Riding around Denver on a bike is one of the easiest ways to cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time. Denver has one of the most accessible downtown areas of any city in the U.S. with trails that crisscross to every corner of the city. Bikers can easily move on the 30 miles around the South Platte riverfront, coast through the Denver Botanical Gardens, hit the downtown area to shop at some of Denver’s specialty stores or head over to the Golden Triangle museum district and pop into one of the nine museums and galleries. Not sure of when to go? Denver experiences an average of 300 days of sunshine every year, so whether you want to see the spring bloom or are into the vibrant colors of autumn, there really isn’t a bad time to take in the sights and sounds of the Mile High city.
Bikeable Miles: 850 miles of paved trails, plus hundreds of miles of bike lanes and off-road trails.
Recommended Route: The Cherry Creek Bike Path, lined with cherry blossoms in the spring, gives bikes access to Castlewood Canyon State Park where you can check some cool rock formations and the remains from the Castlewood Dam, which broke and flooded Denver in 1933.