As the mercury drops, it may be tempting to stay warm by the fire inside your cozy home. Don’t worry, you’ll still find plenty of time for hot cocoa and binging TV series –– but don’t miss out on all the fun that Colorado still has in store for you this month! From celebrating veterans to exploring cliff dwellings, Colorado doesn’t disappoint in any season, no matter the weather.
Veterans Day Parade
Veterans Day is swiftly approaching on November 11, and Denver will celebrate and commemorate our nation’s heroes the weekend before — November 9 and 10. Salute your local heroes in the parade along Colfax Avenue, join local veterans organizations and supporters at the festival, and finish your weekend strong at the memorial 5K and 10K fun runs through City Park.
Volunteering to Help The Hungry
Because Thanksgiving is this month, volunteering may be on your mind! Metro Caring is an organization that fights to end hunger and is one of our favorite volunteering opportunities in Denver. You’ll find a variety of roles to fit your strengths, from preparing food to sorting through donations. You can even volunteer in groups, so bring your family and friends for a wonderful bonding opportunity!
Easy and Scenic Hikes Close to Home
If you’re feeling adventurous, why not try a stunning hike nearby? St. Mary’s Glacier is an easy-to-moderate quick hike that climbs through a beautiful forest and ends with gorgeous panoramic views. Wear plenty of layers and pack your crampons –– or bring your skis, snowboards, and sleds to play on the glacier! After you’ve finished, enjoy post-hike pizza at Beau Jo’s in Idaho Springs to celebrate a successful summit.
Find History at the Forney Museum
Is it one of those really chilly days but you still want to get out of the house? Try exploring one of Denver’s most unique museums. The Forney Museum is a one-of-a-kind collection of historical transportation artifacts. From buggies to steam locomotives, you’ll find plenty to see throughout the collections. Starting November 1, the museum is opening a brand-new Jaguar car exhibit, featuring rare models such as the SS-100, C-Type, and D-type!
Journey to an Ancient World
Travel out of town and into an entirely new world by visiting the Manitou Cliff Dwellings. Get hands-on with the stunning architecture of the ancient Anasazi Indians –– yes, you can touch *and* go inside the dwellings –– and learn more about the Taos Pueblo Indians of New Mexico, the direct descendants of the cliff dwelling creators. We recommend warming up inside the souvenir shop, where you can browse Native-made pottery, jewelry, and artifacts.
The best part of exploring the beauty and wonder of Colorado is the memories you’ll make! The second best part is coming home to a place that you love –– your Shea Homes community. Share your pictures as you take advantage of all the adventure that our gorgeous state has to offer this month by tagging us in your photos on Facebook and Instagram with @sheahomesco. Stay warm out there, Coloradans!