Cherry Creek Trail

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The Cherry Creek Trail is a picturesque 40-mile route that begins in downtown Denver and connects Parker, Centennial and Franktown. This paved path begins near the Platte River Trail and Confluence Park, which marks the area where a gold discovery in 1858 led to the founding of the city. Trail-goers will journey southwest, paralleling Cherry Creek, through urban landscapes and parks and into the suburbs. Highlights of the route include the Cherry Creek Shopping District and Four Mile House and Historic Park, where one can learn about Denver's early pioneers. The trail ends in a wooded, hilly area south of Denver, near the scenic Castlewood Canyon State Park in Douglas County.

Parking and Trail Access

Begin at Confluence Park off of Water St. near 15th St. Also accessible from Cherry Creek State Park on Union Ave, west of Dayton, and many points along the way. There is, as of this writing, one section that is on-road: from south of Cherry Creek Reservoir in Cherry Creek State Park, you must detour at E. Caley Ave., west to Blackhawk, south on Jordon Road, east along Arapaho Road -- you'll want to use sidewalks here -- then the trail begins south of Arapaho Road east of Jordon (approximately 1/2 mile).


My favorite bike ride!

   November, 2014 by todoakai

Love, love this ride! It is beautiful! There have been many improvements on the south side of this trail. We love it and want to ride down there more often. When is the detour going to be eliminated? Leaving the park to ride on the side walk, then more

First time on this trail great ride

   August, 2014 by amartel64

Definitely enjoyed this trail. I look forward to biking another leg soon. Very clean and not too much traffic read more

Cherry creek trail is lovely

   July, 2014 by jdkonline

gorgeous and well-made and perfect for getting around and seeing Denver and environs without watercourse eye view. And no worrying about any cars or missed directions - really well protected urban trail - blossoming! read more