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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...

  • Colorado Lakeside Lodging

    There’s no summer memory better than those spent “at the lake.” Colorado's lakeside retreats are just waiting for you and your family to create unforgettable memories.

  • 9 Colorado Summer Cool Downs

    How best to cool off after a day in the Colorado summer sun? From alpine lakes to rushing rivers to water parks, we’ve got more than 2,000 splash-worthy watering holes and tons of ways to beat the heat with these summer activities and family...

  • 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 State Park Profile: Lory State Park

    Just a 15-minute drive (or hilly bike ride) from downtown Fort Collins, Lory State Park is one of the northern Front Range’s most beloved recreational areas — perhaps because its menu of activities is a feast for the many outdoor lovers who call...

  • Best of Colorado: Beaches (Yes, We Said Beaches)

    Lather up with sunscreen and bring your umbrellas this summer for Colorado’s best beaches. Colorado’s avid sun worshippers’ think there’s nowhere better to work on your tan and capture some much-needed R-and-R. Beaches in Colorado are truly unique...

  • Blue Mesa Reservoir: Colorado Beach

  • A Weekend in Colorado's Summit County: Mountain Playground

    Spring and summer in Colorado send locals to the Summit County towns of Breckenridge, Keystone, Fraser and Silverthorn for a mountain getaway chock full of ways to enjoy the warm weather. Consider a weekend in Summit County for yourself,...

  • Colorado State Park Profile: Vega State Park

    Vega State Park, one of 42 Colorado State Parks, is a playground on Colorado's Western Slope. In the mountains above the historic town of Collbran lies Vega State Park — a year-round activity-packed gem nestled on the northwestern edge of Grand...

  • 2 Days in Gunnison & Crested Butte

    A two-day itinerary in Gunnison and Crested Butte promises fishing, mountain biking, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, wildflower hikes and charming mountain towns to explore in charming southwest Colorado.