City Park Loop
ElevationAscent: 56' 17 m
Descent: -55' -17 m
High: 5,301' 1,616 m
Low: 5,255' 1,602 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 2% (1°)
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“An easy escape from the hustle and bustle of Denver's city limits.”— Liz Martin
Run straight up the middle of the tennis courts. This short connecting trail will eventually dead end at the Mile High Loop where you'll have the option to turn left or right onto the sidewalk that parallels York Street. If you turn right first, you'll pass the zoo immediately, or you can take a left and run around City Park first. I enjoy turning left and running around City Park because running past the Zoo at the end of the run is always rewarding as you can sometimes hear the animals inside!
The trail is a mix of cement/sidewalks and dirt trails. If you don't want to run along 17th Street or Colorado Blvd., there are plenty of options to take a turn into the park and run along the sidewalks or the paved roads. Regardless of where you run, the views of downtown are really awesome, especially at sunset with the mountains in the background.
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Land Manager: City of Denver, CO - Parks