12 Things to See and Do in Colorado


10. Ski Crested Butte

Skiing in Colorado is an absolute must as the breathtaking scenery and mountains combined with fresh powder make for the perfect conditions. Whether you are looking to blaze your own trail or follow the paths of others, make Crested Butte ski resort one of your destinations. This ski town is unique, tiny and full of people; both local and tourists that are there to hit the slopes and have a great time. Wander through the back alleys and discover restaurants tucked away in log cabins, building sidings covered with license plates and no chain stores in sight.

The free shuttle bus from the town to the ski area is just an added bonus of this town. Offering 121 trails, three terrain parks, zip lines, an adventure park, snowshoe walks and so much more; this resort caters to everyone. The dining options at both the resort and in town offer everything from Mexican to burgers to craft beer. The ski town of Crested Butte and the amazing adventures it offers can only be described as “epically amazing”.

9. Drive Trail Ridge Road

Often called the highway to the sky; Trail Ridge Road through the Rocky Mountains winds its way 48 miles through majestic scenery. This cliff hugging highway starts off at either Estes Park or Grand Lake and in a matter of minutes travelers are climbing 4,000 feet into the air. Starting off the route is the views of forests of Aspen and Pine soon giving way to the Fir trees and Spruce trees that can exist in a colder climate.

Leaving behind lush mountain meadows and stunted trees, travelers will enter the alpine tundra where the wind whips through and the temperature drops. But these harsh conditions give way to beautiful vibrant life and color. Wildflowers blanket the tundra in the summer in shades of pink, purple and red while animals are in abundance and you can spot elk and Bighorn sheep. Get out and stretch your legs on the half hour Tundra World Nature Trail, which gives great views of the scenery. A beautiful drive full of majestic scenery and wildlife that must be done when you are in Colorado.

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