Walking Denver - Second Edition  by Mindy Sink / Sophie Seymour

Walking Denver - Second Edition Guide Book

by Mindy Sink / Sophie Seymour (Wilderness Press)
Walking Denver - Second Edition  by Mindy Sink / Sophie Seymour
Denver is a compact city that is great for walking around, and it is also surrounded by some wonderful places worthy of walks that can feel like a little vacation. This book was written with the idea that many of these walks can be combined—to possibly explore adjacent neighborhoods or to simply make for a longer walk on a beautiful day. The really ambitious pedestrian could connect the first 11 walks, or take one walk and then after a short light-rail train ride, take another walk too. Although Denver has the 10th largest downtown in the country, that area is so compact that within a one-mile radius you can walk to a majority of the Mile High City’s historic, architectural, and cultural highlights. Beyond the appeal of the city itself are some intriguing towns and places to explore— each with a strong connection to Denver, such as a prolific architect, a city that was once the state capital, or a terrific view of Denver itself.

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Trails from the "Walking Denver - Second Edition" Guide Book
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Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 30.

Downtown Denver is compact and easily walkable, and perhaps the most pedestrian-friendly place of all is the 16th Street Mall. These 16 blocks are closed to vehicular traffic (not counting the cross s ...
Denver, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 1.25
While there are midcentury modern design houses sprinkled around Denver, and even small enclaves of modernism, Arapahoe Acres is an entire subdivision of midcentury design. One element important to Ar ...
Denver, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 1.0
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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 ...
Denver, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 0.5
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 ...
Denver, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 1.0
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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 ...
Denver, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 2.25
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 ...
Denver, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 1.75
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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 ...
Denver, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 3.5
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 back as early as 1911 and includes outdoor murals painte ...
Denver, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 1.5
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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 ...
Denver, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 2.25
A 1-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. Official ...
Golden, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 1.0
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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 ...
Denver, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 0.75
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 ...
Denver, CO - Road Biking,Walking - Trail Length: 2.0
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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 ...
Denver, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 2.5
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 ...
Denver, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 1.0
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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 ...
Denver, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 1.75
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 independently of one another and served as hom ...
Denver, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 2.5
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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, ...
Denver, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 1.4
Denver’s newest footpath celebrates the city’s claim to fame: being 5,280 feet above sea level, or 1 mile high. The Mile High Loop was created as a way for pedestrians and runners to enjoy exercising ...
Denver, CO - Road Biking,Walking - Trail Length: 3.1
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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 ...
Morrison, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 3.0
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 ...
Denver, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 1.0
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