Are you looking to get out of town for the weekend but aren’t sure where you’d like to go? Colorado is full of so many great weekend getaway spots that it can be hard to decide the best option. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a family adventure, you are sure to find something to do here.
We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite weekend getaway destinations to help you pick the one that fits you best. Just remember, as always, you’ll want to check out the local guidelines and weather before booking your trip.
1) Colorado Springs
When you’re searching for the perfect weekend getaway, Colorado Springs should be at the top of the list. With the amazing views of Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods, it’s the perfect place to wake up to. While you’re there, considering take a stroll around the beautiful free sandstone rock formations. Or if hiking isn’t your thing, check out one of the many local attractions, like Manitou Springs Mineral Springs. Which is only a short drive away.
Heading to Colorado’s capital is a great weekend getaway, filled with plenty of activities. Whether you’re here for one of the many concerts they have each week or to do some shopping, Denver has it all. If you can, try attending a concert at the Red Rock Amphitheater. But whatever you do during your stay, be sure to check out some of the amazing microbreweries throughout the city. You won’t be disappointed.
3) Glenwood Springs
Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway for two or something for the whole family, you can find it here at Glenwood Springs. Check out Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park or go to the world’s largest mineral hot springs pool, Spa of the Rockies at Glenwood Hot Springs Resort. Both options are great for the family. And if you’re looking for a more quiet time, there are plenty of other smaller hot springs to soak in.
No matter what time of year it is, it’s always a great time to visit Telluride. This amazing historic town is tucked into the mountains making for a wonderful weekend escape. If you head up during the winter months, there is plenty of skiing to be done. And if you’d rather visit during the summer, you have plenty of hikes you can explore. Or if you aren’t up for that, then head on over to one of the many festivals throughout the summer months.
5) Steamboat Springs
If you’re a skier, then you probably already know about the amazing skiing up at Steamboat Springs. But don’t worry, that’s hardly all there is to do when you visit this beautiful mountain escape. When you visit during the winter months, you’ll definitely want to check out the hot springs around. Either Strawberry Park Hot Springs for a more intimate setting or head on over to Old Town Hot Springs with the waterslides and an aquatic climbing wall if the whole family is there.
This is another great option if you’re looking for some hot springs to soak in. There are a few to choose from when you’re there. Ouray, located in the southwest part of the state has stunning views of the mountains as you drive up. And the small-town feel isn’t taken away by ski resorts. If you’re up for a hike, check out Cascade Falls Park where you can follow a trail to find a waterfall or two.
The first thing that comes to mind when we think of Vail is, of course, winter skiing. But that’s only half the splendor of visiting this gorgeous place. If you head out during the summer months, you’ll find the hotel prices cheaper than the winter rates. And still just as many great things to do. There are plenty of biking options, but try the zip line if that’s not your jam.
If you’re looking for a destination with some historical character, then you don’t want to miss out on the adorable town of Durango. Stay in one of the adorable inns and stroll the downtown district. And, of course, if you have the time, you’ll want to take a ride on the Durango Silverton Train. It’s a stunning view of the Cascade Canyon as you head up the mountain to Silverton.
If you’re looking to get a skiing weekend in, then this is a great option to choose. However, it’s hardly the only thing you can do while you’re visiting this adorable resort town. Check out downtown and get some window shopping in on Main Street. Or during the summer, head out on a bike ride of the mountainside. And if you’re feeling up for an adventure, check out the white water rafting on the Arkansas River.
This is hardly a list of all the great getaway places you can visit in Colorado. But they are some of our favorites. Head on down to the comments, to let us know which getaway destinations are your favorites. And which ones you are most looking forward to visiting.
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