- Boulder: Boulder is a runner's town. (And a hiker's town. And a mountain-biker's town... Basically if you enjoy the outdoors, Boulder is your kind of place.)
Proof Boulder loves runners:
homage to Kara Goucher on the main street in Boulder.
- Denver: If you're going to be in Denver you have plenty of options for urban and trail running.
- In the city the sidewalks are wide and runner-friendly if you're interested in an urban run. Run The Planet has plenty of suggestions in and around downtown. I particularly enjoyed running near Union Station and Coors Field. The 16th Street Mall is good for a sight-seeing run, but gets a bit crowded. If you're looking for more of a workout, head to the river.
- The South Platte River Trail and Mary Carter Greenway Trail also offer plenty of out-and-back running opportunities covering dozens of miles along the Platte River.
- About 10 miles (less than a 30 minute drive) from downtown Denver, the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge feels much farther away. The wilderness area, which today includes man-made lakes, offers roads and trails where runners can watch deer and eagles, and may catch a glimpse of prairie dogs or coyotes.
- Fort Collins: Fort Collins has more than half a dozen trails in a addition to plenty of pretty urban running. The Poudre River Trail covers a little bit of everything in just a few miles. Trail access points are in close proximity to major arterial roads and the trail itself winds for 10 miles along the wooded Poudre River, along a golf course, and past some industrial areas.
|Plenty of trails for hiking or trail running in Boulder!|
|Flatirons. Great trails - just watch out for bears!|
|Birds-eye view of downtown Denver.|
|One of the lakes in the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge.|
|Along the Poudre River Trail in Fort Collins|
|The deer take advantage of green golf courses in Fort Collins.|
- Colorado Springs: Check in with the Pikes Peak Road Runners for local info.
- Pueblo: Contact the Southern Colorado Runners for information.
- Colorado Runner magazine
- List of Colorado running clubs from Running in the USA
- and more Colorado Running Links