Summer Fun in the Sun: Get Out and Play Near Lone Tree!

Here in Colorado, nature is our playground, and long summer days beckon us to explore the outdoors. Hiking, biking, bird watching, swimming—what’s your favorite summer activity? Whether your scene is more splash by day or vibe to live music by night, the opportunity for outdoor activities seems endless.

Here’s a sampling of the many local options for Heritage Hills residents to get out and play:

Parks & Trails

At just under 3 miles, Bluffs Regional Park’s soft-surface loop packs a punch with its view of the Front Range. It conveniently connects to other well-traveled trails such as the East/West Regional trail and the 50+-mile Highlands Ranch trail system. Bicycles and horses are welcome; dogs are allowed on leash.

If you’re in the mood for some State Park action, head west to Roxborough, hike the Fountain Overlook trail, and wonder at the incredible red rock formations jutting from the earth against a bright blue background. Or head southeast to see a waterfall at Castlewood Canyon. Take it easy on the 1-mile Canyon View Nature Trail or test your bouldering skills along the 4-mile East Canyon Trail.

If cycling is more your speed, consider signing up for the annual Pedaling 4 Parkinson’s fund-raiser starting at Lone Tree’s Sweetwater Park. With four distances from which to choose, this event is perfect for beginners and seasoned riders alike.


When it comes to swimming, Heritage Hills has you covered. The community boasts two junior Olympic–sized pools, perfect for swimming laps or splashing around with the kids.

For more outdoor water fun, check out the following:

  • Cook Creek Pool: Cannonball from the diving board and whirl at warp speed down the 25-foot water slide at this South Suburban Parks and Rec gem. Interested in joining the swim team? Practices meet weekday mornings through July.
  • Centennial Center Park: Just a quick jaunt up the highway an award-winning splash pad awaits you. Pack a lunch and spend the day at this innovative water playground. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend.

Outdoor Entertainment

If live music under the stars is your jam, head over to Prairie Sky Park for a Ridgegate Summer Beats concert. This food truck–studded monthly event is fun for the whole family and a great way to mingle with others in your community. The Lone Tree Arts Center also proudly hosts Tunes on the Terrace. Ticketed seating is available; bring a blanket and grab a spot on the grass for general admission.

For residents of Heritage Hills, adventure is but moments away. Lone Tree’s commitment to outdoor fun offers limitless opportunity. With so many choices, how will you choose to spend your free time?

Heritage Hills is an active, thriving community in the Denver Metro area. With endless dining, shopping, and recreation opportunities, it’s no wonder Heritage Hills residents are proud to call Lone Tree home.

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