Wash Park Loop
There’s not much to dislike about Wash Park aside from maybe the traffic, but even that is avoidable if you are strategic. A gem of a park near downtown Denver and a popular destination offering more than just greenery, but a year round training ground for the active athletes of Colorado. Casual social outings, picnics, even wedding venues take place regularly in the park at all hours of the day. The buzzing traffic is constant, but some lone hours in the mornings, evenings or especially cold winter days reward silent low-traffic days.
Biking laps around Wash Park is a great training option if you don’t have much time to get out further or take a longer cycle route. These low-traffic times are perfect to cruise as many laps as you can without bobbing and weaving around people during high-traffic times. The bike lanes are great for training, despite the lap itself being rather short, because you can lap it as many times as you want to get the distance you need for training.
Rain or shine people are out making their laps around the park or enjoying the grassy lawn. I love the proximity of this park to our place and the accessibility year round, especially winter when you see less people.
One of my favorite training grounds for cross training all year, especially shoulder season or when you can’t quite escape the city. I recently took several new photos and scouted a classic Strava loop to host a social ride for the CMC. Making a few trips I caught the park on a variety of weather days with various degrees of traffic.
A fun classic loop whether biking, running or just walking to enjoy company with friends.