Starting in the parking lot of Lucile’s Creole Cafe, this route is an out and back along the Platte River.
Run through the Denver suburbs along the Platte River without any stops! This 7.7 mile run heads south along the Mary Carter Greenway Trail, with a few minor hills. Within the first mile, you’ll pass the Hudson Gardens.
The route hosts a mixture of pavement and gravel most of the way, giving you the option for softer terrain. Just after two miles, you’ll pass the South Platte Carson Nature Center, as the view opens up, you’ll have mountainous views to the west. The run reaches the turn-around point at Hwy 470, and you’ll backtrack along the route and head back to the start off Bowles Avenue.