If you are looking for a city with great walking, Denver delivers.
Multitudes of wonderful walks are easy to find in the Mile High City thanks to a well-designed multi-modal transportation system and more than 80 miles of greenway trails.
No need for a car in Denver. The city's light rail system is fantastic! It is clean and quiet and costs a fraction of a taxi ride. The A-Line connecting the downtown to the airport is one of five spurs emanating from the downtown. The trains are further integrated into the city's transportation network by allowing bicycles on-board, an Amtrak stop at Union Station and some train stations with enough parking for the park-and-ride commuter. These trains can take you to all regions of the city to begin whatever walk you create.
|light rail leading west from Denver's downtown|
|16th Street Mall|
|South Platte River|
|pedestrian side of the Cherry Creek Trail|
|Lakewood Gulch Trail|
Wayfinding signage on the greenway trails includes simple icons within arrows painted on the pavement at major intersections. Click here for more information about the city's urban trails.
|handy painted icons point ahead to downtown and back to mountains|
On a recent trip to Denver, the pedometer app on my phone told me I walked 9.7 miles the first day and 17 miles the second. Bliss! And so much more left to explore.
|35,765 steps, or about 17 miles, in Denver makes for a good day|