Spring is here, and Colorful Colorado has a plethora of springtime offerings that won’t break the bank. We offer you five things to do throughout the sunshine-boasting state that are completely free.
1. Hike the Stairs at Red Rocks Amphitheater
You don’t have to spend an arm and a leg on concert tickets to enjoy this phenomenal landmark in Morrison, Colorado. Choose a sunny day to park at the top or the bottom of the amphitheater. Patrons can roam the grounds — for free — when events aren’t taking place. And, if you’re looking for a great workout in a gorgeous setting, hiking up and down the stairs will surely get your muscles burning. Additionally, dozens of trails are around the amphitheater itself for hiking, running or mountain biking. Click here for more.
2. Take a Stroll Around Washington Park in Denver
Washington Park in Downtown Denver boasts 155 acres of scenic land and two lakes to explore. It also has two, massive flowering gardens that are a perfect setting for a picnic and, of course, selfies. If you feel like getting a little exercise in the park, there are plenty of open spaces to play frisbee, volleyball or soccer. You can also walk, jog or run around the entire park, which is about a 2.3 mile pathed loop. Click here for more.
3. Take a Drive in the Mountains
If you want to get out, but don’t feel like breaking a sweat, take a drive through the majestic Rocky Mountains. Colorado has 26 scenic byways that connect us to amazing summits. Checkout this fun website that outlines all the great routes in our state.
4. Visit the Bishop Castle in Rye, Colorado
Jim Bishop spent 60 years building the Bishop Castle all by himself. It takes roughly 2.5 hours to get there from Denver, and spectators say it’s well worth the drive. The three-story castle has a ballroom, a fire-breathing dragon and ascending towers — not to mention scenic views around the property. Visitors can check out the architectural wonder for free! It’s a great place to take kids and/or a fun trip with friends. The castle is open year-round to visitors. Click here for more.
5. Visit Colorado’s State Capitol
The Colorado State Capitol is where laws are made, approved and implemented by state lawmakers. It’s also a gorgeous place to visit for free and soak in the deep history of our state. It opened in 1894 in the heart of Downtown Denver on East Colfax. It was constructed with granite and has a gold dome that represents Colorado’s Gold Rush in the mid-1800s. It also has beautiful marble throughout the building and on the floors. Click here for more.