To say that Denver is an outdoor city is an understatement. Once the last bit of winter thaws out, Denver locals can barely contain their excitement. Needless to say, outdoor activities are abundant during the spring.
If you’re moving to Denver, plan to visit or already call the Mile High City home, here are a few ways to get outdoors and make the most of the spring season.
Take a Wildflower Hike
One of the most prominent indicators that spring has arrived is the abundance of wildflowers across Denver. There are a number of established wildflower hikes a short drive from Denver where you can get a great photo op in a sea of colorful blossoms. A few spots to check out include Roxborough State Park and Rocky Mountain National Park.
Go Whitewater Rafting
Get your heart racing without freezing! Whitewater rafting is hugely popular in Colorado, but during the winter temperatures are just a little too cold. The whitewater rafting season gets underway in spring when the snow starts melting and the water starts surging.
Ride the Pikes Peak Cog Railway
All aboard America’s highest train! For the first time in 10 years, the Pikes Peak Cog Railway closed during the winter, but the train is rolling down the tracks this spring. The train climbs 14,115 feet to the summit of Pikes Peak. As the train rolls down the tracks you’ll be treated to spectacular panoramic views that capture the beauty of the spring season and the Denver skyline.
Enjoy an Outdoor Festival . . . or Two
There are a number of free festivals happening this spring. Take the family to the Highpoint Kids EGGstravaganza, take a short drive to the Steamboat Springalicious Fest, catch a flick at the 14er Film Fest 2.0 or celebrate Native American culture at the Denver March Powwow. On May 5th-6th the family can also get down to Civic Center Park for an epic two-day Cinco de Mayo Festival.
First Friday Art Walks
A few days from now will kick off the first First Friday Art Walk of the spring. The art district stays open late so that people can stroll through the area exploring the neighborhood and checking out the work of local artists.
Soak Away the Last Bit of Cold at a Hot Springs
If spring isn’t warming up fast enough for your liking you can speed up the process at one of many hot springs. Taking a dip in the hot springs is a spring tradition around Denver. Soaking in the geothermally-heated, mineral-rich water is a relaxing way to usher in the warm weather.
Get a Glimpse of the Awakening Wildlife
Humans aren’t the only ones coming out of hibernation. Springtime is the best time to see animals out in the wild. Just west of Denver you can find viewing areas where buffalo and bighorn sheep roam. You’re also more likely to see elk and deer since they move to lower elevations looking for food.
Want a guarantee that you’ll get an up-close look at the Colorado wildlife? During the spring when the weather warms up, the Denver Zoo and Wild Animal Sanctuary near Keenesburg become popular attractions.
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