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Cherry Creek Trail

Easy
 3.3 (15)

Connect through Parker all the way to downtown Denver on this paved path.


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Map Key

42.0

Miles

67.6

KM

Paved Path

6,100' 1,859 m

High

5,175' 1,577 m

Low

446' 136 m

Up

1,360' 415 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Description

This is one of the most popular paths in Colorado and is constantly chock-full of runners, walkers, cyclists and everything in-between.

This path follows the Cherry Creek Greenway from Cook Park past Cherry Creek Mall, where it jumps onto the sidewalks around Denver Country Club, then drops below grade along Cherry Creek between the legs of Speer Avenue for the rest of its length.

In the sub grade section there are many fantastic murals and graffiti, user density increases as it approaches downtown, and for the last mile, north of Colfax, bikes are restricted to the west side of the creek and pedestrians to the east.

At Confluence Park, you can drop in at the flagship REI, spend the day at Elitch Gardens amusement park, catch the trolley down to the aquarium, ride down the South Platte Trail to Mile High Stadium, pop over to the Pepsi Center for an event, hit LoHi for eats, or go downtown for all it has to offer.

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Shared By:

jeff parker

Trail Ratings

  3.3 from 15 votes

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in Castle Rock

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#1

in Castle Rock

#986

in Colorado

#9,725

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A number of these little "skinny" features with varying difficulty.
Jul 21, 2019 near Centennial, CO
Riding the Green/Beginner alternate lines on this trail
Apr 24, 2021 near Centennial, CO

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Mar 5, 2021
Michael-James Johnson
3/5/2021 There are some puddles from snow melt in a few sections. I rode from Greenwood Village MTB Parking Lot to REI Downtown 13mi — 1h 30m
Jul 26, 2020
Abner Jimenez
Dec 12, 2019
England
reconnaissance from Smoky Hill group picnic
Nov 24, 2019
PaulFelz Felz
Sep 15, 2019
Katherine Shilling
8.6mi
Jul 2, 2019
Ibrahim S
Sep 13, 2018
Jack Hurney
8mi
Aug 25, 2018
Sean Casselberry
Loops around cherry creek res leads to short single tracks. Get to ride next to the water very pretty. 5.2mi — 0h 25m