Chatfield State Park
Just off C-470 in Littleton, Chatfield State Park offers mountain beauty with the convenience of being metro close. Although this park is an ideal place to take the family for a day in the sun, visitors to Chatfield really should take an entire weekend to soak in all that it has to offer. With the park being so close to the mountains, people have the chance to see deer, elk and some of the most amazing bird watching around. During early mornings on a summer day, people have the chance to see hot air balloons take flight while enjoying a fun horseback or bike ride. Chatfield State Park has something for everyone including beach swimming, sailing, fishing, camping, horseback riding and even a popular site for remote controlled airplane enthusiasts.
The park backs up against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, and a big draw for visitors of this park is both the proximity to Denver and the variety of activities for visitors. Activities at Chatfield State Park range from swimming, boating, fishing, jet skiing and water skiing, sailboarding and paddle boarding, to hiking and biking along the 26 miles of trails throughout the park. The park also features hot air balloon rides (for a fee) so you can get a birds-eye view of the park and the city of Denver in the distance.