Best Getaways for Outdoor Enthusiasts

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Colorado is one of the best places to enjoy the great outdoors. It’s a fairly large state, and its mountains can easily change the state’s weather in a heartbeat. You can experience 30 degrees in the morning and then suddenly shift to 70 degrees in the afternoon. 

Despite its irregular weather, many visitors flock Colorado for its fun outdoor activities. Here are various activities fit for each Colorado season.

Colorado Outdoor Activities in Spring

Spring in Colorado may mean warmer on some days and snowy on other days. In either case, it would be best to arrange a trip to the great mountains.

It might snow, meaning it would be a great time to snowshoe, snowboard, or go skiing. February and March are sunnier months larger snowstorms may be nearing their end.  The weather is still cold but not as bitter cold as during January and December. Also, ski areas are nearing the end of the season by the end of April.

Hiking during spring is an enjoyable activity since the summer crowd has yet to arrive.

These are some of the best places to hike in the Spring:

  1. Painted Mines
  2. Garden of the Gods
  3. Red Rock Open Space

These places are usually very crowded during the summer, which is why spring is the best time to avoid the crowds.

Colorado Outdoor Activities in Summer

The state is home to over 50 mountains that are more than 14,000 feet tall. If you want to backcountry ski or hike, these high mountains are perfect for you. You can take advantage of this season to visit and trek with family or friends.

The five favorite peaks by locals are here:
1. Mount Elbert
2. Longs Peak
3. Mt. Massive
4. Mt. Harvard
5. Pikes Peak

Aside from trekking and hiking, you can also enjoy horseback riding and mountain biking on these mountains in summer since there is no ice or snow on the trails. Be prepared though because it is significantly cooler in the mountains than in the city of Denver.

Colorado Outdoor Activities in Fall

If you don’t want a heavy crowd and prefer to see leaves than snow, then fall is the best time to visit Colorado.

The Rocky Mountain National Park is one of Colorado’s most famous tourist spots and in fall, there are many activities that you can do to enjoy the park.

Leaves naturally start to change from the latter days of September until the early days of October. During this time, the weather is generally nice, with the leaves exceptionally pretty. The nights will be very cold with temperatures of around 20 degrees. The daytime temperature will be moderate. When you decide to trek or visit the park, you will need your jacket as it will be windy in some parts.

Glamping can also be an enjoyable activity to try in Colorado during the fall. One of the best sites for luxury cabins in Colorado would be Canon City. It is a city just an hour ride from Colorado Springs and a two-hour ride from Denver. You and your family will surely enjoy glamping here with the panoramic views the city has to offer. Canon City is home to the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. You can enjoy zip-lining, gondola rides, sky coaster rides, and many more.

Aside from glamping, Canon City is also an ideal place for those who love the outdoors. You can try mountain biking, hiking, fishing, and white water rafting.

Glamping during fall is one great getaway that can help families bond over the gorgeous Colorado mountains, scenic views, cozy campfire, and limitless outdoor playground.

Colorado Outdoor Activities in the Winter

Most people think of Colorado when they are planning their winter escapade, outdoor adventures, and destination trips.

It’s in Colorado where you find a few of the best winter sports, skiing, and snowboarding destinations in the US. Colorado’s powder is best for skiing and is less icy when compared to other destinations. The resorts are equally gorgeous, and it lures different kinds of people looking for their winter wonderland.

Colorado offers a lot of great activities and great views to both locals and tourists. With all the information we offered above, we hope you plan your next vacation to Colorado in the near future.

See you in Colorado!

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