Walking Denver Guide Book

by Mindy Sink (Wilderness Press)
Walking Denver  by Mindy Sink

232pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 0899976751

Denver—famous for its spectacular natural beauty, diverse neighborhoods, and mild climate with abundant sunshine—is one of America’s most walkable cities. In Walking Denver, insider Mindy Sink guides urban adventurers—both first-time visitors and die-hard locals alike— on 30 self-guided tours, from the Mile High Loop, the city’s newest footpath in City Park, to the Golden Triangle’s cultural and architectural gems, the lively Art District on Santa Fe, and two of the city’s oldest still-operating cemeteries. This comprehensive guide also includes spectacular day trips to Lookout Mountain Nature Center & Preserve, where you can get a taste of the mountains; Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, with its one-of-akind acoustically perfect natural amphitheatre and myriad trails; and Downtown Golden, where you can learn about the state’s rich mining history.

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Trails from the "Walking Denver" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 30.
... Preview: While there are mid-century modern design houses sprinkled around Denver, and even small enclaves of Modernism, Arapahoe Acres is an entire subdivision of mid-century design. One element important to ... From the guidebook "Walking Denver"
Denver, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: The La Alma/Lincoln Park neighborhood of Denver is one with historic roots as deep as downtown and Auraria, but it remains lesser known. The buildings around here—whether homes, storefronts, warehouse ... From the guidebook "Walking Denver"
Denver, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 0.5
... Preview: History can be so enlightening, just like a good education. Naturally there was more than one prospector around the confluence of Cherry Creek and the South Platte River in 1858. The town of Auraria w ... From the guidebook "Walking Denver"
Denver, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood offers a peek into the city’s earliest years and how the boom and bust cycles affected even just a few blocks, as castle-like mansions went up and then fell into dis ... From the guidebook "Walking Denver"
Denver, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 2.25
... Preview: The first two blocks of this walk are along Denver’s first designated residential historic district. The owners of these stately mansions sought the designation as more and more homes were replaced by ... From the guidebook "Walking Denver"
Denver, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 1.75
... Preview: The Cherry Creek North shopping and dining area has long been associated with wealth, and it is no accident that it is easy walking distance from one of Denver’s toniest neighborhoods, the Country Clu ... From the guidebook "Walking Denver"
Denver, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: Even Denver’s earliest civic leaders sought to make the city attractive with parks and public art. On this walk the public art on display dates from 1911 to 2006 and includes outdoor murals painted in ... From the guidebook "Walking Denver"
Denver, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: Long, long before Native Americans, gold miners, or any people at all lived in Colorado, this area was a mangrove swamp populated by dinosaurs. And while you have heard of the Gold Rush, you may not h ... From the guidebook "Walking Denver"
Denver, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 2.25
... Preview: A one-mile walk in downtown Golden is a very condensed version of several walks in Denver: creekside paths, historical museums and other buildings, art galleries, shops, restaurants, and parks. Offici ... From the guidebook "Walking Denver"
Denver, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: The scene: A clear blue sky overhead, warmth from the bright October afternoon sun, and a clear view of the Rocky Mountains with a fresh dusting of snow on the peaks. A group of women and their daught ... From the guidebook "Walking Denver"
Denver, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 0.75
... Preview: Fairmount Cemetery is Denver’s second-oldest cemetery, founded in 1890, and the final resting place for many of Denver’s most prominent names—founders, pioneers, businessmen and women, philanthropists ... From the guidebook "Walking Denver"
Denver, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: This walk combines three historic districts located about one mile from downtown Denver: the Five Points commercial district, once called the “Harlem of the West” and Denver’s first African American n ... From the guidebook "Walking Denver"
Denver, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: Some might say that Highlands Square is the heart of the Highlands neighborhood, with its cluster of locally owned shops and restaurants within easy walking distances to blocks and blocks of charming ... From the guidebook "Walking Denver"
Denver, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: Lower Downtown is likely Denver’s most familiar historic district to locals and tourists alike, as it attracts office workers by day and revelers by night—and don’t forget the baseball fans too. The v ... From the guidebook "Walking Denver"
Denver, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 1.75
... Preview: The neighborhood to the west of downtown is commonly called the Highlands, but it is actually a blend of historic towns and communities that were founded independent of one another and served as home ... From the guidebook "Walking Denver"
Denver, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: What started out as a summer home in 1917 for one of Colorado’s more prominent families has been turned into a nature retreat for everyone to enjoy. Only about a 20-minute drive from downtown Denver, ... From the guidebook "Walking Denver"
Denver, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 1.4
... Preview: Denver’s newest footpath celebrates the city’s claim to fame: being 5,280 feet above sea level, or one mile high. The Mile High Loop was created in 2009 as a way for pedestrians and runners to enjoy e ... From the guidebook "Walking Denver"
Denver, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 3.1
... Preview: The small town of Morrison is a short drive from downtown Denver and the gateway town to Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre. Morrison has a charm all its own and plenty to offer for a nature lover’s litt ... From the guidebook "Walking Denver"
Denver, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: In the late 1800s Denver’s downtown was a place of saloons, brothels, and crowded, filthy streets. Those who could afford it seemed always on the lookout for the next best neighborhood that put distan ... From the guidebook "Walking Denver"
Denver, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: The Platt Park neighborhood was originally part of the town of South Denver and an extension of the University of Denver community to the south of this area. After annexation with the city of Denver, ... From the guidebook "Walking Denver"
Denver, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 1.5

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