What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about Colorado cities? More than likely, you think of Denver and the mile high city is certainly one of the most popular areas in that entire region. If you’re looking for something interesting to do in the area, however, you may want to set your sights just south of the city of Denver to a smaller area that is known as Greenwood Village. It has a lot to offer for those who live there and for those who make it a vacation destination.
Greenwood Village was first settled in the mid-1800s thanks to a gold rush at the meeting of the South Platte River and Cherry Creek. During that time, many people came in search of gold in the hopes of getting rich but there was also an opportunity for farmers and those who grew orchards to take advantage of the influx of people as well. Since those early beginnings, the city was incorporated and it is now a beautiful area with plenty of open space to enjoy.
One of the unique things about Greenwood Village is the fact that it is so close to the city but it still gives you the feel as if it were in the country. Inside the area of Greenwood Village you will find more than 100 acres of open space that has been undeveloped and there are over 300 acres of parkland that are specifically set aside for that purpose. This means that you don’t need to leave the city in order to enjoy biking, hiking or just taking a scenic, casual stroll. There are over 40 miles of trail systems that you can enjoy.
It doesn’t matter if you are coming to the area to be close to Denver or simply to take in what Greenwood Village has to offer, it’s a vacation that you won’t soon forget.