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Long Running & Biking Trail

Most urban trails are short or non-contiguous. Not the South Platte Trail. Long and exposed, it is... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2013
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S. Platte... those were the days.

My experience at the section of the S. Platte/Cherry Creek that runs along Speer Blvd. in downtown... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2001
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Pioneers traveling the Oregon or California trails lamented that the Platte River across Nebraska was "too thick to drink, too thin to plow." Still, they depended on its water for hundreds of miles, following the North Platte into Wyoming towards the crossing of the Continental...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Paul S
Reviewed 4 September 2013

Most urban trails are short or non-contiguous. Not the South Platte Trail. Long and exposed, it is a bear to run and probably quite fast to ride. There is, however, a lack of infrastructure, so be sure to pack up on water and refill at...More

Date of experience: September 2013
Thank iamnyc
Reviewed 25 February 2012

The South Platte River runs through Denver - for much of its length skirted on one or both sides by Interstate 25, other roads, and railways. There is bike-jogging-walking trail running along lengthy (~30 miles) portions of it. It has diverse scenery, from grubby to...More

Date of experience: September 2011
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Reviewed 1 December 2001

My experience at the section of the S. Platte/Cherry Creek that runs along Speer Blvd. in downtown Denver, virtually parallel with the 16th St. Mall... is that I used to camp down there. That is correct, I used to live on the river. Under railroad...More

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