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Arvada

Route goes through the historic old town of Arvada and along the bike trail following the picturesque tree-lined Ralston Creek. You will see the old flour mill, the water tower and old homes from the Victorian era through the 1950's, antique shops, a German bakery (excellent) as well as many other unique shops. 12 Km route only includes Arvada Cemetery.

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Aurora:    Cherry Creek State Park                                         Map

Trail is primarily on paved multi-use recreational trails through Cherry Creek State Park. The trail goes through grasslands, a wooded area, and a swim beach along the reservoir. The majority of the trail is in grassland area with little shade so sun protection is recommended. The Park is home to Colorado wildlife including coyotes, foxes, and white-tailed mule deer. A 27KM AVA bicycle ride is also available!  NOTE: The building houses two hotels--the Radisson and the Red Lion, each with their own reception desks. The volkswalk box is at the Red Lion check-in desk.

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Boulder

Trail is on city streets and hike/bike trails. It follows Boulder Creek and goes through the historic Chautauqua Park, past the Chautauqua Theatre, Dining Hall (at times open for lunch) and past many old cabins from the 1920's. This park is a lovely place for a picnic lunch. You will also visit the "funky" Pearl St. Mall, walk through a small portion of the University of Colorado, and some lovely residential areas. Pets are not allowed on the Pearl St. Mall.    

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 Breckenridge

Walk will be on paved/dirt streets and pathways through town and along the Blue River passing several museums and the Rotary Snowplow Train Park. The altitude of 9600 feet affects the difficulty rating. Mountain conditions can change rapidly. Sunscreen and raingear are recommended. Pets are not allowed in buildings. 

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Denver: Capital

The walk takes you through our beautiful and historic downtown, past the Capitol Building, city gardens, the 16th St. Mall, Sakura Square, Coors Field and along the Cherry Creek and Platte River Bike Trails.

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Denver:  University of Denver

Event is mostly flat with some curbs and includes Observatory Park, a few smaller parks, and the University of Denver, founded in 1864, the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region and the campus is designated as an arboretum. U.S. News and World Report ranks DU among the top 100 universities in the nation and houses the Iliff School of Theology, including historic landmark Evans Chapel and the Newman Center for the Performing Arts. The DU Pioneers are known for becoming the 2004 and 2005 (back-to-back) National Champions in college hockey.  

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Frisco

This is a beautiful mountain walk, through town and near Lake Dillon. The town offers many placed to eat and shop following your walk. Trail is rated 3+ due to altitude. Walk is on town sidewalks, by the Frisco Marina and on the Summit County Recreation Path through the National Forest. Walk is fairly level, but is at an altitude of 9.067 feet.  

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Georgetown

Trail is on streets and dirt roads., where you'll wander this old west mining town and historic district with its quaint shops and 1800's Victorian architecture. This entire valley is designated the Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District. The 10k route takes you through town and up to the Georgetown Loop Railway. The 5k route wanders through this charming town but does not go up to the train. 

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Golden

This walk takes you through the main street of Golden, "Where the West Lives", and several museums. You will enjoy bike trails and walk through the Colorado School of Mines campus with its natural stone buildings dating from the 19th century.    

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Littleton:  Carson Nature Center           Bike                                                              MAP

This walk goes through South Platte Park. The Park is owned by the City of Littleton and managed by South Suburban Parks & Recreation. Ecosystems in the Park include the only unchannelized section of the South Platte River in the Denver Region, riparian woodlands, grassland and marsh wetlands. Over 300 species of vertebrates have been found in the Park and hundreds of native wildflowers, grasses and shrubs. Try out the NEW 25 KM bicycle ride.

 

Louisville

Route is a combination of paved and soft-surface walking/biking trails through open space and city parks and the charming historic town center. Lots of opportunities to peek in shops or stop in a cafe along Main St in this former mining town. Pretty mountain views and good bird watching (especially hawks) during winter.  

 

Niwot                                                                                                                         Map

Trail is on the streets of this small historic town and on walking/biking trails. There are many restaurants and small interesting shops. Plan to have either breakfast or lunch while you're in town. You'll walk through a wonderful bird habitat; look closely.  

 

Vail                                                                                                                            Map

You'll enjoy a leisurely walk through Vail Village, the Nature Center and the Betty Ford Gardens, and along the area's bike paths. You'll find many shops and restaurants to be explored in this lovely "Bavarian"-styled village.  



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