Tri Lakes Economic Development Council

Recreation

There’s a reason why Colorado is the fittest state in the nation – it is an outdoorsman’s dream. It’s all right here—lakes, mountains, hiking trails, bike paths, open spaces, horseback riding and champion-level golf courses. The weather is sunny, the view is scenic and the communities are welcoming. All outside your backdoor!

Want to hit the slopes? Ski and board at the world’s finest resorts. Crave the thrill of white water? Shoot world-renowned rapids on the Arkansas River. Prefer to practice the art of fly-fishing? Wade into a secluded mountain river or stream. Feel like soaking away your worries? Ease into one of the state’s historic mineral and hot springs.

Perhaps your idea of recreation is more sedentary in nature? Remember that this is Colorado: there’s something for everyone! Drive through the mountains to witness the brilliant gold of autumn Aspens, picnic in one of the area’s parks or experience a hot air balloon glow.

    When complete, the Colorado Front Range Trail will be an 876-mile, multi-purpose trail that will connect 15 cities from Wyoming to New Mexico. The middle section of the trail runs through Tri-Lakes and currently consists of more than 40 continuous miles, beginning in Palmer Lake.