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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!

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Great Sand Dunes National Park Profile

    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...

  • Free Weekend at Colorado's National Parks

    Eight of 11 National Parks in Colorado will be free to visitors on April 19–20, 2014 — the kick off to National Parks Week across the nation.

  • Hidden Colorado Gem: Devil's Causeway

    Those who have stepped foot on the Devil’s Causeway have been known to utter words along the lines of, “Pictures don’t really do it justice,” “Four feet is a lot narrower than you might think” and “I didn’t think I had a fear of heights.” The...

  • Colorado Hidden Gem: Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge

    Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge is the hidden gem that travelers’ dream of. Located in an intermountain glacial basin, this secluded refuge provides a welcoming habitat for 203 species of postcard-worthy wildlife.

  • Fun Facts: Colorado's National Parks by the Numbers

    Colorado’s four National Parks are a showcase of the state’s most dramatic landscapes. Explore some of Colorado’s highest highs, deepest depths and curious quirks with these fun facts — and then head out to see them in person!

  • Hidden Colorado Gem: Zapata Falls

    Snowmelt from the Sangre de Cristo Mountains flows through a thirsty landscape across the San Luis Valley to one of the longest rivers in the country: The Rio Grande. Along its journey is Zapata Falls, a secluded 25-foot waterfall sheltered in a...

  • 99 Gorgeous Places in Colorado: Part 3, The Hidden Gems

    In the last of three stories about Colorado’s iconic outdoor places, we’ve rounded up (in no particular order) 33 hidden gems — spots that aren’t as well known but are no less spectacular.