Colorado is known for its high-altitude mountains, fresh, snowy powder and incredible winter festivities, but did you know that we are a great place to visit in the summer, too? While skiing and snowboarding get a lot of attention when people talk about traveling to Colorado, we really are a four-season state that has something to do at any time of year.
If you are looking for a great summer getaway, look no further than our great state! There are plenty of activities you can enjoy in Colorado in the summertime, and because of our high elevation, it can be a great spot to cool off when many other places are uncomfortably warm.
Check out some of our favorite summertime Colorado activities below.
Best Activities for Summertime Vacations to Colorado:
Take a hike. There are amazing hikes all throughout the state of Colorado and enjoying a cool mountain breeze is possible no matter how hot things are in the valleys below! Colorado boasts many amazing hiking routes, so whether you are hoping to summit a mountain or go for a family stroll, you can certainly make it happen here.
Try out horseback riding. Horseback riding is a fantastic way to access more remote areas of the Rockies in a unique way, and it is something your entire family can enjoy! There are many historical ranches throughout Colorado that provide a fantastic look at rustic life for ranchers of the olden days. Forbes called Sombrero Stables “One of the great places to ride horses in the United States”!
Check out our mountain towns. Colorado has many quaint little mountain towns that offer a glimpse into what life was like for early settlers. Visiting Durango, Telluride or Colorado Springs is a great way to immerse your family in the history of the state and have some great adventures along the way.
Visit a thrilling mountain coaster. We may be a bit biased here, but really, there is no better way to experience the mountains in the summer than by taking a ride on a mountain rollercoaster. Our coaster is fun for all ages, providing equal parts of speed and scenery so you can get an amazing view of the Rockies and do a fun family activity at the same time!
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