Denver & The Rocky Mountains for the Outdoor Enthusiast

Group 6 Denver, Colorado
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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About the location

Calling all outdoor enthusiasts, art fanatics, beer snobs, and foodies!

Denver is one of the most rapidly growing cities in the US, and it’s easy understand why! It offers an amazing combination of every outdoor activity you can dream up, top rated chefs, breweries, an incredible art scene, and nightlife. Every neighborhood has a different feel but is home-y in it’s own way. 

There are few places that offer world class hiking and skiing in such close proximity to a thriving city. However, it can be overwhelming at times! The amount of hikes and outdoor advice is infinite- this guide is my vetted list of the best of the best. 

Guide Highlights


My vetted list of the best of the best hikes just outside of Denver!


My favorite ski resorts just outside of Denver with pro tips to make your ski adventure a success!

Guide Summary

My hope is that this guide is a one-stop-shop for everything you want to do in Denver. Highlights include where to stay, restaurants, nightlife, hiking, skiing, walks in Denver and photo ops, tips and etiquette, and a packing list.

Featured in this guide

Local food
Healthy food
Photo spots
Foodie favorites
Group 39 Art
Laid-back or relaxation
Group 14 Hidden Gems
Group 38 Bike-friendly
Water sports
Group 33 Walkable
Kayaking / Canoeing

Great for these trips

Family with kids
Girls / Guys Trip
Family without kids
Romantic / Honeymoon
Active / Adventure
Wellness / Rejuvenating
Weekend Getaway


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  • Guide Architect

    Kristin Kirkegaard

    Kristin Kirkegaard

    Originally from WI, Kristin is now a Doctor of Physical Therapy student in CO. The outdoors and her dog, Mowgli, are her favorite things.

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