Red Rocks: More Than an Amphitheatre

Red Rocks Amphitheatre, famed for its outdoor concerts, offers a variety of other summer activities: hiking, biking, movies, a visitor’s center with gifts and history, and even dining. Red Rocks, 15 miles west of Denver, makes for more than just a scenic sound stage and offers at least one full day’s worth of entertainment and outdoor activities. Red Rocks even offers fun during the work week. Once a week (usually on Monday, Tuesday...

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Family Fun: Seven Great Denver-Area Day Hikes

Denver’s foothills offer families a variety of great areas to hike with kids. For those who want to have an outdoor adventure without traveling far from home, check out these local day hikes. Apex Park, part of Jefferson County Open Space, is a local’s favorite for running, hiking, mountain biking and walking the dog. Gorgeous views of Golden and beyond can be seen as the network of trails winds its way up Lookout Mountain through...

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Olde Town Arvada: A Hip Hotspot

Olde Town Arvada, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has become a hip hotspot. Located some 20 minutes from Denver, Olde Town Arvada is the next “really cool place,” says Scott Spears, owner of Scrumptious, Olde Town’s funky micro-creamery and candy shop. Scrumptious is one of the many shops and restaurants lining Grandview Avenue that makes Olde Town a quirky hangout. With a cool retro vibe backed by deep-rooted...

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Littleton, Colorado: More Than a Denver Suburb

Once upon a time, there was a little town southwest of Denver that served as the hub for a farming community. Founded by an entrepreneurial surveyor named Richard Little, he named it for himself: Littleton. The town grew. Denver grew. Eventually they merged – physically, anyway. But Littleton has retained its own unique personality despite becoming what is basically a Denver suburb. Littleton has its own downtown, very different from...

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Evergreen: A Place To Cool It

As Colorado summers grow increasingly hot, cool places look ever more inviting. Evergreen is a cool place to hang out on a hot summer’s day – in more ways than one. On a beastly summer day, when Front Range temperatures soar to three digits, it can be pleasantly temperate in the foothills community about 30 miles west of Denver off Interstate 70. It’s on the Lariat Loop Scenic & Historic Byway, a designated scenic route in the...

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