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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!

  • 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...

  • Historic Colorado Hotels

    Like a little history served alongside your Colorado hotel stay? These storied hotels — and they are all packed with stories — preserve their turn-of-the-century charm while still offering all the modern amenities the current century’s vacationers...

  • Colorado Lakeside Lodging

    There’s no summer memory better than those spent “at the lake.” Colorado's lakeside retreats are just waiting for you and your family to create unforgettable memories.

  • 7 Popular Colorado OHV Trails

    There are thousands of miles of trails open to OHVs in Colorado. Each of the areas below is open to Jeep/4WD, UTVs, ATVs and motorcycles. Before you head out, read up on Colorado’s OHV requirements and ways to keep these areas healthy and future...

  • Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Trips

    Colorado’s off-roading motto is “Stay the Trail.” Thanks to vast amounts of diverse, thrilling trail terrain, that motto doesn’t limit the fun you can have exploring the backcountry on a Jeep tour, ATV or other off-highway vehicle (OHV).

  • Beginning Hunting in Colorado

    Hunting in Colorado often feels boundless, with public lands that include 23 million acres of pristine pines, plentiful pocket meadows and pure-water ponds, so it’s no wonder Colorado hosts the world’s largest elk herd and the best chance at...

  • 9 Colorado Summer Cool Downs

    How best to cool off after a day in the Colorado summer sun? From alpine lakes to rushing rivers to water parks, we’ve got more than 2,000 splash-worthy watering holes and tons of ways to beat the heat with these summer activities and family...

  • 6 Ways Colorado Biking is Best

    It takes ample amounts of black top, singletrack, sunshine and friendly people to create a bikers’ paradise to match Colorado. Lively Colorado biking communities ensure that events abound spring through autumn and that road-biking and trail-riding...

  • 4 Amazing Colorado Golf Vistas

    Golf flourishes in Colorado’s varied terrain, where each contour becomes an opportunity for inspiring course design. Traditional courses are plentiful, but tucked away in canyons and mountainsides lay true creative gems, where innovation melds with...

  • Great Places to Fish in Colorado

    With 8,000 miles of rivers and more than 2,000 lakes, Colorado has some of the best, and most abundant, fishing anywhere — not to mention the natural beauty that surrounds it all. Fly-fishers, ice-fishers and pure rod-and-reelers find plenty of...