Discovering Denver Parks

Discovering Denver Parks

This easy-to-use, informative, and fun guidebook covers the range of what Denver has to offer, from tiny pocket parks to expansive open space, classic park facilities to conservation zones. It even explores destination parks in the foothills just beyond the city. Each park’s listing includes:

  • Icons for key features: accessibility, kid-friendly, dog-friendly, views, historic significance, public art, gardens, unpaved trails, paved trails, lakefront, riverfront, spray park/wading pool, horseback riding and–because it’s Denver–winter sports.
  • Notes for other major amenities, such as restrooms, shelters, playgrounds, and more
  • Public transportation, driving, and parking directions
  • Details on each park’s history and size
  • History and descriptive highlights such as sledding hills, water features, mountain biking paths, and more
  • Ways to extend your park visit with easy add-on walks or bike rides to other nearby parks or attractions

Discovering Denver Parks will keep families, walkers, dog-lovers, and kids of all ages busy with year-round exploration and fun!

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The Best Urban Hikes Denver

Best Urban Hikes: Denver

When all you want to do is lace up your shoes and get on a trail, turn to these urban walks, which take you through 30 local nature areas with many choices that are just a few minutes’ drive from home. Varying from 2-8 miles, these routes are Denver’s best urban hikes and the trail descriptions are supplemented with maps and anecdotes that invite you to explore.

Want a longer hike without having to jump on I-70? You’ll find special coverage of Denver’s 9 Creeks Loop, a 41-mile trail system that circles Denver’s core via the Sand Creek Greenway, High Line Canal, Cherry Creek Trail, and Platte River Trail. You’ll even discover little known trails and parks most books don’t cover. The author has hiked each trail, narrowing down the hundreds of miles of choices in Denver’s Regional Trail system to these 30 best options.

No need to buy special shoes or gear. Just grab your water bottle, your walking shoes, and a snack. Pick one of these easily accessed trails, follow the directions to park, and get out of your car in less than 5 minutes. What are you waiting for?

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Walking Denver's Neighborhoods 2nd Ed

Walking Denver’s Neighborhoods: From Athmar Park to Windsor, 2nd edition

Denver, a great city to walk, has 78 neighborhoods just waiting for you to explore. From Athmar Park to Windsor, come read the short histories of each neighborhood, see pictures that invite you to walk, and then read the routes. With an interactive map for each neighborhood, you’ll find routes and turn-by-turn directions for walking all 78 neighborhoods.

Organized alphabetically, enjoy Denver from a pedestrian point of view. Each map offers a safe, enjoyable walk through the major landmarks and parks of each neighborhood. Learn about Denver on foot, get some exercise, and really get to know this fabulous city. With 78 neighborhoods to choose from, walk one or walk them all! This is a perfect book to set up as a challenge. Walk one neighborhood a week for more than a year, one neighborhood a day throughout the summer, or one every day until you’re done. No matter how you tackle the book, you’ll experience all that Denver can offer by foot. 


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There are hundreds of ways to "do the High Line" or "do the 9 Creeks" on foot. Both are easy to walk, but they can be hard to navigate. Hire yourself a guide, and you'll have a better chance of completing all 71 miles of the High Line or all 42 of the 9 Creeks.

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*Note: There is no camping along the High Line nor the 9 Creeks, although camping in Denver is available, but not off the trail.

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