April showers bring May’s mud season for those of us living in the high country. With all the ski resorts in Summit County and Vail Valley closing sometime in April and many restaurants taking a few week breather before summer rolls around, many ski town workers have a break from the busy times at work. Take advantage of less tourists by booking a mini-vacay this May. Here are some great getaways to go on this mud season.
Looking for some serenity after a busy winter in Breckenridge? For those of you that didn’t get enough time on the mountain and want to make your winter last a little long, Palmer is a perfect fit. Located less than an hour north of Anchorage is this hidden gem, which is home to picture perfect views some only see on a postcard. Feed your soul with some Alaskan wilderness and fresh air! Pioneer Peak, a 6,398 foot mountain overlooking the Knik River, is just outside of Palmer and we can almost guarantee there will be great snow up there for a skinning excursion. With tours of Knik Glacier, cross country skiing, and hiking at Hatcher Pass, Palmer will reconnect your soul with the reasons you travel and give you a break from the busy state of Colorado for a few days.
Easily one of the most sought-out vacation spots for those in their 20’s looking to explore the world, the capitol of Thailand is on many’s bucket lists. Make this year your year to explore this canal filled, street vending city. Bangkok is filled with great shopping at Floating Markets and Bridge on River Kwai Tour and is definitely the place to soak up some culture. With plenty of temples, palaces and spas, you’ll have some relaxing options after venturing around the city.
Thailand has some of the freshest cuisine you will every taste, including fruits you’ve never seen and some of the freshest coffee to start your morning the right way. Spend your first few days in the city, then catch some affordable transportation to a more remote beach for the second leg of your trip!
For those of you looking to get into the red sands and some exhilarating cliff side climbing, Moab is your spot. It’s a short distance away from Colorado’s high country, making this doable for many who can’t drop everything for a week and fly around the world. Moab is home to some of the best outdoor activities including rafting, jet tours, rock climbing, balloon rides, hiking, Jeep rentals, and dirt biking. The terrain is a picture-perfect platform for the professional adventurist. Have you heard of the infamous Wall Street? It’s not what you think… this 500-foot high cliff has 120 climbing routes for some of the best rock climbing in the area. Plan a camping trip here and you’ll feel refreshed after enjoying some new scenery for a few days. Check out these amazing offers for your next trip to Moab.
For those of you who are looking to continue your outdoor excursions, this is a local’s favorite and full of surprises. Queensland is an amazing adventure-filled Cassowary conservation area with nonstop attractions. Spend your time snorkeling or diving the Great Barrier Reef, which is made up of 900 islands and 2,900 individual reefs and is the largest living structure on the planet. Gold Coast is also a tremendous experience, between Skypoint climbing and Burleigh Heads National Park. Book today and make your mud season one to remember.
From hikes through the rainforest and ziplining through the treetops to a relaxing getaway on a beautiful beach, Costa Rica offers a multitude of adventure from border to border. The rainforests are home to over 100 species of trees and a plethora of native critters. Add that to all of the country’s volcanoes, beaches, and historical sites, and you’ll be in for a treat on this vacation.
Do let this mud season get you stuck in a rut! Start planning and saving now for some unforgettable memories and getaway for a few days with your friends. Once you make your way back to Colorado for summer, call Colorado River Rentals to get all your gear for warm weather adventures!
*Featured image courtesy of Bangkok.com.