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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 Rodeos

    Colorado’s Western spirit is reincarnated at rodeos throughout the state, where traditional affairs such as bull riding, steer wrestling and livestock competitions are often paired with contemporary festivities, including concerts from big-name...

  • Winter Vacation Ideas: Colorado's Western Roots

    Though you can dig into Colorado's Wild West past any time of year, the arrival of January's National Western Stock Show, museum exhibits and saloons serving up core-warming tonics make winter prime time to saddle up to Colorado history.

  • Colorado Creative Districts

    Seven Colorado communities brimming with galleries, artists in residence and special arts events have recently been designated official state Creative Districts. Find out why Denver's Art District on Santa Fe, Corazón de Trinidad, North Fork Valley...

  • Pedal The Plains Colorado Bike Tour

    "The race for the rest of us," Colorado's Pedal The Plains is a light-hearted September road-cycling trek through the state's swaying, expansive eastern plains with plenty of fun on and off the bike for cyclists of all skill levels.

  • National Western Stock Show

    Denver's National Western Stock Show is one of the world's premier Western spectacles. Pull on your cowboy boots, grab your chaps and see it for yourself each January just north of downtown Denver at the National Western Complex (Jan. 10–25, 2015...

  • Colorado Extreme Races

    Colorado practically begs you to get outside and take advantage of all it has to offer. It’s also a great place for serious athletes to challenge themselves to ascend ever-greater heights — literally.

  • Night Activities at Colorado Ski Resorts

    The playful spirit of Colorado's 25 ski resorts doesn’t fade with the sun during winter vacations — in fact, that’s exactly when ski towns come alive all across the state indoors and out. It can be hard to resist the allure of a well-lighted...

  • Favorite Colorado Festivals: Audi Birds of Prey World Cup

    This year, Beaver Creek hosts two men’s division races in the annual Birds of Prey ski event: Downhill and Super-G for the FIS Ski World Cup tour.

  • Favorite Colorado Festival: Denver Arts Week

    Six of Denver’s vibrant art districts will transform into an art lover’s frenzy November 7–15, 2014, with more than 300 events located in Denver’s intimate galleries and theaters, landmark museums and one-of-a-kind performing arts venues. It’s an...

  • Favorite Colorado Event: Colorado State Fair

    Americans love a good state fair, and after 140 years of practice, Colorado’s got it down. The 2014 Colorado State Fair will take place Aug. 22–Sept. 1. So much of what there is to love about the state converges onto the famous fairgrounds in...