At the foothills of the Rockies, the ‘Mile-High City’ is graced by 300 sunny days a year. there’s a great variety of running in Denver. Centrally located, near downtown, there’s the iconic Cherry Creek Path and Platte River trails. East of downtown, we’ve stitched together numerous routes involving City Park, Cheesman Park, and Washington Park and some lovely adjacent residential neighborhoods. Other great places to run in Denver are the Highland area (Sloane Lake, historic neighborhoods), and numerous longer paths and gentler trail running options west of town. We’ve also included some routes in popular suburbs such as Englewood and out near the Airport. As you get into the foothills west of town, there are some great opportunities for trail and hill running, before things get really serious in the mountains.
Runners should be aware of Denver’s combination of altitude and heat. Denver has an improving public transport system (the RTD), consisting of buses and a light rail system. However, the city’s sprawl is vast and you’ll need a car once you get outside central Denver.