There are many times where the pressures of daily life get to me. I just need to get out into nature. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Be among the trees and wildlife. Be outdoors!
It’s difficult for us city dwellers to escape especially during a work week. Most of the time it’s just unrealistic to load the vehicle and fight the traffic to find a natural happy place. Well, for those of us that live here in Denver there is a solution.
There exists a gem in the middle of the city, a 4,200 acre oasis right in the metro area perfect for those who need a fix of nature - Cherry Creek State Park! This state park is one of Denver’s best kept secrets, there’s a bit of wilderness in the heart of the city. This location has it all, a creek, forest, lake, wildlife, prairie, awesome views and everything else you think of when you think Colorado. One of my personal favorite places in the state is here in the park and I’m going to share it with you.
On the southeastern side of the lake right where the Cherry Creek flows into the reservoir is a forest area with several trails through it. Once inside this forest, the city just disappears. I can spend hours in this quiet part of the park searching for wildlife and being close to nature.
Close my eyes and just listen.