Summer Bucket List: Last-Minute Musts around Denver

Ready to break out the skis and plan a weekend on the slopes? Not so fast! Summer isn’t over yet and there is still plenty to do and see in Denver. From venturing up to Red Rocks to cheering for the final stage of the US Pro Tour, there is something for everyone to enjoy. 


Colorado Rockies

With only two months left to enjoy America’s greatest past time, don’t miss your chance for broiled peanuts and hot dogs at Coors Field as you cheer on the Rockies! Bring the whole family and treat them to the more intimate seats behind home plate.

Red Rocks

Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Believed to be the most perfect music venue on the planet, Red Rocks Amphitheatre is one of Colorado’s most famed attractions and a magical experience no matter who is on stage. Boogie with your favorite band as the dreamlike acoustics of Red Rocks permeate the audience, hike through the park, or wake up early for a morning of Yoga on the Rocks presented by Core Power Yoga. There is still time to enjoy a piece of glorified summertime surrounded by the breathtaking sandstone that has hosted some of the world’s best musicians.

Cherry Creek Reservoir

Enjoy boating, fishing, jet skiing, sailboarding, swimming and relaxing at Cherry Creek Reservoir. Just 20 minutes southeast of downtown Denver, Cherry Creek State Park offers a slew of summertime activities.

Elitch Gardens

“Please use caution when exiting this ride.” Cool off in the water park or make your head spin and tummy turn on the  amusement park rides at Elitch Gardens while the sun is still hot. Located in downtown Denver and open from 10am-7pm (8pm on the weekends) now through the end of August.

US Pro Cycle Tour


As one of the nations top professional road bike races, the US Pro Tour is noted for its incredible altitudes, spectacular Colorado Rocky Mountain scenery and more than one million annual fans throughout the six stages of the race. The 2013 USA Pro Challenge will start on August 19th in Aspen and conclude on August 25th when the cyclists sprint to the finish line in downtown Denver’s Civic Center Park.

Denver Botanic Gardens

Conveniently located on York Street in Denver’s vibrant Capitol Hill neighborhood and open from 9am-9pm, the Denver Botanic Gardens is a vision of loveliness in the summer months. With a vast collection of plant life and landscapes, the gardens define and celebrate our Western identity marked by the high altitude climate and dynamic geography.


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