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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!

  • USA Pro Challenge in Colorado

    The USA Pro Challenge is only in its third year, but it’s already tops with cycling lovers for the excitement and attention it brings to their beloved sport — and for how it shows off Colorado’s spectacular topography.

  • Summer Farmers' Markets: More Than Just Fruits & Veggies

    In Colorado, farmers’ markets are more than just open-air organic grocery stores. They’re social gatherings, lazy afternoon drive destinations, live music venues and learning centers filled with soul-nourishing events and fresh Colorado fare....

  • Colorado Art Walks

    One look at Colorado’s roster of art walks and major art events will convince you we’re serious about the arts. If you need further evidence, art critic John Villani named nine Colorado towns in his list of “The 100 Best Art Towns in America.”...

  • Summer in Colorado Ski Towns

    Colorado’s mountain towns are known worldwide as an incredible wintertime paradise for skiers and snowboarders, but in summer, the same high-altitude ski towns become gorgeous playgrounds for hiking, cycling, camping, fishing, boating, golfing, ...

  • 12 Quintessential Colorado Summer Festivals

    June marks the start to Colorado’s one-of-a-kind summer festival season. With mild temperatures and gorgeous blue-sky days, summer celebrations don’t get better than this. We’ve outlined a few of the finest Colorado summer festivals to help you get...

  • Fall Festivals in Colorado

    At the first hint of changing aspen leaves and scarf-worthy temperatures, Coloradans begin celebrating fall. Plan a weekend getaway around these festivals to usher in Colorado fall in grand style. For more, check out our Colorado events calendar.

  • Celebrating the Colorado Bounty: 12 Small-Town Food Fests

    At first blush, “celebrating agricultural heritage” doesn’t really sound like the most fun way to spend a weekend in Colorado. But throw in Rocky Ford watermelon-seed spitting, Palisade peach-inspired cocktails and Olathe sweet-corn-eating contests...

  • 7 Scenic Colorado Music Venues

    While it might not be scientifically proven, there’s no doubt that music just sounds better in the high-altitude Rocky Mountains, where guitar chords and singers’ soulful melodies cut straight through the thin air. That must be why outdoor Colorado...

  • Amazing Colorado Music Fests: Sounds of Summer

    Close your eyes and point to a spot on a Colorado map and you’re likely to find a summer music festival on the local events calendar. Colorado’s summer music festival scene draws fans of all tastes and, thanks to mild summer temps and acoustically...

  • Winter Events in Colorado

    Coloradans don’t head inside when the weather gets cold and the snow starts falling — we celebrate! Winter carnivals, ice-carving competitions and lighting ceremonies are some of the ways we live the season to the fullest.