Colorado, the Centennial State, presents many experiences to be had through a large of array of exploration, travel, sports, and music to name a few. Here are some the best adventures to have in Colorado.
1. Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Have you ever attended a concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre? Located just 10 miles west of Denver near Morrison Colorado you’ll find yourself at one of the most famous music venues in the Southwest United States. The world-famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre’s concert seasons starts in Easter Sunday every year.
2. Skiing in Colorado
Colorado is world famous for its ski season with 26 ski resorts throughout the Colorado Rocky Mountains. One of the best places to go skiing in Colorado is Wolf Creek which has an annual snowfall average of 430 inches per year. For more information on all of the ski areas in Colorado, click here
3. Hanging Lake
Hanging Lake is one of the prettiest and unique places to visit in all of Colorado. Located off Interstate 70, Hanging Lake is becoming more and more popular each year as a pit stop for travelers who are driving through Colorado. Its important that natural beauties are such as Hanging Lake are protected and preserved for future generations. Being that this is one of our most favorite places we have ever visited, we have to ask that you respect the signs and not touch or enter any of the water. This place is absolutely beautiful.
4. Garden of the Gods
Located in near Colorado Springs, the Garden of the Gods is considered to be one of the most unique geological wonders of the world. With petroglyph viewings, hiking, rock climbing, and more, the Garden of the Gods is one of the must visit places during an adventure through Colorado. For more information about the Garden of the Gods, click here.
5. Mount Evans Scenic Byway
Cruise through the Rocky Mountains on the highest paved road in the United States and North America. The Mount Evans scenic byway gives travelers the opportunity to see lakes, wildlife, and amazing views of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. This road does have closures during the Winter season.
6. Mesa Verde National Monument
The Mesa Verde National Monument can be depicted as the world renowned hub of Southwest Cliff Dwellings. With over 600 dwellings that have stood for over 700 years, Mesa Verde is a must visit place to go while visiting the Southwest. The dwellings are some of the most well preserved in the North America and offer a glimpse into history and cultural heritage of ancient Pueblo people.
7. Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
Located near Alamosa, Colorado, you’ll find the tallest sand dunes in North America. These sand dunes are a true wonder and are the result of a massive lake that once existed in the San Luis Valley. The Great Sand Dunes National Park are self preserving due to a number of natural factors that occur such as wind. This place is truly amazing and one of favorite places we have visited in Colorado. For information about the National Park, click here.
8. Hot Springs in Pagosa, Colorado
Nothing like taking a dip into natural hot springs after a fun filled day of skiing or snowboarding for relaxation. The hot springs have several minerals that allow the body to heal. There a few lodges to stay at in the town of Pagosa which makes relaxing that much easier. For more information about Pagosa Hot Springs click here.
9. Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Train.
Travel along the gorgeous Animas river on for 45 miles on this historic railroad. The Durango-Silverton train leads you through the Rocky Mountains to the historic mining town of Silverton. With zero accessibility to by road, this train ride presents some of the most unique landscapes of Colorado. For information on this train ride, click here.
10. Hovenweep National Monument
Hovenweep National Monument is another great site to visit for lovers of ruins and history. Once occupied by Ancestral Puebloans, this area served as great place for hunting and gathering of food. The ruins are estimated to be around 700 years old. Hovenweep National Monument presents another great opportunity to learn about the culture and history that is so rich in the Southwest region of the United States.