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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!

  • 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. 

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • From Seed to Sip: Colorado’s Best Beer, Wine and Distillery Tours

    Colorado has a remarkable collection of 45 distilleries, more than 200 breweries and 108 wineries (and counting!), and each one has its own characteristics that will vie to make it your favorite. Why you should go: free tastings, an understanding of...

  • 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. 10–25, 2015...

  • 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.