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!

  • 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.

  • 8 Ways to Experience Colorado History

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

  • A Family Weekend in Southwest Colorado

    Take a three-day spin with the family through southwest Colorado’s rich cultural attractions and historical sites. Sky Ute Casino Resort in Ignacio is the perfect home base for exploring the area — along with exciting casino games, this luxurious...

  • Go Local in Boulder

    Playfully referred to as the People's Republic of Boulder, this city nestled in the foothills of the Front Range is known for its progressive attitudes, stemming from its hippy heyday in the ’60s and ’70s. Today it is perhaps more accurately...

  • 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, ...

  • Denver's New History Colorado Center

    The doors of the new History Colorado Center swung open in April 2012 to tell the stories of colorful Coloradans with fun, family-friendly activities inside a beautiful new building in Denver’s Golden Triangle Museum District. The new space gave...

  • 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 Railroad Museums

    Colorado's train museums give you the inside track bout how the railroads shaped the state. Once you've visited these museums and savored all the historic details contained in their collections, hop on one of 10 scenic and historic Colorado...

  • 5 Things to Experience Before Colorado's Winter is Over

    We know you’re looking forward to spring’s warm, sunny days, but there’s still a few weeks of winter left. Here are a few ideas to keep you busy until that Colorado snow is completely melted.

  • Colorado Mine Tours & Gold Rush Towns

    Colorado's gold mines tell the stories of early explorers, fur trappers and prospectors who came here in search of treasure after hearing tales of rivers overflowing with gold rocks free for the taking!