Denver, CO: Central

Platte River Trail – Mile High Loop

This is a 17.8 mile paved greenway following a the Platte River, south toward Englewood and north toward Thornton. It is a little more industrial and less polished than the Cherry Creek Trail. There are tons of options for runs in either directions. Here, we’ve mapped out a 4.5 mile loop of some of the nicest sections, starting at Confluence Park (where the Platte River meets Cherry Creek), heading south for a mile, past the Children’s Museum, Downtown Aquarium, doing a ‘loop’ around Mile High stadium (where the Broncos play), and coming back on the eastern side, through Commons Park, passing the Museum of Contemporary Art and Coors Field (baseball), to Cuervahaca Park, paralleling the “LoDo” District. It is possible to continue for miles in either direction, and connect to many other trails. It gets more industrial and a little rougher to the north past Cuervahaca Park. See here for more detail.

Add-On: Our Sloan Lake Park loop is just west. Use anything between W. 17th & W. 23rd Ave.

Essentials
  • 4.5 miles (7.2 km)
  • 100 feet
  • Confluence Park - Speer & Water St.

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Essentials
  • 4.5 miles (7.2 km)
  • 100 feet
  • Confluence Park - Speer & Water St.