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Old 03-28-2011, 11:33 PM
 
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Hi everyone!
We moved to Louisville this last winter & since then, I've been obsessed with all of these interconnecting trails out here! I like to go running by myself all around & throughout...

How safe are the trails out here? I know there are coyotes & have been mt. lion sightings. Im more concerned w/ attackers in the human form. I'm originally from ABQ, NM; so I have a slight underlining paranoia. I was victim of crime a few times while living there. My husband always makes me run w/ either mase or the dog; but I dont always.

I did read there was a body found in Aug 2010 on/near Coal Creek Trail.
Body found along Louisville's Coal Creek Trail; foul play not suspected - Boulder Daily Camera

Thank you for any thoughts or advice!

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Old 03-29-2011, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Hi everyone!
We moved to Louisville this last winter & since then, I've been obsessed with all of these interconnecting trails out here! I like to go running by myself all around & throughout...

How safe are the trails out here? I know there are coyotes & have been mt. lion sightings. Im more concerned w/ attackers in the human form. I'm originally from ABQ, NM; so I have a slight underlining paranoia. I was victim of crime a few times while living there. My husband always makes me run w/ either mase or the dog; but I dont always.

I did read there was a body found in Aug 2010 on/near Coal Creek Trail.
Body found along Louisville's Coal Creek Trail; foul play not suspected - Boulder Daily Camera

Thank you for any thoughts or advice!


I don't know the exact crime stats, but it's very common knowledge that Louisville is one of the safest Denver metro areas. I am familiar with the Coal Creek Ranch area (have both relatives and friends there)both an exgirlfriend and female cousin of mine have jogged that trail for years without any issues. Be aware of your surroundings, but that area itself really shouldn't warrant paranoia.
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Old 03-29-2011, 08:29 AM
 
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Hi everyone!
We moved to Louisville this last winter & since then, I've been obsessed with all of these interconnecting trails out here! I like to go running by myself all around & throughout...

How safe are the trails out here? I know there are coyotes & have been mt. lion sightings. Im more concerned w/ attackers in the human form. I'm originally from ABQ, NM; so I have a slight underlining paranoia. I was victim of crime a few times while living there. My husband always makes me run w/ either mase or the dog; but I dont always.

I did read there was a body found in Aug 2010 on/near Coal Creek Trail.
Body found along Louisville's Coal Creek Trail; foul play not suspected - Boulder Daily Camera

Thank you for any thoughts or advice!

The death referred to in the above story was thought to be a suicide. I could't find any more about this story; don't remember it, so I'd guess it wasn't determined to be a murder.

Police need help identifying body found in Louisville - Colorado Daily
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Old 03-29-2011, 11:19 AM
 
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I think you'll find this entire region quite safe, especially compared to ABQ, NM, where I've a pal. When I visited him there in 2005, he explained to us the area and its crime issues. NOTHING like that here.

Please consider posting your thoughts on Louisville now that you've been there a while, the readership loves "after action reports" from those who've made a move and have a fresh perspective on a particular city or town. Thanks!
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:59 PM
 
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Please consider posting your thoughts on Louisville now that you've been there a while, the readership loves "after action reports" from those who've made a move and have a fresh perspective on a particular city or town. Thanks!
YES! I'll second that. I love to hear what those more lucky than I have discovered. Makes me work that much harder to get there.
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Old 03-29-2011, 02:11 PM
 
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I use Boulder County trails, including Coal Creek, all the time. I've never felt uncomfortable or encountered anything to fear, other than a couple of memorable bear encounters near Chatauqua in Boulder.
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:36 PM
 
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Default Thx for input!

Thanks for the input guys! I dont feel any paranoia here in Louisville like I did in ABQ (lived there 26yrs). I am aware of my surroundings, but thought I'd ask people who have lived here longer than we have to hear the history. I thought the body found was maybe a homeless person exposed to the cold.

Since moving here to Louisville in Nov 2010...we LOVE it here! With all this open space, you feel out in the country, but 5min away, there's an Albertsons or Target. Very convenient location. 10min from Boulder, 25 from Denver. The people here are super friendly. My daughter goes to a private school for now & we love it; great teachers & profound academics. She will attend the public school next yr & we've heard great things about it too. I've talked to a lot of people here that have been here for decades, so that tells me people come here to stay; not a big turnover in residency. That says a lot about a town. TONS of families w/ kids! Very kid/dog friendly town!!!!!

Cheers!
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