- The list below includes 307 free or cheap things to do in or near Arvada, Colorado, including 92 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Children's Play Area, Movie Theaters and Recreation Centers.
- From West Arvada Dog Park to Johnny Roberts Memorial Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Arvada and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Golden, Littleton, Boulder and Denver.
With over five thousand acres of trails, Snow Mountain Ranch provides guests the opportunity to find any adventure amidst the snow-covered wilderness. Visitors can choose to camp through the lodge or enjoy a day trip of skiing and snowshoeing.
Leading fishing expeditions to Lake Granby, Fishing with Bernie provides visitors with the opportunity to catch Rainbow and Kokanee trout. During the winter, the guides lead ice fishing trips where they drill holes into the ice to fish from.
Serving local boating enthusiasts for 60 years, Grand Lakes Marina offers boat rentals and chartered cruises for groups of up to 35. The marina also has a coffee shop, The Wake, open daily during the summer season for visitors.
A great place for photographers, the Pawnee National Grasslands is a 193,060-acre of land that is famous for its bird watching sites and hiking trails. The Pawnee National Grassland is famous for the Chalk Bluffs which is a rock formation that is a favorite nesting site for eagles.
Situated near dense foliage, The Beach at Grand Lake offers the best of both worlds with its sandy shoreline and forest views. The beach is popular for fishing, kayaking, swimming, paddle boarding and relaxing on the sand.