With cooler temperatures and possible snow on the way, runners and fitness enthusiasts are heading indoors for their fall and winter workouts. From short tracks to longer indoor elevated courses, there are a variety of options in the Mile High City. Whether maintaining fitness training, preparing for a spring marathon or striving for Olympic aspirations, we bring you the top indoor tracks to exercise in Denver.
Denver Athletic Club
1325 Glenarm Place
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 534-1211

These sprawling 125,000 square feet of athletic facilities are some of the best in the country. Founded in 1884, the Denver Athletic Club is home to a 1/16-mile (100 meters) running track with banked sides and hard rubber composite flooring to absorb shock to your knees. With additional amenities like an indoor pool, full basketball court, five exercise studios and some of the best equipment in town, you can find plenty to keep you busy and in shape.

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Greenwood Athletic and Tennis Club
5801 S. Quebec St.
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
(303) 770-2582

Located in south Denver, Greenwood Athletic and Tennis Club hosts more than 130 complimentary fitness classes a week. With an 1/18-mile indoor running track, the 23 certified trainers on staff offer specialized one-on-one courses or group training sessions. Also home to a 32,000-square-foot outdoor aquatics space, the 25-meter outdoor heated pool is open year round, you can enjoy a swim at any time.

YMCA Central
25 E. 16th Ave.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 861-8300

For a “no frills, just get down to business” gym, the YMCA located near Capitol Hill is a wonderful option. With an elevated indoor running track, the personal wellness coaches can help guide fitness seekers in a variety of programs and training schedules. Group cycling programs and martial arts are also offered through the gym. To avoid chilly weather and backsliding in training, gym members can stay active at the YMCA.

Cherry Creek Athletic Club
500 S. Cherry St.
Glendale, CO 80246
(303) 399-3050

This upscale membership club, located in the affluent Cherry Creek, boasts a 1/12-mile indoor running track. After a hard workout, head to the locker rooms where jacuzzis, steam rooms and a relaxing sauna can be enjoyed. Whatever your workout calls for, feel good about putting in the effort. Special club partnerships include everything from discounts at Emerald Smoothies to 10 percent off bar tabs to Cherry nightspot on Thursday nights. Treat yourself.

Apex Center
13150 W. 72nd Ave.
Arvada, CO 80005
(303) 424-2739

Whether enjoying the elevated indoor running track that is 1/12 of a mile or taking laps on the indoor ice rink, Apex Center is a modern marvel of workout facilities. From indoor rock climbing to the large indoor aquatics facility, the fun never ends with a wide variety of activities and courses. Child Watch services are a perfect way to get your run in for the cooler months and the Kids Club recreation and arts & crafts program will have the whole family begging to go to the gym.

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