URBAN OUTDOOR ADVENTURES IN DENVER
Sure, the nearby Rocky Mountains are an outdoor enthusiast's paradise. But you can get your fill of outdoor adventure well within Denver's city limits.
RUN THE RAPIDS ON AN INNER TUBE OR KAYAK AT CONFLUENCE PARK
Ride the rapids at Confluence Park! Or skip the whitewater and float lazily downstream. Both Confluence Kayaks
and the REI Flagship Store
offer kayak, canoeing and inner tube lessons for all skill levels, as well as all sorts of paddling gear for rental.
CHECK OUT A DENVER B-CYCLE AND RIDE THROUGH DENVER’S NEIGHBORHOODS
Explore 850 miles of bike routes/trails on a Denver B-Cycle
, a cheap, eco-friendly way to get around. Check out a bike at one of more than 50 stations across the city and return it at any station when you’re done. A 24-hour membership is just $8.
WALK THE MILE HIGH TRAIL IN CITY PARK
This trail in beautiful City Park
follows a full 5k (3.1 mile) route, and tracks along the city’s 5280 contour line – so you’re exercising at exactly a mile high!
SHRED AT DENVER SKATEPARK
Boasting 60,000 square feet of skateable concrete terrain, Denver Skatepark
challenges boarders, bladers, and bikers of all levels (bring your own gear - no rentals available.)
JOIN THE DENVER CRUISERS
The irreverent Denver Cruiser Ride
is a free, weekly pub crawl that meets every Wednesday, May 16-Sept. 26, to cycle safely through the streets of Denver. A mid-week Mile High City tradition since 2005, each ride boasts a different theme – often involving zany costumes.
SET SAIL ON A PEDAL BOAT IN WASHINGTON PARK’S SMITH LAKE
Set out sailing scenic Smith Lake in Wash Park
by renting an easy-to-use pedal boat. The calm waters make for a great family outing.
EXPLORE THE NATURAL WONDERS AT THE DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS
There are more than 700 species of Colorado native plants in the Denver Botanic Gardens
’ collections. In addition to Colorado natives, the gardens are enriched with other Western North American native plants – it’s the perfect place to get away from it all for a few hours.
VISIT AN ASIAN VILLAGE POPULATED BY ELEPHANTS, RHINOS AND GIBBONS AT THE DENVER ZOO
The Denver Zoo's phenomenal new Toyota Elephant Passage
offers you the chance to get up-close-and-personal with some amazing animals, all in an extremely cool setting designed to look like a rustic Asian village.