Colorado is known for its beloved ski resorts and winter weather but there is plenty to do year-round. Here are some of the must-visit places for your next trip!

Aspen, Colorado5 Must Visit Places in Colorado

This relatively small town of just over 7,000 is tucked away in the Rocky Mountains and has an elevation of 8,000 feet which makes it a winter wonderland when the snow begins to fall.

There are four ski mountains in Aspen: AJAX, Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass. Along with skiing, there are plenty of other off-mountain activities including snowmobile tours, Silver Queen Gondola Rides to the summit of Aspen Mountain, and the Aspen Recreation Center which offers an indoor aquatic facility, ice rink, gym and more.

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Home of the Air Force Academy and Olympic and Paralympic Training Center, Colorado Springs is breathtakingly beautiful with views of Pikes Peak, the cliffs of the Garden of the Gods and Red Rock Canyon.

Top things to do include walking through Garden of the Gods to see the red rock formations, going hiking at the Broadmoor Seven Falls, driving through the scenic Pike's Peak Highway, or visiting the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Rocky Mountain Park covers 415 square miles of beautiful land, from meadows to mountains. There are over 300 miles of hiking trails and incredible opportunities to view the wildlife. There are campgrounds and overnight backpacking permits to stay in the great outdoors and explore for days.

You can see the sights and spot the wildlife from the comfort of your car by driving Trail Ridge Road.

Denver, Colorado

The bustling city of Denver is not only the capital of Colorado but has many great opportunities such as art museums, sports venues, shopping, restaurants and breweries.

Denver is the home of the Denver Broncos, an NFL Football Team, as well as the Denver Nuggets, an NBA Basketball Team and the Colorado Rockies, a MLB Baseball Team. Other professional sports teams in Denver include the Colorado Avalanche, an NHL Hockey Team and the Colorado Rapids, a MLS Soccer Team.

Breckenridge, Colorado

This small, historic mining town is located just a few miles from Denver and has thousands of acres of ski slopes that attract winter sports enthusiasts every winter. During the summer, the vibrant colors are on display and people come to enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, paddleboarding, kayaking and rafting.

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