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!

  • Translating Colorado: 14ers, Continental Divide, Four Corners & More

    Coloradans have a funny way of saying lots of things. Here’s a short list of terms to know that will make you feel right at home in the Centennial State (see the definition for that below!).

  • 5 Colorado Hikes and Hot Springs

    There’s no better reward for muscles tired from a high-altitude workout than a soak in one of Colorado’s soothing hot springs. Try out these hikes, and then make a beeline for nearby mineral-rich hot springs perfect for rejuvenation.

  • 5 Popular & Easy Day Hikes in Colorado

    Choosing a Colorado hiking trail is no easy task — with millions of acres of wilderness, it's hard to know where to start. For those wanting an easy primer to hiking in Colorado, these five hiking trails through some of the state's diverse terrain...

  • 8 Ways to Love Colorado in Summer

    The forecast for summer vacation in Colorado calls for big blue skies in the day and cool evenings at any altitude. Claim your share of our mild weather by getting outside and exploring every corner of the state, where there's no end of summer...

  • Colorado Waterfalls

    Waterfalls are one of the best side effects of a Colorado hike. They might be tiny, whispy ones you happen by along a scenic trail, or they might be bigger ones that are destinations unto themselves. The Colorado waterfalls below are worth making...

  • Quick Guide to Colorado National Parks

    Colorado's four National Parks — Rocky Mountain, Mesa Verde, Great Sand Dunes and Black Canyon of the Gunnison — are home to some of the world's most wondrous and diverse scenery. The National Parks in Colorado are also packed with things to see...

  • 5 Colorado Wildflower Hikes

    Colorado's alpine meadows are home to some of the country's most vibrant and colorful collections of wildflowers. A Colorado wildflower hike through these meadows can be one of spring and summer's most serene adventures.

  • Summer Activities at Colorado Ski Resorts

    Coloradans like to play in thin air, where the charming lack of oxygen makes us feel thinner, smarter and better looking than we do at the lower altitudes. For that reason, the same sky-high Colorado ski resorts that bring us thrilling adventure...

  • What are 14ers?

    Colorado has 58 mountain peaks exceeding 14,000 feet (known as "fourteeners" or "14ers" locally) — the most of any state. Outdoor enthusiasts of all skill levels will find peaks ranging from easy to very difficult, with hiking trails for exploring...

  • Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado

    Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the most popular national parks in the United States, greeting more than 3 million annual visitors with rugged postcard-perfect peaks, lakes and trails.