – all at sea level

Notable Features: A relaxing walk through marsh with views of a lake, river and if you’re lucky, an alligator or two.

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