There is never a wrong time to visit Denver. Spring and summer bring warmer temperatures while fall and winter bring cold weather and snow to the Mile High City. Spring in Denver is truly a special time. The Rockies still have plenty of snow for the last run of the ski season, the weather is perfect for exploring the top-notch parks in the area, and temperatures in the city rise to the mid-70s for a great downtown walking experience. Regardless of what season it is, an unparalleled mix of outdoor adventures, nightlife, and excellent food awaits you in Colorado’s capital city. For more information on the best things to do and places to see in Denver, request access to our free Vacation Guide!
The Best Way to Spend Spring in Denver
While there are so many amazing options and things to do around the Mile High City, most agree that the best way to spend your time is outside. The weather during spring in Denver allows visitors to take part in a vast variety of activities. Still feel like skiing? March temperatures average between 56 and 25 degrees, making it the last solid skiing of the season. There are many parks and monuments around the edge of the city that showcase unique rock formations and excellent hiking trails. Plenty of museums and places around the city offer free entry days, which is a nice way to experience other events and activities, especially if you are on a budget. You could spend entire spring in Denver and you wouldn’t be able to pack in all of the sights and activities into your visit. Check out our top 10 things to do in spring in Denver to make the most of your time on vacation.
The Top 10 Things to Do in Denver in Spring
Denver Botanic Gardens
Springtime and flowers go hand in hand, and you won’t find a more beautiful display of botany than at the Denver Botanic Gardens. This 24-acre oasis in the heart of the Capitol Hill district provides guests with a gorgeous array of exhibits that are in full bloom during the spring. Stroll through ornamental gardens, international gardens, and gardens of the west for several unique experiences.
Free Museum Days
The Denver Botanic Gardens is just one of the many attractions around the Mile High City that have free museum days. Kids will love the Children’s Museum of Denver, which features interactive exhibits for your little ones to explore and enjoy. The Denver Art Museum has an incredible selection of paintings and sculptures from world-renowned artists within its eye-catching exterior. The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is also a great place to check out in City Park, showcasing a collection of science experiments, space exhibits, dinosaur fossils.
Garden of the Gods
This park is about an hour south of the Mile High City, but it’s well worth the trip. The Garden of the Gods is a breathtaking collection of towering rock structures that look as if they are shooting out of the earth amid a mass of pine trees. There are many great hiking opportunities here, and photographers will salivate at the chance to catch these beautiful landscapes in the spring, especially combined with the wonderful weather on a clear day.
Dinosaur Ridge sits about 25 minutes west of Castle Marne in the foothills of the Rockies. The visitors center features a museum that discusses the importance of the dinosaur fossils and tracks found in the area as well as the various creatures that inhabited the land millions of years ago. The famous Dinosaur Ridge Trail is home to the different fossilized dinosaur tracks still set in the stone around the park.
Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre
Famous Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre sees some of the top musicians and bands in the world on a yearly basis. Spring weather gives way to breathtaking night concerts at this historic venue, and the hiking and biking trails through the park are ideal for a day full of exercise and excellent views. Make sure you bring your camera for all of the photo ops in the park.
Coors Brewery Tour
Coors Brewery is the birthplace of one of Americas most beloved beers. Learn the history of the brewery and how its founders, Adolph Coors and Jacob Schueler, crafted their first beer from the cool waters of Clear Creek in 1873. The tour is full of fun facts, local brewing history, and free beer samples at the end!
Ski and Snowboard in the Rockies
Skiing and snowboarding in spring? Yes, the Rocky Mountains still give guests the opportunity to ski until about mid-April when most of the slopes close. There are plenty of world-class ski resorts all within a comfortable driving range from Denver. Advanced skiers and snowboarders will love Arapahoe Basin while Keystone Ski Resort has great slopes for families and beginners.
City Park lies just a few blocks from Historic Castle Marne and is home to the Denver Zoo, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and plenty of urban greenspaces. It’s the perfect spot for a springtime picnic lunch on the shores of Ferril Lake in the center of the park.
Spring in Denver means the start of baseball season for Colorado’s professional baseball team! Coors Field is an excellent place to cheer on the home team in the gorgeous spring weather. There is also a bevy of spots to around the stadium to eat or grab a drink at before or after the game!
Larimer Square has everything you could want in an entertainment district. Restaurants, bars, shopping, and clubs line the streets of this historic section of downtown. A cool spring night in Denver makes for a great experience in this fantastic part of the Mile High City!
No spring retreat to Denver is complete without a stay at Castle Marne! Our unique and historic Inn features luxurious accommodations that are perfect for celebrating a special or a getaway with your loved one. We have a variety of specials and other options to make your stay with us unforgettable.