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Downtown Denver running? (Read 66 times)


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    I will be staying at the Curtis in Denver.  I'm thinking about a Friday morning run along the Cherry Creek Trail and Colorado Front Range Trail (if Google Maps has the names right).

     

    Is that a safe bet for me not getting lost and getting a few good miles in?  Others I should consider instead?  Sometimes I am directionally challenged.

     

    Thanks!

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    RunningNut


      I'm not from Denver, but thought I would chime in with a feature that the Garmin Connect site just released.

       

      They now offer heatmaps of the most active/popular running areas for various cities. Great feature if you are new or visiting an area to find the hot spots of where people run. Even if you don't have a garmin, you can create a free account

       

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        I think you will be fine with those trails.  I've run them from other locations in Denver and haven't gotten lost!

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          Go down to cherry creek trail......

           

          Turn right and go down to connect into the South Platte river trail......go for MILES!  Easy to do an out-and-back trip.

           

          alternate

           

          Turn left and take Cherry Creek upstream.  It gets awkward if you don't know the arAA as the trail has to jog around the Denver Country Club.  It is a nice trip, but if I didn't know the area at all. I would elect the trip in the other direction.

           

          Have fun.....

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          Run more miles than last year.

            I've got a few runs there logged between 8/6 and 8/10 of last year, though I only logged 6-8 mile runs.  You shouldn't have an issue getting lost.  I didn't enjoy the concrete too much, but it was OK.

             

              I've got a few runs there logged between 8/6 and 8/10 of last year (though I only logged 6-8 mile runs) if that helps you.  You shouldn't have an issue getting lost.  I didn't enjoy the concrete too much, but it was OK.

               


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                Go down to cherry creek trail......

                 

                Turn right and go down to connect into the South Platte river trail......go for MILES!  Easy to do an out-and-back trip.

                 

                 

                 

                That.

                 

                MTA: Wow, that Garmin Heat Map thing is great!

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                  Yep, I lived in Denver for a little while and these were my regular running routes.

                   

                  Go down to cherry creek trail......

                   

                  Turn right and go down to connect into the South Platte river trail......go for MILES!  Easy to do an out-and-back trip.

                   

                  alternate

                   

                  Turn left and take Cherry Creek upstream.  It gets awkward if you don't know the arAA as the trail has to jog around the Denver Country Club.  It is a nice trip, but if I didn't know the area at all. I would elect the trip in the other direction.

                   

                  Have fun.....

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