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 Popular & Easy Day Hikes in Colorado

    Choosing a Colorado hiking trail is no easy task — with millions of acres of wilderness, it's hard to know where to start. For those wanting an easy primer to hiking in Colorado, these five hiking trails through some of the state's diverse terrain...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Great Sand Dunes National Park Profile

    Sink into the highest mountains of sand in North America. Nestled in a spot where the Sangre de Cristo Mountains buckle inward, the dunes within the borders of Great Sand Dunes National Park have been building and sifting for eons — the result of...

  • Get Outside: 10 Magical Moments on Colorado's Public Lands

    There are so many opportunities to get outside and explore Colorado's national forests, national parks, state parks and other public lands. As Woody Guthrie said, this land really is your land: More than a third of Colorado’s 100,000 square miles...

  • Free Weekend at Colorado's National Parks

    Eight of 11 National Parks in Colorado will be free to visitors on April 19–20, 2014 — the kick off to National Parks Week across the nation.

  • Colorado Lakeside Lodging

    There’s no summer memory better than those spent “at the lake.” Colorado's lakeside retreats are just waiting for you and your family to create unforgettable memories.

  • 9 Colorado Summer Cool Downs

    How best to cool off after a day in the Colorado summer sun? From alpine lakes to rushing rivers to water parks, we’ve got more than 2,000 splash-worthy watering holes and tons of ways to beat the heat with these summer activities and family...

  • Fun Facts: Colorado's National Parks by the Numbers

    Colorado’s four National Parks are a showcase of the state’s most dramatic landscapes. Explore some of Colorado’s highest highs, deepest depths and curious quirks with these fun facts — and then head out to see them in person!