Get Outdoors Closer to Denver: Chatfield State Park

 

A hop, skip, and a jump from downtown Denver lies Chatfield State Park situated in Littleton. The massiveness and diversity of land in this park allows for a ton of recreation that we often overlook due to its close proximity to Denver.

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Chatfield State Park is located about 30 minutes away from Downtown Denver, making it super accessible for all of us city dwellers.

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Belmar Park – Do Yourself a Favor & Get Outside

If you find yourself in the Lakewood area and are in need of a nice leisurely walk, check out Belmar Park. Not only can you take walks, utilizing the numerous trails throughout the park, but bikes are also allowed. It’s super easy to rack up some miles and get a good sweat with all of the intertwining trails throughout the park.

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Cool trails for walking, running, and biking at Belmar Park. Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, 2015.

Full of nature’s life, meandering around the pond and watching the sunset is such a beautiful way to end the day.

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The pond reflects the beauty of this serene sunset. Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, 2015.

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A winding path runs through nature, wrapping around the centered pond. Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, 2015.

Like a lot of the other parks in the surrounding Denver area, there are nice picnic areas set up for you, your friends, and family to have lunch while you hang out in this gorgeous place. Last but not least, Belmar Park is animal friendly, so make sure you bring your furry friend.

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The Dirty Dump

We tried to make it to Silverthorn (from Denver) lastnight, but that was a big, fat fail. With the amount of snow and pile-ups on i70, there was no way.

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We finally made it up earlier this afternoon and are now hanging out in a beautiful condo off of Ryan Gulch Rd.

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Where to? Breck? Keystone? Beaver Creek? The opportunities are abundant out here! Where are you headed this weekend? Hopefully somewhere outside that’s inspiring.