Outdoor Activities for Early Spring

outdoor activities in ColoradoThe days are getting longer and warmer! Take advantage while it’s not too cold or too hot and get outside. According to HarvardMedical School, when you spend time outdoors you reap numerous physical and mental health benefits.  If you’re looking for ideas, here are a few we like.

Road Trip/Hike

Why not take a short road trip to Colorado Springs and hike around Garden of the Gods. If you haven’t spent much time outdoors this past winter, it’s a great way to reconnect with nature. Take a picnic lunch and enjoy the scenery. When you’re done, head over to Manitou Springs. There, you can walk around town and try the water at all the different springs there in town. Take a cup with you!

Bike Around

Here’s a couple of different locations for you depending on which type of biking you prefer. If you’re more of a road bike person, but get a little nervous biking around cars, why not bike around Wash Park? If mountain biking is more your thing, head over to Jefferson County and ride at Apex Park. It’s just a few minutes from downtown Golden. Once you’re done with ride, head over to the river, walk the path and check out the chickens. Yes, you read that right. Check out the chickens. You’ll be glad you did.

Play in the Rain

There should be a decent amount of rainy days this spring. Put on your raincoat, pull out your inner child and head outside and splash around in the puddles. Smile, laugh and enjoy some time not worrying about bills or how you’re going to accomplish all the things on your to-do list. Simply take some time to just enjoy being.

Go for a Run

Grab whatever device it is use for music, and run the path on the outskirts of Cheeseman Park. Let yourself get lost in the beat of the music and beautiful scenery. Any stress you might be feeling when you start is likely to be gone once your run is done, leaving you refreshed and ready to take on the rest of your day.