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Leigh Brown, Real Estate Pro in Charlotte, NC

Does Denver have many running trails?

Asked by Leigh Brown, Charlotte, NC Sun May 20, 2007

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Leigh ~ Denver is a very athletic city. In fact yesterday 2000 people ran down Colfax the longest street in America! To practice for the race, runners use city streets and designated recreation trails located throughout the city. The Highline Canal and Cherry Creek trail are a couple good examples of both concrete and dirt surface...the choice is yours!
3 votes Thank Flag Link Mon May 21, 2007
Hello Leigh,
The broadcasts of the Denver Broncos home games always include a comment about the altitude. I can imagine an August game here would test any athlete. Many athletes train in Colorado.

By the way, the Denver area has gorgeous trails. The Denver downtown area has been transformed in recent years and the Platte River areas is something to behold. Boulder has wonderful trails, too.

As Kristal says, Denver is very athletic.

PML of Longmont, CO
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 28, 2011
Does the altitude require special training as well? Thanks for the information!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon May 28, 2007
Denver and Boulder are some of the friendliest communities to Hiking, Running and Biking. I know Denver has a ton of trails you can run and bike on that are off the main road. You can get all over town a lot of times without seeing any cars.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 27, 2013
Hi Leigh:

Here are some websites that might help you find the best trails:

Kind regards,
Ron Rovtar
Prudential Real Estate of the Rockies
Days: 303.981.1617
Evenings: 303.473.1926
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Aug 1, 2011
Denver has more running trails than you can shake a stick at. It might actually require several sticks. The southern suburbs are littered with parks and trails, but as I just posted on a similar question, the mountains/foothills are less than a half an hour drive from most parts of the city. As far as the altitude goes, you will be acclimated after being here for two weeks, but I would not recommend extreme exertion until you've adjusted (or even going to the mountains immediately after moving).
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 28, 2011
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