Hey Tyler, congrats on getting out of the midwest! Originally from Illinois but have been riding in colorado for 2.5 seasons now, working at Mile High Cable Park in Milliken, CO when my fractured ankle finally heals. Definitely suggest coming up to the park, bunch of features (kickers, boxes, a frame), new pro shop, best beach in Colorado, couple tournaments this summer as well.... It would be your best bet to link up with other riders. Boat riding is awesome here, the situation though is most of the lakes around Denver are public/tiny= rough as hell or private= gotta know somebody, but people are really friendly. heck my first summer, i would be on the boat ramp at cherry creek reservoir with a 5 gallon can and my gear, never had a problem flagging down a ride.