Colorado Activities to Beat the Summertime Heat

Published: July 26, 2021

Not all Colorado summer excursions need to end with a wicked sunburn! With a plethora of shady outdoor areas and engaging indoor options close to The Canyons, your family has abundant ways to avoid the heat of the season. Read on for several nearby activities ideal for warm summer days.

Elk Ridge Park

Nestled right in The Canyons’ backyard, Elk Ridge Park is one of Castle Pines’ municipal gems. Take a leisurely stroll along one of the winding paths in the early morning to experience the coolest part of the day and the beauty of the sunrise. Not a morning person? Bring your kids midday to the Splash Pad and adjoining playground. You can relax and read in the shade as they enjoy the fountain fun. Only a short drive from your neighborhood, this pretty park is open from dawn to dusk.

Denver Aquarium

Access to Denver is one of the best benefits of life in Castle Pines. So, if you want to experience nature without enduring the sweltering outdoors, head to the capital to visit the Denver Aquarium. Featuring numerous marine species from sharks to otters (and even a few tigers!) you’re sure to have a day of discovery as you learn more about these wondrous animals. For those feeling peckish during the oceanic exploration, the aquarium offers several dining options with dramatic backdrops. 

Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum

New to the area? Dive into the background of the region and glimpse what 19th-century life looked like in Colorado at the Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum. Your family will learn about local geology and the history of this Colorado region. View the indoor museum’s permanent displays, including an exhibit on the fascinating Continental Divide Raceway. Stop by a local brewery on your drive back to Castle Pines and quench your thirst as you discuss the historical anecdotes that most surprised you.

Looking for creative ways to spend time inside this summer? Or do you simply want new places to explore in general? You sure live in the right area! For more summertime suggestions — or to learn about the unique community and lifestyle at The Canyons — connect with us today.