Trading snowshoes for water skis

Mile High Water Talk

Summertime means playtime at Denver Water’s reservoirs, canals and canyons.

By Kim Unger

Now that winter is behind us, it’s time to swap out those parkas and snowboards and replace them with life jackets and hiking boots. This seasonal ritual is one of the many reasons why Colorado ranks No. 1 in physical activity.

Plus, there’s no shortage of opportunities for Coloradans to experience the great outdoors. If you’re seeking a quick getaway to pump-up your heart rate this summer, look no further — it’s as easy as taking a step into our backyard.

Here are four breathtaking locations:

Williams Fork ReservoirWilliams_Fork_camper

Disconnect from electronic distractions and reconnect with nature. Williams Fork Reservoir is just the place to take in the beauty of Colorado. Free camping is available for tents, trailers and RVs on a first-come, first-served basis. Enjoy boating, kayaking, fishing and hiking by day; campfire songs and stargazing…

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