Trail is Icy
on 4/13/14 by cgreen5150
 
  
Cherry Creek
Avg Rating: (2.88 out of 5) 8 trail reviews
Difficulty: Beginner bike trail - Beginner
Length: 8 miles Global Rank: #6504
Tread: Other Configuration: Out & Back
Ridden: 68 Wishlist: 15
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Average Speed: 10.3 mph Average Time: 1hr 7min
 
 
 
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Although technically, this is a bike path, there are extended sections of singletrack that dart in and out of it with some surprisingly technical spots. For maximum singletrack/pavement ratio, start just south of the Holly intersection and look for the little paths that drop off the pavement towards the river. This place can get really busy so ride friendly! For people who live in Denver, this is an awesome place to go after work and hone your skills and have some fun, plus you can ride it for all but three or four months of the year. I\'m rating it as a 7 with the caveat that this is the highest rating I could ever give a city ride.

added by arnolda14 Trailblazer on June 6, 2007

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maddslacker on March 14, 2011
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Review: This is the equestrian pathway that parallels the main paved trail. This is not a trail to drive to just to ride, but if you're in the aree, have your bike, and are bored...have at it. My work commute used to take me this way and on the way home I would drop off the paved trail and ride sections of this. There are some obstacles and technical sections and you can hop back onto the pavement at any time.

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mrmattster on August 28, 2008
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Review: This can really be quite entertaining at night, I only saw less than 10 other people two of which were bikers. most of the time your riding on about a 6' swath of paved trail, I only pulled out the flashlight a few times. when coming to the sections where you pass under bridges, otherwise ambient lighting is nearly enough if you enjoy that sort of thrill :) also if you end your ride around the reservoir keep your eyes out for a small herd of 4 mule deer bucks.

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MCM on August 5, 2008
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Review: This trail has some potential but it is terribly overgrown making visibility tough over a very large portion of this trail. This would not be an issue 99% of the time but this trail rides VERY close to some rather high ledges along the creek. Very sandy in spots and goatheads are everywhere; do not ride this trail without a pump and a patch kit.

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orinocoss on July 15, 2008
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Review: Nice wide concrete bike path with minimal street crossings from Cherry Creek Mall to Cherry Creek Reservoir. The reservoir end has a long climb (for the old people reading this). I rate it high for its 'easy' category. On weekends there are speed racers but the trail is wide enough to accomodate most everyone.

Similar Trail: Waterton Canyon

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skibum on October 6, 2007
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Review: I find it impossible to praise this trail in any way. No scenery, too many people, nothing technical--just plain boring. Nice place to take the kids for a dip in the reservior, though.

Similar Trail: I couldn't reccomend anythin similar.

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raleighman91 on July 27, 2007
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Review: Sadly i have ridden the trail to far to travel for this UGHHH

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Lancefan on July 21, 2007
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Review: The singletrack along the bike path is actually fairly enjoyable. It is a good alternative to riding the bike path.

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teamfreak16 on June 11, 2007
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Review: This middle-of-the-city ribbon of singletrack is actually quite fun, with a few fairly technical sections. Not exactly an epic ride, but a fun, convenient trail for Denver-area residents. Easy enough for kids and family, yet long enough to get in a decent workout. When I lived in Denver, I hit this trail regularly simply because it was so close.

* Review edited 6/12/2007

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