We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

South Platte River Trail

Neighbourhood: Highland
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Denver, CO 80202
Phone Number: +1 303-438-6360

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 28 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 13
  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
  • 0
  • 0
A Beaut of a Way to See Denver

This is a great, accessible river trail with plenty of stops for any interest. From Chatfield to Downtown and beyond, it's a great bike/hike.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Albert A
Greenwood Village, Colorado
Add Photo Write a Review

28 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 28: English reviews
Greenwood Village, Colorado
Level Contributor
213 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great, accessible river trail with plenty of stops for any interest. From Chatfield to Downtown and beyond, it's a great bike/hike.

Thank Albert A
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
313 reviews
172 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Good, paved bicycle trail with easy access to Lodo, Union Station, Highlands and RiNo. Some sections - especially around 13th street can be a little dodgy with transients and drug use.

Thank Stephen S
Littleton, Colorado
Level Contributor
109 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I love riding along this path. It follows the Platte River from downtown to Chatfield Resevoir (15+ miles). Can be busy on the weekends.

Thank Denverbri69
Lakewood, Colorado
Level Contributor
165 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Although this trail runs 17.8 miles and starts in Thorton in the north and goes to Englewood in the south, we accessed the South Platte River Trail when visiting the Denver Children's Museum and started walking along the trail with a baby in a stroller, enjoying it more and more every minute. From the trail, you get a view of... More 

Thank jenniferlsylman
Ascot, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
383 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

A lovely way to spend a couple of hours, with a trail running both sides of the plate river, and a lot of green space with paths and sculptures ... and a cycle track leading out of town, Great space to have right in the centre of the city Great for a leisurely walk, a jog, or a bike ride..

Thank Ascot_Flyer
Level Contributor
127 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

After growing up along the Mississippi and near many lakes, I often miss being near water. This area gives me that fix! There is an awesome paved trail that takes you along the river. There is also a park and shops and restaurants not far from the trail. It's a great place to enjoy running, biking or walking along a... More 

Thank Lindzard81
Erie, Colorado
Level Contributor
183 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

The surprised feeling of being in another world in our own city. Very cool walk, ride and run side walks are very nice, but the high water can leave debris. they clean it up in summer. We stopped at REI and Denver Brewery too since they are in area after our walk.

Thank HeatherColoradogirl
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
839 reviews
140 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

I have a condo that is only a stones throw from here. I love to walk over and "people watch" on warm days. They also have regular events in the area that seems to really bring things to life.

Thank cubfaninco
Duluth, Minnesota
Level Contributor
34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

This wonderful greenway provideds miles and miles of walking, running, and cycling fun. It can get a bit crowded, especially on warm, sunny days. If you are on a bicycle, be aware and keep your speed safe and controllable so as not to cause conflicts, but otherwise this is a lovely space taking you into the heart of Denver at... More 

Thank SARgrrl
Littleton, Colorado
Level Contributor
24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

The bike/rec trail goes from C470 all the way to downtown and beyond. You can even circle the entire city and go past Cherry Creek Shopping center, down to Parker and back out to where you started via the C470 trail. Platte River Trail is really lovely with lots of trees in most parts and a number of wonderful places... More 

Thank Kay B

Travellers who viewed South Platte River Trail also viewed


Been to South Platte River Trail? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from South Platte River Trail staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?