What is there to do in Denver in the fall? Plenty. Denver’s mild climate allows residents to enjoy outdoor entertainment well into fall. Fall in Denver is a pleasant reprieve from the heat of summer and is a great time for fall festivals, events and fun in the sun. Here’s five things you can do in Denver, Colorado this fall.
1. Go to Elitches or Lakeside. Fall is the best time to visit one of these Denver area amusement parks. Lakeside is less expensive. Elitchs is bigger and has a water park built in. The lines at both are shorter in the fall, although hours are limited. Plus, you don’t have to sweat it out all day walking around in the hot sun. Elitchs also has a great Haunted House in the late fall.
2. Go to the Beach or Water World. This may sound crazy, but Denver weather is actually quite warm, right up until these venues close for the year. The chance of sunburn is less likely. There’s no miserable waiting in line, then hauling your tube up the hill while sweating profusely and cursing the sun at Water World. The beaches are less crowded too, especially if you play hookey while the kids are in school.
3. Take a Hike or Bike. Denver has a myriad of bike and walking paths that are open all year. Taking the family on a fall walk or bike ride is cool, comfortable and less stressful than in the summer. Need a change of scenery? Choose a trail in the mountains or drive to Garden of the Gods for your hike. It’s all free, all the time and a great way to spend fall in the Denver area.
4. Tour the Wineries. Up near Palisades, you will find one of the most beautiful self guided scenic tours in Colorado. The drive alone is worth it, but you can also pay a visit to some fine Colorado Wineries. Yes, Colorado has wineries. Fall is harvest time for the grapes, and of course, you will want to make your tour coincide with The Colorado Mountain Winefest.
5. Go to Glenwood Springs for a Soak. Glenwood Springs has the largest hot springs pool ever. One end is giant hot tub with jetted chairs you can turn on with pocket change. You can also visit the mud caves to condition your skin, shop til you drop or take advantage of other Glenwood Springs amusements. The drive to and from Denver, through Glenwood Canyon is amazing as well.