Year-Round Activities

Year-Round Activities in Colorado

Colorado is most famous for its world-class skiing and hiking. However, its varied geographical regions and diverse population, make Colorado a place to be enjoyed by people of all passions and ages with year-round activities abound.

Colorado’s diverse activities

Besides the high-profile activities found in Colorado’s resort towns. People with other interests should not be surprised to see their favorite activities and organizations in Colorado too. Here are a few activities that might not be front of mind when thinking of Colorado but are in fact popular and thriving in Colorado.

Colorado adventure parks

Adventure Parks

If you’re looking for man-made assisted fun. The adventure parks in Colorado are not to be missed. Similar to the urban amusement parks, Colorado’s adventure parks combine the awesomeness of mountains, and their natural setting, with the thrill of manmade fun. 

ATVs and Jeep Tourscolorado snow buggy tours

If hiking, riding horseback, or mountain biking is not your thing. Getting the “out there” feeling of being in the National Forest is something anyone can do. There are a variety of companies that provide guided backcountry tours to suit your style. With the advent of modern ATVs, you can even tour the backcountry year-round. The modern buggy ATVs can accommodate small parties through remote areas in the summer and winter. 

Marinas and Boating

Boating is certainly not first to mind when thinking about Colorado. However, this state has a variety of exceptional mountain lakes and reservoirs to satisfy your mariner cravings. If oceans and big bodies of water are more your style. Consider the lakes of Colorado to be a new challenge. Generally speaking, these lakes are suited for smaller crafts and will call upon a modified skill set. 

Hot Air Ballooning

A really fantastic activity that anybody can do is hot air ballooning. The mountains of Colorado are perfect for ballooning year-round. The mountain views are just stunning. A truly “eagle eye” experience.

Spas and Hot Springs

If you just need to unwind Colorado has got you covered. Throughout Colorado, you can find natural hot springs. Often these springs have been developed into spas or accompany resort getaways. Hot Springs are open year-round. The hot mineral-rich waters can feel even more satisfying in the winter. Follow that up with a message and you’ll be ready to take on life with new meaning. You will also find top-notch spas in all of the resort communities.

Activities for those more Culturally Minded

Colorado Museums

Colorado has been an integral part of western immigration. Pioneering the west involved navigating the Oregon and Santa Fee overland trails. Colorado essentially bisected these traveling routes. Then there was the gold rush which established most of Colorado’s small towns still in existence today. Simultaneously, the open-range cattle industry boomed and clashed with the mining town culture. Creating the romanticized cowboy lifestyle that developed the Hollywood western movie storytelling that is still seen and loved. Small-town museums can be found throughout Colorado. If you’re a history buff or fascinated by the early western culture. Stop by any number of these museums and step back in time and check out the early days of the west.

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Colorado Performing Arts

Colorado has a unique ability to draw eclectic people. So, no surprise to find a strong influence of performing arts throughout the state. Home to Colorado Symphony Orchestra, a plethora of Bluegrass festivals, The famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver’s Center for Performing Arts, and more. You will also discover similar cultural experiences available throughout Colorado’s small mountain towns.

Year-Round Vacationing in Colorado

When you think of vacationing in Colorado. Think of all the incredible year-round activities, cultural experiences, and events you can mix into your trip. With a little planning, you can easily check off activities to satisfy your body and mind. Find activities to thrill you, challenge you, stimulate your curiosity, or just find satisfying relaxation. Colorado is the place to get a recharge on life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Raft Masters Adventure

2315 E. Main St., Cañon City, CO
719-275-6645
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Arapahoe Basin

28194 US Hwy 6, Dillon, CO
888-272-7246
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Arkansas River Tours

49311 W U.S. 50 B, Cañon City, CO 81212
800-321-4352
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ATV Tours Colorado

3627 Alvarado Rd. Dumont, CO 80436
303-868-0874
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Frisco Lodge

321 Main Street, Frisco, CO
800-279-6000
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28357 US Hwy 50 , Gunnison CO, 81230
970-641-0477
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231 W. Colorado Ave., Telluride, CO
970-728-4351
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Pack Burro Picnics

Leadville, CO
719-293-4213
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Performance Tours Rafting

Performance Tours, Canon City, CO 81212
1-800-328-7238
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Quality Inn – Ouray

191 5th Ave, Ouray, CO
970-325-7203
Our Quality Inn® hotel in Ouray, CO has the value you’re looking for when you travel. Enjoy a variety of amenitie...
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3075 E. US 50, Cañon City, CO
719-275-8676
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Royal Gorge KOA

559 County Road 3A, Canon City, CO 81215
800-562-5689
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Royal Gorge Rafting & Zipline Tours

45045 W US Hwy 50, Cañon City, CO 81212
719-275-RAFT
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Cañon City, CO
719-275-7238
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St. Moritz Lodge & Condominiums

334 West Hyman Ave., Aspen, CO
800-817-2069
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Streamside on Fall River

1260 Fall River Rd., Estes Park, CO
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114 N Tejon St., #100, Colorado Springs, CO

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TAKT Trio

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2344 E Iliff Ave, Denver, CO

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237 Virginia Avenue

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2700 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO

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