You don’t have to “bag a 14er” to check off outdoors fun in Colorado from your bucket list? There’s loads of outdoors fun to be had in Greeley! Lace up your hiking boots and hit the trails, or hop on your bike and explore the beautiful scenery around every turn. Cast a line in one of our lakes or rivers and reel in the catch of the day. And when it’s time to settle in for the night, roll up in an RV or pitch your tent and fall asleep under the stars at one of several RV and campgrounds. There’s no reason to fight the I-70 traffic, just come on over and get going on your summer bucket list!
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Discover new outdoor adventures at one of Greeley’s parks and trails! The Poudre River Trail is 21 miles of a well-paved pathway for walking, cycling, running, roller-blading and more. The Sheep Draw Trail follows alongside Sheep Draw creek meandering through the prairie for a nice, flat hike, run, or walk. There are many camping opportunities near Greeley, including Boyd Lake State Park and the Pawnee National Grassland.
MAKE A SPLASH
Make a splash this summer in Greeley! There are endless opportunities for fishing, boating, kayaking, and more. Whether you’re an experienced angler or a first-time kayaker, you’re sure to find the perfect spot to enjoy the great outdoors at Boyd Lake State Park and the Cache la Poudre River. Cool off from the heat at one of our three amazing splash parks – Discovery Bay, Island Grove and Sunrise – where you can enjoy refreshing water features and fun in the sun. For an even more thrilling aquatic adventure, head to Centennial Pool, where you’ll find a splash pad with spray features, a diving board, a 12-foot drop slide into a diving well, and a 243-foot slide into the large pool.
Get ready for an unforgettable wildlife adventure at the Wildlife Sanctuary! With over 400 rescued tigers, African lions, black bears, grizzly bears, mountain lions, leopards, wolves, and other amazing creatures, this is a must-visit destination for animal lovers of all ages. Watch in awe as the animals roam in their spacious habitats across 720 acres of land while you stroll along the elevated walkway, The Mile into the Wild.
Discover the magic of the wild frontier at the Pawnee National Grassland, just 25 miles northeast of Greeley! Once home to hopeful pioneers making their way west in humble wagons, this sea of grass and sky is now a must-visit destination for birding enthusiasts from around the world. Witness the breathtaking beauty of spring wildflowers, spot an abundance of wildlife, and marvel at the nesting areas for birds of prey. Take a hike on the 1.5-mile trail from the trailhead to the stunning Pawnee Buttes, two massive rock formations that tower 300 feet above the prairie.
Get ready to swing for the greens and enjoy the perfect round of golf in Greeley, Colorado! Tee off at the Greeley Country Club‘s private course and enjoy 150 acres of beautiful mature trees, sloping fairways, and breathtaking mountain views. Experience one of Northern Colorado’s top championship courses at Highland Hills Golf Course, featuring over 1300 trees and undulating terrain that guarantees an enjoyable and exciting game for every level of golfer. And if you’re looking for a challenge, try out Boomerang Links Golf Course, which boasts ample driving areas, plush fairways, tall native grasses, and over 50 bunkers.
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