Recreation and Activities

Get out and play. Whether you are looking for an extreme adventure or just one that's extremely fun, you'll find it in Colorado. Hike one of the state's 54 "fourteeners" — mountains that reach an altitude of more than 14,000 ft (4,200 m). Go whitewater rafting down one of our many rivers. Ride a mountain bike along the Colorado Trail, a route famous for its 700 km of trails. Or try something new: Load up a llama or packhorse with your equipment and hike to the backcountry. You can even live like a cowboy and take a horseback ride at a Colorado dude ranch. You'll also find plenty of relaxing activities waiting for you. Take a dip in a natural hot springs, get a massage at one of our many resorts, or go shopping for antiques. There's never a shortage of fun things to do in Colorado.

Colorado Features
  • Events and Festivals

    Whether it's wine, music, arts and crafts, food, history or the weather, almost anything is reason to have a party in Colorado. You'll find a festival or event happening somewhere in the state, nearly every weekend of the year. Great weather and... READ MORE >
  • Dine

    Edible artistry crafted from the ovens and minds of award-winning chefs, malt vinegar stains on wax paper in a basket of beer-battered fries and melt-in-your-mouth sirloin that completely encompasses your plate — these are the many sides of... READ MORE >
  • National Parks and Public Lands

    Discover Colorado's stunning natural landscape. From the highest sand dunes in North America to 54 mountain peaks over 14,000 ft, Colorado has one of the most unique and varied natural landscapes in the entire nation. As you travel through the... READ MORE >
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