In Colorado, there’s always something fun to do outdoors in any season. Whether you have a bit of cabin fever or just want to absorb your Vitamin D on a gorgeous Colorado bluebird day, we have pulled together some of our favorite outdoor activities and adventures.
Special note: With COVID-19 restrictions, availability and capacity might be limited. Be sure to call ahead to reserve a time slot and bring a mask with you.
If you take yourself on a walking tour of Denver, you’ll be delighted at the public art displays around many corners. Over the last two decades, there have been 150 works of art added to the cityscape thanks to Denver’s Public Art Program. Check out the Golden Triangle Creative District and RiNo (River North Art District) to start.
Many places in the metro area open outdoor ice-skating rinks in the winter including the Parker Ice Trail at Discovery Park. For a more rustic experience, the 40-acre Evergreen Lake is a fun adventure! Reservations are required.
In Colorado, wherever you can enjoy a walk or a hike, you can likely snowshoe on those trails after the snow falls. If you prefer a more structured experience, you can get maps, lessons, expert advice, and equipment rental at a Nordic center. The Colorado Trail (483 miles from Denver to Durango), state parks such as Roxborough State Park (no dogs are permitted), and even city parks offer great options for a walk, hike, or stroll in the great outdoors.
Another great winter adventure is tubing or sledding! Many of Colorado’s ski resorts offer tubing hills where you can find terrain suitable for any sledder. Discover Frisco Adventure Park, Copper Mountain’s tubing hill, or the tube park at Winter Park for fun under the Colorado sun!
Straight out of a fairytale, the Ice Castles in Dillon are magical. Hundreds of thousands of icicles are hand-placed by professional ice artists to create LED-lit sculptures, tunnels, thrones, slides, fountains, and much more!
There’s plenty of outdoor and socially distanced fun to be had at the Denver Zoo or Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs (named the #4 best zoo in North America by USA TODAY’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards). Both facilities have limited capacity and timed entry, so be sure to get your tickets in advance.
If you are looking for an indoor fitness option, you can schedule an in-person individual movement session at Taylor Pilates and Fitness. Please call or text the studio at 303-472-6743 to schedule (and know that we will do our best to accommodate given the 25% capacity restriction). You can also workout with us 24/7 at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/taylorpilatesandfitness where you will find Pilates mat, foam roller, MOTR, and OOV classes.