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Best things to do in Jefferson County

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Amphitheater
“It's a beautiful place to enjoy the out doors. If at all possible, we recommend that you attend a concert.”
703 locals recommend
Amphitheater
“Some of the BEST shows in Colorado/the world happen at Red Rocks. Red Rocks offers a variety of recreation options from guided tours, hiking, biking, shopping, dining and a summer concert series. Whatever your pleasure, enjoy discovering Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater!”
221 locals recommend
Park
“Hiking year-round with awesome views! Mountain biking, rock climbing, fishing, picnic areas and geocaching. Dog friendly. Snowshoeing in the winter. It is a state park so there is a fee to enter but it is worth it. ”
40 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great food! Amazing crab cakes. A mile or two down the road from the cabin in the town of pine. ”
27 locals recommend
Plaza
“Outdoor shopping complex with stores such as Target, Best Buy, and Dick's Sporting Goods alongside local restaurants and boutiques. The main square hosts an ice skating rink in the winter and festivals in the summer.”
57 locals recommend
Night Club
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“Old -western saloon. Beer and Great burgers. Right across the street from the cabin. Popular motorcycle destination in the summer. Live music at times. ”
32 locals recommend
Zoo
“We are about 10 min from the butterfly pavilion, which is a lovely little conservatory that you can go see hundreds of butterflies and other critters at.”
50 locals recommend
Lake
“Boating, paddle boarding, ice skating. Also, Evergreen has 2 rec centers with indoor pools https://www.evergreenrecreation.com”
59 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“This is one of the larger indoor malls in the Denver area. It has shops of all varieties from Target to Wilson's Leather.”
34 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Cool brewery within walking distance. Lots of beers to choose from. Usually a food truck outside on 25th that will deliver your food to you inside.”
64 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Lakeside is an historic amusement park that will make a little bit of $$ go a long way. It’s truly an old-school theme park with rides suitable for all ages (even toddlers). A great alternative to Six Flags for those looking to spend less money, wait in shorter lines, and are up for a little character and charm (and a little nail biting on the older wooden coasters!). Take the little train ride around the lake after dark to get a great view of the park all lit up! ”
56 locals recommend
Park
“Roxborough is a Colorado Natural Area and a National Natural Landmark. The park, with close to 4000-acres, is filled with dramatic red-rock formations, distinct plant communities, and a host of wildlife ranging from black bears to mule deer. Visitors can take in all of Roxborough’s geological wonders via a series of trails for every level of hiker. The Fountain Valley Overlook is only 100 yards from the Visitor Center and provides spectacular views of several beautiful rock formations, including the Fountain Formation, Lyons Formation, and the Dakota Hogback. Many visitors tote their cameras to capture one of the many beautiful views or animal sightings such as red fox from one of the park’s overlooks”
45 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre offers a variety of recreation options for everyone – from drive-through sightseers, family picnickers, nature lovers, and outdoor exercise enthusiasts. Around you are 868 acres of deer, dinosaurs, pines and prairie, geological wonders and spectacular vistas. At 6,450 feet above sea level, Red Rocks Park is a unique transitional zone where the Great Plains meets the Rocky Mountains. The diverse environment allows visitors to see plants, birds and animals of both regions. Whatever your pleasure, enjoy discovering the venue and park.”
36 locals recommend
Bar
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“Famous local bar~ downtown Evergreen Live music. If in Evergreen, you have to check out The Little Bear.”
62 locals recommend
Park
“Easily accessible from downtown Denver. Activities include hiking, mountain biking and cycling up Lookout Mountain. The summit is also the home of the the The Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave site.”
41 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“All-You-Can-Eat Pizza and beer-cheese soup in [Olde] Downtown Golden. Helluva location and fun food. ”
51 locals recommend