Top Spots For Winter Outdoor Fun In And Around Denver
It’s that time of year to bundle up and enjoy an outdoor winter adventure, as you never know in Colorado—it could be a blizzard, or sunny and 70. In either case, there are plenty of reasons to try and find some sunshine. From ice skating to tubing, Denver has an activity for everyone.
Skyline Park Ice Skating
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Skyline Park is home to a new ice skating rink in the heart of downtown Denver. Located at 16th and Arapahoe, it is the perfect place for wintertime family fun. To enhance the skating experience, Friday nights are filled with DJ’s spinning tunes. Saturday comes complete with skating lessons in the morning and live music in the evenings. Sunday afternoons are reserved for family entertainment. Skyline Park Ice Skating is the prefect place to lace up the skates and indulge in a little family fun.
Two Below Zero Dinner Sleigh Rides
For an unforgettable winter adventure, take a trip outside of Denver to Frisco, Colo. and visit Two Below Sleigh Rides. Tour the high country in a turn-of-the-century sleigh or wagon. Rides complete with dinner and entertainment for a magical experience. Reservations are required.
Golden Gate Canyon State Park
Try the Golden Gate Canyon State Park for a full range of great winter activities without the long commute to the high country. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are available throughout the park with several great trails to enjoy. It is best to go just after a fresh snow.
The Botanic Gardens
The weather in Colorado is often unpredictable. Be sure to check out the The Botanic Gardens on a gorgeous winter day. This is a perfect outdoor activity for a romantic date or a family outing.
Looking to head to the hills? Check out the best kid friendly ski resorts.
Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.