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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 More Ways to Experience Colorado History

    Learning about the history of your destination makes the place come alive — with old stories and clues that give context and meaning to your travels. 

  • Quick Guide to Colorado National Parks

    Colorado's four National Parks — Rocky Mountain, Mesa Verde, Great Sand Dunes and Black Canyon of the Gunnison — are home to some of the world's most wondrous and diverse scenery. The National Parks in Colorado are also packed with things to see...

  • Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado

    Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the most popular national parks in the United States, greeting more than 3 million annual visitors with rugged postcard-perfect peaks, lakes and trails.

  • 10 Places to See Colorado's Fall Color

    In the fall, Colorado is transformed into a natural arena of shimmering colors, with the state’s signature gold Aspen trees serving as the main act. These 10 trip ideas will point you in the direction of shimmering yellows, oranges and reds this...

  • Pair Colorado Wineries & Byways

    Combine two favorite activities with a trip along Colorado byways that offer stops at several of the state's wineries for tours and to stock up on local vintages. If you plan to taste the wines, be sure to designate a sober driver.

  • 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...

  • Hidden Colorado Gem: Grand Mesa Lakes

    At 800 square miles, northwest Colorado’s Grand Mesa is one of the largest flat-top mountains in the world, and its landscape sets it apart from much of the rest of Colorado — that so many lakes can be found so close together is a bit of an anomaly...

  • Cruise-Worthy Curves: Colorado Motorcycle Touring

    What makes Colorado a world-famous destination for motorcycle touring? Basically, it’s our curves. Getting over and around our seven distinct mountain ranges and thousands of peaks requires an immense network of hairpins, switchbacks and...

  • Colorado Hidden Gem: Phantom Canyon Road

    Whether it’s a Sunday afternoon or an extended vacation spurring you to fill up the tank and pack a picnic, Colorado’s backcountry roads lead to secluded landscapes and historic landmarks that aren’t found on just any old map.    Phantom Canyon...

  • 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.