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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...

  • Summer Activities at Colorado Ski Resorts

    Coloradans like to play in thin air, where the charming lack of oxygen makes us feel thinner, smarter and better looking than we do at the lower altitudes. For that reason, the same sky-high Colorado ski resorts that bring us thrilling adventure...

  • 6 Ways Colorado Biking is Best

    It takes ample amounts of black top, singletrack, sunshine and friendly people to create a bikers’ paradise to match Colorado. Lively Colorado biking communities ensure that events abound spring through autumn and that road-biking and trail-riding...

  • Colorado Extreme Races

    Colorado practically begs you to get outside and take advantage of all it has to offer. It’s also a great place for serious athletes to challenge themselves to ascend ever-greater heights — literally.

  • Colorado Summer Recreation: Thrill Rides

    Don’t limit yourself to touring by car during your Colorado summer vacation — there are so many more exciting ways to explore! Thousands of miles of mountain trails, exhilarating stretches of whitewater and clear blue skies are waiting to give you...

  • 5 Fall Bike Rides in Colorado

    Heavenly Colorado temperatures, quaking aspen melodies and mountainous landscapes saturated with fiery reds, oranges and yellows are just some of the benefits from tuning up your bike this fall. All across Colorado, fall pedal pushers get up close...

  • 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...

  • 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, ...

  • Hidden Colorado Gem: Penitente Canyon

    In the grand scheme of things, the discovery of Penitente Canyon in the San Luis Valley by rock climbers in the mid-1980s was rather late in the game since it is part of the La Garita Caldera that was formed more than 30 million years ago during...

  • Colorado Mountain Biking Trails for Every Level

    Once the winter snow disappears, the renewed Colorado landscape unveils a statewide network of mountain-bike trails. Bike racks quickly replace ski racks and bikers of all experience levels enjoy amazing rides that span red-rock shelves and...