Aurora is the third largest city in the state, with around 325,000 people. It encompasses a big area just east of Denver. The downtown section of Aurora is located on East Colfax Avenue.
This city offers a lot of activities and recreation. There are more than 100 parks that are managed by the city. It also boasts a diverse demographics, with a variety of dining choices.
Nicknames for the city include A-Town and Saudi Aurora. Town mottos include The Sunrise of Colorado, and The Gate to the Rockies.
Arapahoe Park Racetrack – Located next to the Aurora Reservoir is a season racetrack. Bet on live horses from late May to mid August.
Aurora Reservoir – A large lake for fishing, boating and swimming. It’s open year round for outdoor recreation.
Cherry Creek Reservoir – This year round state park is one of the most visited in the state. It’s convenient to access from downtown Denver, and features boating, camping, fishing, hiking and swimming.
Colorado Freedom Memorial – When you need to take a breather from the present age and take a moment to look back for those people who risked their lives for the whole world’s freedom.
Camping – The most coveted camping spots in Aurora lie by Cherry Creek Reservoir. This state park is open year round for camping, with sites suitable for RVs and tents.
- Read about the camping near Aurora, Parker, and Brighton.
Horseback Riding – 12 Mile Stable meets the needs of groups who wants to go horseback riding in Cherry Creek State Park.
Hotels and lodging:
- Read about the best hotels in Aurora.
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