The biggest reasons we live and vacation in Colorado is the most impressive natural attractions in the world: The Rocky Mountains!
Living here for 20 years has not dulled my awe for the immense size of the Rockies or how each area of Colorado is known for different terrain and experiences unique to that region. This variety of characteristics makes this a state worth visiting every year or twice a year to see winter and summer.
The individual characteristics of Boulder and Denver and other front range cities where you have a metropolis surrounded with bike trails weaving through the city, flowing along with the river or taking you to Wash Park where festive sports are enjoyed by everyone. The activities a family can enjoy in every part of the state starting with biking, hiking, rafting, horse back riding, stand up paddling, zip line, hot springs. Each corner has activities like a full day experience at the Glenwood Caverns or the Royal Gorge. The southwest corner of Durango and Telluride has incredible weather, an old western feel and all those outdoor activities. Horses are everywhere in Colorado with as many ranches are there are restaurants and sometimes both.
The individual characteristics of the regions of Colorado make this a state never to be missed for your vacation plans. I have taken a thousands of pictures and take thousands more every season. o
Visit the Rockies this summer and you won’t want to leave. Ask a local and they will tell you they came for the winter and stayed for the summer.
It’s a cherry topping the sundae or a tower of whip cream in your coco or a bottle of red wine instead of a glass. It’s the season sealing your decision to stay or keep coming back to Colorado.
Of course there are other attractions to keep every member of your family happy. Colorado is filled with hot springs, mines, rivers, reservoirs, golf courses and history, unique to this paradise.
Tough decisions start her for your Summer in the Rocky Mountains Vacation.
Should you go rafting on the Eagle or Colorado River in the Vail Valley? What about fly fishing on the Colorado River or hiking along the trails above? Do you need to just sit, read and relax, maybe enjoy the spa?
Would it surprise you to know we have a number of incredible golf courses in the Vail area? Two courses renowned for their views and pricing is the Vail Golf Course or Gypsum Creek Golf Course. Does your family like to take the active approach to vacations, try Adventure Ridge on Vail Mountain or the Leadville Train in Leadville, a 30 minute gorgeous drive from Vail along one of the highest roads in the country giving you the perfect view of Mount Holy Cross. See if you can spot the cross! Check here for coupons!
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is a crazy fun time for the family and a short drive through the Glenwood Canyon to Glenwood Springs. Money saving coupons.
Ziplines are literally making their way all along the mountain valleys from Denver to Glenwood Canyon and this summer on Vail Mountains
Kids wanna go to summer camp? Here are some of the top camps.
I’ve participated in all these activities- it’s only fair- since I live here. I can recommend trying them all. Spring rafting is incredible when the river is the highest and makes for an adrenaline adventure. Hiking intertwines you with nature, gives you some exercise and if your smart bring a picnic for a whoel day experience. Sitting and relaxing is easy, there’s always a great view.
The weather doesn’t always cooperate but indoor activities are the cure. Summer fun is always available in the Vail Valley including libraries, history museums, movie theaters, recreation centers and art centers.
Colorado is special in the summer as much as winter. Check out all the activities as you discover what’s on our website and make sure you look in the coupon section for deals and discounts for this summer.