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🚲 Denver’s Bike Paths: A Utopia for Cyclists


photo credit: Meredith Winkelmeyer

With Colorado’s trails notoriously muddy this time of year, ride your bike on Denver’s dry, paved paths.

Given Denver’s reputation for being home to the athletically minded, it should come as no surprise to learn the Mile High City boasts more than 85 paved bike paths!

With the weather slightly warmer on the Front Range than in the mountains, the end of April is the ideal time to explore the following Denver bike paths.

🚲Bear Creek Bike Trail

Bear Creek Bike Trail connects downtown Denver with the foothills of the Rockies. It’s 20 miles long and follows Bear Creek all the way to the town of Morrison, home to Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater.

🚲The Greenway Trail Along the South Platte River

This ride gives you a tour of downtown Denver plus more than 20 signs that tell the area’s history. The path then heads to the calm and tranquil Hudson Gardens before opening into Chatfield State Park

🚲Cherry Creek Trail

The Cherry Creek Trail is Denver’s main cycling artery, connecting Aurora in the southeast with the heart of downtown. From history to street art, it’s a ride you don’t want to miss.

🚲Sloan Lake Trail

Cruise around Sloan Lake for 2.6 miles while taking in great views of downtown Denver.

🚲Clear Creek Trail

This 18-mile ride from North Denver to Golden is among the best road rides in Colorado. You’ll coast through residential areas and along the countryside before entering Golden, home of the Coors brewing factory.

🚲Washington Park Loop

Stay within city limits and make loops around beautiful Washington Parks. This 2-mile scenic ride is popular among cyclists looking for a quick fix.

🚲South Platte River Trail

Stretching from Thornton in the north to Englewood in the south, the 20-mile South Platte River Trail is one of Denver’s most important cycling corridors. If you need to connect to other trails in the city, this is your ride.

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