Family snow tubing at Winter Park Resort in Colorado

Denver Outdoor Activities

Denver Outdoor Activities
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Denver and the neighboring Rocky Mountains are overflowing with outdoor activities year-round, so let The Mile High City be your basecamp. While many sports like running, cycling, and golf continue throughout winter in the metro area, thanks to stretches of mild weather, the snow-covered peaks provide the excitement of skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing. After a full day of outdoor adventures, have a feast at these restaurants and bars with cozy fireplaces, grab a craft beer along the Denver Beer Trail or explore the city's vibrant neighborhoods, teeming with arts, culture, and urban flair. During the holidays, check out elaborate lights displays all over the city for an enchanting evening out on the town. 

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Urban Adventures

Holiday Lights Extravaganzas

There’s nothing quite like an evening stroll under twinkling holiday lights.

Wild Denver

Denver is filled with amazing animals, from native Colorado species to exotic creatures from afar.

Bike Trails

Seemingly endless bike lanes and trails connect for epic two-wheeled adventures.

Running Trails

Always pack your exercise clothes and sneakers when coming to The Mile High City!

City Parks

Denver boasts more than 5,000 acres of traditional parks and parkways.

Street Art

Artists have been brightening and beautifying alleyways, warehouses and storefronts for decades.

Day Trips

Pristine powder is not far away. Hop on the ski train in Denver and ride to Winter Park Resort. Read more
Within two hours of the city, there are some great places to get fresh air and a workout. Read more
From Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre to venturing over the Continental Divide, take an exciting winter day trip. Read more
Take a ski, snowboard or snowshoe tour of Colorado's world-class ski resorts or experience the gorgeous backcountry and let someone else do the driving. Read more

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Outdoor Tips

Know before you go with these helpful articles and blog posts on getting the most out of your outdoor adventures.

A bucket-list destination for many outdoor lovers, this spectacular natural playground is especially beautiful in winter.