Bear Creek to Commons Park

Bear Creek to Commons Park near Denver, CO

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45 miles
Mountain Biking, Hiking
Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring
Denver, CO
User aegora
This trail follows the cycling path circling Bear Creek in Lakewood along

the Bear Creek Greenway to Platte river and north to Commons Park in

LoDo Denver.

This is a very well maintained route, and remains clear of snow and debris

almost year round, with one notable exception around bear valley park

where a particular shrub has deposited no less than three thorns into my


The bear creek portion is the most scenic, and after leaving the verdant

bowl directly around Bear Creek Lake, runs up Mt Carbon (though more a

hill than a mountain), through Fox Hollow golf course, and follows the

creek to its confluence point with the Platte, maintaining a nice tree-

shaded ambiance the whole time.

Upon joining the Platte, it also comes into rather close proximity with a

highway, and becomes much noisier, though the platte River is quite

scenic on its own as well, with numerous ducks and geese paddling

placidly throughout. Supposedly, the Platte is popular with inner-tubers

during the late spring melts as well.

The trail along the Platte actually extends south all the way to Chatfield

Reservoir, and north past downtown as well, however, Commons park is

a great place to stop and relax before heading back to Bear Creek Lake.


Take C470 towards Morrisson, and turn east on Morrisson Rd. Take the first

Left onto Kumpfmiller Dr where the Park entrance can be found. Day passes

to the Park are 5$, or 4$ for seniors.

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Denver, CO

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