Trails

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Weather alert 3/12/2021: During weather events, DPR Trails staff perform snow removal, however, trail users should still use caution. Cherry Creek Trail is prone to flooding, which could occur as snow accumulation melts. If flooding occurs, crews will continue to monitor trail conditions and address areas that maybe be affected. Please use caution and consider alternate routes.


Trail Rules and Etiquette

For the safety and enjoyment of all users, please follow trail rules and etiquette:

  • Speed limit: 15 MPH (as conditions allow—slow down if necessary!)
  • Yield when entering the trail
  • Yield to pedestrians
  • Do not stop in travel lanes
  • Stay to the right; announce to pass on the left
  • Turn lights on after sundown
  • Always wear a helmet!
  • Do not occupy more than half the width of the trail, either single-vehicle or side-by-side
  • Call 311 (720.913.1311) to report incidents, camps, crashes & concerns


About Denver Trails

Urban Park Trails

Denver offers more than 80 miles of off-street, multi-use trails within city limits. Most trails follow urban waterways, offering safe and scenic routes through various neighborhoods. These trails provide recreational opportunities and supplement Denver's on-street grid bicycle route system.

Snow Removal

Off-Street Bicycle Trails
Denver Parks and Recreation maintains the City’s network of off-street bicycle trails. Any snow accumulation on a trail greater than one inch will be plowed to the channel side (or down slope side) within 12-hours after the end of a snow fall event.  Snow that can’t be accessed by machine will be removed manually. Ice accumulation on the trail will be treated with environmentally safe chemical products.

Snow Removal on Park Property/Other Public Property
Denver Parks and Recreation performs snow removal on park property and select sidewalks, such as bridges and underpasses. Snow is also removed from recreation center locations.


Urban Parks: Trail & Walk Details

Park Loops

Many of our parks have perimeter and lake loop trails to serve as a defined route within the park. Here is a list of some of those loops to help you start exploring our park system.

Park Location Trail Name & Map Length
Berkeley Lake Park Berkeley Lake Loop(PDF, 1MB)
1..0 mile
Cheesman Park Cheesman Park Inner Loop(PDF, 1MB)
1.1 mile
Cheesman Park
Cheesman Park Outer Loop(PDF, 1MB)
1.4 mile
City Park
Ferril Lake Loop(PDF, 1MB)
0.9 mile
City Park
Mile High Loop(PDF, 1MB)
3.1 mile
Garfield Lake Park
Garfield Lake Loop(PDF, 921KB)
0.6 mile
Harvey Park
Harvey Park Lake Loop(PDF, 907KB)
0.4 mile
Huston Lake Park
Huston Lake Loop(PDF, 892KB)
0.6 mile
Parkfield
Parkfield Lake Loop(PDF, 1MB)
1.1 mile
Rocky Mountain Lake Park
Rocky Mountain Lake Loop(PDF, 970KB)
1.0 mile
Sloan's Lake Park
Sloan's Lake Loop(PDF, 1019KB)
2.6 mile
Washington Park
Grassmere Lake Loop(PDF, 1MB)
0.8 mile
Washington Park Meadow Loop(PDF, 1MB) 0.9 mile
Washington Park Smith Lake Loop(PDF, 1MB) 0.6 mile
Washington Park Washington Park Outer Loop(PDF, 1MB) 2.5 mile
Washington Park
Washington Park Roadway Loop(PDF, 1MB)
2.2 mile 

Collector Trails

Trail Name Reach Length
Dry Gulch Trail Sheridan Blvd to Lakewood Gulch Trail 0.8 mile
First Creek Trail High Line Canal Trail to 53rd Ave 2.3 mile
Garland Greenbelt Trail Virginia Ave to Cherry Creek Trail 1.7 mile
Goldsmith Gulch Trail Eastman Ave to High Line Canal Trail (Bible Park) 0.7 mile
Hampden Heights Trail Quebec St to Cherry Creek Trail 2.2 mile
Lakewood Gulch Trail Wolff St to South Platte River Trail 2.0 mile
Sanderson Gulch Trail Wolff St to South Platte River Trail 3.4 mile
Greenway Trail Montview Blvd to Westerly Creek Trail 1.9 mile
Greenway Trail Quebec St to Greenway Park 1.9 mile
Weir Gulch Trail Sheridan Blvd to South Platte River Trail 3.7 mile
West Harvard Gulch Trail Federal Blvd to South Platte River Trail
1.2 mile
Westerly Creek Trail Montview Blvd to Sand Creek Trail 1.7 mile

Local Trails

Trail Name Reach Length
Dry Gulch Trail Sheridan Blvd to Lakewood Gulch Trail 0.8 mile
East Harvard Gulch Trail 56th Ave to Memphis St 1.0 mile
Wagon Creek Trail Tufts Ave to Field Way 1.0 mile


Regional Trail Details

Cherry Creek Trail

Trail Name Reach Length
Cherry Creek Trail 1 Confluence Park (S Platte River Trail) to Colfax Ave 1.2 mile
Cherry Creek Trail 2 Colfax Ave to Broadway 1.1 mile
Cherry Creek Trail 3 Broadway to Downing St (Bike Route D-11) 1.0 mile
Cherry Creek Trail 4 Downing St (Bike Route D-11) to University Blvd 0.9 mile
Cherry Creek Trail 5 University Blvd to Colorado Blvd 1.3 mile
Cherry Creek Trail 6 Colorado Blvd to Holly St (Garland Park) 1.3 mile
Cherry Creek Trail 7 Holly St to Quebec St 1.3 mile
Cherry Creek Trail 8 Quebec St to Iliff Ave 0.9 mile
Cherry Creek Trail 9 Iliff Ave to High Line Canal Trail (Hentzell Park) 1.3 mile
Cherry Creek Trail 10 High Line Canal Trail (Hentzell Park) to Havana St 0.8 mile
Cherry Creek Trail 11 Havana St to Cherry Creek Reservoir Dam 1.1 mile

High Line Canal Trail

Trail Name Reach Length
High Line Canal Trail (GVR) 40th Ave to First Creek Trail 2.3 mile
High Line Canal Trail (GVR) First Creek Trail to Maxwell Pl 2.2 mile
High Line Canal Trail 1 Hampden Ave to Goldsmith Gulch Trail
(Bible Park)
4.7 mile
High Line Canal Trail 2 Goldsmith Gulch Trail (Bible Park) to
Cherry Creek Trail (Hentzell Park)
3.3 mile
High Line Canal Trail 3 Cherry Creek Trail (Hentzell Park) to Parker Rd 2.8 mile
High Line Canal Trail 4 Parker Rd to Havana St. 2.8 mile

Sand Creek Trail

Trail Name Reach Length
Sand Creek Trail (Commerce City) South Platte River Trail to 47th Ave 3.7 mile
Sand Creek Trail 1 47th Ave to Central Park Blvd 1.6 mile
Sand Creek Trail 2 Central Park Blvd to Havana St 1.4 mile
Sand Creek Trail 3 Havana St to Peoria St 1.6 mile

South Platte River Trail

Trail Name Reach Length
South Platte River Trail 1 Dartmouth Ave (South City Limits) to
Evans Ave (Pasquinel's Landing Park)
1.5 mile
South Platte River Trail 2 Evans Ave (Pasquinel's Landing Park) to
Florida Ave (Sanderson Gulch Trail)
0.8 mile
South Platte River Trail 3 Florida Ave(Sanderson Gulch Trail) to
Alameda Ave (Johnson-Habitat Park)
1.8 mile
South Platte River Trail 4 Alameda Ave (Johnson-Habitat Park) to
8th Ave (Frog Hollow Park)
1.7 mile
South Platte River Trail 5 8th Ave(Frog Hollow Park) to
Colfax Ave (Lakewood Gulch Trail)
0.8 mile
South Platte River Trail 6 Colfax Ave (Lakewood Gulch Trail) to
15th St (Confluence Park)
1.3 mile
South Platte River Trail 7 15th St (Confluence Park) to
Park Ave (Bike Route D-7)
1.0 mile
South Platte River Trail 8 Park Ave (Bike Route D-7) to
38th St (Globeville Landing Park)
1.3 mile
South Platte River Trail 9 38th Ave (Globeville Landing Park) to
Franklin St (North City Limits)
1.4 mile