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Road Detours & Closures

Please ride carefully — bike lanes, roads and trails may be closed for construction, weather, permitted events or emergencies.

Always be aware of your surrounding and follow all posted signage.

Current Notices

Special Events: Downtown Denver

There are several locations in the downtown Denver area commonly used for permitted special events that may require bike lanes and traffic lanes to be closed. See details below for the recommended bicycle detours when event-related closures are in effect. 

During closures to Bannock Street:

Bicyclists heading into Downtown Denver are advised to avoid this segment of Bannock and travel Cherokee Street from 11th or 12th Avenue to cross W. Colfax Avenue and access the 15th Street protected bike lane in Downtown.

Bicyclists leaving Downtown Denver are advised to utilize Delaware Street to cross W. Colfax Avenue and access either 11th or 12th Avenues toward Bannock.

During closures to 14th Avenue:

Bicyclists are encouraged to utilize the bicycle lanes along 11th Avenue for destinations east and west of this segment of roadway.

To access Downtown destinations from the west, bicyclists are advised to use the bike lanes along Galapagos Street – which becomes Welton Street north of W. Colfax Avenue. Alternatively, bicyclists travelling from the west may use 11th Avenue to Cherokee to arrive at Downtown destinations.

To access Downtown destinations from the east, bicyclists are advised to travel north to access on bike lanes along 16th Avenue or 11th Avenue.

Bicyclists travelling on the Cherry Creek bike path who want to access Downtown destinations are encouraged to use the bike exit ramp from the trail at 11th Ave and may use Cherokee to access downtown. 

During closures to Arapahoe Street:

Bicyclists are encouraged to use the shared right travel lane along 19th Street to access the buffered bike lane along Champa towards 15th Street. Bicyclists can use the protected bike lane along 15th Street to return to Arapahoe Street.

On weekends, 16th St is available for bicycle travel which may also be utilized for this special event detour.

During closures to Glenarm Place:

Bicyclists are encouraged to use the bike lanes along Welton for traveling northeast into Downtown and the bike lane and shared right travel lane along Tremont Place to travel southwest out of Downtown.

On weekends, 16th St is available for bicycle travel which may also be utilized for this special event detour.

Trail Detour Notices from Parks & Recreation

Denver Trail Detours

S. Quebec - E. Jewel Ave. 

February 19 - early March 2020: A gas line replacement project will close Cherry Creek Trail from South Quebec Street upstream to past East Jewel Avenue. A detour will be in place starting 2/19/2020 through early March 2020. Please follow the signed detour and use caution while traveling through the work zone.


Monaco Parkway

As of March 11, 2020: Trail reopened - Rain over the past weekend caused high enough flows to break up the beaver dam and warm weather melted ice, enabling trail crews to clean the trail and remove the detour.

As of January 10, 2020: The Cherry Creek Trail at Monaco Parkway is closed UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE due to flooding as the result of a beaver dam. Short-term flood mitigation strategies have been evaluated and determined to have too great an impact on the beaver lodge and family at this time.

Discussions with the Mile High Flood Control District on a permanent long-term solution have begun. The goal is to improve trail design and the ability for wildlife and trail users to coexist in this area which is low-lying, making it both prone to flooding and an attractive habitat to beavers.

In the meantime, trail users should exit at Monaco and use the crosswalk at Cherry Creek Dr. N. Apologies for the inconvenience and thanks for your patience as we work to resolve this issue as quickly as possible. 

Learn more about urban wildlife.


E. Iliff Ave. to S. Quebec St. 

Beginning July/August 2019: Concrete Express will begin construction of the Cherry Creek Corridor Improvements Project. Work will occur in and along Cherry Creek  and is anticipated to last approx. 2 years. 

The work includes stream improvements, site grading, revegetation and recreational-use trails. Trail detours are anticipated to begin Fall 2019-- please check back for more details as they become available. 


Additional Cherry Creek Trail information

October 7 - November 7 | S Parker Rd. to S. Havana St:
Contractors working for the City and County of Denver will be preforming maintenance work on trees along the High Line Canal Trail from S. Parker Rd. to S. Havana St. October 7 through November 7, 2019. The work will take place Monday through Friday only. The trail will remain open but please use caution when crews are in the area and obey all posted signs and flagger instructions. Thank you for your patience during the project.

Additional High Line Canal Trail information

Quebec to Central Park Blvd.

Beginning June 17, 2019: A water quality construction project requires heavy-duty equipment that cause safety risks for trail users. Work is expected to last through the summer and early fall. Therefore, trail users will be routed north along 40th Ave; through the Northfield shopping area; and then south back to the trail.  The trail is anticipated to reopen in March 2020. Thanks for your patience and apologies for the inconvenience! 

Dec. 12-20, 2019 | Carpio Sanguinette Park

Metro Wastewater’s interceptor repair project requires a short detour off the paved trail onto a crusher fine side path at Carpio Sanguinette Park on the northern section of the South Platte River Trail. Please use caution in the work zone and follow signs and instructions while traveling through the detour. Thank you for your patience during the detour which is scheduled from 12/12/2019 through 12/20/2019.

View the detour map (PDF)