The Definitive Guide to Walking Denver's Neighborhoods

Denver has 78* exciting, fun, and adventurous neighborhoods full of some of the best hiking trails near you. Which one do you want to walk? Read about each one, see its map and suggested route.

Most of the city of Denver was built in a time when cars were few and far between. This is why each Denver neighborhood has a unique style and culture all its own. Journey on a walk in Denver to imagine the history of the city and learn first hand how it is continuing to evolve. From streets lined with mansions in the Montclair neighborhood to planned urban subdivisions like Stapleton, you’ll find adventure in Denver’s engaging neighborhoods.

The city of Denver is committed to providing high quality and well-maintained walking trails throughout each neighborhood. This focus gives residents and visitors plenty of opportunities to experience Denver Neighborhoods on foot. With a trail or park within ten minutes of most Denver homes, there are plenty of miles to walk within Denver.

*According to City-Data.

Cole Urban Hiking Denver

Cole Urban Hiking Denver

Snuggle Up Cole Snuggled into a little corner of Denver sits the community-minded neighborhood of Cole. With a mostly rectangular boundary stretching ...
Capitol Hill North Capitol Hill Urban Hiking Denver

Capitol Hill North Capitol Hill Urban Hiking Denver

A Buttoned-Up Bohemian Capitol Hill and its northern neighbor, North Capitol Hill, make two contrasting neighbors with a common history. Part ...
Clayton Urban Hiking Denver

Clayton Urban Hiking Denver

A Secret Gem Honestly, I had no idea where Clayton was. Although I had driven past Clayton College at the corner of MLK and Colorado a gazillion ...
Cheesman Park Urban Hiking Denver

Cheesman Park Urban Hiking Denver

Ghastly and Ghostly Cheesman Park Neighborhood Most Denverites have at least a vague glimpse of Cheesman Park’s history. Dead bodies. Moved bones. ...
Date Night at DIA

Date Night at DIA

A Lovely Date Suggestion, DIA Date Night Denver International Airport, out in the middle of no where and plagued with conspiracy theories of anarchy ...
Chaffee Park Urban Hiking Denver

Chaffee Park Urban Hiking Denver

A Palette of Opportunity Denver’s military payroll grew from $3 million in 1939 to $152 million at the war’s end. No place is more evident of the ...
Civic Park Urban Hiking Denver

Civic Park Urban Hiking Denver

The People Gather Here The Civic Park Neighborhood together with its neighbor to the north, Central Business District, is about people. With 10,000 ...
City Park West Urban Hiking

City Park West Urban Hiking

Rooted in Kindness, City Park West Our weekly Denver neighborhood walk took us through what I think might be the most kind neighborhood in Denver, ...
City Park Urban Hiking Denver

City Park Urban Hiking Denver

Slaves, Squares, and Shakespeare Little did I know that by walking through Denver’s City Park and its accompanying neighborhood I would learn about ...