Bicycling and Jogging
Bicycle Doctor/Edgeworks. This facility just south of downtown repairs road and mountain bikes and rents them for $20 to $70 a day. 860 Broadway, Golden Triangle, Denver, Colorado, 80203. 303/831–7228; 877/245–3362; www.bicycledr.com.
Cherry Creek Bike Path. A well-kept path runs from Cherry Creek Shopping Center to Larimer Square downtown alongside the peaceful creek of its name. Cherry Creek, LoDo, Denver, Colorado.
Deer Creek Canyon. Running through forested foothills southwest of Denver near the intersection of C–470 and Wadsworth Boulevard, the Deer Creek Canyon trail system is popular with mountain bikers. C–470 and Wadsworth Blvd., Littleton, Colorado. www.co.jefferson.co.us/openspace.
Denver Parks Department. With more than 400 miles of off-road paths in and around the city to choose from, cyclists can move easily between urban, mountain, and rural settings. Denver Parks Department has suggestions for bicycling and jogging paths throughout the metropolitan area's 250 parks, including the popular Cherry Creek and Chatfield Reservoir State Recreation areas. Denver, Colorado. 720/913–0696; www.denvergov.org/parks.
High Line Canal. Sixty-six miles of mostly dirt paths through the metropolitan area run along the scenic canal at almost completely level grade. Auraria, Cherry Creek, LoDo, Denver, Colorado. www.denverwater.org/recreation/highlinecanal.
Matthews/Winters Park. West of the city, paved paths wind through Matthews/Winters Park near both Golden and Morrison. It's dotted with plaintive pioneer graves amid the sun-bleached grasses, thistle, and columbine. South of I–70 on CO 26, Golden, Colorado, 80401. jeffco.us/open-space/parks/matthews-winters-park/.
South Platte River. Twelve miles of paved paths run along the river as it heads into downtown. Central Platte Valley, LoDo, Denver, Colorado. www.greenwayfoundation.org.