Daylight Savings and How to Maximize Your Daylight in Colorado
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Daylight Savings and How to Maximize Your Daylight in Colorado

Two men looking at the valley below wearing via ferrata gear as the sun sets

As the days slowly get shorter, it’s no wonder people might start feeling the blues. Not only is getting some fresh air and sunshine good for your body, it’s good for your mental health as well! Studies have shown that just a few minutes of being in the sunlight per day can boost your Vitamin D production and provide you with your recommended daily dose! With nighttime coming at us earlier every day, efficiency is key to maximizing your time outdoors. Here are a few things you can do to get up and outside for just a few hours every day: 

 

fall ziplining woman zipping over Chicago Creek.

Go Ziplining! 

There’s no better feeling than the crisp fall air surrounding you. So why not experience it rushing through your hair while zipping through the trees? There are just a few weekends left to book your Cliffside Zipline experience near Denver. You can travel down six exciting ziplines, with one being a high-speed dual-zip race line! Let our professionally trained guides take you on the ride of your life. It’s sure to be a mood booster! 

Two people posing for the camera while attempting the via ferrata in Idaho Springs

Take a trip on a Via Ferrata 

Maybe you’re more of a climber than a zipliner. Check out our Mount Evans Via Ferrata instead! This guided climb will take you over bridges and ladders 300 feet above scenic Idaho Springs. You’ll be face to face with nature, all while taking in breathtaking views of the Chicago Creek and historic Idaho Springs! 

Man hiking in Colorado with a puppy in his backpack and mountain peaks in the background

Go for a Hike 

Do you prefer solo activities or somewhere you can take your beloved pet? Going on a hike might be your preferred outdoor activity. Check out trails.colorado.gov to see all of the marked hiking trails in Colorado. There, you’ll find all the information you could possibly need to know about the trail, including a link to the current 7-day forecast. Even if you’re not summiting a 14er, it’s important to get outside and reconnect with nature every once in a while. If hiking Isn’t your favorite outdoor activity, consider taking a walk around the block or to your local park. A change of scenery on your lunch break is a great way to recharge for the afternoon! 

Man and daughter walking in downtown Arvada, Colorado.

Walking Around Town 

All right, so you want to stay on the ground, but you’re more of a social person. Why not take a stroll down your hometown’s main street? It’s a great way to see new faces, meet new people, and maybe find your new favorite coffee shop. We’re all feeling the 3 pm fatigue this year! Plus, doing a little window shopping might be just the thing to help boost your mood. 

 

There’s plenty of other exciting adventures waiting for you like off-roading and fly fishing. No matter what you decide to do, it’s important to get outside and take in the sunshine while you can to keep your spirits up now that we’ve left Daylight Savings Time. Fresh air, sunshine, and moving our bodies is the best way to battle the winter blues. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get outside

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