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Denver Outdoors

May 04, 2020

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The Denver area is a mecca for lovers of nature, and the city itself has plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation. Denver’s parks remain open for safe, socially-distanced walking, hiking, biking, running, and similar activities.

We’ve rounded up a few favorite outdoor activities for a breath of fresh air in the Mile High City. Plot out a refreshing route for your next visit.

First and foremost, head to beautiful City Park for a 5K (3.1-mile) route that tracks along the city's 5,280 contour line—ensuring that you’re getting your exercise in at exactly 1 mile high.

This city is a cyclist’s paradise. If you decide to rent bikes, enjoy access to 85 miles of bike trails.

Until the Denver Botanic Gardens reopen, prepare for your next visit with their plethora of online resources. Watch educational videos, explore their preserved collections, access the garden navigator to see what’s blooming, and even print gorgeous botanical illustrations as coloring pages.