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Sep 17, 2021

Denver City Guide: 12 of Our Favorite Attractions with EV Charging Stations

Nestled among a mountainous backdrop, Denver, Colorado is an outdoor playground with big-city comforts for locals and visitors alike. The Mile High City boasts an abundance of public parks, a thriving art scene, and world-renowned natural landmarks.

Here you can drive your Nissan electric vehicle (EV) with peace of mind, knowing that you can experience a concert at the incredible Red Rocks Amphitheater, stroll through the Denver Botanical Gardens, or spend a day on the water at Cherry Creek State Park, all near public fast charging stations.

With this guide, you can explore all Denver has to offer while conveniently powering up your Nissan EV.

Outdoor Attractions & Recreation in Denver

It’s easy to find a fast charging station near Denver's most beloved outdoor attractions. Designed with EV drivers' needs in mind, public charging stations can be found all across the Denver metro area, making it effortless to charge up while meeting friends at the park.

1. Denver Botanic Gardens

  • Reviews: 4.8/5

  • Price: $

  • Address: 1007 York St, Denver, CO 80206

Charge your electric car at the Ideal Market in Capitol Hill before heading out for a fun day at Denver Botanical Gardens! Grab some picnic snacks and cold beverages to bring with you through the colorful 23-acre park. Make sure to stop by visitors’ favorite exhibits, the Bill Hosokawa Bonsai Pavilion and Tea Garden, the Tropical Conservatory, and the traditional Shofu-en Japanese Garden.

Charging Site:

Ideal Market Capitol Hill (2-200kW chargers with CHAdeMO connector)

  • Address: 900 E 11th Ave, Denver, CO 80218

2. Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre

  • Reviews: 4.9/5

  • Price: Free

  • Address: 18300 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, CO 80465

This iconic geological amphitheater has hosted legends such as The Eagles, Stevie Nicks, Coldplay, and even The Beatles. Just a short drive from downtown Denver, the EV charging station is located at the Red Rocks Trading Post. Swing in to grab some souvenirs and check out local artwork before a show or a hike on the trails that span 868 acres. The views from the top overlooking the amphitheater and the city of Denver will leave you in awe!

Charging Site:

  • Red Rocks Trading Post (4-L2 chargers)

    • These chargers are owned by ChargePoint, an EVgo roaming partner.

      • Address: 17900 Trading Post Road, Morrison, CO 80465

3. Garland Park

  • Reviews: 4.5/5

  • Price: Free

  • Address: 6300 E Mississippi Ave, Denver, CO 80224

A local favorite, Garland Park is tucked in the quaint neighborhood of Virginia Village near Glendale. Play a round of volleyball with friends on the sand courts, have a picnic, or take a short walk or bike ride on the Cherry Creek Bike Trail. For history lovers, Four Mile Historic Park is a quick jaunt down the bike trail. Take a step back in time and visit Denver's oldest standing structure while you charge your modern electric vehicle.

Charging Site:

  • Monaco Square (4-200kW chargers with CHAdeMO connector)

    • Address: 942 S Monaco Pkwy, Denver, CO, USA

4. Raccoon Creek Golf Course

  • Reviews: 4.3/5

  • Price: $$

  • Address: 7301 W Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO 80123

Stop at REI Littleton for last-minute gear or golf cart rations before playing on the par-72 Raccoon Creek Golf Course. Surrounded by lakes, trees, and mountain views, this course is a great way to spend the day relaxing with friends or family. Stop in the Farmhouse Restaurant after a game to grab a cold drink and celebrate that hole-in-one.

Charging Site:

  • REI (2-50kW chargers with CHAdeMO connector and 1-L2 charger )

    • Address: 5375 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80123

5. Cherry Creek State Park

  • Reviews: 4.6/5

  • Price: $

  • Address: 4201 S Parker Rd, Aurora, CO 80014

With 35 miles of multi-use trails, there is no shortage of fun to be had at Cherry Creek State Park, whether your outdoor activity of choice is biking, fishing, boating, horseback riding, or even birding. You can also bring your four-legged friend along to play at the expansive off-leash dog park. Grab some sunscreen or a bite to eat while charging at Arapahoe Crossings before exploring all Cherry Creek State Park has to offer.

Charging Site:

  • Arapahoe Crossings (1-50kW charger with CHAdeMO connector)

    • Address: 6564 S Parker Road, Aurora, CO 80016

Shopping in Denver

In search of a new pair of hiking boots or discounted designer clothing? Swing into these popular Denver stores to shop around while recharging your electric car.

6. REI

  • Reviews: 4.6/5

  • Price: Free

  • Address: 1416 Platte St, Denver, CO 80202

Located at the heart of Confluence Park, Denver’s flagship REI store is an outdoor lover's dream. Grab a Starbucks coffee conveniently located inside and stroll through the three-story building to find inspiration for your next adventure. You can even scale REI’s 47-foot-tall indoor climbing wall while your electric vehicle is charging at the EVgo fast charger in the parking lot.

Charging Site:

  • REI (2-50kW chargers with CHAdeMO connector and 1 L2 charger)

    • Address: 1416 Platte St, Denver, CO 80202

7. Flatiron Crossing

  • Reviews: 4.4/5

  • Price: Free

  • Address: 1 W Flatiron Crossing Dr, Broomfield, CO 80021

Visit the Flatiron Crossing shopping mall in Boulder to conveniently charge while you shop. A popular spot to find gifts or to simply treat yourself, you will find all the big names here, like Pottery Barn, J.Crew, Macy's, Eddie Bauer, and even smaller gems like Mary's Mountain Cookies. Are you a sports fan or have someone in your life who is? Stop into Denver Autographs to check out local Colorado sports memorabilia.

Charging Site:

  • Flatiron Crossing (1-50kW charger with CHAdeMO connector and 1-L2 charger)

    • Address: 1 W Flatiron Crossing Dr, Broomfield, CO 80021

8. Highlands Ranch Shopping Center

  • Reviews: 4.3/5

  • Price: Free

  • Address: 9255 S Broadway, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

Stretch your legs as you explore the various charming shops in the Highlands Ranch Shopping Center. When you’re ready to take a break from shopping, grab lunch at Mici Handcrafted Italian, or cool off at nearby Civic Green Park with a scoop of Cold Stone Creamery ice cream.

Charging Site:

9. Arapahoe Crossings

  • Reviews: 4.3/5

  • Price: Free

  • Address: 6400-6700 S Parker Rd, Aurora, CO 80016

While your electric car is charging, check out the shops at Arapahoe Crossings, located southeast of Denver. There you’ll find stores such as Boot Barn, Kohl’s, Burlington, and more. If you find yourself looking for a bit more entertainment, catch a movie at the AMC theater or try your luck at bowling and arcade games at Celebrity Lanes.

Charging Site:

  • Arapahoe Crossings (1-50kW charger with CHAdeMO connector)

    • Address: 6564 S Parker Road, Aurora, CO 80016

10. Northridge Shopping Center

  • Reviews: 4.1/5

  • Price: Free

  • Address: 7815 Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO 80005

Just northwest of Denver, this shopping area is full of treasures like Yogurtland, Kneaders Bakery & Cafe, and Black & Read, an eccentric local used music and book store. The EVgo charger is located near the shopping center’s Target for any of your larger shopping needs.

Charging Site:

Day Trips from Denver

There are even more adventures to be had within driving distance of Denver, all within close distance to public fast charging stations. Visit Boulder, known for the Flatirons rock formations, or Colorado Springs, framed by views of the iconic Pikes Peak. Both are perfect options for a day or weekend trip to explore somewhere new without the worry of your EV’s charge running low.

11. Boulder, CO

  • Price: Free

Less than 30 miles from Denver is the town of Boulder. The EVgo charging station, located at the 29th Street Mall Garage, provides an ideal spot from which to explore the rest of the city. Boulder has an abundance of craft breweries, an authentic Tajikistan teahouse, a thriving farmers market, and hiking trails that lead into the iconic Flatirons.

Charging Site:

  • 29th Street Mall Garage (1-50kW charger with CHAdeMO connector and 1-L2 charger)

    • Address: 1710 29th St, Boulder, CO 80301

12. Colorado Springs, CO

  • Price: Free

Stop at REI in Colorado Springs to charge while you stock up on snacks, sunscreen, and gear for your outdoor adventures. Head out for a hike at Garden of the Gods Park and experience the unique sandstone formations, visit the Manitou Cliff Dwellings, or take an exciting tour of a historic cave.

Charging Site:

  • REI (1-50kW charger with CHAdeMO connector and 1-L2 charger)

    • Address: 1376 E Woodmen Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Grocery Stores in Denver

EVgo fast charging stations are conveniently located in parking lots and garages at popular grocery stores so that you can go about your daily activities while charging your electric vehicle. Below are a few of Denver's top grocery stores featuring fast charging stations.

Ideal Market

Walmart

  • Charging Site:

    • Walmart (1-50kW charger with CHAdeMO connector and 1-L2 charger)

      • Address: 3301 Tower Rd, Aurora, CO 80011

Whole Foods Market

Explore Denver and Beyond with EVgo Charging Perks

Exploring the Denver metro area as an EV driver has never been easier, thanks to EVgo’s vast network of public fast charging stations.

Experience all of the must-see Denver attractions or run daily errands with ease. Whether your day in Denver involves exploring the city’s parks, buying groceries, or meeting up with friends, there are ample opportunities for charging on the go. This efficient method of charging fits into your schedule and ensures your Nissan EV is always charged and ready to power your next Colorado adventure.

For even more charging convenience, Nissan has partnered with EVgo to offer Nissan Energy Perks by EVgo, exclusive to customers purchasing or leasing a qualifying new Nissan electric vehicle. Join the program and receive a free charging credit to use at any EVgo or EVgo roaming partner charging station.

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Disclaimers: Google My Business was the source for review information. Each $ is equivalent to roughly $25.