Take a snowshoe tour or just stroll through the gardens and learn about the Rocky Mountain ecosystem. Unlike a typical lawn, the snow here doesn’t have much of an impact on the grass or plants. The Alpine plants and trees thrive in the cold.
There’s also a children’s garden with plenty of hands-on opportunities for the kids. When you need to warm up, step into the Alpine House for a spell. Take a few photos of the plants that prefer warmer temperatures.
Colorado has more than 300 days of sunshine a year, but don’t let that fool you into thinking it’s warmer than it is. It gets plenty cold in these parts, and if you’re not from a cold-weather climate, you’ll find out the frigid temps can drain your battery pretty quickly. Make sure to stow your phone in an inside pocket, but keep it handy because there’s something worth snapping almost everywhere you look!