Staying active in Denver is just another part of everyday life, whether that means a morning run through the city or a weekend backpacking trip in the nearby Rocky Mountains. However, if cruising on a pair of pedal-powered wheels sounds more appealing to you than pounding the pavement on your feet, head to the Cherry Creek bike trail in downtown Denver!
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The Cherry Creek Bike Trail: What to Do and See
The Cherry Creek Regional bike trail covers a total of 40 miles, running along Cherry Creek and stretching beyond the city into smaller towns and counties, ending in Franktown. The trail starts in Confluence Park, a beautiful city park in downtown Denver located on 15th Street. Confluence Park is one of the best places to visit in Denver and is home to exciting events and offers great scenery.
From there, the trail passes by several popular Denver attractions, including the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Convention Center, and the Denver Country Club, according to walkridecolorado.com. The trail eventually passes the Cherry Creek Shopping Center, and if you aren’t in a hurry, then you should consider parking your bike and visiting the shops. H&M, Cole Haan, Nordstrom, and Urban Outfitters are just a few of the stores you’ll find here. Also located nearby is the Cherry Creek North Shopping District, covering 16 blocks, and full of wide variety of stores and restaurants.
The Cherry Creek bike path continues on past multiple parks, where you can stop and rest or continue biking and enjoy the scenery. One of those parks is Cherry Creek State Park, a popular place for outdoor activities like camping and boating. Other parks along the trail include Garland Park, Cook Park, and Pulaski Park.
Less than 2.5 miles from the shopping center is the Four Mile Historic Park, home of the oldest building in Denver, the Four Mile House. Take a tour of the house and learn more about Denver’s history, or stop by for of their great events.
The trail also runs by the Cherry Creek Country Club and the John F. Kennedy Golf Course!
The full length of the Cherry Creek bike trail goes well beyond the city limits, but the best of the trail is in Denver. Once you reach Cherry Creek Dam, you can continue on, or turn around. To get a good picture of where the full route goes, check out this Cherry Creek Reservoir bike path map from everytrail.com (you can also download the map to your phone!).
Stay at Castle Marne Bed & Breakfast
Castle Marne Bed & Breakfast is conveniently located in Downtown Denver, and if you ask us (and a lot of other people), our B&B is the perfect place to stay in the city. We encourage our guests to explore our beautiful city, and that includes riding the Cherry Creek bike trail. In fact, we have two bikes available to rent for $15 a day, courtesy of our friends at Velowood Cyclery! After a day of biking the city, come back to Castle Marne and relax in one of our rooms. Amenities include king- and queen-size beds, whirlpool tubs, a private balcony, depending on the room you choose! Contact us today make reservations – we’d love to host you while you’re here. And while you’re at it, download our free Denver vacation guide for all the best things to do and see in the city! Contact us today, online or at 1-800-926-2763 and book your stay at Castle Marne.