If you have a zest for life and a love of nature, a Colorado mountain vacation may be just the thing for you. With national parks, stunning mountain scenery, and plenty of outdoor adventure options, Colorado is a year-round destination. Go ice skating, take a horse-drawn sleigh ride, try your hand at skiing in the winter months, or do something entirely different in spring or summer. Follow a hiking trail, have a go at zip lining, or take a jeep tour through the mountains.
Vacation high in the Colorado mountains
With four national parks, 13 national forests and grasslands, and 41 state parks, Colorado is the perfect destination for a hiking vacation. Thousands of trails wind their way through mountains and valleys, exemplified by the beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park, with its mountain lakes, pristine evergreen forests, and cozy log cabins.
It’s not all about hiking: you’ll never run out of ways to fill your time on Colorado mountain vacations. Take a thrilling 4x4 adventure tour from Beaver Creek to enjoy wondrous views of the mountains, or visit the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. Its dramatic scenery creates a backdrop for numerous outdoor activities, including front range climbing and Segway tours.
In the winter months, Colorado mountain vacations become an entirely different affair. Visitors flock to Aspen, where skiing, snowshoeing, paragliding, and ice skating take center stage. Colorado's largest ski mountain, Vail, offers world-class skiing as well as dog sledding.
Then there’s Denver, the ‘mile high city.’ Boasting 300 days of sunshine a year, Denver makes for a thrilling visit no matter which season you decide to visit. With world-class shopping opportunities, a thriving live music scene, and plenty of family attractions, Denver offers another Colorado experience entirely.