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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!

  • 10 Places to See Colorado's Fall Color

    In the fall, Colorado is transformed into a natural arena of shimmering colors, with the state’s signature gold Aspen trees serving as the main act. These 10 trip ideas will point you in the direction of shimmering yellows, oranges and reds this...

  • 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.

  • 5 Fall Bike Rides in Colorado

    Heavenly Colorado temperatures, quaking aspen melodies and mountainous landscapes saturated with fiery reds, oranges and yellows are just some of the benefits from tuning up your bike this fall. All across Colorado, fall pedal pushers get up close...

  • More Colorado Drives Perfect for Fall

    Fall drives to see brilliant changing leaves are a Colorado right of passage. Set against a backdrop of a blue Colorado sky and the dramatic colors, these four routes are beautiful and sometimes a little quirky — look out for a fake glacier, a...

  • Ways to Explore Colorado's Fall Colors

    Colorado's quintessential tree is the beautiful aspen. We've named towns, streets, dogs — even beer — after this glorious tree. In the summer, the aspens provide shade for our state flower, the columbine, and in the fall, Coloradans rejoice when...

  • 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.

  • Tastes of Colorado: Fall Harvest

    Cool nights and sunny days make Colorado crops, such as melons, peaches, corn, grapes, berries, squash and pumpkins, fresh and full of flavor. Take a tour of the state as we show off Colorado’s homegrown harvests, which typically begin in August,...

  • Harvest Fun: Fall Farm Activities in Colorado

    When harvest season nears, Colorado’s farms swing open their gates for agritourism and fall fun in the fields. Load up the whole family for wallet-friendly learnin’, pickin’ and eatin’ — all the while supporting local growers and businesses.

  • Aspen Viewing: Colorado Fall Foliage Drives

    The beautiful aspen is the quintessential Colorado tree. We've named towns, streets, dogs and our beer after this glorious tree. In the summer, the aspens provide shade for our state flower, the columbine; and when fall foliage comes on the scene,...

  • Fall Drives: 5 Color-Drenched Colorado Scenic Byways

    In Colorado the turning of the seasons is a prized display of Mother Nature’s artistic prowess. Combine this natural fall scene with drives that have earned the coveted “scenic byway” designation, and you’ve got a backstage pass to the best fall...