Hiking With Kids: Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge
After having some serious snow a couple weeks ago, the weather in Denver has been absolutely gorgeous! I'm talking, 60 and even 70 days, people! With temperatures like that, how on earth could we stay indoors?! Thankfully, we discovered the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge and it turned out to be everything we needed: a 15-minute drive from our home, a flat trail punctuated by bridges overlooking icy lakes, lots of wildlife to ooh and ahh over, and pastoral grasslands to admire.
We took the carrier for simplicity, but the trail was definitely easy enough for all abilities. Many parts are paved, but I'd still recommend boots for ankle support and navigating muddy puddles. (Depending on the time of year, this may not be an issue, but check the weather just to be safe.) It was a bit windy, so bring a lightweight jacket or hoodie in case the temperature drops. The bridges are sturdy, but do keep an eye on curious little ones who want to take a closer look at the lake—don't want anyone falling in! Overall, it's a lovely, scenic trail and I highly recommend a stop at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge if you have the opportunity. Don't miss the Wildlife Drive, either! If you're lucky, you may catch a herd of bison walking by like we did! See a quick video here.
That's it for our experience with the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, friends! As you can see, we had a blast spending time together in a lovely place on a gorgeous day. It doesn't get any better than that, right? Have you gone on any good hikes lately? If so, please share below and link to your blog if you like! I love reading stories and seeing pictures of others' adventures!