A four-seasons destination: Denver outdoor activities
With lots of sunshine, access to the Rockies, and an adventurous spirit, Denver is made for outdoor enthusiasts. Stay in the city and explore the parks and running trails, or head to the slopes for skiing and snowboarding. Fresh powder awaits, and it's not difficult to get to — the Winter Park Express train will take you straight from Union Station to Winter Park Resort, or you can access more than a dozen ski areas within a two-hour drive, including legendary spots like Vail, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Beaver Creek.
Where Cherry Creek and the South Platte River meet, you can tackle the whitewater chutes in a kayak — or just watch the waves from ashore. Denver's REI Flagship store is right around the corner for all your rocky mountain adventures.
Practically in Denver's backyard, this mountain is reachable in about an hour and offers great learning programs for both kids and adults.
Garden of the Gods
Explore Colorado Springs' Garden of the Gods Park – a national natural landmark of 300' towering sandstone rock formations against a backdrop of Pikes Peak.
A picturesque spot year-round, Wash Park includes two lakes, formal flower gardens, fun playgrounds, tennis courts, and lots of other recreation options. Just a short distance away is Denver's famous Sushi Den and a bustling scene on South Pearl street.
Mount Evans Scenic Byway
A day trip on the highest paved road in North America takes you through five climate zones and 9,000 feet of elevation gain to the 14,264-foot summit.
Winter Park Resort
With 3,000 miles of skiable terrain, there's something for skiers and boarders of all skill levels — and the Winter Park Express makes it fun to get there and back. In the summer, enjoy picturesque mountain biking and Colorado's longest alpine slide.