July is National Picnic Month, and there are plenty of places to celebrate in Colorado — from idyllic parks to secluded picnic shelters. So, pack up a basket with some yummy treats, bring a blanket or two, and head out with your significant other or family and friends for a relaxing afternoon full of picturesque delight.
Picture enjoying a delicious meal with your loved ones as you take in the spectacular views of sunsets and mountains. The park, complete with an old rock picnic shelter and stone fireplace, is the perfect setting in South Denver for your next picnic. There are also a number of picnic tables and grills for your convenience. After the meal, take a hike along the top of the bluff where trails abound. To learn more, visit http://dayhikesneardenver.com/daniels-park-hikes/.
The Chautauqua Green
Within the 26-acre Chautauqua National Historic Landmark in Boulder is the Chautauqua Green, the ideal open, grassy space to sprawl out and enjoy a delightful picnic with whomever you please. There’s also a covered, open picnic shelter offering breathtaking views of the Flatirons. Enjoy an intimate gathering for two or a get-together of up to 75 people. Learn more about this popular spot among residents and tourists alike at https://www.chautauqua.com/.
Castlewood Canyon State Park
Located in the town of Franktown, Castlewood Canyon State Park offers everything you could need to accompany your picnic. The park is approximately 2,303 acres of the Black Forest region of the state, giving off panoramic views of the Front Range and Pikes Peak, so you can eat, relax and take in some of the most stunning views in the state. Afterwards, take a hike along the designated trails, go horseback riding on the Cherry Creek Regional Trail or set your sites on rock climbing. Pets are welcome as well, and must be kept on a leash. Start planning your picnic today and learn more at https://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/CastlewoodCanyon/Documents/Castlewood-StateParkMap.pdf.
Eldorado State Park
Set up for your picnic in Eldorado Springs, as you admire the waters of South Boulder Creek, which winds through the canyon and under an old forest canopy. Come early, though, as the designated picnic area only has a total of 10 picnic sites, which are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, and typically fill up pretty quickly in the summer time. After picnicking, the park offers a range of other outdoor activities to choose from, like fishing, rock climbing and more. Get more info at http://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/EldoradoCanyon/Pages/Picnicking.aspx.
Just minutes fromColorado Springs is a widespread 30-acre park, and the perfect destination for your next picnic: Wonderland Ranch. The park is able to accommodate 150 to 3,000 people — and while you may not need that much room for a picnic, the venue also hosts concerts, BBQs, family reunions and much more. After a relaxing picnic, enjoy recreational sports such as volleyball, basketball, horseshoe, baseball, catch and release fishing and more. It’s an experience that can’t be beat. Get more information about Wonderland Ranch at http://www.wonderlandranch.com/index.php.
So, what are you waiting for? This July, celebrate National Picnic Month in Colorado at one of these charming areas.
This article is presented by Perkins Motors in Colorado Springs, Colorado.