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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!

  • 5 Colorado Hikes and Hot Springs

    There’s no better reward for muscles tired from a high-altitude workout than a soak in one of Colorado’s soothing hot springs. Try out these hikes, and then make a beeline for nearby mineral-rich hot springs perfect for rejuvenation.

  • Colorado's Hottest Hot Springs for Winter

    Whether you’re looking to soothe tired muscles after a day of skiing or just enjoy some peace and quiet, these Colorado hot springs are a great bet for a relaxing winter retreat. Check out our hot springs listings for more ideas.

  • 19 Colorado Hot Springs: A Quick Guide

    Colorado’s mountains have plenty of activities to get your heart racing, but they’re also perfect for kicking back. Dip into our many natural hot springs, where you can soothe sore muscles after a long day of hiking or skiing. Many also offer water...

  • Colorado Hot Springs: No Two The Same

    There are a few things that Colorado hot springs have in common: All will offer relaxation, soothe muscles and have you marveling at how such an unglamorous occurrence as geothermal activity can result in such a luxurious experience. But the...

  • Colorado's Collegiate Peaks: Leadville to Salida Itinerary

    This one-day road trip takes you to the center of the state for a taste of Colorado’s highest peaks and the historic mining towns of Leadville and Salida. These two mountain towns are untouched by modern-day development — the kind of places where...

  • 14 Romantic Colorado Places to Steal a Kiss

    Love is around every corner in Colorado, with so many gorgeous views, outstanding adventures and intimate experiences to choose from. Use our ideas to inspire a little Valentine's Day romance (or any day!) on your next Colorado excursion. Here are...

  • Spirit of the Southwest: 2 Days in Durango, Silverton & Ouray

    In southwest Colorado, everything seems a little bigger: higher mountains, bluer skies and so many activities you’ll have a hard time choosing. Spending just two days in the towns of Durango, Silverton and Ouray will give you a taste of the glories...

  • 2 Days in Grand County: Grand Lake, Winter Park, Hot Sulphur Springs & More

    Deep lakes, thick forests and the good old Colorado work-hard, play-harder attitude define mountainous Grand County, home to Winter Park, Grand Lake, Granby, Kremmling and Hot Sulphur Springs. World-renowned hot springs, working guest ranches and...

  • 2 Days in the Roaring Fork Valley: Aspen, Glenwood Springs, Snowmass & More

    Spend a weekend in the Roaring Fork Valley mountain towns of Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, Aspen and Snowmass. From its confluence with the Colorado River at the mouth of Glenwood Canyon to its beginnings near Independence Pass, the Roaring Fork...

  • A Summer Day in Steamboat Springs

    With its sprawling ranches, aspen-draped mountains and oxbow rivers, the Steamboat Springs area makes for a serene Western escape. But don’t let the tranquil setting fool you — there is plenty of spine-tingling adventure to be had as well.