The best outdoor activities near our Cherry Creek apartments

One of the best things about living in Denver is the fantastic weather and sunshine. There really isn’t a better city when it comes to being outdoors. For residents of our Cherry Creek apartments that prefer to do their activities outside, you’ll be happy to know there are tons of fun things to do nearby. Here are some of the best outdoor activities near Gardens at Cherry Creek.


CommonGround Golf Course

Owned by the CGA and designed by world-renowned golf course architect Tom Doak, CommonGround Golf Course is located just 10 minutes from our apartments in Cherry Creek. Golfers of all skill levels will absolutely love playing this course, thanks to the use of “width that matters” and strategic placement of features. The entire course has been designed to maximize the enjoyment of the game for everyone. Book a tee time, find a description of every hole, and learn more about the course on the CommonGround Golf Course website.


Denver Botanic Gardens

When you feel like getting out of the hustle and bustle of the city, the Denver Botanic Gardens is the perfect serene escape. This 23-acre park is an oasis in the city and offers a variety of themed gardens for you to wander and enjoy. Depending on the season, you’ll find different gardens and exhibits that will delight all of your senses. This fall, take your family to get lost and have fun in the corn maze. Learn more about the gardens and current exhibitions on the Denver Botanic Gardens website.


Paddle Sport Beach

If you love being on the water, then you’ll definitely want to check out Paddle Sport Beach on the Cherry Creek Reservoir. Operated through Pelican Bay Cherry Creek, this spot offers all things paddle sports. Enjoy the serenity of the water during a SUP yoga class or join their longest-running event, the Full Moon Paddle, where you’ll paddle the lake under the bright light of the full moon, or simply paddle on your own! Learn more about all of the activities they have to offer on the Paddle Sport Beach website.


Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge 

Just 10 miles and a 20-minute drive from our apartments in Cherry Creek is the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. The 15,000-acre admission-free refuge is one of the largest urban refuges in the country and is home to over 300 species of resident and migratory wildlife. Start your visit at the informative and exhibit-filled visitor center before exploring the expansive land. The refuge offers 10 miles of easy-to-moderate hiking trails made of mostly soft gravel and some with dirt. The network of trails flows along lake edges, wooded areas, and prairie shrubs. In the wintertime, snowshoes are permitted. Learn more on the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge website.


Fishing at Smith Lake

If catching fish is one of your favorite pastimes, you’ll definitely want to cast your rod out at Smith Lake. This 17-acre lake is where anglers can expect to reel in a variety of fish, including Black Bullhead, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Green Sunfish, Lake Trout, Largemouth Bass, and Yellow Perch. Learn more here.


You’ll find it hard to be indoors with so many fun outdoor activities nearby. Swing by Gardens at Cherry Creek today to see why people love calling it “home.”

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