“Nature itself is the best physician.”
So said Hippocrates, the founder of modern medicine. And if nature truly does heal, then that makes Denver an ideal place to tackle an addiction to drugs or alcohol and launch your recovery.
Located in the South Platte River Valley just east of the Rocky Mountains, Denver offers just about every outdoor activity you can think of. You’ll be getting the calming benefits of being in nature, combined with the feel-good chemicals that your brain releases during exercise.
Even more importantly, you’ll have fun.
Summer Activities in Denver, Colorado
The first place to start is on your own two feet. Whether you want a steep climb up a mountain or a peaceful stroll along the river, you’ll find it in Colorado. Day Hikes Near Denver provides a great resource by breaking hikes down into categories, including hikes to see waterfalls, handicap-accessible trails, dog-friendly hikes and more.
Looking to get your feet wet? Fitt Denver provides a guide to nine beautiful spots to kayak in and around Denver, including the upper Colorado River, Evergreen Lake and the Boulder Reservoir.
If rock climbing is your thing, check out the Denver Climbing Company, which will pick you up at Denver’s Union Station and shuttle you to Golden, Colorado, for four to six hours of climbing, depending on your skill level.
But, even if you’re not in the mood to get a workout, you can still enjoy the great outdoors. Film on Rocks offers the chance to see classic movies in the incomparable setting of Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Right in Denver, the Historic Elitch Theatre Summer Film Series offers movies under the stars as well, including “The Sandlot” on June 15, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” on June 29 and “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” on July 27
About The Raleigh House
The Raleigh House is a residential treatment center located in Denver that believes in a whole-person approach to recovery, including the psychological, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of addiction. Our master’s level trained therapists get to the root cause of addiction and will help you develop a strategy to manage and enjoy life without drugs or alcohol. Fill out our form or contact us today to learn more about the treatment programs at The Raleigh House.