Escape the hustle and bustle of Denver for a wonderful day in the outdoors at many destinations around Colorado. Here are 12 places to have an outdoorsy day trip within two hours of Denver.
Red Rocks (Photo) Credit Adam-Springer (iStock)
Eldorado Canyon State Park (Photo) Credit F Delventhal (flickr)
Cherry Creek State Park (Photo) Credit Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Nederland, Colorado (Photo) Credit Roger W (flickr)
Mount Evans summit sign (Photo) Credit John Morrison (iStock)
Mount Bierstadt in the Arapahoe National Forest (Photo) Credit SWKrullImaging (iStock)
Via Ferrata, Lawson Adventure Park (Photo) Courtesy Lawson Adventure Park
Golden Gate Canyon State Park (Photo) Credit Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Union Reservoir (Photo) Credit Daniel Spiess (flickr)
Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge (Photo) Credit Jose A Feliciano Cestero (iStock)
Lookout Mountain Park (Photo) Credit Sparty1711 (iStock)
Dream Lake and Hallet Peak Alpenglow Reflection (Photo) Credit kjschoen (iStock)
Leslie James is all about Colorado when it comes to writing features, sharing adventures, and creating colorful galleries. She loves camping, hiking, mountain biking and snowboarding. Leslie joined OutThere Colorado in November 2020.