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5 Ways to Get Outside and Enjoy Spring Weather in Colorado

March 14, 2019

When the weather warms up and the snow starts to melt in Denver, we all start to get the itch to get outside.

Here are 5 ways to enjoy the spring weather warm up!

5 Ways to Get Outside and Enjoy Spring Weather in Colorado

1. Ski In Short Sleeves at Arapahoe Basin

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When the weather warms up, so does the fun on the slopes. Spring skiing is our favorite time of the season with parties, less crowds, and the beloved bluebird days.

Arapahoe basin is usually open until late June and one of the ultimate destinations for spring skiing. At Arapahoe Basin the Early Riser parking lot is home to a stretch of prime real estate known as “The Beach” which backs to the base of the mountain and is the perfect spot to barbeque, drink and hang out with friends. The Beach is super popular and fills up fast with only 10-15 spots available for reservations; the rest are first-come, first served.

2. Bike Ride at Cherry Creek State Park

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When the weather warms up its time to dust off the bicycle and get back in shape for summer. Start off your season and get back into biking shape at Cherry Creek State Park. This outstanding beginner ride is the perfect ride to get your season started.  Cherry Creek State Park has 35 total miles of multi-use trails and sits in the backyard of Denver.

3. Go On a Picnic at Eldorado Canyon State Park

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Enjoy a scenic picnic along the scenic South Boulder Creek at Eldorado Canyon State Park. The park has 33 picnic tables to pick from and before the busy summer months, these tables are a peaceful and beautiful spot for a lunchtime or after work stop.

4. Walk in the park at Centennial Flower Gardens

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Just steps away from Elitch Gardens and South Platte River, these gardens are beautifully patterned after the Gardens of Versailles. Centennial Gardens has five fountains, a bike and pedestrian path and exquisite flower beds. These gardens are planted with drought tolerance in mind and use native plants to Colorado. These gardens make for a peaceful and beautiful stroll.

5. Spring Hike at Roxborough State Park

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Roxborough State Park is like the Garden of the God’s little brother. The red rock formations against the leftover snow and the new green of spring is a breath-taking view. The South Rim Trail will take you to several overlooks with some beautiful panoramas of the Denver area. This approximately 3-mile hike will take you only about 1.5 hours and is another great way to get outside for the early spring weather.

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