Things to Do in Colorado

Top Colorado Attractions

Things to Do in Colorado

Top Attractions in Colorado

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What travelers are saying

  • JuneNY
    1,536 contributions
    This huge botanical garden is a wonderful place to visit. There is so much to see and experience, both inside and out.
    Written April 27, 2022
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  • chachamatina
    Berkley111 contributions
    So beautiful! Bring water and sunblock and plan to walk around. It's mostly flat but there isn't much shade. It's stunning. Truly awe inspiring. I love that it was donated to the city with the promise that it remain a free park forever. You can certainly drive around it as well and see lots of beautiful scenery. There are more crowded central areas as well as less crowded hiking areas.
    We popped into the Trading Post which is a gift shop with a Starbucks and little cafe. Very nice place with friendly staff.
    Written May 13, 2022
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  • Kriss Elliott
    Frisco, TX46 contributions
    The landscape views were amazing along with dizzying heights. If you have the nerve you can walk up right to the edge of infinity. Plan at least a day to drive and hike but well worth the time.
    Written April 24, 2022
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  • fiamma11
    Vienna, VA3,684 contributions
    It is a lovely and large mountain, worthy of a visit and a snapshot or two. Look for sheep and drive cautiously.
    Written December 30, 2021
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  • Orthogirl56
    Thornton, Colorado11 contributions
    Never disappointing visiting Rocky National Park at any time of the year. The scenery is breathtaking!
    Written September 1, 2021
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  • Leni C
    Garner, NC85 contributions
    Definitely the way to go Denver to Estes Park. Absolutely magnificent scenery! My favorite stop was saint Catherine of Siena on the rocks.
    Written May 11, 2022
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  • Sean C
    Belmar, NJ1,266 contributions
    Hallmark Movie Scene! Great town with great vibes. Many stores to shop, restaurants to eat and bars to drink at! Parking can be a challenge, so I suggest you walk to enjoy all Breckenridge has to offer.
    Written April 7, 2022
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  • Wendy & Preston
    Chippewa Falls, WI24 contributions
    We really enjoyed it, despite the cold and snow. What a beautiful area to hike. If you are not used to the altitude, you may find yourself a bit breathless.
    Written March 27, 2022
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  • ASGLondon
    London, Canada173 contributions
    This was a bucket list item for me and lived up to all my expectations.

    The store and museum was really nice and had lots of displays to check out while waiting for the train to depart. Like any train nerd, I loitered on the platform and watched the crew get the train ready for the trip.

    I purchased the "first class" ticket and got to ride in a restored 1880's car, which was well worth the experience.

    My car attendant was fantastic! He was very friendly, attentive, and informative. I tried to stump him with some questions about the train, trucks, and geology - but this guy really knew his stuff! Total pro!

    The train ride itself was indescribably amazing. I was on the winter train that didn't go all the way to Silverton, it just went to the Cascade wye, but that was still a great experience.

    I spent as much time as possible riding on the platform and took so many photos I had to backup my phone when the train got back to Durango.

    The picnic area was awesome. Pro tip, bring a picnic or order a box lunch from the train when you buy your ticket. The concession car was OK, but the box lunch was better.

    If you're a major train nerd with a minor in geology, you will love the ride up the canyon. Not only can you see the stratification of the various layers of rocks, you start with the youngest rock at the bottom of the canyon and go up to the oldest rocks by the time you get to the Cascade wye.

    The train is pretty noisy and rocks a bit, so its worthwhile to bring lots of water and something for motion sickness.

    Train nerd or not, this is an incredible train ride and is a must do if you're in the area.
    Written May 12, 2022
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  • AshBernadette88
    Colorado Springs, CO1,375 contributions
    Despite being a Colorado native, I had never seen the Maroon Bells...I'm so glad I finally did!

    As of April 26, 2022, the road to Maroon Lake is still closed, so anyone who wants to see the Bells has to hike the 13 miles (round-trip). The road starts half a mile past T Lazy 7 Ranch. There is a metal gate blocking the road - this is the starting point. The road maintains a steady 6% (ish) grade the entire route, which makes the hike itself fairly easy. At this point, the road is partially melted; the snow on the roads is crusty and hard in the morning and slushy in the afternoon. Neither snowshoes nor crampons are required at this time. We saw bear tracks in the snow, so it's a good idea to bring bear spray. The road is also entirely exposed, so bring plenty of water and sunscreen.

    This road is very serene and peaceful right now. Over the 13 miles, we only saw four other people, and we had Maroon Lake all to ourselves! I highly recommend going off-season and doing the hike. During summer and fall, this place is clogged with thousands of rude tourists clamoring for space to get the perfect picture... not my idea of a peaceful day. Right now is the perfect time!
    Written May 1, 2022
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  • Tracey C
    Colorado297 contributions
    Just beautiful! Absolutely the reason for coming here, mountains and rivers along with wildlife! Came during the Elk Festival Weekend.
    Written March 22, 2022
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  • Colleen C
    Troy, NY1,767 contributions
    This road will basically lead you all the way through out the park from the south entrance to the east entrance. There are plenty of places to pull off and take in the scenery and/or start your hike.

    From October through April the south end entrance to many parks curves is completely closed. So you can only travel about 8 mile on this road during this time entering from the east side.
    Written April 28, 2022
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  • Dave E
    Highland, CA309 contributions
    So many various views! It is steep in a few places but otherwise is a wonderful hike. Keep looking back to see the wonderful views! The Falls are a little hard to see but the hike was great!
    Written September 9, 2021
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  • David M
    Pensacola, FL26 contributions
    Nice, short walk to a very pretty waterfall. This visit there was quite a bit of snow on the walkways which made the walk a little more challenging. We had hoped to continue a little way beyond the falls into the backcountry but the snow said, "No."
    Written April 7, 2022
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  • Martin M
    Colorado Springs, CO19 contributions
    New Belgium had a great assortment of beer. Even though they're a larger company now and you can get the beer across the country, the vibes of this place are still of a small craft brewery charm. Great service, great food, great atmosphere, a lot of fun outdoors, and excellent beer selection. Can't go wrong here! Don't miss it!
    Written September 20, 2021
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