Denver Regional Trails

The Denver Regional Trail network spans hundreds of miles within metro Denver. Find more information about some of the major trails within the Denver Trail Network below.

Denver Colorado Trail Map

From nature walks to neighborhood history, urban hiking and walking in Denver allow you to choose the path that suits your goals, personality, and location. The City and County of Denver maintains over 80 miles of urban trails throughout Denver and hundreds of miles of sidewalk, some following along waterways like the Cherry Creek or Platte River.

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9 Creeks Loop

9 Creeks Loop

The 9 Creeks Loop connects the four great regional trails of Denver and creates a 42-mile adventure through urban, rural, suburban, and metro Denver.

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Bear Creek Trail

The Bear Creek Trail, at 14.5 miles, is paved the entire way and is relatively flat on its eastern end. The western end rises into Morrison. It meanders through neighborhoods from Sheridan to Morrison along the Bear Creek and intersects with the South Platte River Trail and the Mary Carter Greenway.

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Bear Creek Trail
Cherry Creek Trail

Cherry Creek Trail

This 42-mile paved trail expands across Denver borders into surrounding communities of Aurora, Parker and Franktown. The Denver portion follows the Cherry Creek from where it crosses the High Line Canal to the Platte River at Confluence Park. Look for Denver Urban Arts’ pieces along its banks.

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First Creek at DEN Trail

Going west into the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge along a 4-mile round-trip dirt trail or east under the A-Train rail tracks along 4-mile round-trip concrete path, this 8-mile round-trip trail starts you in the middle and you work your way east or west through the Great Prairie and near bison or airplanes.

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First Creek at DEN Trail
Highline Canal Trail

High Line Canal Trail

The High Line Canal and its Trail, at 71 miles long, run from Waterton Canyon to Green Valley Ranch, just south of Denver International Airport. Zigging, curving, and zagging, the trail of asphalt, concrete and soft surface, meanders through urban, rural, and suburban metro Denver. Only falling 200 feet over its entire length, the trail is relatively flat and easily traversed by walkers, hikers, rollers, and bikers.

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Sand Creek Greenway Trail

The Sand Creek Regional Greenway traverses 14 miles along and over some of the major byways and highways of North/Northeast Denver/Northwest Aurora. Yet the entire time you’re enjoying the trail, you’ll enjoy wilderness in the city.

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Sand Creeks Trail
South Platte River Trail

South Platte River Trail

The South Platte River traverses many miles along the South Platte; the Denver portion spans 18 miles along paved pathway passing historic rodeo sites, the origin of Denver’s founding, Confluence Park, and other cultural designations. It connects with the Clear Creek Trail, the Sand Creek Greenway, the Cherry Creek Trail, and the Mary Carter Trail, among others.

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The 42-mile Hiking Loop Around Denver, Segment 8, The End

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The 42-mile 9 Creeks Loop Around Denver (Segment 8) The 9 Creeks Loop is a 42-mile hike that physically circles the city of Denver on trail. It uses a combination of 4 regional trails to lap the city. I have broken the 42 miles into...

Discovering a 42-Mile Urban Hike Through Denver on Trails

Discovering a 42-Mile Urban Hike Through Denver on Trails

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Discovering a 42-mile Urban Hike Through Denver on Trails When I first arrived to Denver, I took out a Denver Trail Map and googled info about Denver's trails. There wasn't much. I found lots of information about trails on the Front...

Hiking Sand Creek Greenway Segment 4 Mile by Mile

Hiking Sand Creek Greenway Segment 4 Mile by Mile

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Leaving the Denver trail head, you'll meander along Sand Creek right next to I270, but you'd never know it. You'll see some interesting flood control infrastructure, pass by the historic Danish pig farm lots, pass the stormwater...