Biking enthusiasts love Denver. This progressive city has more than 850 miles of paved bike trails connected to hundreds of miles of dirt trails – perfect for mountain bike adventures.
Trails have been planned for all experience levels, so everyone from families to the most experienced bikers can plan a budget friendly vacation.
The Greenway Trail is a 30 mile paved trail along the South Platte River. Most of Denver’s early history was centered in the area, and there are many historical markers along the trail. The trail ends at Chatfield State Recreation Area, a huge park with horseback riding, swimming, and sailing.
The Cherry Creek Trail is one of the most popular trails from Denver along Cherry Creek. The bike path goes directly behind the Cherry Creek Shopping District with 500 stores, galleries, and restaurants.
Four mile House and Historic Park, site of a stagecoach stop and the oldest structure in Denver is a good rest area along Cherry Creek Trail. The trail also leads to Cherry Creek Recreation Area, one of Denver’s largest lakes with camping, boating, swimming, and picnic areas.
Clear Creek Bike Path is a paved, 20-mile urban adventure to Golden, Colorado. Golden was Colorado’s first capital city. The quaint town is filled with Western stores, outdoor cafes, and restaurants. The Miller Coors brewery is nearby.
The Colorado Railroad Museum is just off the Clear Creek Bike Path. The museum displays 50 locomotives and exhibits about the narrow gauge railroads so important to Colorado’s history.
Green Mountain, North Table Mountain, and South Table Mountain are three buttes that offer more challenging mountain bike trails. The trails are rocky and steep, but the view at the top is worth the effort.
Vacation or “stay-cation” Denver biking trails are a bargain. The spectacular views, mild summer climate, and cultural activities make for an unforgettable family adventure.