9 Creeks Loop Trail

9 Creeks Loop Trail Segments

The 42-mile, 9 Creeks Loop includes portions of the Sand Creek Greenway, the High Line Canal Trail, the Cherry Creek Trail, and the Platte River Trail. Encircling metro Denver, the loop passes through urban, suburban, rural, agricultural, and commercial areas. You’ll enjoy walking through the watersheds or creeks of First Creek, Second Creek, Sand Creek, Lee Gulch, Cherry Creek, Dry Creek, Toll Gate Creek, High Line Canal, and the Platte River.

Each segment and details maps can be found in The Best Urban Hikes: Denver.

We’ve broken the 9 Creeks Loop into eight segments averaging about five miles apiece. Feel free to combine segments, break them in half, or attempt the entire loop in a weekend! You decide how you want to walk the 9 Creeks Loop, or if you want, Hire a Guide!

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Read about the 9 Creeks Loop backstory and history below.

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

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Discovering a 42-Mile Urban Hike Through Denver on Trails

Discovering a 42-Mile Urban Hike Through Denver on Trails

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 Range, but those within Denver hid...

Hiking the 9 Creeks Loop–The Backstory

Hiking the 9 Creeks Loop–The Backstory

9 Creeks Loop Invites You (The Backstory!) Getting a chance to walk in my beloved Denver in good conditions on an award-winning trail system must be the luck of a lottery-ticket draw. I can't believe Denver has such a wonderful treasure right under our noses, and so...

Hiking 9 Creeks Loop Overview–How to Walk the 9 Creeks Loop

Hiking 9 Creeks Loop Overview–How to Walk the 9 Creeks Loop

How to Walk the 9 Creeks Loop When walking the 9 Creeks Loop, what should you expect? Where are the facilities? Hotels? Restaurants? Is it safe? Enjoyable? What is there to do along the 9 Creeks Loop beyond walking, biking, or riding? Rule number one, there is no...