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Denver Outdoor Activities

Denver Outdoor Activities

Denver Outdoor Activities

Denver and the neighboring Rocky Mountains are overflowing with outdoor activities like cycling, running, white water rafting, kayaking, rock climbing and more. After a full day of outdoor adventures, return to the city and have a feast at these Outdoor and Patio Dining options, grab a craft beer along the Denver Beer Trail or explore the city's vibrant neighborhoods, teeming with arts, culture and urban flair. 

Outdoor lovers won't want to miss the first-ever Outside Festival, June 1–2, 2024, which will feature live music, adventure films, thought-provoking speakers, immersive experiences, the latest outdoor gear and more.

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Urban Exploration


Explore the city's vibrant neighborhoods, teeming with arts, culture and urban flair.

Wild Denver

Denver is filled with amazing animals, from native Colorado species to exotic creatures from afar.

Bike Trails

Seemingly endless bike lanes and trails connect for epic two-wheeled adventures.

Running Trails

Always pack your exercise clothes and sneakers when coming to The Mile High City!

City Parks

Denver boasts more than 5,000 acres of traditional parks and parkways.

Street Art

Artists have been brightening and beautifying alleyways, warehouses and storefronts for decades.

Day Trips

A bucket-list destination for many outdoor lovers, this spectacular natural playground is beautiful year round. Read more
Within city limits, Denver offers more than 200 traditional and historic parks, many of them connected by bike paths. Read more
Check out must-see attractions, gorgeous scenic drives and mountain town adventures, all within a day's drive of The Mile High City. Read more
Colorado has one of the most colorful railroad histories in the world, spurred by the discovery of gold and silver. Read more
The city lies on some of the most fossil-rich land in the world. Signs of prehistoric life are everywhere. Read more
Some of the best trout fishing in Colorado can be found just outside the door or a short drive from downtown Denver. Get ready for your exhilarating fly-fishing day trip by checking out these tips and places to fish. Read more

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Outdoor Tips

Know before you go with these helpful articles and blog posts on getting the most out of your outdoor adventures.

Hundreds of exciting adventures for the whole family can be found near the Denver metro area. Check out some gorgeous hikes and best places to try birding.