Ten Things to Do in Colorado Before Summer Is Officially Over

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7) Lakeside Amusement Park 4601 Sheridan Boulevard, Lakeside Get one last go-round on the Tilt-A-Whirl or bid the Cyclone Coaster a final 2014 farewell ride this weekend as Lakeside Amusement Park closes down its 106th year as one of Colorado's coolest attractions. Just three bucks gets you in the gate and you can wander the park's gorgeous grounds and soak in all the architecture and twinkling lights, or throw down a couple of bucks and ride the spot's fun (and sometimes scary) attractions.

6) Broomfield Farmer's Market Holy Comforter Church 1700 West 10th Avenue, Broomfield There are just a few more opportunities to advantage of the fresh fall produce at the Broomfield Farmer's Market, which has been selling locally grown fruits, vegetables and more all summer long. With apples, peppers and plenty of root vegetables now in season, this outdoor market has plenty to offer novice and expert chefs.

5) Eagle Bahn Gondola & Adventure Ridge Vail Open weekends now through the first week of October, the Eagle Bahn Gondola is an end-of-summer must to get one of the best views of the mountains. Once up on the mountain, kids and adults can enjoy an array of activities, including the all-new Adventure Ridge, which offers a 1,200 foot zip-line, miniature golf, a climbing wall and more.

4) One last Red Rocks workout Run the Rocks, Red Rocks, 18300 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison Working out goes on outside year-round in Colorado, but getting your heart rate up on the stairs at Red Rocks is something every fitness junkie has to try at least once. Even if you've made it to Morrison for the yoga or boot-camp classes over the summer, the Run the Rocks 5K on October 12 is a great way to cap off a healthy season for a good cause, as this event benefits the American Lung Association of Colorado.

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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