I will be vacationing in Denver and taking 2 days to ride with my Son. I have lived in Denver in the past however have a couple of questions for the bikers.
We are thinking on riding 1 day in the City using the bike trails. I am staying up around 120th and Colorado Blvd. So it is my understanding the Platt River trail is now extended to 120th or past? I am wondering if I can ride the Platt River trail from 120th to Golden. Is it connected? I know I use to ride from a trail somewhere around either Pecos or Federal Blvd strait west to Golden. Can someone here tell me where to find the parking lot? It was in the early 90s when I did that ride.
The second day we are riding in the mountains something I never did when living there. I understand there are several pavement trail options in the Dillon area. I am wondering about the trail around the Dillon Reservoir. It would be a flat 19 mile ride and from what I understand very beautiful and enjoyable. Or a couple other options would be to ride from Dillon to Vail. Is that trail in the middle of I70? Another option I am considering is driving to Glenwood Springs. I see on the internet they have a 32 mile out and back trail that would be very enjoyable. Does anybody know of that trail and would it be worth the drive to get there/
Any feedback or suggestions for other considerations would be greatly appreciated.