Denver, CO: Suburbs

Bear Creek Greenbelt/Bear Creek Trail: Sheridan to Lakewood

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The Bear Creek Greenbelt is a series of parks between Sheridan and Lakewood, connected by the Bear Creek multi-use trail. This is a  great spot for a longer off-road run with some greenery and shade. The greenbelt connects four parks, following Bear Creek. From east to west: Bear Creek Park, Bear Valley Park, Bear Creek Greenbelt, and Bear Creek Lake Park. We’ve mapped 5.4 miles of the 8-mile paved Bear Creek Trail, which runs between these three parks. In each park, there are numerous additional paths for running.

A recommended run would be to use the multi-use path for 3.5 miles between Bear Creek Park in Sheridan and Bear Creek Greenbelt in Lakewood, plus additional trails in these parks. For longer, it’s 1.5 miles west to the larger Bear Creek Lake Park, where we have a separate route there on its many miles of trails.

Add-Ons/Nearby: Additional paths in the parks. Also large network of trails and a separate route at Bear Creek Lake Park.

Essentials
  • We've mapped 5.4 miles (8.7 km) of the Bear Creek Trail
  • It's a gradual climn from east to west. 203 feet over 5.4 miles.
  • Anywhere along the greenbelt
  • Each park has an access point/parking area

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Essentials
  • We've mapped 5.4 miles (8.7 km) of the Bear Creek Trail
  • It's a gradual climn from east to west. 203 feet over 5.4 miles.
  • Anywhere along the greenbelt
  • Each park has an access point/parking area