Colorado a unique western U.S. state, with the diverse landscape of arid deserts, the beautiful river canyons and the snow-covered Rocky Mountains, which are partly secured by Rocky Mountain National Park. Moreover, Mesa Verde National Park which features Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings isn’t it amazing. Landed a mile above sea level, Denver, Colorado’s capital and also the largest city, features a vibrant downtown area. With a gathering of cities and towns, cultural attractions and original Colorado touch, it is definitely one the place to plan your next vacation.

Get your glasses and get ready for the tour of the gorgeous place of this amazing land with a lot of offerings. 

Best Things To Do In Colorado’s Most Famous Places:

Telluride

Telluride

Telluride a small resort town but yet a charming place for you to visit. The unique village with unique name justifies two theories, first is that Telluride comes from the word “tellurium,” the nonmetallic element that aroused so many pioneers to make their way to the region. But many locals will tell you the name is just an easier way of saying “to hell you ride” a creative explanation that highlights the killer ski slopes that lure many a winter vacationer each year, well isn’t it sound mysterious and exciting. You can contemplate with the residents in Town Park or Telluride’s bars for cherishing a good time. After all, you’ve just come to make your vacation a lifetime memory

Best Months to Visit

The best time to visit Telluride is from mid-June to August and from mid-November to early April. 

Best Things to Do in Telluride

1. Telluride Ski Resort
  • Tickets- No Entry Fee
  • Famous For- Golf, Hiking, Natural wonders, skiing, Recreation
  • Duration- More Than Full Day
2. Mountain Village
  • Tickets-No Entry Fee
  • Famous For- Shopping, Cafe, Exploring a neighborhood
  • Duration- Half Day to Full Day
3. Hiking
  • Tickets-No Entry Fee
  • Famous For- Natural Wonders, Hiking
  • Duration- 2 hours to Half Day 
4. Town Park
  • Tickets-No Entry Fee
  • Famous For- Parks and Gardens, festivals, recreations, swimming pool
  • Duration- 2 hours to Half Day
5. San Juan Skyway
  • Tickets-No Entry Fee
  • Famous For- Natural Wonders, picturesque locations, recreations
  • Duration- Half Day to Full Day
6. Telluride Historical Museum Admission costs 
  • Tickets-$5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students ages 6 to 17.
  • Famous For- Recounts the area’s exciting History
  • Duration- 1 to 2 hours
  • Timings- is open between Tuesday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours on Thursdays. During the summer, the property is also open on Mondays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sundays between 1 and 5 p.m.
7. Ophir Pass
  • Tickets- No Entry Fee
  • Famous For- Recreation, fun
  • Duration- 2 hours to half day

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Northern Colorado spans the Continental Divide and incorporates protected mountains, forests, and alpine tundra is popular with the name Rocky Mountain National Park also known for the Trail Ridge Road and the Old Fall River Road, drives that pass aspen trees, rivers and nature. A climb crossing vertical rock faces leads up Longs Peak called The Keyhole Route is what you cannot miss, the park’s tallest mountain. Bear Lake offers views of the peaks surrounded by trails. A land comprising 265,000 acres the Rocky Mountain National Park is still not considered to be the country’s largest national park. The main attraction is hiking its 350-some miles of trails that wind through pine and spruce forests, alpine lakes, swaths of wildflowers and if you’re lucky, some elk or bighorn sheep.  

Best Months to Visit

The best time to visit Rocky Mountain National Park is from June to September when the snow is melted and the hiking trails and attractions are accessible. These four months are also the most popular times to visit.

Best Things To Do In Rocky Mountain National Park

1. Trail Ridge Road
  • Tickets- No Entry Fee
  • Famous For- Sightseeing
  • Duration- 2 hours to half day
2. Beaver Medows Visitor Center
  • Tickets- No Entry Fee
  • Famous For- Museum
  • Duration- Less than 1 hour
3. Downtown Estes Park
  • Tickets-No Entry Fee
  • Famous For- Shopping, sightseeing, Exploring a neighborhood
  • Duration- 2 hours to half day
4. Bear Lake
  • Tickets- No Entry Fee
  • Famous For- Hiking, Recreation
  • Duration- 1 to 2 hours
5. Emerald Lake Trail
  • Tickets- No Entry Fee
  • Famous For- Hiking, Recreation
  • Duration- 1 to 2 hours
6. Moraine Park Museum
  • Tickets- No Entry Fee
  • Famous For- Museum, Recreation, Sightseeing
  • Duration- less than 1 hour
7. Stanley Hote Tours
  • Tickets- No Entry Fee
  • Famous For- Tour and sightseeing
  • Duration- 1 to 2 hours

Denver

Denver

Denver is beautiful the capital of Colorado also known as  American metropolis dating to the Old West era. Larimer Square being the city’s oldest block features high rated landmark 19th-century buildings. Museums and monuments which include the Denver Art Museum, an ultramodern complex known for its collection of indigenous works and the mansion of famed Titanic survivor Molly Brown and Denver is also a hopping point for ski resorts in the nearby Rocky Mountains.

Laid-back than residents Denverites are much more active other major American cities, promoting an active, outdoorsy culture that thrives on good food and craft beer. Enjoy each moment and spend your time in the Mile High City getting to know its hiking paths, shopping streets, and brewery trails. If that much is not enough there is much more for art enthusiasts you cannot resist the passion for art, culture, and cuisine. Spend your time in the lap of the mother of nature wandering around the Denver Art Museum or Larimer Square. Fill your both hands with a basket of Rocky Mountain oysters along the Capitol Hill district’s Restaurant Row.

Best Months to Visit

The best time to visit Denver is April through May and September through October.

Things to do in Denver

1. Larimer Square
  • Tickets- No Entry Fee
  • Famous For- Entertainment, Nightlife, Sightseeing
  • Duration- 1 to 2 hours
2. Red Rocks Parks and Amphitheatre
  • Tickets- No Entry Fee
  • Famous For- Entertainment, Nightlife, Sightseeing, hiking, recreation
  • Duration- 2 hours to Halfday
3. Washington Park
  • Tickets- No Entry Fee
  • Famous For- parks, gardens, Sightseeing, recreation
  • Duration- 2 hours to Halfday
4. 16th Street Mall
  • Tickets- No Entry Fee
  • Famous For- Entertainment, shopping, neighbourhood, recreation
  • Duration- 2 hours to Halfday
5. Denver Zoo
  • Tickets- Starting soon, zoo tickets will cost $2 to $3 more for visitors. Approval by the council by the vote, will bring the cost to $20 for those 12 and older, to $14 for children younger than 12 and $17 for people 65 and older. Kid younger than 3 still will get in free.
  • Famous For-Zoos and aquariums
  • Duration-Halfday to Full day
6. Mount Evans Scenic Byway
  • Tickets- No Entry Fee
  • Famous For-Hiking and sightseeing
  • Duration-Halfday to Full day
7. Denver Museum And Nature Science
  • Tickets- The cost of admission is $16.95. Children and seniors receive a discount on admission of $11.95 and $13.95, respectively.
  • Timings- The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is open every day of the week. Their hours of operation are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Famous For- parks, gardens, Sightseeing, recreation
  • Duration- 2 hours to Halfday
8. Denver Botanic Gardens
  • Tickets-general admission to the gardens costs $12.50 for adults, $9.50 for seniors and $9 for students and children ages 3 to 15 (kids 2 and younger can enter for free).
  • Timings-The Denver Botanic Gardens is open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 or 8 p.m., depending on the season.
  • Famous For- parks, gardens
  • Duration- 2 hours to Halfday

Aspen

Aspen

The beautiful land known Aspen is situated in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains is a popular ski resort town and a year-round destination for outdoor recreation. This is known for high-end restaurants and boutiques, and landmarks like the Wheeler Opera House was established in 1889 at the area’s silver mining boom. The Wheeler-Stallard House is a regional historic- museum set in a 19th-century and also Queen Anne–style home, while the Aspen Art Museum displays contemporary artworks. The panoramic mountain and town are straight out of a snow globe, featuring picturesque mountain chalets hugged by the soaring Colorado Rockies. You can majorly be fond of skiing and there are four premier ski areas nearby that cater to powder hounds of all levels. Spend your amazing winter exploring fascinating museums, funky galleries and fun festivals, it might be a struggle to make it to the slopes and do forget the high-end shopping. Each moment is loaded with thrill, adventure and excitement, this place never fails to keep you spellbound with its natural beauty. Some of Aspen’s most popular sites like Maroon Bells who doesn’t charge enthusiasts a penny. For several decades now, this village has been the gem in the Roaring Fork Valley. 

Best Months to Visit

The best time to visit the Aspen is from December to February. This beauiful town sparkles when it’s buried under fresh powder, and its slopes are ready to be taken by storm. While planning your trip keep in mind that this is the most popular time to visit.

1. Maroon Bells

  • Tickets- The Maroon Bells bus departs from the Aspen Highlands Visitor Center. Parking is available, but limited, from the center. On weekdays, it’s $10 for 0-3 hours, $15 for 3-8 hours and $25 for 8+ hours.
  • Famous For-Hiking, Natural wonders, sightseeing
  • Duration-Halfday to Full day

2. Independence Pass

  • Tickets- No Entry Fee
  • Famous For-Recreation and sightseeing
  • Duration-2 Hours to Halfday

3. Snowmass

  • Tickets- Aspen Skiing Co. is charging $179 for a walk-up window price. If a snowboarder and skier have an existing card that the ticket can be added to, there is no extra charge. If a new card is required, that’s another $5. Skico’s amount applies at  Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Snowmass and Buttermilk.
  • Famous For-Recreation and skiing
  • Duration-Halfday to Full day

4. Aspen Mountain, Highlands

  • Tickets- No Entry Fee
  • Lift- Vail’s single-day, window lift ticket price hits $209; Aspen at $179.
  • Famous For-Hiking and sightseeing
  • Duration-Halfday to Full day

Breckenridge

Breckenridge

Breckenridge is a Home Rule borough that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Summit County, Colorado, United States. The town population was 4,540 at the 2010 United States Census. The town also has many part-time residents, as many people have vacation homes in the area. The town is located at the base of the Tenmile Range. Since 1859, Breckenridge retains the same Victorian-era charm it did during the height of the gold rush. It is popular skiing destinations due to it’s down-to-earth and friendly atmosphere nature it is beloved by the nation. In the summer, winter sports are replaced with hiking and cycling.

Have an amazing and graceful time collection of breweries and even a distillery. The sovereignty of a Breckenridge sunset and star-struck twilight sky is a wonder and worth your precious time and also coming back to year after year. 

Best Months to Visit

The best time to visit Breckenridge is November through April when the slopes are ready and waiting for skiers and snowboarders.

1. Main Street
  • Tickets- No Entry Fee
  • Famous For-Recreation, shopping, sightseeing, neighbourhood
  • Duration-1 to 2 Hours 
2. Cater Park
  • Tickets- No Entry Fee
  • Famous For-Recreation, parks and gardens, sightseeing
  • Duration-1 to 2 Hours
3. Breckenridge Ski Resort
  • Tickets- Varies from time to time
  • Famous For-Recreation, hiking, natural wonders, sightseeing
  • Duration-1 to 2 Hours 
4. Boreas Pass Road
  • Tickets- No Entry Fee
  • Famous For-Recreation, sightseeing
  • Duration-1 to 2 Hours
5. Vails Pass Path
  • Tickets- No Entry Fee
  • Famous For-Recreation, Tours, sightseeing
  • Duration-Halfday to Full day
6. Breckenridge Nordic Centre
  • Tickets- 3-Punch Pass – $65, 3-Punch Pass – $50, 6-Punch Pass – $120, 6-Punch Pass – $90, 10-Punch Pass – $180, 10-Punch Pass – $145
  • Famous For-Recreation, Tour, sightseeing
  • Duration-Halfday to Full day

Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs is an elevation of 6,035 ft. an amazing city in Colorado at the easterly foot of the Rocky Mountains. It extends near glacier-carved Pikes Peak, a memorial in Pike National Forest with hiking trails and a cogwheel railway leading to its 14,114-ft. summit. The city’s Garden of the Gods park highlights iconic red-sandstone configurations and mountain views. In one direction and you’ll see the majestic “purple mountains:” the Colorado Rockies and on the other direction you’ll wonder yourself pondering out at “amber waves of grain:” This charming town is beyond your imagination. You might also know the amazing fact like Colorado Springs is also home to such American institutions like the Air Force Academy and the Olympic & Paralympic Training Center. And over the years, it’s become a cross-section of personalities. Walk down the lanes and share the sidewalks with budding politicos, young families, art lovers and more. 

Colorado’s second-largest city has cultivated a stellar reputation, continually securing its position on the U.S. News Best Places. It’s also well-known for being a central political and religious hub, but over the past couple of years Colorado Springs has eased up on the religious eloquence.

Best Months to Visit

The best time to visit Colorado Springs is from March to May and from September to October. That’s when you’ll find slightly cooler temperatures as well as fewer crowds and discount rates.

Best Things to Do in Colorado Springs

1. Garden Of The Gods

  • Tickets- No Entry Fee
  • Famous For-Hiking, Natural Wonders
  • Duration-2 Hours to Halfday 

2. Pikes Peak

  • Tickets- If you are planning to drive the Pikes Peak Highway the cost is $15 per adult (16 and older) $5 per child (6-15). We do offer a carload discounted rate of $50 for up to five passengers and a reduced fee for additional passengers.
  • Famous For-Recreation, Tours, sightseeing
  • Duration-Halfday to Full day

3. North Cheyenne Canon park

  • Tickets- No Entry Fee
  • Famous For-Parks and gardens, sightseeing
  • Duration-Halfday to Full day

4. Red Rock Canyon

  • Tickets- No Entry Fee
  • Famous For-Hiking, Natural Wonders
  • Duration-Halfday to Full day

5. Old Colorado City

  • Tickets- No Entry Fee
  • Famous For-Recreation, sightseeing
  • Duration-2 Hours to Halfday 

Vail

Vail

 Well, you might have heard that big thing come in small packages, well is the perfect example for these spells. Don’t be fooled by Vail’s small size or remote location. Vail is a great hub to rule municipality in Eagle County, Colorado, United States and the residents of the town were 5,305 in 2010. The townhouse to Vail Ski Resort is the largest ski mountain in Colorado, is known for its hotels, dining, and for the numerous events the city hosts annually, such as the Vail Film Festival, Burton US Open, Vail Resorts Snow Days, and Bravo! Vail

This beautiful compact land is one of the most beloved cold-weather destinations in the country. Popular due to many reasons such as skiing. Placed between Gore Mountain Range to the north and the Sawatch Mountain Range to the south, this narrow valley is home to several notable ski areas, including one of the country’s largest single-mountain resorts. Jagged peaks are considered miles of slopes and perfect powder attract thousands of visitants every year. But you need to clear with your budget as this is a hard city for those on a shoestring budget it means it is quite expensive. 

If you visit during the summertime you’ll explore a variety of ways to enjoy the mountains, from hiking and biking to horseback riding and even whitewater rafting.

Best Months to Visit

The best times to visit Vail are from December to March and June to September. Nonetheless, December through March marks the ski season, and as such, you can expect to encounter crowds and extravagant hotel rates. 

Best Things to Do in Vail

1.Vail Hiking
  • Tickets- No Entry Fee
  • Famous For-Hiking, Recreation
  • Duration-2 Hours to Halfday 
2. Vail Ski Resort
  • Tickets- Charges varies season to season
  • Famous For-Hiking, Natural Wonders
  • Duration-More than a full day
3. Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
  • Tickets- No Entry Fee
  • Famous For-Parks and Gardens
  • Duration- 1 Hour to 2 Hours
4. Holy Cross Wilderness Area
  • Tickets- No Entry Fee
  • Famous For-Hiking, Parks and Gardens
  • Duration-Halfday to Full day
5. Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum and Hall of Fame
  • Tickets- No Entry Fee
  • Famous For-Hiking, Natural Wonders
  • Duration-1 to 2 Hours 

Boulder

Boulder

Boulder is a city at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, in northern Colorado. Forming to the west these trail-lined Flatirons are craggy rock formations overlooking the city. Downtown’s Pearl Street Mall offers art galleries, cafes, restaurants and boutiques. The University of Colorado Boulder campus is home to the Fiske Planetarium and the Museum of Natural History, with zoology and anthropology exhibits. Rationally an outskirt of Denver, Boulder resembles worlds away from its Mile High comrade. This free land is the main point for meditation and herbal tea, the beautiful ambience and adventurous outdoor activities are worthy of experiencing once. Show your love for the urban parks, crisp mountain air and a free-spirited ambience, quality education and a strong helping of liberalism making this place one of your finest choices. While granola face is regular characters in this town, Boulder engages to a much broader public with its thriving arts scene, fashionable shops, foaming breweries and cuddling cafes. 

Don’t stop here, stretch your imagination with the offering of this land like hikers can stretch their legs along the Boulder Creek Path or on the trail to the Flatirons, while more comfortable strollers can get their exercise while perusing the shops at the Pearl Street Mall. Like any other seminary towns, Boulder boasts a bevy of bars and brewpubs coming to life once the sunsets.

Best Months to Visit

The best times to visit Boulder are January to March and June to August. Although the city can be pleasurable at any time of year (its high elevation ensures a mild climate), Boulder’s winter and summer seasons experience the most consistently enviable weather and numerous festivals.

Best Things to Do in Boulder

1. The Flatirons

  • Tickets- No Entry Fee
  • Famous For-Hiking, Natural Wonders
  • Duration-2 Hours to Halfday 

2. Chautauqua Park

  • Tickets- No Entry Fee
  • Famous For- Recreation, Parks and Gardens
  • Duration-2 Hours to Halfday 

3. Pearl Street Mall

  • Tickets- No Entry Fee
  • Famous For-Shopping, Cafe, recreation
  • Duration-2 Hours to Halfday

4. Breweries

  • Tickets- No Entry Fee
  • Famous For-Entertainment, Nightlife, tours, wine and breweries
  • Duration-1 to 2 Hours

5. Eldorado Canyon State Park

  • Tickets- $10 per person daily
  • Famous For-Hiking, Parks and Gardens
  • Duration-Halfday to Full day

Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs, a popular yet mini-land in northern Colorado’s Yampa Valley is home to the Howelsen Hill ski area and the Steamboat ski resort. The latter has 6 peaks including Mount Werner. The city’s geothermal hot springs are said to have therapeutic properties. Just from the side, the long-standing Old Town Hot Springs appears which is equipped with swimming and soaking pools, plus water slides.

Got its fame for its outstanding hot springs, Steamboat Springs is a must-visit destination for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. This Colorado city is surrounded by working farmsteads, but its plethora of outdoor pursuits are what entice visitors. Fishing and camping are two popular things which are mostly done in the summer, while the winter months are ideal for snowshoeing and snowmobiling. But the city’s most well-known activity is skiing. Featuring roughly 3,000 skiable acres, and more affordable rates than other ski destinations like Aspen and Vail, Steamboat Springs (nicknamed Ski Town, U.S.A.) is a prime spot for shredding powder. 

If you prefer more metropolitan pursuances, downtown Steamboat Springs has more than 100 bars and restaurants, as well as art galleries and the Tread of Pioneers Museum.  Start exploring steamboat spring with Steamboat Gondola popular for its picturesque landscapes. Do not forget hiking to Fish Creek Falls, hit the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort or bike the Yampa River Core Trail, if you are willing to spend some peaceful time then move your shoe to Strawberry Park Hot Springs’ mineral pools. And if you confront severe weather throughout your stay, explore The Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs and the Howelsen Ice Arena for tennis, ice skating and more.

Best Months to Visit

The best time to visit Steamboat Springs is between June and August and from December to March. Hikers and bicyclists will get to explore the area’s trails in the summer vacation, while skiers will find prime mountain conditions in the winter.

Best Things to Do in Steamboat Springs

1. Yampa River Core Trail

  • Tickets- No Entry Fee
  • Famous For- Recreation, Hiking, Sightseeing
  • Duration-2 Hours to Halfday

2. Medicine Bow- Routt National Forest

  • Tickets- No Entry Fee
  • Famous For- Recreation, Hiking, Sightseeing
  • Duration- Halfday to Fullday 

3. Fish Creek Falls

  • Tickets- $5/Vehicle Day Use Fee
  • Timings: 6 a.m to 10p.m
  • Famous For- Recreation, Parks and Gardens
  • Duration-2 Hours to Halfday

4. Tread of Pioneers Museum

  • Tickets- The Tread of Pioneers Museum collects, preserves, exhibits, and shares the history and heritage of the Steamboat Springs area. Admission: $6 for adults; $5 for seniors; $2 for children under 12 (children under age 6 are free). All Routt County residents get in free with I.D.
  • Famous For- Museum
  • Timings: 11 am–5 pm
  • Duration-1 to 2 Hours 

5. Strawberry Park Hot Springs

  • Tickets- Varies season to season
  • Famous For- Recreation, swimming pool, Natural Wonders
  • Duration- Halfday to Fullday

Conclusion

Colorado is popular for its mural landscape of hills, mounds, forests, high plains, mesas, canyons, plateaus, rivers and desert lands and if that is not enough Colorado is also part of the western and southwestern United States and is one of the Mountain States. Denver is the capital and the most teeming city of Colorado. With these amazing picturesque neighborhoods and adorable recreation spot, this land should definitely secure the spot in your 2020 bucket list. As your wanderlust does not allow you to calm down your vacation streaks this article is definitely your choice before planning your trip to Colorado. Comment below and let us know when you’re planning your vacation trip to Colorado?

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