Looking forward to the warmer, longer days of springtime? We’re excited about this beautiful season, which is especially breathtaking in Colorado. If you’re on the search for activities to enjoy during this mild and sunny time of year, there’s plenty to do in and around Elbert County! The options we share here are convenient to the Independence Community, so you can soak up the experiences without traveling too far from home.
Meander Along the Casey Jones Park Trail
What’s better than a great springtime hike here in Colorado? If you want to stay local to Elizabeth, Casey Jones Park is your go-to destination for all things outdoors. This park has been a mainstay in Elizabeth since the early 1900s, and now serves as a beloved community landmark. The expansive open space features a playground, baseball fields, disc golf, and a trail with serene views. If you’d like to walk the 1.3-mile trail, you can access it by parking near the north end of the baseball fields.
Visit Indigo Blooms Botanicals
Indigo Blooms Botanicals operates right here in Elizabeth. This lavender farm uses its home-grown ingredients to create organic skin care products (which make great gifts!) and is just a 15 minute drive from Independence. This venue occasionally hosts open farm days, classes, and other special events, so watch the Facebook page for updates!
Explore Castlewood Canyon State Park
Located nearby in Franktown, Castlewood Canyon State Park makes for an awesome day trip, and there are plenty of unique sights to enjoy on your journey. Castlewood Canyon is best known for the remains of the Castlewood Canyon Dam, which burst and flooded Denver in 1933. Whether you’re a history buff, outdoor enthusiast, or both, this state park is a must-see.
Explore the Local Gift Shops
Elizabeth and the surrounding towns may be small, but that’s part of their charm! There are wonderful local businesses in Elbert County, and we love spending the day checking out the gift shops. Whether you’re looking for artisan ice cream, incredible antiques, or customized laser engraving and embroidery, you’ll find it all here. Just stroll along Main Street or hop over to the neighboring town of Kiowa to uncover gems you won’t find anywhere else.
With springtime on the horizon, the ideas highlighted here will help you make the most of the season without having to go too far from home. If you desire the tranquility of small-town living with close proximity to outdoor activities and local shopping, you’ll love the Independence Community. Our conservation community in Elizabeth, Colorado combines nature with history, along with stunning new homes that are sustainably designed by top builders. If you’d like to learn more about available homes, please contact our team.