The Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge is one of the coolest places around Denver, filled with wildlife like bison, deer and coyotes and, thanks to fall migration, tons of waterfowl. Now you can hop on your bike and enjoy the autumn leaves and fall grasses while spotting wildlife along the way on this seven-mile family ride. 1-3PM. on Saturday Oct. 20. FREE but you need to make a reservation. Call 303—289—0930. Fat, puncture proof tires recommended. Helmets required. Kids have to be with an adult.
Not up for a bike ride? Experience the sights and sounds of the refuge on a 12-mile tour route with fun activities to do in the comfort of the refuge's Wild Rides bus. The FREE two-hour guided tour is family-friendly and sure to provide some special connections to nature. The last Saturday of the month, Oct. 27 in this case, is a 1-hour tour. Groups up to 20 are welcome to join in. Binoculars and cameras are recommended. Again, reservations are required.
There is always something going on at the refuge, so be sure to check their website. The refuge is at 6550 Gateway Road, Commerce City.