It is known that most of Colorado’s favorite winter activities, like world-class skiing, happen in the Rockies. However, you don’t have to drive far away to spend a fantastic day outdoors in this last stretch of winter. Check out these ideas for things to do in February in or near Aurora when it’s cold.

Fun Activities to Do in February Near Aurora, CO

Visit the Aurora Reservoir

Ice fishing and many other winter activities, like cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, are available at the Aurora Reservoir, one of the city’s largest park and open space sites. This is a year-round destination for outdoor activities, with more than 30,000 acres of plains territory and over 800 acres of water surface. The Reservoir is known to have one of the best water qualities around, making it a definitive fishing destination in Colorado, even in winter when ice conditions can measure up to five feet deep. 

If you’re not into winter sports, you can also just go for a hike or a simple stroll at the 8.5-mile Aurora Reservoir Trail that will take you around the lake, surrounded by scenic views and wildlife sightings.

Golfing at the Aurora Hills Golf Course

If you’re looking for something a bit more relaxing and close by but that will still let you enjoy the crisp outdoors, there’s always golfing. Thanks to Colorado’s regular sunshine, Aurora’s seven public golf courses are open year-round. The Aurora Hills golf course, located at 50 S Peoria St, is the original course in the city’s family of municipal courses. With an easily walkable traditional design, it offers challenges for all ability levels.

A Day at Cherry Creek State Park

A bit further away is Cherry Creek State Park boasts 12 miles of multi-use trails where you can enjoy some of the best winter activities in Aurora. Cross-country skiing is permitted with appropriate snow conditions and ice fishing, ice skating, sledding, snowshoeing, snow tubing, and winter camping. They’re available from November 1 through March 31. In fact, the park offers many other unique year-round activities you can enjoy.

If you’re looking for more things to do that won’t take a long drive, check out our neighborhood map for more Aurora Colorado attractions near the metro area.

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