When you have come to explore Colorado you need to know what to do when you get there. You can spend days exploring Colorado and not even scratch the surface of what it has to offer. This article is going to help you figure out what to do when you are visiting the Front Range and Mountains. I’m also going to tell you how to get there!
Days in Colorado – The Front Range & Mountains spent a week visiting Colorado for the second time during the summer of 2021 and had an incredible super fun full weekend visiting three beautiful cities, Rocky Mountain National Park and Centennial Colorado Springs. We wanted to document the experiences we had so we went from city to city in the Colorado Springs area, eating at some awesome restaurants, shopping, and sightseeing. It was such a beautiful place, we were scared to go home! Here are our insights on what to do when you’re visiting Colorado Springs, Denver, and the Front Range.
Go to your local Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf store in the mornings. Have a sit down lunch filled with delicious snacks while drinking herbal tea and coffee. After lunch, head over to Old Town Denver and grab some food at one of the many wonderful outdoor cafes while enjoying the beautiful scenery that Colorado has to offer. After dinner, head back to the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf for some more sweet treats while you continue to enjoy the beautiful Colorado scenery. For dessert, stop into The Blue Rooster for their giant snow cone and some warm chocolate.
Go hiking and biking while staying in one of the top Colorado towns. We chose a little mountain town called Glenwood Springs as our destination. Thousands of years old mining operations still remain and they produce lots of natural hot springs, which are supposed to be very potent due to the fact that the people of Colorado have been drinking them for centuries. You can stay at the Mountain Pass Motel or the Chateau Frontenac, both of which offer beautiful accommodations while you take in the amazing sights. In addition to being a wonderful way to relax and get rid of that stress, you can also get some exercise while you are there.
If you like to go hiking, try The Great Big House. It is very near the Big Bear Mountain Resort and it has all the makings of an excellent vacation getaway. Some of the best things to do there include getting your own hiking boots and learning how to build a campfire. There are plenty of other things to do in and around this area, so if you are mainly interested in hiking and camping, you will want to visit these places. Other good places to visit include the Continental Divide Trail, the Continental Trail, and of course the Great Northern Trail.
Want to get breakfast at some of the most amazing restaurants in Colorado? Well, then you should definitely spend some time in Denver. This city offers some fabulous attractions, such as the Denver Museum of Fine Arts, the Denver Zoo, and of course the Denver Art Museum. All of these things are sure to make any sightseeing trip to Colorado something that is truly memorable.
While you are in Denver, you should certainly stop into the Pikes Peak Country Club, where you can enjoy an afternoon of golf and dinner. While you are there, you should also take a moment to see some of the beautiful nature that is around the area. Pikes Peak Country Club is in Canon City, about thirty minutes from Denver on the southwest side of the state. Another great place to visit is the south west side of Pikes Peak, which is known for its spectacular mountains and the annual Rocky Mountain Film Festival. You may also want to check out the historic Old Town of Pikes Peak, which offers some great food and shopping.
One thing that is certain about eating in Colorado is that there is plenty to do. No matter what part of the state you visit, you are sure to find a great meal or a perfect place to grab a quick snack. Of course, the best part of all is when you return from a long day of exploring all the wonderful sites that Colorado has to offer. That’s when you’ll want to hit up your local hotel, grab a good coffee or plate of nachos, relax with a cold beer, and watch a few movies. With the great selection of hotels in Colorado, you’re sure to find the perfect place for your next vacation. Whether you are looking for a family hotel, a luxury hotel, or even a bed and breakfast, you are sure to find one in Colorado.