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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 Scenic Byway: Mount Evans

    Colorado's Mount Evans Scenic Byway is the highest paved road in North America. As you would expect, the views up to Mount Evans are breathtaking, with alpine lakes, massive granite walls and stands of twisted, ancient bristlecone pine. Keep your...

  • Hidden Colorado Gem: Never Summer Wilderness

    Wearing an intriguing and appropriate name, Never Summer Wilderness is tucked among the clouds on the northwestern edge of Rocky Mountain National Park.

  • 10 Free Things to Do in Colorado

    Keep your change jingling in your own pocket with these free Colorado activities and attractions. From wildlife-spotting havens to national historic districts to geologic marvels, you’re sure to agree many of Colorado’s riches are worth (but won’t...

  • Colorado Birdwatching: 10 Must-See Birds

    Colorado is home to more than 400 bird species. All you need to be a birder in Colorado is a field guide and a pair of binoculars. For those looking for unique Colorado birds, the 10 described below are the most popular with experienced...

  • Colorado's Top Birding Trails: Eastern Plains

    Colorado’s eastern plains are the ideal environment for birding in Colorado, thanks to the astounding variety of birds that make homes in the area's rolling grassland, craggy rimrock, secluded ponds and cool streams edged with cottonwoods and...

  • 7 Spots for Wildlife Watching Without Leaving Your Car

    Left your hiking boots at home? Don’t worry, there’s no need to hit the trails to see Colorado’s wildlife in its natural habitat. Hundreds of scenic roads lead safely past elk, bighorn sheep, moose, bison, bald eagles and other watchable wildlife....

  • Quick Guide to Colorado's Pawnee National Grassland

    What is now a sea of grass and sky called Pawnee National Grassland was once littered with hopeful frontier families foraging westward in humble wagons. The Homestead Act brought around six million settlers to the West's plains by 1890, but harsh...

  • Colorado State Park Profile: Navajo State Park

    Representing Colorado’s southwest region in all its rugged natural beauty, Navajo State Park is often called the Centennial State’s Lake Powell.

  • Hidden Colorado Gem: Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge

    Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, 15,000 acres of land just 10 miles outside of Denver in Commerce City, is a bit of an urban miracle. The area has gone from Plains Indians hunting grounds to homesteader farmland to WWII weapons...

  • Hidden Colorado Gem: Lost Creek Wilderness Area

    This Pike National Forest treasure near Bailey and Fairplay takes its name from a creek of the same title that repeatedly disappears underground and into rock piles. While the mysterious waterway lures fly fisherman and the 130 miles of secluded...