South Platte River Trail

South Platte River Trail, Denver: Address, Phone Number, South Platte River Trail Reviews: 4/5

South Platte River Trail
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Bryan K
Tampa, FL182 contributions
See Denver from a new perspective
Jul 2021
It's a blast to see the city from a unique perspective. The trail follows the river for miles, and it connects to other trails giving endless possibilities for riding. Accessible from just about any point in the city, you'll get a feel for Denver, and there are also some spots with history signs.

We headed north from the downtown area out to the Platte River Trailhead. Once out in the industrial area, you'll find ... ummm... industrial smells. This lasts for a mile or two. And as another reminder you're in an urban area, you'll encounter less fortunate folks living along the river in tents. But that shouldn't stop you from getting on the trail to see the city.

A highlight is Confluence Park which is overlooked by the largest REI store we've ever seen. And we paused to admire the City of Cuernavaca Park .. a gorgeous urban park that leaps across the river.

This well-maintained bike path is a great way to get a sense of this city.
Written 19 July 2021
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SarahJo4110
Denver, CO148 contributions
Not recommended
Sep 2019 • Couples
TOO MANY PEOPLE.
The scenery is great & the trail is very well maintained & routes & the easy, paved trail is great for beginner bike riders to practice on. EXCEPT for the constant, & I mean CONSTANT foot & bike traffic to the point where most people are being rude because they’re irritated with the crowds of people allllll over.
Written 15 September 2019
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dustondrewm
Conway, United States5 contributions
It's Worth The Run
Oct 2018
Overall the trail was a good experience. I was able to ride and run on the trail and enjoyed most of it. Sometimes a bit noisy compared to other trails I've used across the country, but considering this was in a large metropolitan area (Denver) I think it provides a good opportunity for outdoor runners and cyclist. When I return I will certainly use it again.
Written 4 September 2019
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Phil O
Keller, TX167 contributions
Miles of Bike/Walking trails
Jun 2018 • Family
You can start in the extreme north suburbs of Thornton and be on a wide bike/walking path and never have to cross a street. They have done a great job of building the trail with bridges and tunnels to avoid having to cross any streets or highways
Written 2 December 2018
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De-Outsider
Detroit, MI982 contributions
Runs along the Platte River
Oct 2018 • Solo
The Trail itself was very nice and well maintained. I went for a morning run about 8am on a Sunday and I passed 3 people on a 7 mile run, so not busy at all that early in the morning. Not very many big cities have a good place to run without crossing major roads so that was a plus. Another reason I think the trail isn’t busy was the amount of homeless people that live on the trail and under all the bridges. If I were to run this portion of the trail I would have a running buddy or run the Cherry Creek Trail instead.
Written 31 October 2018
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Hank956
Brownsville, TX1,049 contributions
Morning wak
Aug 2018 • Solo
What a great place to walk run or bike. At one point goes by rei.

Replacing in am before it gets hot.

Give it a try
Written 11 August 2018
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Gary A
eufaula, ok87 contributions
An urban gem.
May 2018 • Couples
I remember when you couldn't get near the S. Platte in the metro area, nor would you have wanted to.
I love the confluence area now it's a blessing to visit.
Written 19 June 2018
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dmsrdh
Arvada, CO258 contributions
Dirty, dirty, dirty
Mar 2018 • Couples
If you go around this area you're guaranteed to see the filth of Denver. Drugs, transients and shady people are always around. My massage therapist used to walk along this area until he finally got tired of the crime, filth and threats to his life.
Written 6 March 2018
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bill062
Denver, CO127 contributions
great trail
Sep 2017 • Couples
awesome bike & walking trail. lots of sights to see. very interesting to see all the changes along the path over the decades
Written 6 September 2017
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Buzzard92
Belton, TX375 contributions
Lots of walking trails through the Middle of Denver
Jul 2017 • Business
This river goes through the best parts of Denver. It was easy to access from the 16th Street Mall through Larimer Square. It appears save and relatively flat. This would be a great place for a walk or run with visiting the Denver Area.
Written 3 August 2017
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