Taking a test ride at Ruby Hill Mountain Bike Park
—Courtesy of Denver Parks and Recreation
You could teach your kid to ride their bike in a parking lot, but you can do that just about anywhere in America. Add a Colorado spin to the childhood rite of passage at Denver’s new two-wheel training ground, Ruby Hill Mountain Bike Park, and make a mountain biker out of your tot before he can say...
July 22 2016, 10:35 AM
Kids and adults volunteer together at Volunteers of America's annual MLK Day meal.
—Photo by Kathleen Peachey
Inevitably, just as the first rounds of camp and vacations cease each summer, the same declaration fills family homes: “I’m bored.” The answer isn’t more screen time; it’s helping.
Rachel Allnutt, program coordinator for youth and family volunteers at the Volunteers of America Colorado, says...
July 15 2016, 11:25 AM
Dedisse Park Trail.
—Photo courtesy of Lindsey McKissick
When your family finishes a hike tired but all-in-all happy, it’s easy to keep meandering back to the same evergreen-shaded walkway each time you head for the mountains. Here’s the problem with that: You and your crew likely aren’t the only family that favors a well-maintained, close-to-home trail...
July 11 2016, 12:20 PM
—Courtesy of Ivivva
A young yogi’s Om can get lost at one of the many yoga festivals popping up this summer around Colorado. That won’t happen at the Coast to Coast Festival, taking place June 29 at Cheesman Park. Brought to Denver as part of a larger tour by Ivivva—the little sister activeware brand of...
June 28 2016, 1:00 PM
Students test out their French fries at Snöbahn.
—Courtesy of Snöbahn
The last thing a mountain-loving, ski-toting parent wants to hear from his kid after his first day on the slopes is, “I don’t want to do this anymore.” But how can you entice a kid who hates the cold, heights, and falling to enjoy a sport that requires lots of practice in an oftentimes harsh...
June 23 2016, 3:15 PM
The Big Agnes Little Red 15, $69.95
—Photo courtesy of Big Agnes
Camping with kids is all hiking, campfires, and s’mores until it’s time to zip into the tent. Picking the right sleeping bag for your child can be the difference between a well-rested night in the fresh air and a cold, uncomfortable camper. We went to the pros at Big Agnes, a Steamboat Springs...
June 10 2016, 10:58 AM
As school days come to a pause, it’s easy to start letting kids dictate their own bedtime. But be warned: If you hand over all of the control for the nighttime routine (e.g. they’re up all night playing Angry Birds), a cranky kid may replace your all-star student. Damiana Corca, a Colorado-...
June 2 2016, 9:45 AM
—Photo by Sarah Boyum
Think about your favorite T-shirt. You know, the one that gets softer after each wash, the one with the memories. JP and Sarah Box think kids deserve the same special relationship with their wardrobe as every grown-up Coloradan. For these Denver parents of three-year-old twins, that meant creating...
May 25 2016, 11:00 AM