These free activities and attractions in Colorado can help you keep your money jingling in your own pocket. You’re bound to concur that many of Colorado’s treasures are worth (but won’t cost) a fortune, from wildlife-spotting hotspots to national historic districts to geologic wonders.
1. THE GREAT OUTDOORS
The most apparent economical choice is to take in Colorado’s natural beauty. Outdoor enthusiasts are drawn to our vast spaces and thousands of miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and other activities because of the ideal year-round weather.
2. NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES
There are seven public, free-to-enter National Wildlife Refuges in Colorado. The nation’s fish, animals, and natural places are all protected under the refuge system. Visitors may see anything from bison and moose to hawks and bald eagles living and nesting among some of the state’s most breathtaking landscape at each of Colorado’s refuges, which are each home to distinct ecosystems.
3. GEOLOGIC MARVELS
People who explore the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs look for geologic formations that have the forms of sleeping giants, kissing camels, cathedral spires, and prayer hands, as well as some that appear to be balanced precariously on the edge of gravity. Massive, slanting red rock outcroppings that rise from the ground to form an acoustically perfect natural amphitheater make up Morrison’s Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre. On days when there are no concerts, joggers enjoy running up and down the calf-burning steps, hikers navigate the network of simple pathways to skirt the rock formations, and everyone who visits takes in the vistas of downtown Denver.