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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!

  • Colorado Art Walks

    One look at Colorado’s roster of art walks and major art events will convince you we’re serious about the arts. If you need further evidence, art critic John Villani named nine Colorado towns in his list of “The 100 Best Art Towns in America.”...

  • Free Activities Along Colorado’s Scenic Byways

    All you need is a car and map to begin exploring Colorado’s scenic and historic byways. These scenic drives pass by several free attractions that provide opportunities to stretch your legs and learn more about Colorado history and landscape.

  • Hidden Colorado Gem: Hovenweep National Monument

    Tucked in Colorado’s southwest corner west of Cortez, Hovenweep National Monument protects six prehistoric, Puebloan-era villages spread over a 20-mile expanse of mesa tops and canyons.

  • Summer in Colorado Ski Towns

    Colorado’s mountain towns are known worldwide as an incredible wintertime paradise for skiers and snowboarders, but in summer, the same high-altitude ski towns become gorgeous playgrounds for hiking, cycling, camping, fishing, boating, golfing, ...

  • Historic Forts in Colorado

    Colorado's historic forts open a window on the 1800s, when the area was settled by frontiersmen, military men, homesteaders, miners and more. Visit these historic sites to find out what life was like for Coloradans during the nation's westward...

  • Colorado Scenic Byway: West Elk Loop

    Shaped like a lasso that’s been dropped on Colorado’s pristine West Elk Mountains, the West Elk Loop Scenic and Historic Byway unites three very different mining communities, gets within arm’s reach of four diverse wilderness areas and stops into...

  • Colorado Scenic Byway: Unaweep Tabeguache

    Off the beaten path by a long shot, Colorado's Unaweep Tabeguache Scenic Byway weaves its way through some of the wildest BLM lands in America. The Dolores River Canyon is an obvious highlight, with its smooth sandstone walls and roaring river.

  • Colorado Scenic Byway: South Platte River Trail

    Take a sunrise or sunset ride on the shortest of Colorado's byways, the South Platte River Trail. The crisp light shows the vibrancy of the prairie and the South Platte River, with the river corridor particularly colorful in autumn.

  • Colorado Scenic Byway: Los Caminos Antiguos & Great Sand Dunes National Park

    Roughly the size of Delaware, the San Luis Valley is one of Colorado’s most impressive landscapes, with massive sand dunes, nine 14,000-foot peaks ringing its edge and the historic Rio Grande pulsing through its heart. Colorado's Los Caminos...

  • Colorado Scenic Byway: Highway of Legends

    Colorado's Highway of Legends Scenic and Historic Byways is the perfect detour for those exploring southern Colorado. If time is on your side and you’re driving south on I-25 to New Mexico, skip the interstate stretch from Walsenburg to Trinidad ...