Here are 5 awesome summer activities:
Manitou Springs Incline
Feeling adventurous? Head on down to Manitou Springs to conquer the Incline. Starting at 6,600 feet and gaining 2,000 feet of elevation in just one mile, this steep climb can be a challenge for the most seasoned of hikers. The views from the top will make all your hard work worth it. Oh, and act like a local and be sure to go down the Barr Trail, it’s a lower grade anyhow and your knees will thank you. Learn more >
Gather your friends and pick up some inner tubes and head up to Steamboat for this day in the sun. Tubing the Yampa is an activity for all ages and is a great way to spend an afternoon. Strap a cooler to a second tube to hold snacks and beverages and you’re set. Just don’t forget to park a car where you plan to get off so you aren’t stranded or jump on Steamboat’s free bus.
The Rockies are full of trails for the most squeamish and adventurous of mountain bikers. If you are a bit hesitant to give this activity a shot you can get started on some trails in the foothills. Head out the Bear Creek Lake in Lakewood, Buffalo Creek in Pine or the Flying J in Evergreen for good beginner riding.
With our 300+ days of sunshine, Coloradans aren’t afraid of the outdoors. Outdoor shopping areas such as Streets at Southglenn, the Loveland Outlets or Silverthorne Outlets are great daytime activities for families. Show up with an empty car so you have space for all your bags!
Since 1979 Water World has been the go to water park for the Denver Area. This 67 acre water park offers endless activities for all ages. As of 2019 the park has 50 attractions, including a lazy river. Bring your water shoes to keep your feet from burning and get ready for a day filled with fun. BONUS: Water World still allows to bring in your own food!
Remember that hot water helps shorten the duration of your sunburn. We hope you enjoy your summer!