Colorado Love - Things to Do in the Denver Metro Area

There's always something fun going on in Denver! From festivals and events to concerts and meetups, get outside and enjoy everything our city has to offer!

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If you want to hike the hugely popular Hanging Lake Trail in Glenwood Canyon this summer, you might want to put this date on your calendar right now: April 1.

That’s when a new reservation system will go into effect as the U.S. Forest Service, in partnership with the city of Glenwood Springs, seeks to manage impact on the fragile Hanging Lake ecosystem. The peak season cost will be $12 and will include shuttle service from Glenwood Springs. The Hanging Lake parking lot will be closed to personal vehicles during peak season (May 1-Oct. 31). Cyclists who ride to the Hanging Lake trailhead still must register.

Shuttles will run from the Hanging Lake Welcome Center, which will open May 1 in Glenwood Springs with free parking. In off-peak season

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Valentine's Day can be a tough time of year when you're single...

...particularly if you aren't up for shredding photos of your ex in exchange for free chicken wings. However, it can be even tougher in places where the dating scene feels particularly bleak. And it's true, certain cities are much better than others for singles looking to mingle. So, if you're curious which side the place you live lands on, this new ranking of the best (and worst) cities for dating should help clear things up. 

A new survey from the rental search site Apartment List asked 9,000 of its users who identified as "single" across the U.S. to rate the dating scene where they live, and used the data to rank the best and worst cities for single folks around the

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No matter which teams are playing, everyone enjoys the big game a bit differently. 

We asked our agents to share their favorite way to celebrate the Superbowl, and here's what they said...

The Cherry Cricket on Blake Street is our favorite place! You must have a burger and fries! -Sue Perrault

The new Ester's in Park Hill is my go to spot! -Abby Matson

I like to make Buffalo Cauliflower! So yummy and a healthier alternative to chicken wings. -Nicole Smith

Anywhere with friends and buffalo chicken dip is where I want to be! -Chaela Gerber

HOME! With buffalo chicken baked sweet potatoes. -Emily Hayduk

The parade is meant as a protest of THE GAME THAT MUST NOT BE MENTIONED. -Dave Christie

We always go to a friends house and I like

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It's not too early to think about reserving campsites in Colorado’s state parks and wildlife areas!

At the first of the year, Colorado State Parks converted to a “reservation-only” system for campsites at 20 state parks. The program was tested successfully at five state parks last July (Cheyenne Mountain, Eleven Mile, Staunton, St. Vrain and Trinidad Lake) and is being expanded this year.

Campsites can be reserved six months in advance. That means you can assume sites in your favorite state parks for July 4th are already being reserved. And if they’re not, consider this a friendly suggestion to beat the crowd and lock in now.

Sixteen parks were added to the reservation-only program on Jan. 1. They are the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation

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We Love Free Days!

On a weekly basis, organizations such as Hudson Gardens (6115 S. Santa Fe Drive in Littleton) offer free daily entry for those whose idea of a good time includes picnics, nature walks and birdwatching. And new this year, the Golden History Museum & Park is offering free admission throughout its 80th anniversary (all of 2019) thanks to a private donor.

For art lovers, the Arvada Center Galleries (6901 Wadsworth Blvd.) has offered free admission seven days a week since opening in 1976, while every day at downtown Denver’s prestigious Clyfford Still Museum (1250 Bannock St.) is still free for attendees 17 and under. The Museum of Outdoor Arts will also offer free days the first Tuesdays of February, March and April.


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Which Shows will you catch at Red Rocks in 2019?

  • January 18 - Red Rocks Local Set Dinner with Venture Still and J.J. Beavauis
  • February 1 - Icelantic’s Winter on the Rocks ft. Atmosphere, De La Soul, Living Legends, Watsky
  • February 2 - Red Rocks Local Set Dinner with Float Like a Buffalo and Many Mountains
  • February 16 - Red Rocks Local Set Dinner with Collierad and Joel Ansett
  • March 9 - Red Rocks Local Set Dinner with Dream Feed and TMule
  • March 31 - Red Rocks Local Set Dinner with Sugar Ridge and Many Mountains
  • April 13 - Flatbush Zombies and Joey BadA$$ with The Underachievers, Kirk Knight, NYCK Caution
  • April 19 - 311 and Method Man & Redman with The Green, Dizzy Wright, Jesse Royal
  • April 20 - Stick Figure with Pepper,
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A First-Timer’s Guide to the National Western Stock Show

Giddy up and go to the 113th annual event, taking place in Denver January 12-27.

Dust off that cowboy hat and the pair of boots that have been languishing in your closet: The 113th National Western Stock Show is in town. If you’ve never been one of the 650,000 annual attendees at this grand event, now is the time to dive in. Didn’t grow up on a ranch? No worries!

1. Visit during a weekday (or get an early start).

Weekend days are undoubtedly the busiest. If possible, head to the National Western Complex on a weekday, when you can share the sights, sounds and, yes, smells with far fewer people. If you’d rather brave the weekend crowds, try to be at the doors when they open at 9

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Denver wants to become a certified Community Wildlife Habitat, which basically means a lot of gardens

Denver hopes to be certified by the end of 2019, joining 116 other cities and towns across the country, including big ones like Houston and Baltimore. Denver would be the largest Community Wildlife Habitat in the West.

To get there, Denver will need to rack up 750 points. The minimum point total is determined by population.

Here’s what you can do:

To get your backyard (or balcony) habitat certified by the National Wildlife Federation, you’ll need to meet requirements in five categories. There are various ways to do it:

  • Food. This can include things like berries, nectar and bird feeders. Your habitat needs three of the 13 options.
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Denver got a new transportation disruptor on Thursday. No, not more scooters — this time, it’s Getaround, a decentralized car-sharing system based in the Bay Area that allows you to rent your car out to perfect strangers or, inversely, rent a perfect stranger’s wheels for the day.

Here’s how it works: I, a car owner, register my – let’s say – Subaru with a snowboard rack with the app. Part of this process involves naming your car. We’ll call mine “Steve.” It’s free to list Steve for the first 30 days.

Getaround will come by and take photos of Steve and install hardware that tracks his whereabouts with GPS and allows me to lock the car remotely. Their system can even remotely lock Steve’s engine if necessary.

I get to set the times when Steve

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Every holiday season is filled with family, love, and traditions.

West + Main Agents are sharing a few of our favorite holiday moments, including recipes, family traditions, and Denver area destinations perfect for celebrating the season!



This time of year I like to make CHORIZO SWEET POTATO HASH. Awesome dish to feed lots of people. Customize eggs, salsas, cremas at will. The potato and chorizo make such an awesome combo. Healthy and filling. -Greg Fisher


We love taking the kids to ride the Georgetown Loop Railroad during the holidays! -Aimee Brayman


OREO BALLS - My brother in law started making these years ago - and they were basic to say the least!

1 Package of Cream Cheese (softened)
1 Package of Oreos

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