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
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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.
From hunting to rock climbing, metro
Denver’s proximity to the Rocky Mountains
offers visitors and residents an abundance
of outdoor recreational opportunities. For
those who enjoy skiing and
snowboarding, Colorado’s famed ski
resorts are less than two hours from Denver.
Water adventures in the area can be as
thrilling as whitewater rafting and river
running, or as relaxing as fishing or
sailing at one of the area’s breathtaking
lakes. Other activities include wind
surfing, swimming and water skiing.
A mild climate year-round presents many
occasions to enjoy the natural beauty of
the Colorado Rockies. A hot air balloon
ride through Colorado’s mountain range
provides a unique opportunity to see
dramatic views of the region. For a more
intimate look at nature, horseback riding
or hiking across area trails are popular
alternatives. Sightseeing tours on foot or
by jeep or van can range from leisurely
excursions through popular tourist spots to
up-close views of the top of Pikes Peak
and the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.