Why Cherry Creek Trail is One of the Best Trails in Denver

cherry creek trailExploring the Denver is a rewarding experience, whether you’re on foot, bike, or Segway! When it comes to the path you choose, the Cherry Creek Trail is your best bet. A popular choice among bicyclists and anyone who wants a scenic tour of the city, Cherry Creek Trail passes by numerous Denver parks, landmarks, stores, and more. Lace up your shoes or pump up your tires, and get out and see why it’s one of the best trails in Denver!

Cherry Creek Trail

Cherry Creek Trail stretches well beyond the city limits of Denver, totally nearly 25 miles. However, the most popular section of the trail is the sub five portion in the city. The trail is a perfect option for walkers, runners, and bikers alike. Paved and easily accessible, you can choose to either take a leisurely stroll or break a sweat and get your cardio workout in for the week. Either way, you’ll enjoy some of the best scenery in the city!

As its name implies, Cherry Creek Trail is named after beautiful Cherry Creek which runs through the city. The trail follows the creek as it passes shopping centers, parks, and more. You can find the start of the trail at the junction of the creek and the South Platte River (located in Confluence Park).


One of the things that make Denver special is its city parks and the Cherry Creek Trail will take you to quite a few of them. According to WalkRideColorado.com, the trail runs by Speer Boulevard Park, Cherry Creek Park, Pulaski Park, Four Mile Historic, Cook Park, to name a few.

If you have children with you, take them to the Downtown Children’s Playground! Located near the trail, kids will love the playground sculptures and water fun. Or, head to Cook Park, and enjoy the park’s swimming pool!

Whether you packed lunch, brought a frisbee, or just want to relax, the trail runs by more than enough parks to have fun.

Trail Attractions

You’ll find plenty of reasons to stop along the trail. If history is your interest, check out the  Four Mile Historic House and Park, the oldest house in Denver! Tour the museum and learn more about Denver’s history.

The Cherry Creek Shopping Center is another popular stop along the trail. Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Aldo are just a few of the shopping center’s featured stores. There are also plenty of options for dining here!

If you’re looking for a great place to take a post-date walk near the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, look no further. Whether you just enjoyed a side-splitting play or a captivating musical performance, a walk on the Cherry Creek trail is the perfect way to end the evening.

If you’re planning on taking the trail to its end, you’ll reach Castlewood Canyon State Park near Franktown. Far away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the park offers hiking trails, picnic areas, and more.

Bike Rentals

Biking the Cherry Creek path is one of the best ways to take the trail. Bring your own bike, or rent one from Denver B-Cycle, a great bike-sharing rental company with an abundance of locations throughout the city. Renting their bikes will go easy on your wallet, too: $9 gets you a 24-hour rental! If you’re staying at Castle Marne Bed & Breakfast, guests can rent our two bikes, courtesy of Velowood Cyclery. Learn more about biking the trail on our blog!

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When you want to see the best of Denver while enjoying unforgettable accommodations, Castle Marne Bed & Breakfast is your choice. Rated as Denver’s top B&B, Castle Marne offers its guests not only unparalleled hospitality but an ideal location, too. Our rooms offer great views, private baths, hot tubs, and more. Take the Colonel Platt Room for example, with its covered balcony and hot tub, top-floor location, and private bath. Plus, when you stay with us, you’ll only be minutes from the city’s best attractions, like Union Station, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and much more. Download our free Denver vacation guide to learn more about everything here! Contact us today, online or by calling 1 (800) 926-2763, and start planning your Castle Marne getaway.