Sanderson Gulch Trail

Colorado, Denver, Sanderson Gulch Trail

Sanderson Gulch Trail in Denver, Colorado is an almost 5-mile trail which follows the small stream through numerous parks and provide visitors with a natural oasis right in the heart of a major city.


The trail is well paved and maintained. There are trees here and in the waterway’s valley. Residential neighborhoods border the trail along its north and south sides.


There is parking on the east end in Ruby Hill Park and by the Platte River Trail at Overland Pond Park. On the trail's west end, on-street parking is available along Colorado Avenue.

Or you can catch the RTD #21 Westbound and got off at Florida & Pierce Street.

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Ruby Hill Park at the end is a highlight of the trail. The park offers many facilities such as artistic pavilion and plaza area with picnic tables, restrooms, and playgrounds. You can enjoy a nice spot for city skyline view.

The stream in Sanderson Gulch is pretty tame but beautiful in its own way. The trail is small at first but gets bigger as you go downstream.

After this trail, you can also pick up the Platte River Trail.

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4.685 km / 2.911 mi

Total Distance

39 m / 129 ft

Total Ascent

81 m / 265 ft

Total Descent

1,646 m / 5,402 ft

Highest Point

Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Kid friendly
Rail Trail
Difficulty: Easy (Blue)
Ride Duration: 1-2 hrs
Fitness Level: Low
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Gravel Road
Trail Signage: Average
Mobile Coverage: Poor
Estimated Distance: 4.8
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Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle
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