Outdoor Adventure Guide: Spring and Summer in Elbert County

May 9, 2024

Spring and summer are beautiful here in Elbert County! If you’re eager to get outdoors and enjoy nature’s bounty, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re eager to catch some excitement at the rodeo or meander along peaceful trails, there are plenty of possibilities near Elizabeth, Colorado. Interested in adding some outdoor fun to your schedule? Here are a few of our favorite recommendations for these sunny seasons: 

Explore Castlewood Canyon State Park

Castlewood Canyon State Park is just a hop, skip, and a jump from Elizabeth. Located in nearby Franktown, this park is the perfect destination for a day trip. In addition to grills, picnic tables, and canyon trails, this venue offers an up-close-and-personal look at Colorado history. Here, visitors can view the remains of the Castlewood Canyon Dam that burst in 1933. 

Take Part in the Historic Elizabeth Stampede Rodeo

If you’re looking for some exhilaration, look no further than the historic Elizabeth Stampede Rodeo. This year, the big event takes place from June 6th-9th. There’s a ton of excitement to be had here, from PRCA rodeo performances to mutton bustin’. This gathering has been part of our town’s history for nearly a century, dating back to when it first started at Casey Jones Park in 1937. 

Enjoy Fishing at Bingham Lake Park

While not technically located in Elbert County, it’s close enough! Bingham Lake Park is nestled in nearby Parker, Colorado, which is about a 15-minute drive from Elizabeth. This quiet getaway is a favorite for those who love to fish, as the lake is well-stocked with a variety of warm water game such as large-mouth bass, black crappie, channel catfish, and more. If you’re bringing along someone who isn’t into fishing, there’s a nice 1.25-mile trail loop and a picnic shelter. 

Hike at Independence

If you can’t get enough of the great outdoors, nothing compares to having access to nature right from your own backyard. Our conservation community was planned with a deep appreciation of the land, and we’ve incorporated an impressive trail system for our residents’ enjoyment. Throughout the neighborhood, you’ll find trails that lead to bluffs and overlooks that offer stunning views. 

Elbert County and the surrounding areas offer a plethora of opportunities for getting in touch with nature. The ideas highlighted here are ideal for exploring this spring and summer when the weather is just too nice to stay inside. If you’d like to learn more about the exceptional new homes and amenities at Independence, our team would love to connect. Please contact us to learn more about move-in ready homes!