1410 County Road 5 Fraser, CO 80442 +1 970 726 8326
With features in the 'New York Times', Continental Airline's in-flight magazine, and England's BBC, Dog Sled Rides of Winter Park receives more press than Colorado's fabled football team. Rides wind through the Arapahoe National Forest providing unique winter access to pristine backcountry and rare views of elusive wildlife. Led by trained teams of Siberian huskies, the rides are suitable for all ages and physical capabilities. Reservations are a must. The activities take place a mere hour from Denver in beautiful Winter Park.
350 Whitewater Road Idaho Springs, CO 80452 +1 303 567 1000
Clear Creek Rafting provides a true Rocky Mountain summer adventure for all thrill-seeking levels. Located just 20 minutes west of Denver, the company offers exciting rafting trips for kids, beginners, intermediates, and for the heavy adrenaline addict, an advanced ride through the Clear Creek rapids. The trips range from half to full days. Wet suits and splash jackets are provided. Full day rides also include lunch in the price. Advance reservations are highly advised. Last minute walk-ins are accepted based on availability.
Since 1981, this outfitting pro has been Denver's signature rafting company for white water adventure. From May through September the company offers rafting trips on the Colorado and Arkansas rivers, as well as through Clear Creek Canyon, which features more rapids per mile than anywhere else in the state. Trips range from half and full day to overnighters. When possible, the company will customize launch times around your schedule. Free transportation is available with each trip.
Deer Creek Canyon Road Littleton, CO 80127 +1 303 271 5925
Deer Creek Canyon, located in the southwestern hills, is 20 minutes from downtown depending on traffic. It presents a variety of challenging single-track trails for the intermediate mountain biker. The Red Mesa Loop, a 2.5 mile thrill ride, offers some of the best biking along the Front Range. The views from the top of the Loop are awe-inspiring and motivate you for the speedy descent down the clay hard pack. Keep an eye out for hikers and pay attention to trail markings because certain trails do not permit mountain bikes.
905 Bear Creek Avenue Red Rocks Park Morrison, CO 80465 +1 303 697 0270
If you are in the Red Rocks Park, consider a visit to this chapel. Featuring a distinct A-frame with a steeple, the architecture blends well with the surrounding environment of towering slabs of rock, which adds to its appeal. Although this chapel is a popular spot for wedding ceremonies, it can incorporate other special events, such as memorial services and baptisms. The chapel seats about 140 people.
A short drive out of Denver places you in this popular natural wonderland of open space filled with miles of trails for wildlife seekers, day hikers and mountain bikers. Beginning mountain bikers can enjoy the wide-open, smooth hardpack but must endure the steep switchbacks and steps during the final ascent. Trails tend to be very crowded on summer weekends. To get there drive west on I-70 from downtown Denver to the Evergreen Parkway exit (Colorado 74). Drive through Bergen Park to Elk Meadow Park and turn right on Stagecoach Boulevard. Follow the signs to the parking area.
1800 West 89th Avenue Federal Heights, CO 80260 +1 303 427 7873
Water World offers rides that range from steep slippery slides to raft rides down the "Lazy River." The wave pool is ideal for wading, and Wally World, with geysers and shallow water slides, is a perfect water introduction for young ones. Although an array of food is available here, personal picnics are allowed in the park. Pets, glass, and alcohol are not allowed anywhere within the park premises. The water park is only open seasonally, so check their website for more information.
200 Inverness Drive West Englewood, CO 80112 +1 303 832 9053
Designed in 1973 by Press Maxwell, Inverness Golf Course is the former home of the Colorado Open. The par 70 championship course winds its 6,948 yards around an office park. Among its signature holes are the second hole, with a double dogleg, and the 13th hole, with a dogleg to the left and a water hazard that demands a nerve-wracking 175-yard shot over the water.
9650 North Sheridan Boulevard Westminster, CO 80031 +1 303 428 6526
Hyland Hills Golf Course is one of the best championship courses in Colorado. Its popularity prompted management to create two new courses from the original one making for one giant golf center. The Gold Course is now a grouping of the original nine holes, while the Blue Course is a new par 72 championship course created by adding nine new holes to the original nine. Two par three nine-hole challenges have been added as well. Tee times can be reserved up to seven days in advance.
9808 Sunningdale Boulevard Littleton, CO 80124 +1 303 790 0202
The Lone Tree Golf Club offers a challenging championship course designed by Arnold Palmer. Started as a private country club in 1985, the 7,012-yard course opened to the public in 1991 and now surrounds a 45,000-square-foot clubhouse, which includes guest suites, café, pro shop and pool, as well as tennis courts and a fitness room. The fairways are wide and forgiving, yet most are rolling and sloped presenting challenging lies with every shot.
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