Why You Need to Explore Denver on the Cherry Creek Bike Trail

The Mile High City offers an excellent mix of attractions, events, and outdoor activities for all ages. Regardless of where you go or what you see, you need to spend some time reveling in the fresh Rocky Mountain air. You don’t need to go far to experience the outdoors in Denver, especially if you take a ride on the Cherry Creek bike trail! This long pathway winds through suburbs and parks in between downtown and the city limits, leaving plenty of room in between for hours of exploration! Our Vacation Guide is full of more sights, activities, and opportunities to see our beautiful city!

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Cherry Creek Bike Trail Details and Stops

The Cherry Creek bike trail covers a total of 40 miles, running between downtown Denver and Franktown along Cherry Creek. This scenic pathway begins in Confluence Park, which borders the South Platte River and 15th Street. We recommend starting your ride on the Cherry Creek bike trail here, but there are plenty of other parks and small parking lots that you can begin your bike ride on along the way.

From there, the pathway passes by several popular Denver attractions, including the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, The Colorado Convention Center, and the Denver Country Club. You can also branch off from the Cherry Creek bike trail and explore the blocks of neighborhoods in the Capitol Hill District.  

You’ll encounter the Cherry Creek Shopping Center after you venture through the Denver Country Club. This popular mall is one of the best places to shop in town and is a great spot to park your bike and grab a bite to eat in the middle of your ride. Less than two and a half miles from the shopping center is the Four Mile Historic Park, home to the oldest building in Denver, the Four Mile House.

The full length of the Cherry Creek bike trail goes well beyond the city limits, but the best of the trail is in Denver. This is a good turning around point for those searching for a short and relaxing bike trip. If you want more of an adventure, continue heading south for about 10.5 miles to Cherry Creek State Park.

Once you reach Cherry Creek Dam, you can keep riding south on the trail, or turn around. To get a good picture of where the full route goes, check out this Cherry Creek Reservoir bike path map!

Bike Rentals Near Cherry Creek

Finding bike rentals in Denver is easy, especially when they are available at your lodging! Castle Marne offers bike rentals for $15 per day! You can reserve your bikes for the days you want when you book your rooms through our website or over the phone. The Cherry Creek bike trail is only a two and a half mile ride south from our Castle, and there are plenty of restaurants and shops to explore on the way! Denver B-Cycle Station is another great option for conveniently renting bikes. This network of automated bike stations makes it easy to drop off and pick up bikes at various locations around the city. There are several stations along the Cherry Creek bike trail.

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Your Mile High City adventure starts at Castle Marne! Our unique lodging in the Capitol Hill District is the perfect location for those wanting to explore downtown Denver, City Park, and many of the other fantastic things to do in the area. Whether you want to experience the great outdoors in the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Refuge or dine at some of the best restaurants in the Mile High City, there is something for everyone here!

Plan your Colorado getaway today by booking one of our beautiful and historic rooms! We look forward to welcoming you to our Castle!