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The Great Outdoors: How Denver is the Ultimate Destination for Adventure Seekers

Nathan Jennison
March 18, 2023

House hunting can be exciting, but have you considered the location and lifestyle that comes with your potential new home? If you’re searching for a place to live that combines the beauty of nature with the convenience of urban living, Denver is the perfect city for you. With its breathtaking scenery and abundance of outdoor activities, you’ll never have a dull moment in the Mile High City – and getting a mortgage to call it your own is easier than you might think. Check out these must-try activities in Denver that are just a hop, skip, and jump away from Mile-High City. When you are ready to start house hunting, contact The Mortgage Architects to get pre-approved.

Shredding the Slopes at Vail Mountain Resort

With an average of 350 inches of snowfall, each yeah Vail is a winter wonderland with 3,500 vertical feet of mountain, over 30 ski lifts, and 5000 acres of terrain, where you can ski or snowboard to your heart’s content. After a long day of hitting the slopes, you can rest and relax in one of Vail’s restaurants and bars for a well-deserved drink and bite. Get unbeatable happy hour specials from 3-7 PM at the George restaurant, or visit one of the various locations within walking distance of the extravagant Vail Four Seasons.  

Tacking the Rapids on the Colorado River

In the spring and summer, gear up to raft down Class IV rapids with Geo Tours! Located just minutes from downtown Denver, they’ll provide all the necessary equipment and guides. You can choose from a half-day, full-day, or even an overnight adventure on the Colorado River, Arkansas River, or Clear Creek! 

If you’re looking for even more reasons to make Denver the place to call home, check out our article Life in the Mile-High City: 5 Reasons Denver is the Place to Be!

Snowshoe in Rocky Mountain National Park

You can strap on a pair of snowshoes from November to April and explore the Rocky Mountain National Park! After renting your gear from R.E.I. in downtown Denver, you can get ready to hit the trails. The Bear Lake hike is a must with its stunning alpine scenery and mountain lake views. Remember, the roads can be a bit icy, so a 4-wheel drive vehicle is recommended for this expedition. 

Biking the Buffalo Creek Trails

Mountain Bikers, get ready! The front range of the Rockies is a paradise for you! The go-to ride spot is Buffalo Creek, this 23.6-mile trail system is just an hour away from Denver. With rolling singletrack trails and a breathtaking mountain backdrop, it’s a natural roller coaster ride. Choose from multiple loops and customize your excursion.

Backcountry Ski in Estes Park

From November to July, you can conquer the backcountry with ClimbingLife in Estes Park, which offers guided adventures through the best peaks east of the Continental Divide. Ranging from 9,500 to 14,200 feet in altitude, this no-experience-necessary experience is a dream for anyone ready to take on the Rocky Mountains! 

Horseback Riding Under the Stars

If you want a taste of the Wild West, you can go horseback riding throughout the Rockies! A&A Stables offers unbeatable tours for any level of experience, including overnight camping trips and rides under the full moon. The full moon ride will last about 6 hours and take you past a historical mine to Central City, where you can wine, dine, and gamble! 

So, pack your bags, grab your board, or saddle up and head to Denver for a wild and adventurous lifestyle in the Rockies by contacting The Mortgage Architects today!

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