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Colorado Trip Ideas

The articles below offer great vacation ideas and things to do in Colorado. Use the Category drop-down menu to sort the articles by topics you're interested in. Get started planning your amazing Colorado vacation today!

  • Colorado Cabins for Winter: Where to Stay & Play

    Colorado’s cabins provide convenient access to the best winter outdoor activities and all the comforts of home, plus potential perks such as private hot tubs, hearty meals and one-of-a-kind Western hospitality.

  • 8 Winter Activities in Colorado’s State & National Parks

    Wintertime in Colorado is not only synonymous with downhill skiing. In fact, locals and seasoned travelers understand that the winter solstice renders the ideal conditions for exploring public parks.

  • 5 Amazing Things to Do at Red Rocks

    From fossil hunting to yoga at 6,450 feet, concerts are only the beginning of the fun at the iconic amphitheater and park.

  • 8 More Ways to Experience Colorado History

    Learning about the history of your destination makes the place come alive — with old stories and clues that give context and meaning to your travels. 

  • Wildlife Viewing Experiences in Colorado

    Colorado’s mountains, forests, plains, rivers and mesas harbor 960 different wildlife species. These five ideas can help ensure at least a couple of them are part of your Colorado vacation.

  • Colorado Rodeos

    Colorado’s Western spirit is reincarnated at rodeos throughout the state, where traditional affairs such as bull riding, steer wrestling and livestock competitions are often paired with contemporary festivities, including concerts from big-name...

  • Colorado Lakes

    Colorado may be landlocked, but that doesn’t mean we lack shoreline. With a large collection of lakes and reservoirs — many that are a boon for boaters — Colorado has its fair share of weekend sailors, windsurfers, swimmers and flat-water kayakers...

  • Shop Farmers' Markets & Stores for Colorado-Made Goods

    Colorado-made delights you shouldn’t eat, even if they smell so good you might want to. Keep an eye out for these items at Colorado’s farm stores and farmers’ markets.

  • Eating Local: Top Colorado Restaurants

    Colorado restaurants have the goods when it comes to succulent fruits, fresh produce and hearty local game, not to mention the creative masterminds behind exquisitely crafted bites that travelers and locals can’t get enough of. Check out these 10...

  • Alpine Slides in Colorado

    In a state with so many beautiful mountainsides, it’s impossible for the kid in all of us not to want to slide down a few of them once the snow melts each summer. Several Colorado amusement parks have created alpine slides that zoom you down the...