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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!

  • Get Outside: 10 Magical Moments on Colorado's Public Lands

    There are so many opportunities to get outside and explore Colorado's national forests, national parks, state parks and other public lands. As Woody Guthrie said, this land really is your land: More than a third of Colorado’s 100,000 square miles...

  • Free Weekend at Colorado's National Parks

    Eight of 11 National Parks in Colorado will be free to visitors on April 19–20, 2014 — the kick off to National Parks Week across the nation.

  • Hidden Colorado Gem: Devil's Causeway

    Those who have stepped foot on the Devil’s Causeway have been known to utter words along the lines of, “Pictures don’t really do it justice,” “Four feet is a lot narrower than you might think” and “I didn’t think I had a fear of heights.” The...

  • 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: Birding

    Nothing quite captures the essence of an area than the birds that inhabit it. For those of you that hear the word birding and think, “snore,” we’re saddened to think you’re missing out on one of Colorado’s best attributes.

  • Hidden Colorado Gem: Venable & Comanche Trails Loop

    The Venable–Comanche Trail loop south of Westcliffe is one of the best ways to see the distinctive landscape of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains via hike or horseback. Known for the red hues that emerge on the range’s peaks at sunrise and sunset, the...

  • Colorado Basics: 5 Tips for Dressing like a Coloradan

    The first rule to dressing like a Coloradan is preparing for any activity or weather event. Thanks to its great ranges in elevation, Coloradans can ski at Breckenridge during the day and then indulge in a craft beer on a Denver patio in 80-degree...

  • Colorado Basics: Geocaching

    When Global Positioning Software 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...

  • 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...

  • Hidden Colorado Gem: Zapata Falls

    Snowmelt from the Sangre de Cristo Mountains flows through a thirsty landscape across the San Luis Valley to one of the longest rivers in the country: The Rio Grande. Along its journey is Zapata Falls, a secluded 25-foot waterfall sheltered in a...