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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!

  • Winter Vacation Ideas: Colorado's Western Roots

    Though you can dig into Colorado's Wild West past any time of year, the arrival of January's National Western Stock Show, museum exhibits and saloons serving up core-warming tonics make winter prime time to saddle up to Colorado history.

  • Pair Colorado Wineries & Byways

    Combine two favorite activities with a trip along Colorado byways that offer stops at several of the state's wineries for tours and to stock up on local vintages. If you plan to taste the wines, be sure to designate a sober driver.

  • Colorado Farm Stays

    Colorado farms and ranches are opening their doors to travelers looking for genuine experiences that can include a range of non-required activities from cheese-making to picking dinner’s veggies, butchery classes to group picnics and shoeing horses...

  • National Western Stock Show

    Denver's National Western Stock Show is one of the world's premier Western spectacles. Pull on your cowboy boots, grab your chaps and see it for yourself each January just north of downtown Denver at the National Western Complex (Jan. 11–26, 2014...

  • Colorado Tasting Tour

    From strolling in tidy rows of vineyards to gazing at ruby-red cherries at the farmers’ market, it’s easy to see why Coloradans are inspired to eat local. Savor the best of Colorado beer, wine, spirits and signature dishes.

  • Summer Farmers' Markets: More Than Just Fruits & Veggies

    In Colorado, farmers’ markets are more than just open-air organic grocery stores. They’re social gatherings, lazy afternoon drive destinations, live music venues and learning centers filled with soul-nourishing events and fresh Colorado fare....

  • Fall Festivals in Colorado

    At the first hint of changing aspen leaves and scarf-worthy temperatures, Coloradans begin celebrating fall. Plan a weekend getaway around these festivals to usher in Colorado fall in grand style. For more, check out our Colorado events calendar.

  • Celebrating the Colorado Bounty: 12 Small-Town Food Fests

    At first blush, “celebrating agricultural heritage” doesn’t really sound like the most fun way to spend a weekend in Colorado. But throw in Rocky Ford watermelon-seed spitting, Palisade peach-inspired cocktails and Olathe sweet-corn-eating contests...

  • 5 Things to Do in Colorado Before Summer's Over

    When summer winds down in Colorado and you're looking for things to do, check out these five locales that really shine in warm weather. Catch them while they're hot to ensure you're making the most of living in our gorgeous state.

  • Tastes of Colorado: Fall Harvest

    Cool nights and sunny days make Colorado crops, such as melons, peaches, corn, grapes, berries, squash and pumpkins, fresh and full of flavor. Take a tour of the state as we show off Colorado’s homegrown harvests, which typically begin in August,...