Denver's Best Urban Hikes

Denver is a city with boundless outdoor fun and has an ideal location next to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. While The Mile High City is conveniently close to major peaks for hiking, there’s actually no need to head into the mountains when Denver’s regional trail system encompasses hundreds…

How to Explore the Colorado Trail in Waterton Canyon Near Denver

Many people think that Denver’s prettiest, closest and most accessible bit of mountain scenery is Waterton Canyon. This is the start of the famous Colorado Trail, one of the great long-distance hikes (or mountain bike rides) of the Rocky Mountains. Trail Facts The Colorado Trail runs for 486 miles…

Where to Rent Outdoor Gear in Denver

Whether you have a couple of hours, a few days or a blissful week to spend in Denver, there are outdoor adventures galore. And you can rent all sorts of gear, from kayaks to motorized scooters, without having to pack a huge suitcase or buy expensive…

12 Tips for driving up Mount Evans

The drive up the paved road to the summit of Mount Evans is as high as you can go by automobile in North America. From Denver, Mount Evans is closer, higher and cheaper than going to Pikes Peak. The 60-mile trip (one way) from downtown Denver to the…

Spend a Day in Rocky Mountain National Park

The Rocky Mountains make up the third-longest mountain range in the world, running from northern British Columbia to New Mexico. At its center is Rocky Mountain National Park, some 400 square miles of preserved natural beauty with 147 lakes, 360…

Only in Denver: Black-Footed Ferrets

On the northeastern edge of Denver, a masked bandit is plotting a midnight raid. It’s no ninja, but a black-footed ferret — until recently one of the most endangered species in the West — in search of its next meal. Prairie dogs, beware. This struggle is playing out within sight of downtown and the…