Best Ways to Enjoy Outdoor Activities in Denver

A trip to Denver, Colorado can best be experienced in the great outdoors. With a long list of well-maintained city parks, world class sporting venues, plenty of bike lanes and fitness offerings for all skill levels, you are sure to find something that suits your agenda. For a unique city overview, check out Scoo Tours Denver where you will see top city sites via a Vespa scooter all the while spotting top landmarks in town. Another adventurous take comes from Confluence Kayaks, a company that will guide you down the South Platte River on an inflatable kayak. To amp up your fitness, head to Red Rocks Amphitheatre for a free but insanely tough bootcamp led by a former pro BMX biker. For something more relaxed but that will still get you moving, head to Denver Botanic Gardens where yoga classes are offered at both sunset at sunrise. Of course, every vacation needs a dose of adrenaline and both Water World and Elitch Garden’s have you covered with new rides and attractions for all ages. For the sports fans, Coors Field is always a home run for fun; just make sure to wear your purple and cheer for the home team and check out the new rooftop bar where craft beers are on tap. 



Denver B-Cycle is the city's bike-sharing program and an excellent way to access many Denver sights. Simply check out a bike at any B-Cycle station and return it to any other station. You could start at the Cherry Creek Bike Path, a paved trail...  Read More



If you've got baseball in your blood, you have to make a stop at Coors Field. The baseball-only stadium came at a price tag of $215 million dollars, but locals say the cost was well worth it. The facility seats more than 50,000 fans and occupies...  Read More

Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park


Located in the heart of Denver and celebrating 125 years of fun, Elitch Gardens is America's only Downtown Theme and Water Park. The park is open May 2nd through November 1st. There's something for everyone, with 53 rides and attractions,...  Read More



Just 10 minutes from downtown Denver, the Botanic Gardens is a 24-acre oasis in the middle of the city with consistently spectacular exhibits. During your visit, you'll learn about unique flowers and plant species and environmentally responsible...  Read More

North Denver


Water World is among the country's largest water parks offering 50 water rides and attractions that meet all levels of adventures- from steep slides, relaxing river tubing, and even a watery playground sized for young kids. In June Water World...  Read More

It Burn's Joe Fitness
Photo courtesy of Joe Hendricks


Joe Hendricks, a former pro BMX biker who once made a living doing half time shows at sporting events and even starred in commercials, Is now leading the world's largest and free boot camp. Workouts are often held at Red Rocks Park but make...  Read More

Dick's Sporting Goods Park
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The Colorado Rapids are one of 20 Major League Soccer Teams and it's definitely worth catching a game during your time in Denver, especially for the sports fanatic. The team earned major respect after winning the MLS Cup in 2010 against FC...  Read More

Scoo Tours
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You are cuter on a scooter. At least that's what the owners of this Denver based company say. Via Vespa is definitely a unique way to see some of top sights in the city like the Sante Fe Arts District, the Capitol Building and the Big Blue Bear....  Read More

AVA's Colorado Rafting - Arkansas Valley Adventures


AVA offers world class whitewater rafting and ziplining just 30 minutes from downtown Denver. Dropping over 65 feet per mile, Clear Creek epitomizes the Colorado whitewater rafting experience. The snow along the Continental Divide melts...  Read More

Commons Park
Confluence Kayaks
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Confluence Kayaks is Denver's Paddling Headquarters. Founded in 1995 on the banks of the South Platte River in Downtown Denver, this is the best source for paddling lessons, rentals and equipment. Local paddlers have this the go to shop for...  Read More


Meet Carri Wilbanks

Carri Wilbanks ( is a Denver based freelance writer, producer and TV host  for Xfinity Comcast who is always on the hunt for the next adventure. Whether climbing a volanco in...  More About Carri