5 Tips for an Unparalleled Colorado Vacation
By Molly • May 31, 2016
Planning your Colorado vacation? Experience unlimited adventures! Explore, learn, and push your limits in this beautiful state that has so much to offer. There’s something for the whole family! Here are 5 ways to truly experience this incredible place.
1) From the River
Colorado offers innumerable rafting opportunities. Experience the quaint town of Durango on a Lower Animas River raft trip or get a little wild and experience adrenaline-pumping Class V whitewater on the Upper Animas River! From mild to wild, there’s a trip for every adventure enthusiast on your Colorado vacation.
2) In the Mountains
What better way to experience your Colorado vacation than above 13,000 feet? Colorado is the home to copious amounts of mountain ranges. Don’t want to hike and risk exploring on your own? Enjoy these areas on a guided interpretive jeep tour! Go off-road in custom made tour vehicles while you sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful vistas, Colorado wildlife, and stunning wildflowers.
3) Step Back In Time
Looking for a Colorado vacation that’s both fun and educational? There are many opportunities to learn the history of Colorado. Mesa Verde National Park protects some of the best-preserved archeological sites in the U.S.! Ancestral Puebloens called this area their homes for more than 600 years. Experience hundreds of cliff dwellings and thousands of archeological sites on a small guided interpretive Mesa Verde tour.
4) Mining History
Experience Colorado’s rich mining history from the source! Take a jeep tour in the mountains, see old mining remnants, and learn the history of how people lived back then. Take a ride on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and wind through spectacular, breathtaking canyons in the remote wilderness of the two million acre San Juan National Forest. Get the best of both worlds and enjoy both the train and a jeep tour on a Trails & Rails package adventure!
5) Colorado Vacation in the Snow
Enjoying a winter Colorado vacation? Experience some of the most amazing backcountry skiing and snowboarding in Colorado! If you don’t know how to ski or just aren’t quite ready for the backcountry, ski resorts such as Purgatory in Durango offer ski lessons as well as more easy and intermediate slopes!
Whether you want your Colorado vacation to be relaxing, adventurous, or educational this state has it all and then some! Not coming to Colorado but still looking for some adventure? Enjoy some rafting on the Colorado River in Moab, Utah or plan your next spring break trip to Arizona and raft the Upper Salt River!