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Colorado Summer Vacation Planner 2014

Colorado Summer Vacation Planner

The lifestyle here in Colorado celebrates
the great outdoors.


The lifestyle here in Colorado celebrates the great outdoors. Whether you're looking for a physically challenging activity like hiking, or whitewater rafting or a more laid back activity like soaking in a hot springs, riding a historic railroad or visiting a Colorado museum, we have the activity for you. The options are simply Colorado Vacation Plannerendless. You might begin by exploring scenic byways, or boating, paddle boarding, tubing and fishing on the many lakes, reservoirs and rivers. Of course, each activity is accompanied with its own spectacularly scenic views. There's more to do than hit the slopes, Colorado's heady elevations will also boost your ego as golf drives travel up to 15% farther in the thin air than they do at sea level!

Summer is one of the best things about Colorado, with 300+ amazing days of sunshine every year. Experience one of the many stunning Rocky Mountain sunsets, races and contests, unrivaled outdoor
concert venues, food and wine festivals, golfing, horse riding, hiking, rafting and much more. Colorado summers will stimulate your body, calm your soul and wipe away your worries.


> Cycling & Mountain Biking

Colorado claims 53 peaks higher than 14,000 feet and the hiking trails ascending them are very popular and demanding. The state is something of a mecca for both long-haul road bikers and mountain biking enthusiasts. Bike paths are abundant on the Front Range from Fort Collins, Boulder, Denver, and Colorado Springs to Pueblo. In the mountains there are Mountain Bikerspaved bike paths as well as hundreds of miles of single-track trails for off-road biking. Most communities have bike rental shops available near paved and dirt trails. Other areas have bike shuttles that drive riders to the top of a pass and let them cruise downhill for a view of the sites.

Most ski areas keep their lifts running throughout the summer so riders can haul their bikes up and enjoy dirt trails coming downhill. If the physical challenge of crossing the Continental Divide by pedal power isn't quite you're speed, kick back and watch some world class cyclists do the hard work. Colorado plays host to the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, the Elephant Rock Cycling Festival, the Courage Classic, Bike Tour Colorado and many more amateur and professional cycling events every summer.


> Music

Colorado is the place to experience the sights Red Rocksand sounds of summer. Sunny skies and unmatched outdoor music venues make Colorado a popular summer pilgrimage for music lovers of every taste and age. In addition to the many outdoor music festivals featured by ski resorts and throughout the state, a visit to Colorado in summer is hardly complete without experiencing a concert at the Red Rocks Amphitheater. Widely touted as the best outdoor music venue in the U.S., Red Rocks also offers shopping, hiking and biking, guided tours and a restaurant with breathtaking views.


> Ski Resorts in the Summer

Many ski resorts offer an array of summer activities, including gondola rides, mountain-top dining adventures, disc golf, hiking and mountain bike trails, family fun parks, zip-lining and four wheel drive tours. You can also enjoy the scenery more leisurely on horseback, from a hot air balloon, or by chairlift. Skiing is certainly not the only way to enjoy the spectacular views from Colorado's peaks!

Colorado cuisine continues to gain acclaim around the US and internationally. Some of the state's top restaurants are located in our ski towns and even on the mountain. From s'mores to filet mignon, Colorado's resorts will meet your wildest craving and leave you with a memorable dining experience, well-earned after a hard day playing in our great outdoors. On and off the mountain, you'll find menus that span the palate, from fine dining to sushi, Asian fusion, steakhouses, pizza joints, authentic Mexican and Italian fare and much more. Family-friendly restaurants are abundant, as are romantic, high-end options. Many resort chefs are pushing the envelope with fine dining creations that rival those in some of the country's best culinary cities. Throughout the summer season, there are food and wine festivals and BBQ cook-offs almost every weekend from Aspen to Keystone, to Vail and Telluride, featuring live music, cooking demonstrations, competitions, art fairs and more.


> Training Facilities

For those aspiring X-Games athletes, Woodward at Copper is a 20,000 sq.ft. year-round indoor ski and snowboard training camp. The Woodward at Copper Barn is located next to lodging check-in at Copper Mountain and features Snowflex® jumps, foam pits, a spring floor, Olympic-grade fly-bed trampolines and indoor skateboarding features. All ages and abilities are welcome to test their skills. The facility offers day camps, classes, One Hit Wonder intro sessions, drop-in sessions and skate/BMX-only sessions.

Among other less strenuous activities, don't miss a Colorado Rockies baseball game at Coors
Field or a day at Elitch Gardens Amusement Park in Denver. Experience a different part of Colorado's culture and Colorado Rockies Gameattend one of the many rodeos that are hosted statewide or head to one of the local farmer's markets featuring Colorado's wide array of local produce, arts and crafts.

Full of history, Colorado will offer you historical districts, Native American ruins, cowboys and museums that will take you back to another place in time. Colorado is the perfect place to relax and sight-see, enjoy the beautiful scenery or discover more outdoor activities than you have ever imagined. We invite you to visit Colorado's cities, towns and mountain communities on an unforgettable journey across this beautiful state. Chat with the locals and enjoy our genuine Western character and postcard perfect blue skies... This is sure to be a vacation to remember!
 

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