Front Range Adventures from Denver

By Viator, October 2013

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The Mile-High City, so named for its elevation of 5,280 feet above sea-level, is an urban area that calls to the adventurous in nature. Denverites introduce themselves and then ask, “what do you do?” They’re not asking about your job. They’re asking what you like to do for fun: hike, bike, kayak, ski, snowboard, cross-country ski. The answers vary by season as hiking poles are replaced by ski poles and kayaks are placed in storage until the water temperatures rise. Denver is a perfect central location to experience many Front Range adventures—it’s just a matter of deciding what you’d like to try today.


In the summer months, when the sun affords more than 12 hours of light for outdoor recreation, there are multiple activities that you can sample from Denver. For a taste of the wind rushing by, check out one of the zip line adventures that are cropping up around Colorado. Ranging from shorter lines to lines that run more than 6,000 feet (1828 meters), a zip line ride takes you on a highflying adventure that’s unique in the Colorado forests. Go during the fall to catch the aspens changing color. Paddling is another popular adventure in Colorado. Whether it’s paddling a reservoir or a river on a standup paddleboard, turning an oar in a whitewater kayak or shooting the Class II, III, IV and V rapids of the Colorado or Arkansas rivers, there are multitudes of water recreation options to try. If you’d prefer to stick to dry land, hiking, biking, rock climbing, sky diving, paragliding and horseback riding are all options for Front Range adventures.


When the snow starts flying in Denver, it’s like everyone turns into a little kid again. If someone’s not talking about the fresh powder they experienced over the weekend they’re busy trying to predict the next storm. For folks visiting Denver, there is no shortage of cold weather adventures to experience. Downhill skiing, snowboarding and Telemark skiing are all easily accessible from Denver at a number of ski resorts, each with their own character and personality. But how about cross-country skiing, skate skiing or snowshoeing? These activities are a great way to explore Colorado in a serene setting, without the crowds of the traditional ski slopes. For those who prefer to recreate with ropes, ice climbing is a popular—and challenging—activity for adventurous souls to sample.

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Rocky Mountain Zipline Adventure from Denver

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 Reviews

Enjoy the fresh Colorado air and admire the views of the Rocky Mountains as you fly through trees and over meadows on a zipline! Ride on some of Colorado’s ...  Read more

Location: Denver, Colorado
Duration: Varies

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Best Front Range Snowshoeing Adventure from Denver

Explore the Denver area’s winter wonderland – the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains – on a snowshoeing tour! Just 30 minutes outside Denver, Colorado’s Front ...  Read more

Location: Denver, Colorado
Duration: 4-6 hours

From USD $99.00

Guided Mountain-Biking Tour of Colorado's Front Range

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Follow your experienced mountain-biking guide on an adventure through Colorado's Front Range, the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. On this ...  Read more

Location: Denver, Colorado
Duration: Varies

From USD $99.00

Rock-Climbing Adventure with Transport from Denver

For an exciting, adrenaline-pumping experience when you’re in Denver, head 30 minutes outside the city for a 5-hour rock-climbing adventure! Colorado's Front ...  Read more

Location: Denver, Colorado
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $149.00

Private Tour: Front Range Hike with Transport from Denver

Embark on a hiking adventure through Colorado's Front Range while you're in Denver! Take a full-day or half-day hike and choose your experience level: ...  Read more

Location: Denver, Colorado
Duration: Varies

From USD $89.00

Climb a Colorado 14er: Front Range Day Hike up a 14,000-foot Mountain

Feel like you're on the top of the world when you reach the peak of a 14er, the affectionate name for a Colorado mountain with an elevation of at least 14,000 ...  Read more

Location: Denver, Colorado
Duration: 8-12 hours

From USD $299.00

Front Range Trail Run with Transport from Denver

Instead of hiking, appreciate Colorado's Front Range in a different way -- on a trail run! Not for the faint of heart, this guided tour in the Rocky Mountains ...  Read more

Location: Denver, Colorado
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.00

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