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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!

  • Colorado Basics: Geocaching

    When Global Positioning Software spread to the masses in the early 2000s, a few techno-geeks with a travel bug started to build a community of treasure hunters — millennium-age style. Now geocaching has exploded into a worldwide phenomenon with a...

  • 5 Unforgettable RV Parks in Colorado

    There’s so much to discover in an RV rambling along Colorado’s scenic roadways, which are dotted with breathtaking overlooks, charming mountain towns and remote hideaways. Start discovering these hidden gems with our list of five Colorado RV parks...

  • 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...

  • 7 Incredible Horseback Riding Trips in Colorado

    Experience Colorado like the early explorers did, when horses were the fastest way to get from point A to point B. Even today, there are many hidden places in that state that a cushy SUV can’t take you. From iconic landmarks hidden deep in Colorado...

  • Best of Colorado: Beaches (Yes, We Said Beaches)

    Lather up with sunscreen and bring your umbrellas this summer for Colorado’s best beaches. Colorado’s avid sun worshippers’ think there’s nowhere better to work on your tan and capture some much-needed R-and-R. Beaches in Colorado are truly unique...

  • Hidden Colorado Gem: Zapata Falls

    Snowmelt from the Sangre de Cristo Mountains flows through a thirsty landscape across the San Luis Valley to one of the longest rivers in the country: The Rio Grande. Along its journey is Zapata Falls, a secluded 25-foot waterfall sheltered in a...

  • Colorado State Park Profile: Golden Gate Canyon State Park

    Golden Gate Canyon State Park is one of the closest state parks to the greater Denver area, providing a quick and easy escape route to the mountains. Nestled between the Front Range foothills and Rocky Mountains, Golden Gate Canyon is a patchwork...

  • Estes Park & Rocky Mountain National Park: A 1-Day Itinerary

    Estes Park and neighboring Rocky Mountain National Park are two of Colorado's top destinations for families and lovers of scenic beauty. Spend a day exploring the Estes' main street and the natural glories of the Colorado Rockies.

  • Hidden Colorado Gem: Hovenweep National Monument

    Tucked in Colorado’s southwest corner west of Cortez, Hovenweep National Monument protects six prehistoric, Puebloan-era villages spread over a 20-mile expanse of mesa tops and canyons.

  • 99 Gorgeous Places in Colorado: Part 3, The Hidden Gems

    In the last of three stories about Colorado’s iconic outdoor places, we’ve rounded up (in no particular order) 33 hidden gems — spots that aren’t as well known but are no less spectacular.