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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. 

  • Quick Guide to Colorado National Parks

    Colorado's four National Parks — Rocky Mountain, Mesa Verde, Great Sand Dunes and Black Canyon of the Gunnison — are home to some of the world's most wondrous and diverse scenery. The National Parks in Colorado are also packed with things to see...

  • 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.

  • Colorado Creative Districts

    Seven Colorado communities brimming with galleries, artists in residence and special arts events have recently been designated official state Creative Districts. Find out why Denver's Art District on Santa Fe, Corazón de Trinidad, North Fork Valley...

  • 8 Ways to Experience Colorado History

    These eight history experiences, from museums to dude ranches to walking tours are the perfect Colorado history primer.

  • 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.

  • Historic Colorado Hotels

    Like a little history served alongside your Colorado hotel stay? These storied hotels — and they are all packed with stories — preserve their turn-of-the-century charm while still offering all the modern amenities the current century’s vacationers...

  • Colorado Weekend Getaway Ideas: Resort Casinos

    You know what Vegas doesn’t have? Dramatic alpine views, scenic train rides and friendly Colorado folks. And that’s just the start. Find out what else you’re missing by planning a getaway to one of these top Colorado casino resorts, where great...

  • Fun Facts: Colorado's National Parks by the Numbers

    Colorado’s four National Parks are a showcase of the state’s most dramatic landscapes. Explore some of Colorado’s highest highs, deepest depths and curious quirks with these fun facts — and then head out to see them in person!

  • Colorado Hidden Gem: Phantom Canyon Road

    Whether it’s a Sunday afternoon or an extended vacation spurring you to fill up the tank and pack a picnic, Colorado’s backcountry roads lead to secluded landscapes and historic landmarks that aren’t found on just any old map.    Phantom Canyon...