LITTLETON, COLORADO

Littleton, Colorado is considered part of the Denver metropolitan area.   Littleton is the Home Rule Municipality in Arapahoe, Douglas, and Jefferson counties that is the county seat of Arapahoe County, Colorado, United States.  The city is a part of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO.

First of all, Historic Downtown Littleton, with tree-lined streets and several distinctive historic buildings, looks nothing like Denver’s high-rise skyline. But if you want to get to Denver from here, aside from driving, you can hike or bike the riverside trail along the Platte River or you can get there fast on the RTD light rail.

An impressive town museum, the Littleton Historical Museum, is situated on a spacious 14 acres next to Ketring Lake. This living-history farm, served well by trained volunteers, recreates life on an 1860s farm and homestead.  Galleries and exhibits, with thousands of local artifacts, further interpret the area’s history.

Littleton lies on the South Platte River in the Colorado Piedmont region of the Great Plains a few miles east of the Front Range of the Southern Rocky Mountains.   Most of the city lies on the east side of the river. Several small tributaries of the river flow northwest through the city; from north to south, these include Big Dry Creek, Slaughterhouse Gulch, Lee Gulch, and Dad Clark Gulch. In addition, there are several small lakes and reservoirs located along the river in the southwestern part of the city. Immediately west of the river are Cooley Lake, Bufflehead Lake, South Platte Reservoir, Eaglewatch Lake, Redtail Lake, and Blackrock Lake. East of the river lie Wolhurst Lake and McLellen Reservoir which is fed and drained by Dad Clark Gulch. Chatfield Reservoir lies immediately southwest of the city.

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THINGS TO DO IN LITTLETON

Littleton and nearby Attractions
Littleton Historical Museum
Alpha Omega Amusements
Broadway Estates Shopping Center
Chatfield Golf Course
Centennial Racetrack
Brookridge Park

Things To Do In Littleton
For those interested in the regional history and culture, a visit to the Littleton Historical Museum may prove interesting. The city of Littleton also offers a range of recreational facilities, including a race track and a golf course.  In addition, the city hosts the Colorado Irish Festival and the Denver Art Affair every July.

Downtown Littleton offers a charming Main Street lined with turn-of-the-century buildings that house some of the metro area’s most unique, independently owned businesses.
There are art galleries, antique shops, specialty shops, clothing boutiques and both trendy and quaint restaurants and bars.  Nearby, you can also experience the town’s historic agricultural roots at the Littleton Museum, where you’ll find two working farms.  One is from the 1860s and another from the 1920s.  Both are complete with chickens, pigs, oxen and horses, making it an educational and fun family outing.

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WEATHER IN LITTLETON

What’s the best time to go to Littleton in United States of America? Here are some annual weather facts we collected from our historical climate data:

  • The months May, June, August and September have nice weather with a good average temperature.
  • On average, the warmest month(s) are July and August.
  • Littleton has dry periods in January, February, October, November and December.
  • On average, the warmest month is July.
  • On average, the coolest month is December.
  • May is the wettest month. This month should be avoided if you don’t like too much rain.
  • January is the driest month.

 

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