Best paved trails in Denver, Colorado

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Explore the most popular paved trails near Denver with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of paved trails in Denver, Colorado
Top trails (10)
#1 - Cherry Creek Trail
Fishback Landing Park
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Length: 12.7 mi • Est. 5 h 26 m
Explore a whole new Denver as you discover hidden parks, ritzy malls, swanky country clubs and a beautiful creekside path. If you haven't seen Denver from the Cherry Creek Trail, you haven't seen Denver. Starting at Confluence Park, on the Platte River Trail, this path slices through the heart of Denver and rambles all the way to Cherry Creek Lake/Reservoir. Along the way, it passes numerous attractions including: - Cherry Creek Mall - Four Mile Historic Park - Denver Sister City Parks - Denver Country Club - Cherry Creek Country Club You will enjoy this trail all by itself or you can ride it as part of the 42 mile Northeast Denver Loop Trail or the Southeast Denver Loop Trail. This trail is one of many beautiful Denver Trails that highlight the charms of the city and introduces you to the distinctive suburbs. It is a cement trail for smooth riding and provides numerous exits to allow access to the city and the many parks that it bisects. Don't fret if you don't have a bike. You can rent one from many locations in Denver.Show more
#2 - Cherry Creek Trail: Hungarian Freedom Park to Commons Park
Hungarian Freedom Park
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 2 h 34 m
#3 - Bear Creek Greenbelt Trail
Bear Valley Open Space
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 22 m
A nice little park with a creek with both paved and unpaved trails, popular for biking and walking. Accessibility: The main trail surface is paved and typically at least five feet wide. The grade is mostly gentle, all estimated 5% or less, so most wheelchair and stroller users will likely be able to navigate this trail.Show more
#4 - South Platte River Greenway Trail East
Fishback Landing Park
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Length: 13.9 mi • Est. 5 h 45 m
A lovely paved path with beautiful flowers and a creek along the way. The rapids by the park are popular for rafting. Accessibility: The trail surface is paved and typically at least six feet wide. The grade is mostly gentle (all estimated under 5%) so most wheelchair and stroller users will likely be able to traverse the trail. Show more
#5 - Denver Highlands to Golden Bike Ride
Denver, Colorado
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Length: 20.9 mi
Though this is a popular bike route through the 32nd St Corridor, it is also an area with lots of cars, so caution should definitely be used. Show more
#6 - Lakewood Gulch Trail
Lakewood Gulch
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 22 m
This paved trail is popular with biking commuters and runners. It connects with the South Platte River Trail on the eastern end and parallels the W light rail line. Accessibility: This concrete, brick, and asphalt trail is estimated to typically be at least 6 feet wide. The slope is estimated to be moderately steep and range from -8% (downhill) to 8% (uphill) grade. There are estimated 8% moderately steep downhill section at about 0.8 and 1.1 miles when going east, or downstream. There are 2 ADA-compliant car parking spots with a striped access aisles at the paved trailhead lot.Show more
#7 - Garfield Lake Loop
Garfield Lake Park
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 22 m
#8 - Weir Gulch Trail
Weir Gulch Marina Park
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 3 h 18 m
A segmented urban trail along the Weir Gulch from the South Platte River to Sheridan Boulevard. Many road crossings are necessary, please take care when crossing. Accessibility: This concrete and asphalt trail is estimated to range from 3.5-9 feet wide. Users have noted that much of the trail is in disrepair, there may be extended portions with an uneven or broken trail surface. The slope is estimated to range from 0-12%. While most of the trail has a gentle slope there is a steep section at Barnum Park at the 1.2 mile mark and returning at the 6.7 mile mark. There is ADA-compliant car parking at the Barnum Park.Show more
#9 - Northwest Open Space Southern Loop
Northwest Open Space
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 20 m
A wonderful open space loop with views of the Farmers Highline Canal and Front Range. Accessibility: This asphalt and concrete trail is estimated to typically be at least 7 feet wide. The slope is mostly gentle and estimated to range from -2% (downhill) to 4% (uphill) grade. There are 8 ADA-compliant car parking spots with 4 access aisles at the large paved trailhead lot.Show more
#10 - Webster Lake Loop
Denver, Colorado
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 15 m