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Spotlight on Denver's Cherry Creek Trail

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Mar 26th, 2014

Running uninterrupted from Confluence Park to Highway 86 near Castle Rock, the Cherry Creek Trail is a point of pride, a means of exercise, and a form of enjoyment for many Denver residents. Spanning just under 40 miles (39.79 to be exact), the trail connects several neighborhoods and points of interest, is well-maintained, and provides walkers, joggers, cyclists, and others outdoor enthusiasts with a veritably special vantage point of the great city of Denver.

Recreational Opportunities

Well-suited for a city as fit as Denver, the multi-purpose path can accommodate walkers, joggers, runners, cyclists, and rollerbladers. It is long enough that those who use it can travel just about as far as they want. Hardcore cyclists who want a ride longer than 40 miles and runners looking for frequent scenery changes travel seamlessly between the Cherry Creek Trail and the numerous other recreational paths that connect to it, such as the Platte River Trail.

Ease of Access

The Cherry Creek Trail has dozens of access points. Some of the more prominent ones with parking include the trailhead at Confluence Park off Platte Street, Cherry Creek State Park, and Union Avenue just west of Dayton. If you live in a downtown Denver luxury apartment or any of the neighborhoods along the trail, getting to it should be a breeze.

Cherry Creek Trail Attractions

Connecting 40 miles of Colorado’s most heavily populated region, it should come as no surprise there are plenty of attractions to see along the Cherry Creek Trail. From beautiful parks to upscale apartments in Riverfront Park to fancy shopping malls throughout the Denver metroplex, there is no shortage of exciting scenery along the trail. In the 11-mile section of the trail situated closest to downtown Denver, a cyclist or runner can pass Cherry Creek Mall, Denver Country Club, AMLI Riverfront Park luxury apartments, Four Mile Historic Park, and Cherry Creek Dam & Reservoir. Additionally, trail runners can glimpse stunning views of the Rockies from just about anywhere on the trail.

The Cherry Creek Trail is Denver’s premier multipurpose trailhead, and tens of thousands of Denverites are fortunate enough to have easy access to it from home or work.

We are interested in hearing about what AMLI residents and other Denver readers like most about the Cherry Creek Trail. Do you have a favorite segment? Let us know in the comments.

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