Unforgettable Activities for Seniors to Enjoy in Colorado

When choosing a residential assisted living facility in Colorado, consider what the local area offers. Located in Pueblo West and Colorado Springs, Colorado, Columbine Chateau is surrounded by impressive sites of scientific interest, cultural history, and natural beauty. 

Known for its breathtaking mountainous scenery and notable landmarks, Colorado boasts a wealth of activities for people of all ages right on the doorstep of the Rocky Mountain National Park. Here are just a few of the many activities Colorado has to offer.

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Sightseeing Lovers of the natural world can discover the Rocky Mountain National Park on all-day tours from Boulder or Denver, visiting charming small towns and wildlife-rich areas en route. With lots of free time, you can hike, relax, or explore with local expertise and advice from your guide. 

Alternatively, the Breckenridge Mountain Explorer starts at Denver and guides you through many excellent attractions over eight hours, including the Red Rocks Amphitheater, a historic mining town, and Breckenridge itself. Many tours allow ample time for independent exploration, so you can tailor your experience to suit your abilities.

  • Hiking

The natural, undisturbed beauty of Colorado attracts hikers in flocks each year. Explore the beautiful winding paths, peaceful lakes, and the impressive Rocky Mountains on a hiking trail or guided hiking tour. The moderately challenging Emerald Lake trail starts at Estes Park and winds through a popular fishing and hiking area with lakeside views. If you’re physically fit, the Mount Bierstadt trail near Idaho Springs offers a more challenging route.

If a gentler stroll is more your thing, you can find relaxed walking paths in Colorado’s charming towns and historical cities. For example, the famous paved Pueblo Riverwalk (just a stone’s throw from our residential assisted living community) is a one-mile route following the beautiful Arkansas River.

  • Food and Drink

If you prefer a relaxed activity to indulge the senses, you will find many opportunities to enjoy excellent cuisine and drinks in Colorado. The Downtown Denver Food Tour explores award-winning local restaurants in Denver, allowing visitors to sample delicious, authentic treats for three hours. Alternatively, why not try the Denver Small Group Cocktail Tour? Here, you can learn about the city’s rich history while sipping on its signature beverages.

  • Arts and Culture

The Parker Arts, Culture, and Events (PACE) Center is situated in Old Town Parker and hosts scientific, cultural, arts, and educational events, plus a range of live performances. Whether you’re interested in art exhibitions, ballet, or lectures ranging from scientific to historical, the PACE Center will likely offer something that suits your tastes. Various popular cultural festivals and events are hosted in Colorado annually, including the Breckenridge Music FestivalColorado Shakespeare Festival, and Strings Music Festival

  • Learning

Colorado offers plenty of opportunities to quench a thirst for knowledge. The University of Colorado at Boulder often gives lectures from visiting professors and notable figures to the public. And for those passionate about science, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, with its impressive planetarium, lectures, and exhibitions, is a must-visit.

Senior Planet offers classes and programs aimed specifically at aging seniors. These classes aim to support seniors using technology and online tools and cover topics like Apple, Android, online shopping, and protecting your data online. While Senior Planet mainly focuses on technology, they also support seniors in making new friends, staying physically healthy, and saving money.

  • History

Colorado is rich in history and packed with intriguing museums and historical landmarks. The History Colorado Center and National Mining Museum offer a fascinating glimpse into Colorado’s past. Alternatively, the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum displays a handful of historic air and space vehicles, documenting the rich history of aviation and space travel. The state is also home to the Molly Brown House Museum and Buffalo Bill Museum.

Activities In and Around Columbine Chateau Residential Assisted Living

If you or a senior loved one is looking to settle down in a residential assisted living community with gorgeous scenery and cultural events on the doorstep, Columbine Chateau is a perfect choice. Offering quality residential assisted living that aims to empower seniors to live life how they desire, our community sits in the heart of Colorado. 

Great places to visit near us:

  • El Pueblo History Museum
  • Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo
  • Rosemount Museum
  • Nature and Wildlife Discovery Center

Alongside the variety of opportunities for exploration nearby, we offer a whole host of classes and events on-site, including music lessons, cookouts, BBQs, and exercise classes. We also regularly take residents on outings to the movies and other attractions in the local area. To discover more about our community and the surrounding area’s recreational, educational, and social opportunities, get in touch and arrange a visit today.