If you have a taste for adventure and appreciate scenic beauty, a Colorado road trip is a smart choice. You’ll have little time to think between rafting on a river, climbing up rocks and mountains, scoping out the many breweries, and oohing and aahing at the majestic scenery.
Must do #1: Climb the highest peak in Colorado; Mount Elbert. Wake up early to hike Mt. Elbert, a 14,440 foot peak, to see panoramic views of White River National Forest, San Isabel National Forest, and the many other “14ers” nearby.
Must do #2: Go whitewater rafting. For those looking to go on a mellow cruise or thrilling ride, Colorado has over 100 miles of raftable rivers from May through August. Check out ColoradoRafting.net to find your perfect trip. Rafting is a great way to see nature and wildlife you wouldn’t normally see while driving, with an experienced guide to help you navigate the waters.
Must do #3: Rock climb Colorado. Whether you can tie a figure 8 in your sleep or have never rock climbed in your life, there is something for everyone to climb in Colorado. Guided trips afford you to spend more time playing and less time worrying about planning or logistics!
Must do #4: Catch rainbow trout with a fly rod. Cut up time spent on the road with fly fishing in nature and relax. Fly fishing shops are everywhere in Colorado and, with the help of a guide, you can perfect that cast and catch your trophy fish!
Must do #5: Go zip lining and relax afterwards with a Colorado beer. For another exhilarating ride, strap into a harness and zip line in Idaho Springs or Granite. Check out the scenery in a completely different way! After a fun-filled day of zip lining in Idaho Springs, stop by Tommyknocker Brewery & Pub for a delicious craft beer. If you find yourself zip lining in Granite, take a 20 minute drive to Buena Vista and sample Eddyline Brewery’s craft beer and delicious wood fired eats.
Bring home some fresh fish and great stories as you explore Colorado in every possible way!