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Colorado events, places to see & fun Colorado activities

Dive into world class travel adventures in the beautiful state of Colorado! Whether you are looking for a family vacation or an action-packed adventure, Colorado offers activities and events for visitors of all ages and abilities.

Seasonal changes are celebrated in this colorful state. Colorado weather brings distinction and beauty to each individual season, and life in Colorado has embraced these constant changes. Vacation opportunities vary with the seasons as well, bringing diverse experiences to each visit.

Families will enjoy a range of activities including skiing, snowboarding, camping, rafting, hiking, bicycling, treasure hunting, gold panning, Dude Ranches, zip lining, and simply browsing stores and ice cream shops along the main streets of Colorado's historic towns.

Adrenaline seekers will find heart pumping activities such as white water rafting, mountain, rock, and ice climbing, motocross, ATV and snowmobile treks, trail biking, paragliding, and more. The possibilities are endless in the rugged landscape of the Rocky Mountains.

Relaxation is an honored pastime in Colorado. Visitors and locals alike tend to pass the time camping, fishing, boating, and taking scenic nature walks through the varying areas of the state.

Colorado boasts 300 days of sun, which increases your access to over 7 mountain ranges, 4 National Parks, 7 National Monuments, 11 National Forests, 240 golf courses, 25 ski areas, 60 terrain parks, 18 nordic centers, and 54 peaks that rise more than 14,000 feet above sea level.

Welcome to Colorado, where you can enjoy your vacation in any way you choose.

ColoradoFun Events across Colorado 

USA Pro Challenge - Bicycle Race - Multiple Cities - August 18 - 24, 2014

Bravo! Vail: Vail Valley Music Festival - June 27 - August 2 - Vail

Aspen Music Festival - June 26 - August 14 - Aspen/Snowmass

Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed - February 14 - August 24 - Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Western Colorado Classic Auto Event - August 30 & 31 - Grand Junction

Octoberfest - September 5 - 7 in Vail Lionshead and September 12 - 14 in Vail Village





Whitewater Rafting

This past winter Colorado Ski Country received record snowfalls! Record snowfall means record snowmelt which means an awesome whitewater rafting season is on the way! Colorado offers terrific whitewater rafting with many rivers and venues to choose from. Families can plan rafting trips with a mix of rapids and cruising on smooth water. Adventure seekers have an awesome selection of rafting and kayaking through class 3 to class 5 rapids on many of Colorado's rivers.

Check out our list of Rafting across Colorado and prepare for fun and excitement.

Running: Races, Charity Runs, Obstacle Course & Mud Runs

Colorado boasts one of the Countries most fit populations. It's no wonder running events in Colorado draw big crowds all across our beautiful State. Choose from world class events like the Bolder Boulder, charity 5K's and obstacle & mud runs. There is something for everyone!   

Colorado Bicycle Races, Rides and Events

Riding a bicycle is a wonderful and intimate way to experience Colorado! Whether you prefer road biking or trail riding Colorado has plenty of choices from the grasslands of the Eastern Plains to metro trails in our front range cities to challenging rides over mountain passes. Take a look at our list and be sure to plan a ride while you're here.   

Horseback Rides

Horseback riding in Colorado is a great way to visit Colorado's back country. Get off the main trail and see streams and waterfalls, fields of wild flowers and majestic views of Colorado's mountains. You can choose from outfitters, stables or state parks to arrange everything from a one hour ride to evening rides complete with steak dinners to overnight trips with tents and campfires.Horseback rides make for great family memories.


Colorado Wine Country

Colorado's Wine Country is centered in Palisade which is just outside Grand Junction in Western Colorado. The Palisade area houses over 20 Wineries. The high altitude and dry climate produce many interesting varieties of wine. Be sure to tour the beautiful vineyards and enjoy the tasting rooms and quality restaurants of the Palisade region. 

Colorado State Parks

Colorado State Parks offer activity and fun as diverse as the geography, climate and scenery of Colorado. With 42 State Parks and over 225,000 acres to explore families and adventurers will be challenged to fit all this activity into one trip. You can do it all; camping, boating, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, sailing, hiking, bike riding, rock climbing and zip lines. Be sure to pack the sunscreen since you'll be spending plenty of time outdoors.

Golf Courses in Colorado

It's true! Golf balls do fly farther in Colorado. As always the challenge is to hit them straight. Golfing in Colorado challenges players in many ways. Golf's greatest course designers have embraced the scenery and geography of Colorado to design some of the most challenging and beautiful courses in the country. Golfers can easily be distracted by the scenery and wildlife sightings as they play these wonderful golf courses.