LEISURE AND RECREATION
17900 E. Quincy Ave.
9785 Eagle View Loop
Not ready to climb the Rockies? There
are plenty of indoor climbing walls in
the metro Denver area that offer opportunities to safely learn climbing techniques before traversing the natural rock
face of the outdoors.
Paradise Rock Gym
6260 N. Washington St., Suite 5
Recreational Equipment Inc.
1416 Platte St.
ROCK’n & JAM’n
9499 Washington St., Unit C
1912 S. Broadway
Westminster City Park
10455 Sheridan Blvd.
4005 Kipling St.
Wheat Ridge, 80033
HUNTING AND FISHING
Colorado Division of Wildlife
The Division of Wildlife manages 230
wildlife areas and oversees 6,000 miles
of streams and more than 2,000 lakes
and reservoirs. The Division of Wildlife
regulates fishing activities for fish found in
the waters of Colorado, including rainbow trout and walleye, popular species
for fishing. A weekly report of Colorado’s
fishing conditions is published on the division’s website. The Division of Wildlife
also regulates hunting and enforces hunting regulations for big game, small game
and waterfowl. Deer, elk, antelope and
bear are among the most popular animals sought by hunters. A qualified
hunter education course is required prior
to applying for a hunting license.
Combined, hunting and fishing add up
to a $3.2 billion-per-year industry in
Believe it or not, Denver even offers some
fun options for scuba enthusiasts – from
swimming with exotic sealife to hosting
trips around the world.
A- 1 Scuba & Travel Center
1800 W. Oxford Ave.
557 Milwaukee St.
6860 S. Clinton Court
Colorado—and the Denver area in particular—is considered by many to be
the winter sports capital of the United
States. Prime ski resorts, such as Vail,
Beaver Creek, Copper Mountain,
Keystone, Loveland Basin, Arapahoe
Basin, Breckenridge, Winter Park,
Steamboat and Aspen proliferate the
area. There, visitors can engage in such
outdoor sporting activities as snowmobiling, sledding, snowboarding, ice
skating, indoor or outdoor swimming
and of course, skiing, as well as enjoying hot-tubbing, game rooms and local
entertainment. Snowshoers and cross-country skiers also can enjoy extensive
networks of trails that, depending on the
resort, generally are free.
Many ski resorts are no more than a
two-hour drive from the metro area.
Many of the resorts feature shuttles for
people who do not have the appropriate vehicle for traversing snowy, wet
roads. Another way to maximize enjoyment of the resorts would be to frequent
the slopes outside the busy season,
which falls between the holidays of
Thanksgiving and New Year’s.
ADVENTURES & MORE
Fresh powder is within an hour’s drive
from Denver, making the region a skier’s
delight. Colorado is home to 26 ski
areas, ranging from small, two-run
slopes to world famous resorts like
Aspen, Steamboat Springs, Vail and
Telluride. Other outdoor sports include
cross-country skiing, snowboarding,
snowshoeing and snowmobiling – not
to mention the many adventures to be
had just exploring the mountains.