Resting between Dinosaur Ridge and downtown Denver, Bear Creek is a great way to escape the city but still be close. It’s an easy place to do trail running, with a lake and rolling hills surrounding you plus great views of the city. The reservoir and dam inside the park catch runoff from the mountains to prevent flooding in residential areas. (You’re welcome, Denver.) Get there by exiting C-470 at Morrison Road.

Map to trailhead

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