I'm considering a trip to Colorado sometime this spring or summer, but I'm not exactly sure where to visit.
Anyone have any suggestions on places to go, things to see, things to do, when the weather warms up?
The San Juans are indeed spectacular. This would be the Durango/Ouray Telluride area the poster mentioned before me. My favorite thing to do is ride the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Another one is the Cumbres A& Toltec Scenic Railroad. They both are awesome family trips.
Stay west of the Denver/Colorado Springs line and you can not go wrong. If you fly into the Springs, it is worth a trip to the Cripple Creek Mining District. Don't go to Cripple Creek, unless you are into gambling, instead go to Victor and walk some of the trails through the old mines. Go to the top on the American Eagle Overlook and see the current mining operation. If you are into hiking and want to try a 14,000' Mountain go to Lake City in the San Juans and Hike Handies Peak. The easiest of the 14er's and probably the most scenic. What ever you do you probably can't go wrong.
The San Juans are indeed spectacular. This would be the Durango/Ouray Telluride area the poster mentioned before me. My favorite thing to do is ride the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Another one is the Cumbres A& Toltec Scenic Railroad. They both are awesome family trips. Attachment 1111 Attachment 1112
+1 I live in Cortez, by Durango, and consider myself lucky to be down here.
I agree with staying west of 25 but have to say there is some beautiful country north of 70. Rocky Mountain Nat. Park, Grandby Grand lake area. Even out towards Craig and the northwest corner. Some excellent history up that way and some beautiful country to see.
In Fact Moffat County in northwest CO has a varied terrain and scenery and the history of the area is full of great stories form the old west. The area is well worth visiting. Check it out at visit moffat county.com.
Are you planning on driving or flying into Colorado, I personally like the buena vista area for 4wheeling/camping. There is only a handful of things to do near denver and colorado springs so I would suggest do not visit there or only stay a short time.
I recommend finding a bike shop that will rent a full suspension mountain bike to you. Then either hit up some singletrack or see about joining a guided tour. You can't go wrong spending a day on a bike in the Rockies!