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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

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Post Ski Season Retreating at Beaver Creek Mountain

With the ski season and the school year done, the off-season offers the perfect opportunity to relax before summer begins. The Rockies provide an idyllic setting for such retreats, a chance to get away from the busyness of everyday life. Contrary to what one might think, many ski areas are very active during the warmer […]


Want to Whitewater Raft this Summer? Here’s How!

With plenty of runoff from the snow last winter, Colorado’s rivers are running high and this will be a banner year for whitewater rafting. If it’s your first time out, use this guide to help you plan the best summer adventure for you and your group. Determine Your Ability and Comfort Level Rivers are rated […]


Take the Plunge with Raft Masters!

Colorado whitewater rafting is widely recognized as some of the best rafting in the entire world. Guests flock from all around the globe to experience the unrivaled thrill. Raft Masters has made whitewater rafting a way of life since 1989. Raft Masters prides themselves on providing guests with exceptional service, the most entertaining and highly […]


Vail Oktoberfest Happens in September!

Leave the snow pants and goggles at home but be sure to don your best lederhosen for a little taste of Munich in Colorado. This September grab a stein and give a toast to one of the worlds’ most celebrated parties. Vail and Lionshead are teaming up again this year for two fun-filled weekends of […]


Go Whitewater Rafting When You Visit Colorado

As summer approaches and the snow melts off, what better way to celebrate the start of the Summer season then with an invigorating whitewater rafting journey down the Arkansas River or Clear Creek in Colorado. The rafting season kicks into high gear as soon as snowmelt starts to pour into the state’s waterways quickly transforming […]


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