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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!

  • Mesa Verde National Park Itinerary

    One of the richest archeological zones in America just happens to be hidden amid some of the grandest scenery in the Southwest — the pale cliffs and scrubby flats in and around Colorado's Mesa Verde National Park.

  • Hidden Colorado Gem: Vogel Canyon

    Little-known Vogel Canyon in southeast Colorado, where a placid, French-named river meanders through the landscape, affords glimpses of petroglyphs and the remains of an 1870s stagecoach stop.

  • Colorado's Top Museums

    No matter where you are traveling to in Colorado, there’s bound to be an extraordinary museum nearby to expand your mind, your knowledge or your appreciation of art, history and science — or to give your kids a lesson they can experience rather...

  • Gaming in Colorado's Four Corners Region

    Both of Colorado’s American Indian gaming areas are found near the history-rich Four Corners region of southwest Colorado. Table games, slots and other offerings court Lady Luck, while nearby attractions such as Mesa Verde National Park, Chimney...

  • 10 Fascinating Facts About Colorado Historic Sites

    Colorado history is filled with ancient civilizations, courageous explorers, hopeful miners, brawny homesteaders and a few rapscallions. Dive into the state’s colorful past at some of its historic sites.

  • American Indian History in Southwest Colorado

    Colorado is home to some of the nation's best-preserved cliff dwellings and American Indian archological finds. A tour around southwest Colorado leads you through the history of the Ancestral Puebloan, Ute and Navajo people and includes visits to...

  • A 7-Day Colorado Family Road Trip

    A week is barely enough time to scratch the surface of everything Colorado has to offer, but this family road-trip itinerary through the western part of the state and a handful of its national parks gives you a seven-day survey of the incredible...

  • Lamar to La Junta: A Santa Fe Trail Itinerary

    The past meets the future in the quiet, relaxed area at the Colorado portion of the Santa Fe Trail, where progress and preservation live side-by-side.

  • Where to See the Dinosaurs of Colorado

    The land of Colorado was once roamed by mighty stegosauruses, tricerotops and other long-necked dinosaur giants. There are several paleontolological sites and museums across Colorado where you can see ancient fossils of the state's earliest...

  • Quick Guide to Colorado's Pawnee National Grassland

    What is now a sea of grass and sky called Pawnee National Grassland was once littered with hopeful frontier families foraging westward in humble wagons. The Homestead Act brought around six million settlers to the West's plains by 1890, but harsh...