20 Fun and Healthy Places to Visit in Aurora

20 Healthy Places to Visit in Aurora, CO

About a year or so ago we listed our favorite healthful places around the Denver area. Here is a refreshed list. Throughout there are some additions to what we already love.

To Get Your WOD on:

CrossFit Banshee of course!

We believe fitness should be fun and a lasting part of your lifestyle, you can learn for yourself through a free Saturday class or sit down with us for a free No Sweat Consultation to learn what level of coaching is best for your goals.

Outdoor Experience:

Quincy Reservoir– A great place to get in a walk, run, or bike around a quiet and peaceful lake.

Quincy Reservoir in the Spring at Dusk… You’d never know you were in the city here.

From their website:

Explore Quincy’s shoreline along the 3.5 mile soft surface trail, perfect for viewing wildlife and waterfowl. A picnic table, boat launch and boat rental, and an accessible fishing dock are available for your enjoyment.

Why Banshee Finds It Healthful: Chill active recovery, quiet time for reflection, or exploring with the family.

Aurora Reservoir– An awesome beach to launch the paddle boards from or an 8-mile loop to get some practice rides/runs on.

From their website:

Popular activities at the reservoir include fishing, non-motorizedboating, archery, SCUBA diving, picnics, bicycling, walking, running and wildlife viewing. The reservoir has a seasonal swim beach (open Memorial Day to late September) for sunbathing and swimming and offers array of rental boats.

What Banshee Loves About It: A day in the sun playing in the water and practicing handstands whether that be on the paddle boards or beach!

Bluffs Regional Park– An easy to get to trail where you can get some practice trail running with elevation.

From their website:

Great views of the Colorado Front Range Mountains, the Denver metro area, and grassland vegetation and wildlife.

Why Banshee Finds It Healthful: We take to this trail to get in a good 5k for some practice before our obstacle course races. Also great for a leisurely stroll with some great views of the mountains and city.

Bayou Gulch Regional Park– Like many of the other parks listed, there are some great trails to get a quiet walk or get you sweat on. This one sports a bike park to practice some more of the technical side of riding.

From their website:

Why Banshee Finds It Healthful: This is a newer trail with the awesome feature of the bike park. Again, learn new sports! The park can be a great place to grow your mountain biking skills without having to travel into the mountains.


Stress Relief:

Trails Rec Center– With a sauna, steam room, hot tub, and lazy river this a great place to help relieve some of our daily stressors as well as any muscle soreness.

Why Banshee Finds It Healthful: While they offer so much more you will most likely find us somewhere in the water and since the fees are reasonable it feels like a spa experience without dropping some major cash.

Astral Float Spa

In some serious need of some alone time with your mind?

From their website:

…it is a lightless, soundproof tank inside which subjects float in salt water at skin temperature. The tanks are now also used for meditation and relaxation and in alternative medicine. The best thing you can do for your mind, body and soul.

Why Banshee Finds It Healthful: Not only is it a great opportunity to have some uninterrupted down time, the water feels great on your body. It is a full-body relaxation treat!

DK2 Motivation- Float Therapy

All of those same things about Astral Float Spa but a little bit closer!

Recovery & Self-Care:

Mile High Sport and Spine– Your one stop shop for healing and recovery from all the hard work you put in at the gym and daily stressors. If something just isn’t feeling right Dr. Dunn has a methodical, thorough way of assessing you and then helping you start feeling your best again.

From their website:

Mile High Spine and Sport offers chiropractic care, acupuncture, sports rehabilitation, pediatric rehabilitation, nutrition, and soft tissue work.

Why Banshee Finds It Healthful: Dr. Dunn understands our sport, he doesn’t tell us that it is potentially dangerous or to stop doing it he finds way to support our passion and helps our bodies reach optimal performance.

Denver Sports Doc– Dr. Jon isn’t new to CrossFitters and athletes in general. He understands you need support for the sport of your passion and can help keep you in the game.

From their website:

Dr. Denning has extensive experience with sports, sports injuries, and the challenges of being an athlete. While he works with all types of athletes and the active population, he specializes in working with runners, weightlifters, and CrossFit athletes. His diverse experience with sports and sports injuries gives him first-hand knowledge of what type of approach it takes to return to your sport, in addition to techniques for minimizing the likelihood of re-injury. Dr. Jon has offices in Thornton and Denver for sports chiropractic services.

Shears: You’ve worked hard on your body at the gym and now you want to top it off with healthy great looking hair!

From their website:

Welcome to Shears, where your hair is pampered and treated by professional stylists to maintain a healthy color and glow. We promise our services are worth the time and money, and once you experience what Shears has to offer, you’ll dump your box dye in the trash and keep comin’ back!

Why Banshee Finds It Healthful: Ever wanted a collaborative experience with your hair stylist. You get great prices and awesome individual attention here.


Healthy Food:

Natural Grocers– This natural grocery store has just about everything you need for your day in and day out nutrition needs, whether it is organic produce, responsibly raised meat, or supplements.

From their website:

We are a company that is built on great intent and integrity. From the beginning we established a foundation we refer to as our Five Founding Principles: Nutrition Education, Highest Quality Products, Affordable Pricing, Commitment to our Community, and Commitment to our Employees.

Why Banshee Finds It Healthful: These guys take the guess work out of buying high quality, nutrient dense food. Plus, when you shop here you feel like you are part of their community, a lot like CrossFit Banshee’s atmosphere!

Nick’s Garden Center & Farm Market:

It’s a store for the gardener in you but don’t worry if you aren’t a green thumb! When the goods are in season, you can find them at Nick’s.

From their website:

With the rush of spring over and summer setting in Nick’s began to offer a Farm Market to customers everyday Starting July and continuing through October. With a commitment to offering the freshest produce and seasonally available Colorado delights.

Banshee’s getting Nick’s breakfast burritos after Halloween Dodgeball

Why Banshee Finds It Healthful: We would be remiss to not mention the Café and their breakfast burritos, they are really the best in town hands down. When we can’t get their breakfast burritos we love to bring home some of their roasted green chilies from New Mexico.

Southlands and Parker Farmer’s markets: Get your grub fresh, in season, and locally at either of these farmer’s markets.

From their website:

Shop more than 40 local vendors in Town Square for organic and pesticide-free produce, fresh dairy products, delicious baked goods, homemade salsa, tamales and tortillas as well as gourmet pasta, fresh seafood, natural soaps, handmade goods and much more!

Why Banshee Finds It Healthful: Supporting local business and farmer’s for amazing products in return. Plus who doesn’t love to do their shopping outdoors?

Sam’s Meats: Fresh, high quality meats with many local options.

From their website:

Sam’s Meat Market opened its doors in October of 1982 with the sole intent of continuing on with the family tradition of offering families with an alternative to grocery store meats. Our meat cutting experience originated in the 1950’s with one man’s simple desire to eat well and provide for his family. My parents opened their first store back in the 70’s and we migrated into Aurora in 1982. Following in my parent’s footsteps, I feel fortunate to have literally grown up in the business, as well as, with many of my customers.

Why Banshee Finds It Healthful: So many reasons we love this place; family owned, community oriented, affordable high quality foods, knowledgably and friendly!

Breakfast at Nicks. Veggie Bennies!

French Press Cafe: High quality and great variety cafe with a cozy and welcoming atmosphere.

From their website:

Looks like a coffeehouse, acts like a cafe, with a blackboard menu of quirky breakfast & lunch eats.

Why Banshee Finds It Healthful: It is super easy to get very tasty veggies here. The flavors are instense and the quality and service are high!


Financial Health:

Fit Financial: Financial health is just as important as physical and mental health, in fact it supports each of those.

From their website:

Fit Financial Consulting, LLC is a Registered Investment Advisor working with individuals and families on financial planning, retirement planning, portfolio, security, and annuity analysis, budgeting, and money management.

Why Banshee Finds It Healthful: There are so many parallels between a healthy financial plan and a healthy fitness plan. Sean helps break down each step of that financial plan to build up to greater goals and dreams (that sounds a lot like Banshee’s approach to fitness!). We also love his free workshops!


For Fun:

Topgolf: Learn new sports! Ok, golf may not be new to you but this place puts a spin on your golf game!

From their website:

Topgolf is the premier golf entertainment complex where the competition of sport meets your favorite local hangout. You can challenge your friends and family to addictive point-scoring golf games that anyone from the hopeful pro golfer to your neighbor’s 7-year-old kid can play year-round.

Why Banshee Finds It Healthful: We are a group that appreciates some friendly competition and a good game. This is a great outlet for playing and practicing a new skill and then putting it to the test.

South Suburban Parks and Rec: There are several different amenities and activities offered at this park.

Behind the 2-tiered driving range at the Family Sports Center

From their website:

Just two miles east of I-25 and Arapahoe is an experience for everyone.

Golfers, get in a quick round on our executive course, practice your putts, get your gear at our pro shop, and hit a bucket of balls year-round on our two-tiered, heated driving range.

Ice skaters, practice your form at our two-sheet ice arena, and hockey fans, compete on the ice or watch the Colorado Avalanche practice. Athletes, compete year-round in our indoor sports dome.

Looking for some family fun? Play a round of miniature golf and explore our two-story entertainment center featuring laser tag, a climbing wall, bumper cars, arcade games and more.

And once you’ve built up an appetite, hit the concessions or eat at our full service restaurant and bar that overlooks the Avs’ practice sheet.

Why Banshee Finds It Healthful: A lot like Top Golf you can find fun, friendly competition, and a way to build your skills here… and a big plus, without having to spend too much money.

Spider Monkey: Put your fitness to the test here while you play hard.

From their website:

Defy Gravity at one of the Coolest Facilities in America. Over 50,000 square feet of connected, world-class trampolines in a 60,000 sq. ft facility. Our trampoline grid features over 60 trampolines, including the famous angled wall trampolines, launching decks and a few surprises up in the ceiling to test your vertical.

Why Banshee Finds It Healthful: There are so many different ways you can run, jump, flip, climb, swing and fly here. It’s like our pull up rig at the gym on steroids in this huge facility.




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