Denver’s trails have been designed for a variety of users. By following simple common-sense rules and showing courtesy to other groups of travelers, you can help keep our trails safe and enjoyable for everyone.
Cyclists must yield to skaters and pedestrians. Pedestrians always have the right-of-way.
All trail users must keep to the right except when passing or turning left. Move off the trail to the right when stopping. When passing, signal to others as you approach so they know to allow you room to pass safely.
Ride according to conditions: traffic, trails, weather, bicycle and fitness. Use caution on hills, under/over bridges, bends, and when the trails are busy. Watch for slippery sections covered by ice, loose gravel or silt. Be sure the trail is clear of obstructions ahead. Ring bell for others where visibility is restricted, such as on hills and turns. Keep dogs on a short leash, and if wearing headphones, use a volume level that allows you to hear what is going on around you.
Look both ways! Bicyclists should yield to through traffic; at intersections; pedestrians have the right-of-way. Pedestrians should exercise caution and be aware of bicyclists' stopping limitations, and should not stop where you are obstructing an intersection.
Where twinned sections of trail exist, use the appropriate trail as posted. ‘Wheels and Heels’: cyclists and skaters on one trail, and walkers and joggers on the other.
Dismount and walk across roadways or other posted locations. Cross only when it is safe to do so.
Do not disturb or feed wildlife. Keep to well established trails to protect habitat. Do not collect plant or animal material.