Outdoor Recreation

Explore and connect with the natural world, spending time outdoors is good for you!

Parks, Open Spaces & Trails

Wheat Ridge has wonderful parks, open spaces and trails for free, year-round outdoor recreation opportunities like:

  • Biking
  • Bird-viewing
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Gold Panning
  • Hiking
  • Running
  • Walking
  • Gardening 

View our parks listing for more information including locations and amenities.

Adult Outdoor Recreation

For active adults 50+

Check out the current Recreation Guide for upcoming outdoor recreation fun!

View FREE Regenerative Agriculture Workshops here


A weekly, Thursday morning walking group for adults who love spending time outdoors and connecting with people.

Walks are approximately one hour and take place at various locations around the Denver metro area and the foothills on concrete paths or natural surface trails. Most destinations are below 9,000 feet elevation with less than a 400 foot incline.


Explore Colorado's natural beauty on these all-day excursions. 

Hikes are scheduled May through October each year and are published in our seasonal recreation guide. Each hike takes approximately 3 to 4 hours, including time for a lunch break.


Winter doesn't stop Coloradans from enjoying the great outdoors - it brings new adventures!

Skiing and snowshoeing/cross country skiing trips are scheduled December through March and are published in the winter recreation guide.


Register for 50+ Outdoor Recreation programs online or by calling 303-205-7500.

  1. Christine Leahy

    50+ Trip & Outdoor Rec Coordinator
    Phone: 303-205-7510