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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 Ways to Love Colorado in Summer

    The forecast for summer vacation in Colorado calls for big blue skies in the day and cool evenings at any altitude. Claim your share of our mild weather by getting outside and exploring every corner of the state, where there's no end of summer...

  • Hidden Colorado Gem: Grand Mesa Lakes

    At 800 square miles, northwest Colorado’s Grand Mesa is one of the largest flat-top mountains in the world, and its landscape sets it apart from much of the rest of Colorado — that so many lakes can be found so close together is a bit of an anomaly...

  • Colorado Basics: Geocaching

    When GPS spread to the masses in the early 2000s, a few techno-geeks with a travel bug started to build a community of treasure hunters — millennium-age style. Now geocaching has exploded into a worldwide phenomenon with a dedicated group of...

  • Hiking the Colorado Trail

    The Colorado Trail, one of the nation's premier long-distance hiking trails, spans 500 miles from Denver to Durango, and it's arguably one of Colorado's greatest outdoor recreation and education achievements.

  • Colorado Hut Trips for Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

    Hut trips are one of the best ways to experience the true essence of Colorado high-country winter, and several organizations offer a variety of huts for the cross-country skiing or snowshoeing — the perfect reward at the end of an invigorating day...

  • Volunteer Tourism in Colorado: Trail Repair Organizations

    Voluntourism or volunteer tourism is a growing vacation trend nationwide, and Colorado voluntourism opportunities in particular have a distinct advantage: Not only is your vacation a feel-good experience, you also get to see some Colorado's most...

  • Hidden Colorado Gem: Island Lake

    Though its name and luminous, aqua-blue hue might have you looking for a coral reef, this alpine lake can only be reached via a decidedly un-tropical hike. At an elevation of roughly 12,400 feet, there's likely to be snow nearby year-round.