Denali, an endangered Grevy’s zebra, was born at the Denver Zoo on New Years Day. —Courtesy of the Denver Zoo
From spotting owls and sniffing wildflowers to searching for hidden elves, here are some fun-filled ways to enjoy springtime in Colorado as a family.
Spot a Great Horned Owl | Bluff Lake Nature Center
The mile-long loop around Bluff Lake is a great place to search for wildlife, including the...
April 27 2015, 3:00 PM
Why we love it: Sweeping foothills vistas along an easy-to-follow loop with an abundance of wildlife.
When to go: Late spring through early winter, after the weather has been dry for a couple of weeks.
Nestled at the transition between the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains, Boulder...
March 3 2015, 1:00 PM
Why we like it: A longer but still-mellow hike that traverses beneath the Devil’s Backbone, one of the Front Range’s most distinctive rock formations.
When to go: Fall through spring, when the temperatures are moderate along this exposed, open trail.
Located in the long and narrow...
October 28 2014, 9:00 AM
Why we love it: This close-to-Denver state park routinely has nesting bald eagles, and you can view their twiggy home from afar via a boardwalk (about 1.3 miles from the Nature Center). Make sure to bring binoculars, though, if you hope to catch a glimpse of a white-feathered head.
April 29 2014, 9:00 AM
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April 21 2014, 3:00 PM
Each spring, millions of birds follow the mountains north from Central America and South America to their breeding grounds in the United States and Canada. Metro Denver is so perfectly positioned beneath this migration route (or “flyway”) that even a novice birdwatcher can spot unique feathered...