Recreation and Activities

Get out and play. Whether you are looking for an extreme adventure or just one that's extremely fun, you'll find it in Colorado. Hike one of the state's 54 "fourteeners" — mountains that reach an altitude of more than 14,000 ft (4,200 m). Go whitewater rafting down one of our many rivers. Ride a mountain bike along the Colorado Trail, a route famous for its 700 km of trails. Or try something new: Load up a llama or packhorse with your equipment and hike to the backcountry. You can even live like a cowboy and take a horseback ride at a Colorado dude ranch. You'll also find plenty of relaxing activities waiting for you. Take a dip in a natural hot springs, get a massage at one of our many resorts, or go shopping for antiques. There's never a shortage of fun things to do in Colorado.

Colorado Features
  • Scenic and Historic Byways

    There's nothing like setting out on the open road and seeing where Colorado can take you. No state in the nation boasts more nationally designated scenic byways than Colorado. But while you may think this has to do solely with the immaculate... READ MORE >
  • Skiing and Snowboarding

    If you're into skiing or riding, Colorado is your paradise, with moguls and bowls, backcountry and big air. The state is known throughout the world for its legendary powder, record snowfalls and 300 days of annual sunshine. And while Colorado has... READ MORE >
  • Spas and Hot Springs

    Colorado is home to dozens of hot springs and spas where visitors can soothe sore muscles after a full day of white-water rafting, skiing, ice climbing, hiking or mountain biking. Ranging from rustic to refined, Colorado's hot springs are... READ MORE >