Denver Sports & Activities

Denver is a city that can consistently and enthusiastically support three professional sports teams. Unfortunately, it has more than that—the Colorado Rockies, Colorado Avalanche, Denver Broncos, Denver Nuggets, and Colorado Rapids (soccer). Until recently, the Nuggets and Rapids had been the odd teams out, as the Rockies, Avalanche, and Broncos have all reached or won championships in their respective sports. But here and there the Nuggets have come close to catching up, and fans patiently await their year.

What's great about Denverites is that most aren't just spectators. After a game, they go out and do stuff—hiking, bicycling, kayaking, and, yes, playing team sports themselves. The city and its proximity to outdoor pursuits encourage a fit lifestyle.

Auto Racing

Bandimere Speedway. NHRA Championship Drag Racing takes place on the speedway from April through October. 3051 S. Rooney Rd. , Morrison...

Baseball

Coors Field. The Colorado Rockies, Denver's National League baseball team, play April through October in Coors Field. Because it's set in...

Basketball

Pepsi Center. From November to April, the Denver Nuggets play at the Pepsi Center. The 19,000-seat arena is also the primary indoor venue...

Bicycling and Jogging

Bicycle Doctor/Edgeworks. This facility just south of downtown repairs road and mountain bikes and rents them for $20 to $70 a day. 860...

Football

Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The team that introduced America to quarterback John Elway—the National Football League's Denver Broncos...

Golf

Non–City Owned Courses With their sprawling layouts and impressively appointed greens, these four public clubs merit a special look over their...

Hiking

Barr Lake State Park. The 9-mile, multi-use Lake Perimeter Trail at Barr Lake State Park (about 24 miles northeast of Denver) circles the...

Hockey

Colorado Avalanche. This wildly popular Denver-based National Hockey League team won the Stanley Cup in 1996 and beat the New Jersey Devils...

Horse Racing

Arapahoe Park. Horse racing takes place June through August at Arapahoe Park. 26000 E. Quincy Ave. , Aurora , Colorado , 80016 . 303...

Stock Shows

National Western Stock Show. Thousands of cowpokes retrieve their string ties and worn boots and indulge in two weeks of hootin', hollerin...

Tennis

Denver Parks Department Tennis Courts. The city has 33 parks with 109 tennis courts available for play. For information, call the Denver Parks...

Water Sports

Chatfield marina rents sailboats, powerboats, and Jet Skis June–August. Chatfield Marina. Fifteen miles south of downtown and on the fringes...

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