Colorado Trip Ideas

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  • 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!

  • A Kid-Approved Weekend in Denver

    Does summer vacation have you sick of hearing the phrase "I'm bored"? A weekend spent playing at Denver's kid-centered museums and family attractions will have you feelin' the summer love once again.

  • Winter in Colorado Ski Towns for Non-Skiers

    So maybe you’re not the “skier-type,” and there’s no shame in that. Or, maybe your legs will be feeling like Jell-O for a week after one aggressive day of hitting the slopes. Home to towns like Breckenridge, Vail, Beaver Creek, Aspen, Winter Park,...

  • Colorado Views & Brews: 1 Day in Greeley & Fort Collins

    With prairieland sprawling to the east and lush and rugged mountains jutting skyward to the west, Greeley and Fort Collins are booming college towns whose proud heritage have spawned two of the most genuine destinations in Colorado.

  • 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...

  • Colorado's Top Museums

    No matter where you are traveling to in Colorado, there’s bound to be an extraordinary museum nearby to expand your mind, your knowledge or your appreciation of art, history and science — or to give your kids a lesson they can experience rather...

  • 24 Hours in Denver

    Start your day on Larimer Square, in the heart of Denver's LoDo (short for “Lower Downtown”) district. Grab a muffin and latté from one of the coffee shops, sit out on the sidewalk for some people watching and then indulge your inner shopaholic...

  • A Day of Arts & Culture in Denver

    Spend a day exploring Denver's arts and culture with visits to the Kirkland Museum, the Arts District on Santa Fe, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Tattered Cover Bookstore.

  • 3 Days in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Country

    The sheer, marbled walls of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison are among Colorado’s most distinctive natural landmarks, but the friendly towns that surround it are what make it an extra-special place to visit. Take three (or more!) days to explore...

  • Colorado Ski Vacation Alternative: A Winter Day in Central City & Black Hawk

    Taking a winter trip to one of the snow-centric resorts along Colorado’s I-70 mountain corridor? Add a day onto your ski or snowboard vacation to see Black Hawk and Central City — two towns within a mile of each other and close to many of Colorado’...