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

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

Youth & Family Outdoor Recreation

View & Register for Youth & Family Outdoor Recreation Programs

Wheat Ridge WILD Family Nature Series

This signature program was developed to inspire you and your kids to get outdoors, learn about wildlife, and become more aware of nature in your neighborhood and community.

Adult Outdoor Recreation

For active adults 50+

Transportation for all outdoor recreation excursions is included via our passenger vans departing from and returning to the Active Adult Center.

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

Skiing/Snowshoeing

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.

Ramblers

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

Walks 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. Walks generally last about one hour and are geared towards beginner to intermediate walkers.

Cost: $6 per person

Hiking

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.

Cost: $18 per person

Registration

Register for Adult Outdoor Recreation programs at the Active Adult Center or by calling 303-205-7500.