West Colfax is a great neighborhood with a mix of residential spaces, commercial spaces, and public parks. Residentially, there are standalone, single-family homes, townhouses, and apartment complexes. Commercially, there are plenty of local restaurants, coffee shops and bars, several churches, schools, a public library branch, access to public transportation, and several greenways.
Denver experiences all four seasons. Summer months are warm with the occasional thunderstorm rolling through. Winters and springs can bring colder temperatures and an average of 50 inches of snowfall. However, due to Denver's high elevation, sudden changes in weather are common.
West Colfax is made of mostly artificial terrain, however, the whole southern border of this neighborhood is composed of several public parks which are perfect for you and Fido to explore!
The boundaries of West Colfax include West 17th Avenue and West 19th Avenue to the north, Federal Boulevard to the east, West 12th Avenue and several public parks to the south, and Sheridan Boulevard and Meade Street to the west. West Colfax Avenue is one of the few major roadways that cut through this neighborhood and many of the local businesses are along this street.
Along the southern border, you will find Paco Sanchez Park and Lakewood Dry Gulch Park. Paco Sanchez Park is a 12-acre, newly renovated space. It is home to an impressive and unique playground, community gardens, athletic fields and courts, fitness equipment, and a community center. Lakewood Dry Gulch Park has several playgrounds, a community garden, a disc golf course, and a three mile walking trail.
The nearest dog park is only one mile south of West Colfax and can be found in Barnum Park. This is a great option if Fido has some extra energy they need to run off! Other nearby greenways include Joseph P. Martinez Park, Sloan's Lake Park, Hallack Park, Rude Park, and Lower Lakewood Gulch Park.