There's nothing like fall's fresh mountain air in these valley-cradled mountain towns.
From hiking and outdoor exploration to soaking up cultural gems and enjoying a range of dining options, Breckenridge is the perfect spot for active retirees to experience Colorado.
Trail rides through the majestic Ten Mountain Range, summer dog-sledding excursions, whitewater rafting on the mighty Arkansas River — bucket-list-worthy outdoor pursuits abound in Breckenridge. Experience the greatest hits of summer in Colorado on this action-packed five-day itinerary, which also features opportunities to take in the mountain town's laid-back ambiance and fascinating history.
Crisp, cooler weather, sights of alpine backdrops dusted with golden foliage, and plenty of ways to experience the color-changing beauty, including scenic drives and breathtaking hikes, make Frisco a delightful fall destination.
Snuggled in the heart of Summit County, Frisco possesses the best of Colorado’s high country. From boating at Frisco Bay Marina and hiking in the surrounding national forests to dining at Main Street’s acclaimed eateries, there’s so much to do in this charming mountain hamlet.
We partnered with Real Simple magazine to help you find your ideal sophisticated Rocky Mountain adventure. If you picture truly getting away from it all and getting a dose of nature, the image isn’t always easy-going. Traditional camping is rewarding but taxing (pitching a tent in the rain?!), and at times it can be alluring to think about roughing it while still coming back to some semblance of comfortable digs at the end of the day.
The largest city on Colorado's Western Slope, Grand Junction sprawls across the Grand Valley, an area of the state that packs a punch for those seeking adventure and local flavors.