Tag: swimming

Denver’s Elitch Gardens Water Park: Jump Right In 1

Denver’s Elitch Gardens Water Park: Jump Right In

  Denver Water Park My daughter wonders where all the water comes from. She is in awe about the sheer volume of the wet element. We have gone swimming multiple times this hot summer, but nothing compares to Denver’s Elitch Gardens Water Park. There is not just one big pool here, but two, plus numerous slides, pirates cove, water rides…

Grand Lake, Colorado: Water, Wilderness and Western Charm 3

Grand Lake, Colorado: Water, Wilderness and Western Charm

The sky blushes as the first rays of dawn creep over the Colorado mountains. Grand Lake appears glassy smooth, forest and rocks reflecting in its mirrored surface. One peak dominates. “That’s our signature mountain,” says resident Polly Lawler. “It’s called Mount Craig, but we affectionately know it as Baldy.” Covering 600 acres, Grand Lake is Colorado’s largest natural body of…

Hot Spot: Soak Away in Ouray 5

Hot Spot: Soak Away in Ouray

Calming waves of hot mineral water envelop the body. Relaxed eyes gaze at mountains and forest. Nothing but sky hangs overhead. Simmering in an outdoor pool of earth-heated water may be the hottest way to enjoy Colorado’s wet side. The state offers at least 47 natural hot springs ranging from therapeutic resorts to wilderness soaking holes. Some feature mega-size pools,…