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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!

  • 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.

  • Great Sand Dunes National Park

    Sink into the highest mountains of sand in North America. Nestled in a spot where the Sangre de Cristo Mountains buckle inward, the dunes within the borders of Great Sand Dunes National Park have been building and sifting for eons — the result of...

  • Get Outside: 10 Magical Moments on Colorado's Public Lands

    There are so many opportunities to get outside and explore Colorado's national forests, national parks, state parks and other public lands. As Woody Guthrie said, this land really is your land: More than a third of Colorado’s 100,000 square miles...

  • Colorado Basics: How to Snowshoe & Cross-Country Ski

    Snowshoeing is sport that just about anyone can learn quickly (including children), and snowshoeing has the wonderful advantage of allowing you to access wintry, often untouched Colorado terrain, where it tends to be quiet and wildlife sightings...

  • Mountain-Top Dining in Colorado

    With our snow-drenched valleys, charming ski towns and cozy mountain resorts, it’s hard to deny: wintertime is magical in Colorado. Continue the experience well into the evening with dinner at one of these alpine restaurants, which can be reached...

  • Colorado's Hottest Hot Springs for Winter

    Whether you’re looking to soothe tired muscles after a day of skiing or just enjoy some peace and quiet, these Colorado hot springs are a great bet for a relaxing winter retreat. Check out our hot springs listings for more ideas.

  • Snow Tubing & Sledding in Colorado

    When Coloradans aren’t out skiing or snowboarding, they’re getting a giggle-inducing thrill of a different sort — one experienced while zooming down a hill on an inner tube or sled at the speed of light. Here are four places in Colorado to snow...

  • Colorado Sleigh Rides

    Colorado sleigh rides mean warm, snuggly blankets, crisp, winter air and the gentle jingle of bells tinkling to the rhythmic stride of strapping horses. They also mean elegant dinners, lush local Colorado wines, convivial conversation, roaring...

  • Pure Powder: Snowmobiling in Colorado

    Each winter, Colorado’s high country opens up once again to snowmobilers buzzing across trails and fields of powder in the crisp, dry, winter air. Everything from family-friendly jaunts to high-speed adventures are available in Colorado’s snowy...

  • Colorado Dog Sledding Rides

    Driven by a team of powerful yet gentle huskies, experience the sublime joy of gliding quietly over smooth trails through peaceful glades of aspens and pines, taking in views that Colorado is famous for on a wooden dog sled, where you're snuggled...