Whether you’re living in Colorado, just passing through, or planning a Colorado vacation or weekend getaway, there are plenty of fun activities in Winter Park, Steamboat Springs, Grand Lake, Aspen, Vail, Beaver Creek, and Breckenridge…and plenty of last minute lodging deals to go with them.
Skiing and Snowboarding In Colorado
Colorado has some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the world, bar none, thanks to dry snow (champagne powder), sunny days, and varied mountain terrain. Vail, Aspen, Breckenridge, Winter Park, Steamboat Springs, and Beaver Creek rank as some of the most acclaimed ski resorts in the world. Colorado’s ski season lasts from approximately mid-November to mid-April, depending on the resort and the weather. In any season, you can find great last minute lodging deals in these beautiful mountain villages.
Snowshoeing In Colorado
In recent years, Colorado has become a mecca for snowshoeing. All of the mountain resorts and towns have snowshoeing trails, and the sport offers a great workout, in breathtaking surroundings. Don’t worry if you’ve never tried snowshoeing…it’s as easy as walking.
Cross Country Skiing In Colorado
Vail, Aspen, Grand Lake, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, and Steamboat Springs all have Nordic Centers that offer cross-country skiing. Winter Park has two Nordic Centers within ten miles of the ski resort.
Snowmobiling In Colorado
Grand Lake, Colorado consistently ranks in the top 10 of U.S. destinations for snowmobiling, and for good reason. There are 300 miles of trails, many of which you can access from your hotel, lodge, inn, cabin, motel, inn, or bed and breakfast. The trails are varied, appealing to riders of all abilities, beginner, intermediate, and advanced. The other mountain resort towns of Steamboat Springs, Winter Park, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, and Aspen, also offer guided snowmobile tours.
Golf In Colorado
Colorado has more than 300 golf courses, including public and private courses. Some of the most spectacular golf courses in the country are located in the mountains west of Denver, in and around Aspen, Vail, Steamboat Springs, Winter Park, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, and Grand Lake.
Mountain Biking In Colorado
Winter Park, Colorado bills itself as the “Mountain Biking Capital of the World,” with more than 600 miles of marked trails. Aspen, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, and Steamboat Springs also offer great places to ride. Typically, the Colorado mountain biking season lasts from early June through late October, depending on the weather.
Hiking In Colorado
There are thousands of hiking trails throughout Colorado, most of them in and around mountain towns. They range in difficulty from easy to technical and expert. On any given hike in the mountains, you’re bound to spot beautiful wildflowers, and possibly even wildlife. Rocky Mountain National Park, which is just outside Grand Lake, Colorado, is home to more than 900 species of flora and fauna, 280 species of birds, and 60 species of mammals.
Fishing And Fly Fishing In Colorado
All across the Rocky Mountains, there’s great fishing, with professional outfitters, guided fishing trips, and plenty of rivers and lakes to explore on your own. In early spring, hungry brown, rainbow, and cutthroat trout are plentiful. The license year for fishing in Colorado begins on April 1.
Mountain Climbing In Colorado
Colorado has the distinction of having more 14ers than any other state in the nation. There are 54 Colorado mountains that climb to more than 14,000 feet above sea level.
Photography In Colorado
With bright sunshine, cloudless blue skies, and gorgeous mountain scenery, Colorado is one of the most beautiful places in the world to snap a shot. Enjoy the Colorado photography we’ve included on this website, thanks to Antonia Linaweaver, or come to Colorado and take memorable photographs of your own.