Our Favorite Colorado Destinations and Activities

Oh, the glorious outdoors! What has shelter-in-place made us miss the most? The views? The drive? The way coffee tastes in the morning in the woods? Being around a campfire with close friends and loved ones? 

We are in this weird COVID-19 disaster period together and we certainly take that responsibility seriously. But we are taking this time to cherish the outdoors from afar, thinking about all the adventures we’ve had in the past and new ones to plan, which helps ease the pain of the current situation. 

So what else to do but remember the good times?! There are so many places in Colorado to check out, and here are a few of them that we can’t wait to get back to: 

  • Camping by Red Feather Lakes
  • Mountain biking in Crested Butte
  • Paddleboarding on Bear Creek Lake
  • Soaking in the hot waters of Pagosa Springs
  • Shuttling the Monarch Crest Trail in Salida
  • Hiking Greys and Torreys
  • Climbing in Clear Creek Canyon
  • Running on the path in Cherry Creek park
  • Tubing down Clear Creek in Golden
  • Skiing 4th of July Bowl 
  • Glissading down Quandry
  • Swimming in the Green River
  • Jumping into an alpine lake on Mohawk Trail
  • Offroading above Georgetown
  • Peeping aspens on the Flash of Gold Trail in Steamboat

And so many more places on our list that we have yet to explore! This is just Colorado, just the summer- portion of our bucket list:

  • Exploring all 68 miles of the High Line Canal Trail (71 by 2022)
  • Riding the train in Durango
  • Visiting the cliffs at Mesa Verde
  • Sipping wine in Palisade
  • Floating the Green River
  • Climbing at Shelf Rd
  • Wolfing pizza at the Hot Tomato in Fruita
  • Jamming at the Bluegrass Festival in Telluride
  • White water rafting in Buena Vista
  • Ski jouring in Leadville (or at least, watching it)
  • Slacklining in Canon City
  • Backpacking to Conundrum Springs
  • Taking the stairs at the Manitou Incline
  • Scramble up the Flatirons
  • Ice climbing in Ouray
  • Treasure hunting in 
  • Bikepacking the Colorado Trail

We know we missed loads of cool spots and activities. Tell us – what are you adding to your list to think about while we’re confined indoors?