Colorado Girl’s Summer Bucket List

Do you have a bucket list? You know one of those lists of things you want to do before you “kick the bucket”. My kids and I created our own sort of bucket list. While we didn’t call it Bucket List – we called it “Colorado Kid” list. It was all the things that we thought that someone who lives in Colorado should do in their lifetime. And maybe why some people actually come here to visit (instead of just those of us who get to live here). Some of the items were winter (ski, snowboard, snowmobile, ice skate on a lake, etc) there were quite a few that were summer items. So maybe you can start your own Colorado Kids list with some of these suggestions.

In Town (Denver)

  • WaterWorld is a water park on the North side of Denver (on 88th and Pecos). They have been recognized as one of the best water parks in the country and it is right here in our back yard!  https://www.waterworldcolorado.com/
  • At Elitch Gardens your sort of get a two for one, it is a theme park and water park. There are rides for all ages and sizes and plenty of other fun happenings from free concerts to dive in movies.  https://www.elitchgardens.com/
  • Who doesn’t love a night at Red Rocks? The natural amphitheater that is famous for the amazing sound and natural setting. One of the least expensive ways to really experience the venue with the whole family is Film on the Rocks! The films are typically proceeded by an awesome local band that goes along with the theme of the movie.  http://www.redrocksonline.com/fotr/
  • Free Concerts or movies is an amazing way to enjoy a Colorado evening and some entertainment. Most are free and pretty much you can find something on your side of town (because they happen everywhere). https://www.milehighmamas.com/blog/2018/06/01/summer-2018-free-concert-and-movie-guide/
  • Cherry Creek Arts Festival (July 6-8) is a wold-class and award-winning arts festival showcasing the visual arts, performing arts, and culinary arts. So much to see for everyone. Just make sure you bring your water bottle. It is usually pretty warm out. My kids and I sat in the shade of the tent of the culinary stage. We watched the chef prepare the meal and wrote down the ingredients and steps. Then we went to Whole Foods, bought all the stuff and re-created the meal at home that night. Arts in the home. (We couldn’t exactly re-create some of the visual arts – and we certainly tried to recreate some of the performing arts). cherrycreekartsfestival.org/
  • If music is your thing, Underground Music Showplace (July) is the place to go! Let’s just call it a full two days of a free concert downtown. https://www.undergroundmusicshowcase.com/
  • Taste of Colorado (Sept – Labor Day weekend) is a staple for anyone who has lived in Colorado for any time. Civic Center park is transformed into a tasting haven, top artists perform (Leann Rhimes was just announced for this year) and tents upon tents of crafts/community exhibitors https://atasteofcolorado.com/
  • Renaissance Fair. A bit cheesy but fun. Yes, we all want to walk around eating a giant turkey leg while we watch jousting or say hello to a King and Queen. It is a great teaching opportunity to talk through history and culture of a different time and place.  https://coloradorenaissance.com/

But if you’ve had too much in town – you can always escape to the Mountains!

  • Hike! Pretty much it seems like you can pull your car over on the side of the road and just start walking! Hiking is easy and fun. Stop and take pictures, see if you can find animal footprints in the dirt and try to identify the animal or just let the kids get their energy out. There are several books that can guide you and your team where a good hike might be for the ages and abilities of your crew. Some of our favorites? Bear Creek, Ouzel Falls, Royal Arch Trail and Mt. Falcon. My kids love wearing the water packs – that can be picked up pretty inexpensively!
  • Want to fly over Vail Valley? Try ZipLine! We went to 4 Eagle Ranch. The ranch has the usual ranch stuff (horses, rodeo series and western Family nights) but they also do Glamping, 4×4 tours and our favorite, ZipLining. The kids and I got outfitted at the ranch then hopped in a jeep and driven over to the Zip course. The course is 7 zips each getting slightly longer with the longest being 1000’! My daughter loved it. My son went tandem with a guide. They say they can hold most weights. 4eagleranch.com/
  • Several areas around town seem to have these amazing Obstacle Courses and/or summer tubing
    • Lawson Adventure Park is easy to get to as it is just outside of Idaho Springs (Eat a pizza at Beau Jo’s on the way home!) You can stay at the park in a Yurt, cabin or tent! But you can also just go for the day and try the activities. They have a Via Ferrata (rock climbing), Mountain Zorb (our favorite), learn how to fly fish on Clear Creek, try a short zipline, challenge course or try to stand up in a water walkerz.  http://lawsonadventurepark.com/
    • I can’t decide if I like snowboarding or summer at Vail more. The summer Vail Discovery includes adventure courses, ziplines, mountain coaster, tubing hils, climbing wall and bungee Trampoline. https://www.vail.com/explore-the-resort/activities-and-events/…/epic-discovery.aspx
    • Maybe your kids aren’t ready for a full sleep away camp (or maybe like me, you can’t really afford that)> I love thatYMCA Rockies has day tickets. Try your hand at archery, canoeing, challenge courses, craft shop, bike rentals, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, disc golf, climbing, swimming, tennis, rafting, volleyball or the summer tubing hill.  https://snowmountainranch.org/activities/summer-tubing-hill/
    • Bailey has a new adventure park. I have not been to this one yet – but sounds like a lot of the same stuff from ziplining to obstacle courses.  http://treehouseadventurepark.com/
  • Rafting is such a refreshing way to enjoy the mountains and an ultimate check on the bucket list. We used River Runners several years ago with my kids. They loved it. They sat in the middle of the boat, didn’t have to paddle and enjoyed the ride. We were quite ready for lunch when the 1/2 day rafting was over. That mountain run off water feels good at first – but even in summer it’s sort of cold! https://whitewater.net/
  • Colorado is well known for our Western Roots. So, we had to add horseback riding. We like Safari Ranch outside of Fairplay – because the horses are not trained to follow another’s trail. You feel like you’re out there on your own. We did a ½ day of riding and the day ended by the grill -= where we made lunch and then headed home before the summer camping traffic started on 285. americansafariranch.com/
  • A great weekend getaway is Glenwood Springs. There is a lot to do in Glenwood. You can hike Hanging Lake, go to Glenwood Caverns, swim in the hot springs pool. https://www.glenwoodcaverns.com/
  • I grew up in Steamboat –  so for me this was a must to show my kids all the places I went as a kid. I remember fishing at Lost Dog Creek, camping at big mountain and hiking Fish Creek Falls. But there are tons of things to do in town as well. Try the mountain coaster, or get a tube and go tubing down the Yampa (right by the park/library). However, it’s a 3-hour drive so at least a night up there makes sense.
  • Colorado Springs has a ton to offer as well. You can do it as a weekend get away or a bit further of a drive for a few hours of fun. There is a lot you can see/do down there as well. Cheyenne Mtn Zoo is cool. The Cave of the Winds (and the terror-dactyl ride), 7 falls, and drive to Royal Gorge.
  • If you like sitting in a hot spring pool Mt. Princeton can’t be beat. We especially loved the part in the river where you can be literally sitting in a pool of warm water and still have your toes in the freezing cold river! When we went we did a bit of hiking up Agnes Falls then enjoyed the hot springs afterwards.

This is just a start of the fun places we know about or have discovered. We are pretty certain that the “Colorado Kid” list is something that can be changed or added to all the time. So if you know of some other great things that scream Colorado please send them our way!

Summer Bucket List

If someone ever asked me what my favorite season is, I always respond with an emphatic SUMMER! There is something so divinely awesome about the long warm days of summer. For most people it is also the time to slow things down – not have such a frenetic pace (especially those of us who are parents who drive our kids in circles to school related activities). I’ve only recently admitted to myself that I’m a planner – every summer I plan to knock these items from the summer bucket list.

  1. Swim at the lake. I live near Chatfield Reservior. There are several ways to enjoy the lake. No matter if it is dropping my (kids) kayak in the water, renting a stand up paddleboard or hitting the roped off swim part. Nothing says summer to me quite like hanging out at a lake on a hot summer day.
  2. Visit a national or state park. Again if I go over to Chatfield I also knock visiting a state park off my list – but usually what I mean by this is going on a hike. Living in Colorado we are very lucky that we have many options open to us. Lucky for us Colorado Day (the day Colorado became a state) is August 1 and that typically means free entrance to Colorado State Parks or we can get free entrance to National Parks August 25 on National Park Service Day.
  3. Around a campfire. I would say tell ghost stories around a campfire – but honestly I don’t like scary stories…so let’s just say stories or sing. No matter if you really are going to be at camp or not – there are several options to have a safe fire right in your backyard. It is just a fun time to connect with the others around the fire with you…and maybe make a s’more or two.
  4. Camp. I tried to take my kids camping once shortly after I divorced. We went to the Sand Dunes. I borrowed a tent from my parents which was pretty old – and the sand really is no place to anchor a tent. You can rent a tent from REI (I should have done this instead). But it was fun and the kids tell stories of it years later (the fact that the tent literally fell down makes it funnier). But even if you don’t mess with a tent or with actually going somewhere – you can always camp in your back yard or even in your living room (I was in an apartment – so camping in the common areas really wasn’t a good idea or even really an option).
  5. Ice Cream Patrol. When I was a youngster my dad would gather all the kids in the neighborhood,  we would all climb into his little jeep and head down to BaskinRobbins. He would buy everyone an ice cream cone! There was not usually a reason – just a “because.” This was back in the days before seatbelt laws so kids were hanging out the back and sides of the jeep – with the doors off and the back rolled up.
  6. Drive a convertible. I was lucky enough to tool around in the jeep (which in my estimation is the ultimate in summer vehicles). But, there is something completely summer and different when you take a ride in a convertible or a jeep with the doors off than just riding around in a mini-van with all the windows rolled down.  If you don’t own a convertable rent one just for the day or the weekend!
  7. Watch a movie outside. We went to see a movie last summer on the grass just outside the Alamo Draft House in Littleton (at Aspen Grove Shopping Center). The movie was free and it was quite festive. We saw Hunger Games – prior to the movie they had a character dressed up as Effie, archery, popcorn and more. This year, we will be hosting our own Friday Free Movie. We got an inexpensive projector that we can hook up to our computer or phone and show movies! Host your own or go to a community event (or both).
  8. BBQ. Either host one or go to one. A rite of summer is eating food that has been cooked caveman style – over a flame. (If you feel like sharing your best recipe…email it to me). It doesn’t have to be expensive – it can be hot dogs and hamburgers or something bigger like ribs. Who’s recipe is really better KC BBQ or Louisville?
  9. Take me out to the ball game. When my son played baseball (he now focuses on football) we had our fill of ball games. But summer just isn’t summer without a ball game. Going to the Rockies doesn’t have to be expensive. There are rock-pile tickets that can be just $8 each and even better when you go on $1 hot dog day (promotion). No matter if you watch the game or the people it is bound to be fun. If you can’t make it to the game – make your own. You can buy a whiffle ball and bat for something like $1 at Dollar Tree!
  10. Read a fun novel or flip through a magazine. Reading is a whole different thing when it has not been assigned by a teacher. Choose your own escape – or a beach novel. Something perfect for outside – or just take your time flipping through the pages of a magazine. (One of my favorites is National Geographic Traveler – so I can dream about being on a beach somewhere).
  11. Picnic. So I’m not a great cook. That isn’t a secret. What is a secret is that if I take that same food outside and serve it at a picnic table or on a beach blanket – a simple sandwich, chips and lemonade seem that much more tasty.
  12. Stargaze. I can’t honestly tell you what the Leo constellation looks like (I’m a Leo). But with cool apps you can point your phone at the sky and it will define what each star, planet or constellation is. It is fun to sit out on a clear summer night taking in the awe of the sky – or even noticing the path that the airlines take (they take one right over my house so it is fun to watch them track the same path about 5 mintues apart from each other).
  13. Grow a garden. For the first time last year, I had my own garden. I didn’t have high hopes. The last time I tried I inadvertently pulled the actual vegetables I had planted – fearing they were weeds. This time I planted starters (so I could see what I actually planted – and could recognize what a weed was). I was so excited that I actually grew my own zucchini and green peppers. I had basil coming out my ears…and oh my the raspberries (my favorite). For just $1 a packet of seeds this is a fun reason to be outside all summer long!
  14. Meet the neighbors. In Colorado we hole up in our houses in the cold winter months. The only time I see my neighbors is when there is a big snowstorm and we all have to shovel or when they are driving away to work. This past summer, we made a point to put our chairs on the FRONT porch a couple nights of the week. To just “be”. We were outside so the neighbors could see us. It was fantastic meeting everyone. I look forward to that again.
  15. Find the Freebies. Summer seems to be the time for free entertainment. We have free concerts by local bands all around town, the obvious free fireworks displays at 4th of July and as previously mentioned lots of free movie showings. I write about these freebies quite often on MileHighMamas.com. Check out my annual free concerts list – which will be posted in late May.

No matter what you do this summer it is certainly bound to be fun! What is on your annual summer bucket list? What is your favorite summer tradition?

Grand Champion Steer Celebrated in Hotel Lobby

For as long as I can remember, the Brown Palace has been the fanciest hotel in town. The crystal chandalier adorns the lobby, it is where my Grandma took me for my 16th birthday High Tea (a tradition I hope to continue with my daughter who will be 16 this next summer), all manner of celebrity and political figures have stayed at the hotel….and as part of the traditions surrounding the National Western Stock Show – the Grand Champion (1,400 pound cow) is welcomed into the lobby (on a red carpet no less) admist the glitz and spendor of any other celebrity.

Seriously, I don’t know how close you’ve ever been to a steer – but they are not tiny animals and I would never have thought either well behaved or well baithed would be said of a steer either. I was surprised to touch the animal and feel how soft (and thick) his fur. I was told he gets a bath and blowdry every day! He was gentle and calm despite the buzz of activity of the tea goers and hub-bub happening nearby.

The steer in the lobby of a very swanky hotel is sort of a surreal symbol for the city itself. Denver finds itself juxtaposed between our Wild West traditions and that of a modern city. Yes, folks we ride cars and public transportation to work. At least those who live here in the city do…but the guys who care for these awesome steer…maybe they still ride their horses to work. We touch the past while looking toward the future.

 

Denver Deals: IHOP, ChickFilA, CycleBar and More

 

Yee Haw! The National Western Stock Show is in town again. Get the cowpokes and head down to the show for a full day of fun and education. Plus, it can be a really inexpensive fun day. Especially when you just get grounds admission. Kids 2 and under are free. Kids 3-11 are just $3. Depending on the day an adult ticket is just $10. This can be less expensive than going to the movies! Plus, right now there is a deal for Rodeo tickets on Groupon.

IHOP. The all you can eat stack is back! Through February 12. Sit down for a short stack of pancakes…and then stay there for a while…and eat some more. Taste their world-famous buttermilk pancakes.

Chick Fil A. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! From 6 a.m. to 10:30 either go inside or drive through to get a free breakfast each Wednesday in January. Items will vary weekly and by location.

CycleBar. Take a free ride at the CycleBar as part of their Grand Opening (introduction) at their Southwest Plaza location. January 12-22. Enjoy our luxury amenities, CycleStats personal performance tracking, CycleBeats mind-blowing playlists, and invigorating rides led by CycleStar Instructors.* Register Now.

 

Disney Junior at The Movies. Hey there! Fathom Events presents Disney Junior at the Movies – Mickey’s BIG Celebration,” back on the big screen! The special in-theatre encore event will take place on Saturday, January 14 at 10:00AM at local Denver area theatres. If you missed it last time around, now is your chance! The show is a really fun, family-friendly interactive experience where guests are encouraged to sing and dance. All attending guests at each participating theatre will again receive a $5 Disney Store offer and a free e-book download along with other prizes on-site. AMC Highlands Ranch, AMC Westminster Promenade, Century Bel Mar, UA Colorado Mills, UA Denver Pavilions, Regal River Point.

 

Pretzelmaker. Enjoy a pretzel for just $1 every Tuesday this month. Plus, the great news is that there is no limit to the offer.

 

Mammoth/Nuggets/Avalanche Party/Family Packs.

  • Mammoth – Four tickets with $40 loaded in stadium ticket value starting at $68!* Ticket promotions come with loaded ticket value that gives you the flexibility to buy what you want! Use the credit loaded onto your tickets for food items such as pizza, hot dogs, pretzels, popcorn and more plus beverage purchases including water, soft drinks and alcohol. Altitude Authentics team stores located on all levels of Pepsi Center will accept loaded ticket value for merchandise and retail purchases as well. Upcoming games include: March 3 (v. Calgary Roughnecks); and April 28 (v. Saskatchewan Rush).
  • Nuggets – Two $20* tickets loaded with $15 to spend on food and beverage. Upcoming games include: Jan 24 (v. Utah Jazz); Feb 1 (v. Memphis Grizzlies); Feb 15 (v. Minnesota Timberwolves) and Mar 8 (v. Washington Wizards).
  • Avalanche (Family Night) – Four tickets with $60 loaded in stadium ticket value starting at $124. Upcoming games include: Jan 14 (v. Nashville Predators); Feb 19 (v. Tampa Bay Lightening); March 5 (v. St. Louis Blues); March 9 (v. New Jersey Devils); March 23 (v. Edmonton Oilers).

January Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard month. There are a ton of deals at Colorado Ski resorts!

 

 

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Weekly Deals: FabFitFun, Beachbody, ChickFilA and More

 

Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? I have tried that in the past. This year I’m trying something different. I’m going to focus on a word. I was reading that if you focus on a word – it doesn’t feel so negative (we all know that many people don’t really stick to their resolutions). So, I picked a word. Would you also pick a word? Let me know what you pick. I may follow up with you in a month or so and see how your word focus is helping you!

FabFitFun Box. I may have mentioned before. I am a mail junkie. Yes, I order magazines hoping I can get on someone’s mailing list. I wait for the mail person like the just brought me an amazing prize. Only now, I do get a PRIZE (or at least it feels like it). I bought myself a Christmas present that will continue giving all year long. The FabFitFun box features full size items. The first box I received included: Modcloth scarf/blanket, cute to-go coffee mug, coloring book & colored pencils, lip gloss stain, argan hair oil, mineral face peel, tag necklace (that my daughter promptly took), skin hydrating booster and a nail polish. The whole box was just $40 (Using a 20% off coupon code – COZY) and that stuff in the box totals $200+. I’d say that’s a deal! The boxes are sent quarterly.

Beachbody On Demand. I know that a lot of people get enthused about being more active/healthy this time of year. Beachbody (the makers of P90X, Insanity and more) are making ALL of their programs available for a whole year for just $199 (most gym memberships are around $45/month – so this is a GREAT deal). You can work out in your own home any time of day or night! Sign up here. (Yes, I’m doing it too!)

Chick Fil A. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! From 6 a.m. to 10:30 either go inside or drive through to get a free breakfast each Wednesday in January. Items will vary weekly and by location.

Stock Show. As a Colorado native, January has always meant Stock Show and Rodeo to me! Join the festivities with the kick-off event, the parade of livestock down the streets of Denver this Thursday. The step-off is at noon at Union Station. The stock show and rodeo runs January 7-22. Tickets are inexpensive and it can be an entire day of fun for the whole family.

Mammoth/Nuggets/Avalanche Party/Family Packs.

  • Mammoth – Four tickets with $40 loaded in stadium ticket value starting at $68!* Ticket promotions come with loaded ticket value that gives you the flexibility to buy what you want! Use the credit loaded onto your tickets for food items such as pizza, hot dogs, pretzels, popcorn and more plus beverage purchases including water, soft drinks and alcohol. Altitude Authentics team stores located on all levels of Pepsi Center will accept loaded ticket value for merchandise and retail purchases as well. Upcoming games include: Jan 7 (v. Vancouver Stealth); March 3 (v. Calgary Roughnecks); and April 28 (v. Saskatchewan Rush).
  • Nuggets – Two $20* tickets loaded with $15 to spend on food and beverage. Upcoming games include: Jan 5 (v. San Antonio Spurs); Jan 24 (v. Utah Jazz); Feb 1 (v. Memphis Grizzlies); Feb 15 (v. Minnesota Timberwolves) and Mar 8 (v. Washington Wizards).
  • Avalanche (Family Night) – Four tickets with $60 loaded in stadium ticket value starting at $124. Upcoming games include: Jan 14 (v. Nashville Predators); Feb 19 (v. Tampa Bay Lightening); March 5 (v. St. Louis Blues); March 9 (v. New Jersey Devils); March 23 (v. Edmonton Oilers).

January Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard month. There are a ton of deals at Colorado Ski resorts!

 

 

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Denver Area Easter Egg Hunts

Eons ago (yeah, I’m that old) my sister and I saw this card that said, “Happy Easter. Happy Spring. Happy Happy Everything!” We joked about it and remembered it. But I have to say – now even years later I still really believe that that statement could not be more true! My family likes to be outside finally in the spring weather. Usually one of the best ways to enjoy that is EASTER EGG Hunts! We have rounded up a bunch for you (most of which are FREE). Nearly every park from North to South will have some sort of hunt.

Friday, March 25

  • Outlets at Castle Rock Easter Bunny Breakfast, Enjoy pancakes with the Easter Bunny in the food court at the Outlets at Castle Rock (5050 Factory Shops Blvd., Castle Rock) from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. FREE
  • Evergreen Park & Recreation District Easter Egg Hunt, Ever hunted eggs in a pool? Come the to the Buchanan Pool (32003 Ellingwood Tr., Evergreen) 5:30 p.m.  Collect eggs in the pool and exchange them for candy and prizes. Start times are slightly different by age – ages 1 to 3 start at 5:30 p.m. (parent must be in the pool with the kids), 4 to 6 start at 5:45 p.m.(parents in the pool is  optional) and ages 7+ start at 6 p.m

Saturday, March 26

  • Mile High Flea Market Easter Egg Hunt, The bunny has been busy hiding eggs all over the Mile High Flea Market (7007 East 88th Ave, Denver)  Registration starts at 9 a.m. The hunt begins at 10:45 a.m. Lots of candy and prizes. Kids 12 and under are FREE and can participate in the hunt. While you’re there get a FREE photos with the Easter Bunny. Admission $3/adults, kids under 12 FREE. Admission gives you access to acres of shopping, foods and rides.
  • Arvada Area Easter Eggstravaganza,come enjoy over 3,000 eggs and photos with the Easter Bunny! Free. Candelas  – hunt at Maverick Mesa Park (9371 McIntyre Street).
  • Hyland Hills Easter Egg Hunt,Caroll Butts Park, (W 94th Ave & Perry Street, Westminster). Ages 8 and under. Bring your basket. Hunt starts at 10 a.m.
  • Sheridan Recreation Center (3325 W Oxford Ave) Event starts at 1:30 p.m. (actual start times vary by age). After the egg hunt participate in crafts and fun. No registration necessary.
  • Family Sports Egg Scramble. Ready, set, go! The field inside theFamily Sports Dome will be covered with colorful eggs for kids to collect. Each age group will have a chance to search the course first start time is 8:30 a.m. After the hunt play on inflatables and fitness van activities.
  • Children’s Museum of Denver. Jump, hop and bounce from one station to the next at the spring extravaganza! Bunny Trail is filled with all kinds of blossoming fun, springtime art projects, tasty treats and visits with the bunny, Truffles. Festivities begin at 10 a.m.
  • CHUN Community Easter Egg Hunt. 1 p.m. at the Tears-McFarlane House (1290 Williams Street). Hunt eggs, win prizes, and play games.
  • Hippity Hop Easter Trot 5K/10K, Egg Hunt and FREE Kids Cottontail Fun Run9 a.m. Some kids may choose to take a real run…instead of running for eggs…the Cottontail Fun Run may be the best bet. And it’s FREE just make sure to register them beforehand so they can get an official race bib.
  • Prospect Rec & Park District Easter Egg Hunt10 a.m (they recommend you get there early). Tons of eggs and the Easter Bunny will make his appearance at Maple Grove Park (14600 West 32nd. Ave., Golden).
  • Golden Family Easter, enjoy hunting eggs with the whole family in Golden! The hunt starts at  10 a.m. (Get there early). Brightly-colored eggs galore! Parfet Park (10th St. and Washington Ave).
  • Platt Park10 a.m. Find a golden egg and get a prize. Pastries & coffee, too. 1501 S. Logan St., Denver.
  • Highlands Ranch Community Easter Egg Hunt, Northridge Recreation Center in Highlands Ranch will start the egg hunt for kids to 11 year old at 10 a.m. (Get there early). You can also meet the Easter Bunny. The event is outside – rain, snow or shine.
  • Jared’s Nursery Gift & Garden Egg Hunt, THOUSANDS of eggs will be available at Jared’s (10500 W. Bowles Ave, Littleton) starting at 10 a.m.  Start times vary by age.
  • Legacy Chapel Egg Hunt. Legacy Chapel will take over Civic Green Park in Highlands Ranch for a fun egg hunt, lunch, games and more. Register by 11 a.m.
  • North Metro Church Egg Hunt,  Egg hunt is for toddlers through 5th grade kids. Come to the auditorium so that your kid can hunt with their age group. The hunt will take place between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. There will also be a special interactive presentation from Hoops of Hope. (12505 Colorado Blvd., Thornton).
  • Wilmore Outdoor Living Center Egg Hunt,  Children 10 and younger can hunt for eggs starting at 11 a.m.  filled with candy. Come early so kids can line up by age group (711 E. County Line Rd., Littleton)
  • Broomfield Eggstravaganza! 11:30 a.m. March with the Easter Bunny in front of the Bay to John Shaw Field at Broomfield Community Park. After the march, children age 8 and under participate in the Egg Scramble which starts at noon sharp! Children will be divided by age group. (In case of bad weather the hunt is held at Broomfield Community Center). Second Ave. & Main St., Broomfield, 303-464-5501.
  • The Gardens On Havana Hippity-Hoppity Easter Egg Hunt, Kids can collect one egg at each of 20+ participating merchants from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eggs contain candy, prizes, coupons and even cash! Participating merchants will have a brightly-colored flyer on their front door. Southeast corner of Mississippi & Havana, Aurora.
  • Ridgeline Community Church’s Annual Eggstravaganza,  There will be a giant egg hunt, crafts, games, and an interactive story. Festivities will be 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (555 Heritage Ave, Castle Rock).
  • Glendale Easter Eggstravganza, Egg hunt at Infinity Park Sports Field (4599 E Tennessee Ave, Glendale) starts at 2 p.m. There will be three special prize eggs! Take pictures with the Easter Bunny.

OUT OF TOWN/IN THE MOUNTAINS

  • World’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt (65,000 eggs!) at Copper Mountain, on Sunday, March 27 starting at 8:30 a.m. There are different hunts for kids of all ages, and the first 400 kids to recycle their eggs will receive a prize! In addition the hunt there are other fun activities and events.
  • Beach ‘N Egg Hunt at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area,  Fun for kids that ski and those that don’t! Meet at the bottom of Molly Hogan, at 10:30 a.m. where the Easter Bunny will be hiding a Golden Egg. Two Golden Egg Prizes include a Child’s 2016-2017 Season Pass or a ½ day lesson!!!
  • Golden Bunny Classic Candy Hunt and Fun Race at Winter Park. Winter Park has a fun Egg Hunt planned! The hunt starts at 11 a.m. and the Golden Bunny Ski Race registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Skiers ages 10 and under with a valid lift ticket can hunt for Easter candy on the slopes. Non-skiers under 5 can hunt at the base of the mountain. Kids ages 1-10 print, color and bring your coloring pages to be entered to win prizes.