ing 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 Colorado.
Believe it or not, Denver even offers some
fun options for scuba enthusiasts – from
swimming with exotic sealife to hosting
trips around the world.
17900 E. Quincy Ave.
1912 S. Broadway
A- 1 Scuba & Travel Center
1800 W. Oxford Ave.
Standley Lake Regional Park
9785 Eagle View Loop
Westminster City Park
10455 Sheridan Blvd.
557 Milwaukee St.
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. (REI)
1416 Platte St.
ROCK’n & JAM’n
9499 Washington St., Unit C
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 hunt-
Underwater Phantaseas Scuba Center
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