Colorado has four very distinct seasons so planning a trip should be based on the types of interests you enjoy. Here are the top Colorado attractions, grouped by the ideal season to come and check them out!

WinterTop Colorado Attractions

Colorado is cold in the winter and the mountains are known for their fabulous snow accumulation and outdoor recreation opportunities. Here are some winter activities we think you will love.

Rocky Mountain National Park

  • Whether you're experienced or just a beginner, there are opportunities for every level to go snowshoeing at Rocky Mountain National Park
  • If you're not into snowshoeing, see the beauty of the area and wildlife by taking a guided tour of the National Forest and Estes Park

Summit County

  • With everything from sledding to snowmobiling, and a whole host of festivals and parades, Summit County has something for everyone
  • Stay warm with live music at one of the many local venues including restaurants, resorts and bars

Spring

Spring ushers in some warmer days and more outdoor activities.

Royal Gorge Bridge and Park

  • Take in Colorado's beautiful scenery and cross the highest suspension bridge in America at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
  • Enjoy a ride on a gondola, ride the zip line and skycoaster, ride the carousel, enjoy a rock-climbing experience, or take in a movie at the theater

Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park

  • From thrill rides to family rides, the Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park is open from April through October and has fun activities for every age
  • After celebrating 130 years in operation, Elitch Gardens has added a thrill ride, Meow Wolf's Kaleidoscope

Summer

The summer heat is usually mild, with warm days in the 80's and 90's. This is the perfect time to spend on a lake or flying through the sky.

Colorado Dragon Boat Festival

  • The third weekend of July, the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival takes place each year at Sloan's Lake in Denver
  • This cultural festival promotes culture, contributions and accomplishments of Colorado's Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities with food vendors, performers and film

Grand Adventure Hot Air Balloons

  • Fly through the Rockies and see the sights from above on a Grand Adventure Hot Air Balloon
  • Flights are approximately one hour and take off at sunrise; hot air balloons can be reserved for a group to take family and friends

Fall

Fall temperatures begin to drop as the tree leaves turn into a masterpiece of color. Seeing the spectacular sights from a train, or experiencing a cool, creepy fall night in Denver are a couple top picks.

Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad

  • Enjoy the sights on a two-hour scenic train ride aboard the Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad
  • The train travels 1,000 feet above the Arkansas River Valley, traveling through pine forests, aspen groves and aspen meadows
  • Some rides include food and beverages

Mile High Ghosts of Denver Walking Tour

  • Explore one of Denver's oldest neighborhoods while hearing the spooky ghost stories surrounding them on a Mile High Ghosts of Denver Walking Tour
  • See the historical Capitol Hill neighborhood and the Titanic survivor, Molly Brown's House, in addition to creepy hotels and haunted apartments
  • Select the length of tour and upgrade for additional sites

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