Genesee Park is the first established mountain park. Genesee Park was named by the Native Americans. The words in english mean shining valley. One of the unique qualities of this park is that it has a trail for blind hikers. There are interpretive signs along the way in braille. Waist high guard rails help to guide the way. At the top of Genesee Mountain you can get a 360 degree view of sights like Mount Vernon Canyon, Bald Mountain, Clear Creek Canyon. Withing the park there are opportunities for softball, horseshoes, volleyball, and camping. Bison and elk can be seen in an enclosed area. All plant and wildlife are protected and preserved in this 2,341 acre park.
Camping in Denver gives you the privilege to enjoy the waters of Boyd Lake State Park for boating, skiing, sailing, windsurfing, swimming, and fishing. The swimming beach is sandy and the water is warm. The camping sites are paved pull-through. There are also restrooms and showers. Nature exhibits are there for the enjoyment and education of adults and kids.
If you camp Colorado for the hiking and biking trails, Chatfield State Park is your kind of camping. The campsites are pull-through and you can walk to the nearby lake. There is also a marina and hot air balloon launch site. Make sure to bring your camera. There is lots of wildlife to see there. During the warmer months of the year, you can also ride go for a horseback ride. Camping in Denver in this park can bring you up close and personal to nature. Blue herons nest from March through September.
Golden Gate State Park is a beautiful park for hiking trails. It is also equipped with good camping facilities. You can go there for fishing and picnics, or just relax with nature. Besides hiking, you can use the trails for horses and bikes.
Jackson Lake State Park is a campground where you can enjoy water sports of all kinds. There are plenty of camping spots to accommodate all types of campers. There are showers, restrooms, and even a snack bar.
Camping in Denver would not be complete without being able to catch views of wildlife and Pike’s Peak In this park you may see deer, elk, black bears, eagles and hawks. This park is camp Colorado at its best. You can hunt, hike, fish, ride horses, or go cross-country skiing. Alternatively, you can simply take in all the nature and wildlife you possibly can. In this park, you need to store your food properly because of the bears.
Enclosed within the White River National Forest is Sylvan Lake State Park. This park is a great spot for photographers, fishing and hiking. The scenery is beautiful amid the Rocky Mountains. Cabins and campsites are both available here. There are showers and restroom for your convenience. You can ride horses or go hiking on the trails. The one hitch here is that there are no pets allowed in the cabins.
It is not hard to understand when I say if you want to camp Colorado, give camping in Denver a try. Whether it is for a weekend or longer, you will not be disappointed. Just pick out the park that suits your needs and have a ball.