Colorado is always a favorite destination among adventurous travelers, thanks to its beautiful natural landscape, incredible slopes for skiing and snowboarding, and great, powerful rivers for white water rafters to get their adrenaline rush. If you want to book a trip to this great state and don’t know which Colorado town is best suited for you, I will help you decide which of the many beautiful outdoor towns you should try for an unforgettable vacation.
Slopes and Distilleries in Breckenridge
Take the scenic route through Boreas Pass Road to get to Breckenridge’s delightful Main Street, full of shops, restaurants and cafes in the classic small-town Americana style. When you’re done exploring, head to the Breckenridge Ski Resort or Peak 9 to hit the slopes and enjoy some of that famous Colorado skiing and snowboarding. Hotels in Breckenridge are rustic, luxurious, and offer plenty of amenities to help you relax and refresh after a long, adventurous day. If you want to grab a drink and unwind, head to the Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House to enjoy some locally brewed craft beer.
Enjoy Stunning Scenery in Aspen
The beautiful views and landscapes of Aspen are enough to make any nature lover swoon. Drive through Independence Pass, and hike the Maroon Lake Scenic Trail in the summer to enjoy the lush greenery and lakes of the region. If you’re visiting in the wintertime, ski down Aspen or Buttermilk Mountain along with travelers from all over the world who flock here for the great slopes. The hotels in Aspen cater to travelers of all types and budgets, so you will definitely find something to suit you.
Climb and Hike Your Way Through Boulder
In terms of natural wonders, few cities in the US match the area of Boulder. The Flatirons are a preferred spot for rock climbers, and Chautauqua has beautiful hiking trails for travelers, ranging from beginners to advanced, so you can find a great trail to enjoy the gorgeous vistas. Boulder hotels are very affordable for Colorado standards as well, as you can easily find a room for around $65 to $70 a night.
Peaks and Aviation in Colorado Springs
Travelers looking for an insight into the US Air Force’s past and present as well as breathtaking natural views need look no further than Colorado Springs. Visit the US Air Force Academy and National Museum of World War II Aviation to get a glimpse into this prestigious military division. Then, enjoy exploring the Garden of the Gods on foot, or drive through Pikes Peak for superb views from high on up in the Rockies. Many Colorado Springs hotels are centrally located to let you enjoy all these attractions without much hassle.
Get a Rush in The Water of Fort Collins
Fort Collins is a huge center in Colorado for water sports of all kinds and adrenaline junkies. Try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding, river rafting, and tubing on the great Colorado River. If you want something slower paced, stroll on the banks of Cache La Poudre River, or sample beers at New Belgium Brewing. Book one of the many Fort Collins hotels to enjoy this unique Colorado city soon.
Photo by Brendan Caffrey.