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May 8 to 10 | Royal Gorge Bridge and Park Grand Re-Opening
Celebrate the Royal Gorge’s renaissance (last year the park debuted a new zipline and skycoaster after the 2013 wildfire) with music, food, and rides at this opening day fete.
May 8 to 10 | Mother’s Day...
May 6 2015, 10:15 AM
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Why we love it: Quick access from Denver makes for an easy getaway.
When to go: In the morning; the rocks get hot by midday.
Years ago, Jennie Dorris, a fellow writer, asked me for a suggestion for a hot hike. This may seem like an unusual request; people are normally looking...
August 6 2014, 2:00 PM
Why we love it: A kid-friendly excursion without an admission price.
When to go: Anytime you—and the little ones—need a quick break.
As I sit, looking out my window at the winter wonderland outside, it is hard to imagine that I was applying sunscreen and hiking on Saturday—or...
May 13 2014, 11:15 AM
If summer makes you dream of Red Rocks concerts, you would be: 1. absolutely correct (the concert series is spectacular), and 2. missing out. Red Rocks is about so much more than awesome acoustics. Check out our daylong guide to the park and Morrison.Daybreak: Be there...
July 1 2013, 11:00 AM
DO Lace up some skates at Evergreen Lake House (29612 Upper Bear Creek Road, Evergreen, 720-880-1391, evergreenrecreation.com). Step onto the frozen lake and sail (hopefully) across the ice. Glide until the sun goes down. Between laps, warm up with a cozy cup of hot cocoa. Bonus: Bring a...
Why we love it: When it comes to scenic mountain climbs, Front Range vistas, and a swift downhill cruise past elk meadows and Red Rocks, this is some of the best cycling near Denver.
When to go: May through October, if you’d like to stay warm. Cold weather gear can extend the season at least...
September 25 2012, 9:47 AM
Lakewood's Chandler Thayer jumps off a cliff into Bear Creek (just west of Morrison).
July 5 2012, 9:12 AM