Denver, Colorado Outdoor fun in the clouds
Oct 31, 2017
Denver, Colorado is doubtlessly a city surrounded by the majestic beauty of the Rockies, and a city where outdoor activities abound. Renting a bicycle, you can test yourself on the same twisting and climbing roads the United States Olympic team uses to train. While you ride you will be winded from the high altitude, but that same high altitude will let you see some of the most breathtaking views in the world. It is well worth the agony of riding to a mountaintop on a bicycle to feel as if you are at the top of the world. Some of the same mountains will let you bike down off road paths that pass through the unspoiled forest of the Rockies. One of the more impressive trails is the Red Rocks Trading Post Trail and it’s one-and-a-half-mile loop. It has multiple sandstone rock formations that, like its name, are a vibrant red. The trail can be used year round, but obviously is more difficult in the winter months.
here are also plenty of water activities in and around Denver. Gross Reservoir is just to the Northwest of Denver and is a rustic and placid revivor that does not allow motorized boats. Rent a kayak or paddleboard and take advantage of this secluded spot nestled in the Rockies. While there you are likely to see bear, otters, cougars, deer and Moose. No rapids to deal with in the revivor, this is strictly a leisurely place to paddle along. The South Platte River is a more challenging ride for kayaking. With stretches of rapids and slow winding waters, the river is ideal for the active kayaker. The scenery surrounding the river puts you in the mind of the old west, and one can almost imagine cowboys on horseback along its banks. You can take in If you so desire you can ride the river all the way to Nebraska.