Colorado Comes Alive
Each spring we escape our hibernation in search of sunshine…and there’s no better place to visit than Colorado. Welcomed with open arms, the hills come alive in the spring with the hum of wildlife, roaring rivers, and the rustling of blooming Aspen trees. Multiple activities can be enjoyed throughout the course of one day, we like to call them “multi-sport days.” From skiing and bikini-clad pond-skimming contests, to biking, rafting, and hiking, there’s no shortage of fun during this often overlooked season!
Everything Under the Sun
The State of Colorado is closer than you think, with access to an international airport you will find yourself gallivanting through the mountainside within a few hours after you land, enjoying countless activities underneath a bluebird sky. Warm days and cool nights will make you feel at home while you explore all that the Centennial State has to offer. Cool off in our clean rivers and lakes while tubing, paddle boarding, waterskiing, or fly fishing, and enjoy endless miles of trails carved through fields of lush wildflowers while hiking, biking, backpacking, and horseback riding.
Do you remember when you were young and your family or friends would take you on an evening drive through the countryside? Perhaps you even stopped by your local ice-cream-parlor beforehand to snag your favorite waffle-cone flavor. Don’t just reminisce, grab your friends and gear up for a road trip to Colorado this fall and avoid the crowds of peak season. Exploring our secluded county roads that wind through mountains of autumn gold and fiery scrub-oak will require a pull-off at every possible overlook. There are dozens of scenic byways in Colorado, mountain passes so beautiful that photographers and artists world-wide have journeyed to witness but can only attempt to capture. The dramatic change in elevation provides depth and scale within the contrasting color. Your photos will amaze your friends when you return, but don’t forget to take pictures of you and your friends along the way…you’re even allowed to bring a selfie-stick ;).
Shovel and Play
Winters can be long – attempting to hunker down and stay warm yet avoid going stir crazy is enough to exhaust anyone. However, there’s a very important lesson to be learned when visiting Colorado in the winter. Snow isn’t just for shoveling, snow also provides a playground! Sliding effortlessly down the mountain while skiing and snowboarding isn’t just fun, it’s necessary… and it’s bound to make you appreciate the colder months. Bundle up and enjoy the fresh air while snowshoeing, hop on a sleigh-ride or fat bike, or hop in some of the most unique hot-springs in the country. Although a cozy fireplace is always awaiting your return, the nightlife in Colorado is sure to keep you out past your bedtime. Great food and live music is served on a nightly basis allowing you to warm up your legs on the dance-floor the next day of skiing!