in May, peaking by mid-June at the latest.
Good water flow continues into the fall.
Rafting on desert rivers could begin as
early as late April, since they tend to start
running earlier than those rivers at higher
elevation. In either case, the bigger the
deasired whitewater, the earlier in the
season one should go.
For more information on rafting outfitters, visit
Since the Overland Golf Course first
opened in 1895, golfing has become a
veritable tradition in the Denver area.
Golfers enjoy a wondrous selection of
places to ply their pastime (please see the
adjoining listing of more than 100 private
and public golf courses and country clubs
in and around the metro area). In fact, the
Ladies Professional Golf Association’s
U.S. Women’s Open is held in Colorado
Springs, just an hour’s drive south of
Denver. The city is also the hometown of
PGA professional Jonathan Kaye.
The key to the excellent golfing in Denver
and Colorado as a whole is the ever-changing landscape, which is essential to
the creation of golf courses that are
challenging and beautiful at the same
time. In all there are more than 200 public and private courses in the state,
designed by world-famous architects, with
lush green fairways that take advantage
of the most scenic vistas imaginable.
While the nearby Rocky Mountains provide visitors with many hundreds of
miles of hiking trails to take in the
region’s natural beauty and watch
wildlife, one does not need to travel so
far from Denver to enjoy a pleasant outdoor walk or bike ride. Within the
metro area, there are more than 850
miles of paved, off-road trails, which in
turn attach to dirt trails for both hiking
and mountain bike adventures. Less