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Runners Rejoice

Denver's Best Urban Runs

Jogging Paths outside Monaco Denver

Joggers rejoice! There’s no better way to get to know Denver than on one of the city’s many easily accessible jogging paths. The weather is typically dry --with 300 days sunny days each year-- and temperatures don’t tend to reach extremes. Hills are few and far between, so your calves can breathe a sigh of relief. There’s no excuse not to pack your running gear; even if with a packed schedule, you can squeeze in a jog that will open your eyes to all the city has to offer. These are a few favorite paths – if you have specific questions about mileage or difficulty, check in with our concierge staff.

Cherry Creek: A beautiful and easy jogging path, this flat, paved trail is the city’s running centerpiece. Exploding with lush flowers in the spring and summer, it offers a perfect taste of nature within the city, and conveniently connects to shopping and performing arts spaces, if you’re trying to multitask.

Platte River Trail: Check out this paved greenway, which follows the Platte River. Views are more urban and industrial, but the trail offers a good glimpse of city life – and connects to other, longer paths if you’re looking to get in some major mileage.

City Park: Head to Denver’s largest park, less than two miles from downtown, to take in some of the city’s major sights while you get your miles in. In this large, green expanse, you’ll cruise past two lakes, historical monuments, the Denver Zoo, and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

Washington Park: Located in one of the city’s swankiest neighborhoods just adjacent to chic shopping, "Wash Park" offers a flat, shaded 2.6-mile loop around its perimeter. You’ll also find lakes and lovely manicured flower gardens within this perfectly pleasant park.