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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!

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Conditions perfect for late-season whitewater rafting in Glenwood Springs

Experts are calling for perfect conditions for late-season whitewater rafting trips on the Colorado River and Roaring Fork from Glenwood Springs, and river rafting adventures are expected to continue through August and into September. So even if it feel like summer is on the way out it’s not too late to plan that whitewater rafting […]

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7 Top Mountain Bike Trails to Ride This Summer

bike down these incredible trails in the summerA favorite among outdoors lovers, mountain biking is an easy and inexpensive way to explore the outdoors while also paying respect to the land. Across the U.S. national parks, and recreational areas will be buzzing with life as excited visitors from around the world flock to these wide open spaces for some fresh air. It’s […]

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Whitewater Rafting on the Gunnison River

travel along the gunnison river this summer to explore the outdoors of Colorado from a new angleRafting the Gunnison River is a beloved past time for Coloradoans (and Coloradoans at heart)! It’s a prime river to traverse in the summer, offering rapids ranging that cover almost the entire spectrum of difficulty that you’d normally find. The river begins near Almont, CO where much of the land is still untouched. It’s a […]

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The Excitement of Royal Gorge White Water Rafting

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Arkansas River Rafting In Colorado

try heading down the arkansas river this summer for a new adventureThe Arkansas River in Colorado is one of the most fun to raft in the state. Its waters offer a good mixture of rapid classes that allow for paddlers of all levels to enjoy. While rafting the river you’re bound to see countless sights, all of which will make lasting memories for you. The river […]

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A Quick Guide To Whitewater River Rafting In Colorado

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Top Ski Resorts You Have To Visit In The Summer

these ski resorts might just be better in the summerThere’s nothing quite like the thrill of hitting the trails at ski resorts in the winter. The cooler temps, fresh air and miles of pine trees all around set up a majestic scene to behold. But when the snow finally melts and the weather takes a turn towards spring and summer, you’re probably a little […]

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Whitewater Rafting For The First Time

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What Do Ski Shops Do in the Summer?

ski shops still serve a purpose even in the summerOne would assume that as soon as the season ends, ski rental shops close their doors until winter sets in again. While that might have been true many seasons ago, the same can’t be said about these shops now. Many resorts have found the benefits of staying open year-round, allowing people the opportunity to experience […]

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Fishing the Arkansas River for Browns: An Opportunistic Trout and You

Are you an opportunist? Do you see yourself as a slick person-someone who wants to get through the day with the least amount of stress? If so, you might be a match for Arkansas River’s brown trout. The fish is slick and guarded. This is one time you need to camouflage and stay behind the […]

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