Things To Do In Colorado
Colorado is blessed with divine nature so expect to immerse yourself into strikingly beautiful natural setting of the Rocky Mountains. From the bustling life of downtown Denver, the magnificent Rockies and upscale ski resorts to the picturesque prairie lands with their buttes and canyons, a trip to Colorado offers a chance to enjoy a remarkable natural environment while staying close to urban comforts and entertainment. So keep on reading this Colorado travel guide to find out the local sights not to be missed and great activities that the state has to offer.
Things Not to Miss in Colorado
• Stay at a luxurious Aspen ski resort, or at Vail Mountain to enjoy the world class amenities and ski down the snow white slopes in a picturesque mountain setting;
• Take a beer tasting tour at the New Belgium Brewery;
• Attend a concert at the unique Red Rocks Amphitheatre situated amidst red sandstone rocks that are 400-foot-high;
• Have a ride on a vintage steam locomotive at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad;
• Swim in San Juan River pools boasting a very high concentration of minerals at the Springs Resort & Spa;
• Ascend Pikes Peak;
• Take a hiking tour to explore the Royal Arch Trail.
When Is the Best Time to Travel to Colorado
Winter is generally the peak time for traveling to Colorado since travelers can participate in the major activity – skiing. During the winter resort rates are the highest but outdoor enthusiasts will be able to enjoy great snow and a bustling nightlife scene. Winter in Colorado is rather cold, so make sure you dress in layers to stay warm and be ready for severe snowstorms that may hit the area. Still, if you decide to visit Colorado during the off peak time there is tons of what to do and what to see as well, plus you can save on hotel accommodation and airfare which are lower than in the winter. In the summer the weather in Colorado is typically warm and dry, the fall is cooler but you can watch the leaves become multicolored.
• Skiing Vail's Back Bowls. The resort boasts seven bowls and over 3,000 acres of unique terrain with unparallel views. You will enjoy skiing through the vast area of well groomed trails and powdery mogul runs that deliver unforgettable skiing experience.
• Dining in Denver. Of course, Denver is known for serving some of the most delicious steak, but the present day culinary scene is really diverse. Here you will find the foie-gras-and-foam menu of Restaurant Kevin Taylor as well as great seafood of Sushi Den and the Mediterranean cuisine of Rioja.
• Playing in the sand. Visiting the immense Great Sand Dunes National Park is a must for both children and adults. Here you will have tons of fun hiking up and boarding down, or just wandering through the constantly shifting mountains of sand.