With most of the state re-opening after coronavirus, here is a list of four exciting things to do outdoors with friends and family all over the state of Colorado!
1. Hike to Hanging Lake
This scenic trail that is just about 3 hours west of Denver, near Glenwood Springs, takes you to a gorgeous canyon with a flowing river and gentle waterfalls. The scenic hike is just over a mile long but it is quite steep and rocky. Make sure to pack sunscreen, hiking shoes and lots of water! Visitors must purchase a permit online at https://visitglenwood.com/hanginglake/#toggle-id-4-closed before arriving.
2. Sloan’s Lake Recreational Activities
Whether you want to catch some fish, take a bike ride or watch a beautiful sunset, the largest lake in Denver has it all. It is open to the public and has some great facilities to take advantage of in the summer. With picnic tables, sports fields and a trail around the lake, there is something to do for everyone! Check out all that Sloan’s lake has to offer at https://www.uncovercolorado.com/public-parks/sloans-lake-park/
3. Weekend Camping Trip
Do you want to escape the hustle and bustle of your everyday life? Take the kids and get away for a weekend by going camping in the great outdoors! Pitch a tent, make a campfire, and relax in the Colorado wilderness. To find a campground and make reservations, go to https://cpw.state.co.us/buyapply/Pages/Reservations.aspx
4. Take a road trip
Want to explore new places you’ve never been before in Colorado or beyond? Hop in the car with your kids or some friends and set your sights on a new adventure. Whether it be the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, the gorgeous mountains in Estes Park, or out to the deserts of Moab, UT, there is always somewhere new to go and more beautiful to see!
We know life can get a little hectic, but it is always important to take some time to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors – especially when we live in a state as beautiful as Colorado!