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Colorado Summer Vacation Deals

While many associate Colorado with colder weather fun, there are many different things that you can see and do in the warmer months of spring, summer, and fall. In fact, the summer and fall months are some of the most beautiful in this state, especially in the Rocky Mountains.

What Makes Colorado Unique

Seeing the Rocky Mountains in full bloom with wildflowers and a thick carpet of green grass is truly an experience. Then, when you least expect it, autumn arrives and the Aspen trees shimmer and shine in the Colorado sunlight and simply take your breath away. The state is home to many lakes and rivers, and you'll find the marinas and resorts on the lakes have much to offer. Visitors enjoy white-water rafting trips on the Arkansas River or kayaking and canoeing along the Snake River. The state boasts several blue-ribbon fishing waters as well. Try trout fishing by casting a fly on a guided float trip down the Colorado River or fish for several species of trout including Rainbow, Cutthroat, Brook, or Brown Trout on cold water mountain lakes and streams.

Major Mountain Destinations

You’ll be busy during your summer trip to Colorado, thanks to the numerous activities that are available. Many people prefer to start with a hike through Rocky Mountain National Park, where you can get up close and personal with nature and see many types of wildlife in their natural surroundings. There is a lifetime of recreational land to see. Within Colorado's boarders are four national parks: Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park near Montrose, The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve near Mosca, Mesa Verde National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site near Cortez, and Rocky Mountain National Park near Estes Park and Grand Lake. Besides these parks, there are national monuments like the Colorado National Monument, national historic sites, national scenic trails and drives like the Mt. Evans Scenic Byway, state and national recreation areas along with state forests, preserves, state parks, wildlife refuges. There are thousands of spots to camp, hike, mountain bike, fish, white-water raft, rock climb, and enjoy the great Rocky Mountain outdoors. Travel through the state is much easier during this time and you’ll be able to appreciate all that Colorado has to offer.

For the best combination of great accommodations and outdoor activities, take a horseback ride through the mountains or experience a real cattle drive. There are also historic mines and jeep tours. If you’d rather relax and take it easy during your stay, you’ll find numerous world-class restaurants and art galleries.

Summer Vacation Discounts

Click on a resort areas provided and take advantage of the fantastic savings that range from discounts on lodging, restaurants, travel, transportation, activities, tours, golf, fishing, white-water rafting, mountain biking, backpack trips, and much more!

Featured Blog Posts

Best Hot Springs to Experience in Steamboat

Hot Springs are famous for their healing and therapeutic benefits. Mineral-rich water renews the skin while the hot temperatures revive aching, tired bodies. Steamboat Springs, Colorado offers an estimated 150 hot springs that no visitor should be without. Among this list, several iconic destinations stand out. Whether local or visiting on vacation, begin planning your […]

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Summer Adventure in Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

Just an hour and a half west of Vail and an hour north of Aspen is a hidden gem of family excitement. One of the best choices for summer adventure parks, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is a several hundred feet above Glenwood Springs, a town that was voted one of the best places to live by […]

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Gold Medal Fly-fishing in the Roaring Fork Valley

Sunrise creeps over the ridge line, deepening the pale blue of the early morning sky reflected in the river. Eagles, osprey, herons, and songbirds rush through the air. Mule deer graze quietly downstream, and a suspicious rustling in the willows on the far bank may just be a black bear and her cubs coming down for a […]

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Rocky Mountain Whitewater Rafting: Must Do’s

Rivers in the Rocky Mountains offer a truly unique whitewater experience. Having carved their way through deep gorges of limestone, granite or sandstone, their currents are swift and wild. Besides views that are almost incomprehensibly beautiful, western rivers offer heart-pounding rapids formed by their iconic ‘rocky’ namesakes. Whether you are a novice boater, or a […]

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New Summer Fun in Vail, and of Course, It’s Epic

Colorado natives and tourists alike love Vail for its towering peaks, amazing ski slopes, and top-rated accommodations. But did you know that Vail is also a destination for the summer? This year Vail plans to open new summer attractions that will provide fun for the whole family. When you plan a summer trip to Vail, […]

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Steamboat Springs Resort Invests in More Summer Amenities

Ah, yes … Steamboat, Colorado, you know it well. It’s where you go when you want to experience the sheer exhilaration of a gondola ride up Mt. Werner; feel the adrenaline rush of speeding down the alpine slide; enjoy the beauty of a nature hike with family or friends, or relax while listening to music […]

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5 Cool Places to Ride an Alpine Slide

There’s nothing quite like the sensation you get sliding down an alpine slide.  You start at the top of a mountain peak, and race your way down to the bottom in a wheeled cart on a smooth concrete track; all the while swerving, curving, and swaying in your seat as you navigate your ride down the […]

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Zip Lining : The Basics You Need to Know

Zip lining is among the fastest growing sports in mountain resort areas during the warmer months, and for good reason. If you’re an adrenaline junkie with a passion for action, zip lines provide an easy and low cost adventure to try. The concept of zip lining started as a need to transport people and things […]

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Rafting is Summer Fun in the Mountains

You probably know the mountains aren’t just for winter fun. Sure, you have to wait a few months to hit the slopes again, but now is still a great time to visit the mountains for summer activities like hiking, camping, biking, zip lining, water tubing, stand up paddle boarding, and white water rafting. If you’re planning […]

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Experience 5 Bucket List Adventures in a Week This Summer

ID-10029473The high rapids of Colorado whitewater rafting is calling out to you this summer, but so is ziplining, stand-up paddle boarding, hiking a 14er and rock climbing! That all sounds great, but who has a lot of time to spend researching the devilish details such as where to stay so that you get the most […]

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