Our experience riding the light Rail or RTD in Denver

The Denver Tram or “RTD” is one of the cheapest and most exciting ways to get to the center of Denver, Colorado.  This was super exciting for our kids because they have never ridden on a tram system and the experience was one of a kind.  It is a great way to see the city and its outlying areas and get there without the hassle of parking, and traffic.

Light Rail DenverLuckily we were staying at Cherry Creek State Park, so the Light Rail was across the street, a major highway. First, we had to find a Park-N-Ride lot, which was a lot harder than we thought.  We ended up one stop down from the park and had to ask for directions.  Then using our awesome map skills we had to figure out what track we were on, how much the fare was, and which stop we needed to get off on.  My advice asks for help, I did and it saved a lot of time, and pay cash for your ride (it’s half as much). We paid $36 with a credit card and found out it would have only been $18 for cash, on the way back.

light Rail DenverOnce we made it to the city, we checked out the shops downtown, found a huge candy store, and ate lunch at an amazing hamburger and ice-cream shop, 5280 Burger Bar. We did some people-watching and checked out some historic signs.  If you have more time make sure you go to the US Mint, State Capital, Denver Zoo, Denver Broncos play, or the Children’s Museum of Denver (just to name a few). We only had time for one thing so we just hung out in downtown Denver and walked along the 16th Street Mall, which is only for pedestrians and the free city bus.

Light Rail DenverHiking is also one thing we have done more and more since we hit the road a year and a half ago.  This time we hiked in Cherry Creek State Park, which has miles and miles of paths for hiking, riding bikes, and horseback riding.  Munchy bought along with her fancy camera this time and she took a load of prairie dogs pictures. The locals that passed by said a coyote lived up on the hill but luckily we never saw them (when been awesome to et some pictures).

About Chrissie

Follow our crazy journey across America as we visit roadside oddities, historical land marks and beautiful landscapes. I have ton of ideas and review educational products that will help you get the most on your home school adventure. We are an Unschool family that believes the world is our classroom and is teaching our children to self direct their education to a better future.