Explore the most popular River 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.

1 month ago

Not a lot to see other than the mountains in the distance with a nice view of Denver. Very flat and can hear the cars zooming by nonstop. It was great coming here to get to do any kind of hike before my flight - beats sitting in the terminal for an extra hour. There is a lookout area but I didn't get to enjoy it since a crew of horseback riders decided to go up there with their horses and take up the area.

Lots of mosquitoes but seen prairie dogs and buffalo and a beautiful view of the mountain range

trail running
2 months ago

Beautiful for fast road running workout

Nice mostly flat trail with Buffalo close by, beautiful scenery & polite park users.

This trail has a cool lookout area where you can see the Bald Eagle nesting area.

A lot people both running and biking, largely millennials/30-somethings, and has the feel of a big city trail that is used primarily for after work runs and bicycle commutes. Can be sketchy in parts if you linger. Pretty sure we saw a guy doing drugs behind a tree.

road biking
6 months ago

Road this trail as a novice. Beautiful trail with a variety of terrain to see, and a nice view of Denver waiting for you at the reservoir. Homeless people do tend to set up camp closer to the downtown Denver area. But, once you make your way further the trail is quiet. I went during the week so I can imagine it would get crowded on the weekend. Happy travels!

Easy trail- we didn’t it with little electric scooters from the convention center to the REI. Round trip takes less than 30 minutes on scooter, perhaps that distance would take 1-2 hours on foot.

The one really cool thing about this hike is at the beginning of the trail where there was a family of prairie dogs (basically groundhogs) with their mounds in a field. Otherwise the hike was meh.

One of my most frequented runs. Good flow of people

trail running
7 months ago

It’s a great trail, but very busy on the weekends and not a lot of shade in the beginning of the day

road biking
8 months ago

What an awesome trail. Great ride and beautiful change of scenery. Entered by Holiday Inn Denver-Cherry Creek rode to the lake, around and back. Approximately 24 miles. Nice, wide path and not much traffic around the lake on a Friday late morning.

Trailhead is right by the busy Pena blvd on the way to the airport. Have to walk about a half mile along the service road until you get to the real trailhead. The actual trail is pretty, not too much shade along the creek and then opens up with views of the mountains in the distance.

road biking
9 months ago

I take it to work from Washington Park. Really great way to bike into the city.


Great Trail.

beautiful trail leading to wetlands trail

With Boba- no shade but nice paved walkway for miles and miles - directions were unclear so park at a meter and bring water

mountain biking
11 months ago

My wife and I have biked this trail a few times and we love it. It really gives you a good and different perspective of Denver. The trail is fairly flat and there is a lot of tree coverage so it doesn't get too hot in the summer. There's also plenty of places to stop and get a bite to eat, drink or just take a rest. The only bad thing about this trail is that once you get close to downtown you start seeing a lot of homeless people near the trail and some are using drugs.

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Great, easy, winding path through a variety of landscapes. Lots of different trails/loops with plenty of signs and maps along the way.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Great area to run. 8 miles around the park Starting at the East entrance. There are a lot of trails in the park and connecting to the park for the long runs. If you're going for a long run or a short run you can find it here. It is also very scenic and has wild life.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Great day, easy transition from farmland to mountains. Helped acclimate to higher elevation. Had two knee surgeries, trail was easy on knees. Loved the view.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Pretty area right downtown for some nature time . One side is for pedestrians and other is for biking and roller blading . All paved . Pretty, clean creek and dog friendly ! Walk alongside the city skyline!

Sunday, March 25, 2018

I walk this trail (and include the wetlands loop) at least once a month, year round. Each season is beautiful in its own way and I love seeing the variety of animals and birds that come with each visit. I've snowshoed here in a foot of fresh powder! It's in the city, but feels far away. To add on to someone's previous post, I believe that no dogs are allowed to protect the wetlands and I have seen a coyote here (and heard many others).

on Cherry Creek Trail

road biking
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Great trail for commuting on bike. Also good for enjoyment through walking, running, and biking.

great place to have fun and camping

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