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The Best Spring Activities in Colorado

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Wine Country 

Did you know that there is wine country in Colorado? The Centennial State’s cool night air and dry climate are perfect for growing grapes! There are wineries to visit all over the state, from Cañon City, to Grand Junction, to Denver! To learn more about where you can visit wineries in Colorado and what to do while you’re there, visit Colorado.com

Skiing

When it’s starting to warm up in Denver and the lower elevation areas, the mountains stay chilly and snowy for some top-notch skiing. Check out some of the classic Colorado resorts like Vail, beaver Creek, or Aspen for some fo the best skiing in the country. Learn more at Forbes Travel Guide.

River Rafting 

White water rafting is the perfect activity for a spring day. Like skiing, there are plenty of amazing white water rafting spots all over the state, like Cañon City, Twin Lakes, Glenwood Springs, and Durango. Check out this list of state-certified rafting companies to pick your destination!

Boulder Creek Festival

Looking a little further out into the springtime, the Boulder Creek Festival is the perfect way to spend your memorial day weekend. Head down to Boulder to check out artisans, crafts, shopping, live music, good food, and family fun. Learn more at their website https://bouldercreekfest.com/ 

Durango Bluegrass Meltdown 

Visit Durango and experience the Durango Bluegrass Meltdown for a unique taste of bluegrass music in the mountains from April 22nd to April 24th. Check out their lineup and learn all the details here. 

Pikes Peak Cog Railway

The Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway is a unique way to experience the beauty of Colorado. Their hours are different throughout the spring season, so be sure to check their website for hours and to buy tickets!

Wildflower Hike

The springtime wildflower bloom in the mountains is unbeatable. Maybe the best place to view these gorgeous flowers is on the Lupine Trail in Crested Butte. This trail has a few different options for hikers of all different levels, so it’s the perfect hike for anyone looking for amazing views.

Four Mile Historic Park

Four Mile Historic Park is a par outside of Denver dedicated to Colorado’s Western heritage. The park includes a working farm, historical replicas, and Denver’s oldest standing structure. Bring the whole family to enjoy an audio tour, say hi to the animals, visit the gardens, and explore history with various activities and events held throughout the year. Check out their event schedule to learn more!

Wild Animal Sanctuary 

Did you know that you can get a taste of an African safari right here in Colorado? The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg boasts 789 acres of natural habitats for rescued big cats, wolves, bears, foxes, horses, and more! They have even rescued anmal’s from netflix’s infamous Tiger King, Joe Exotic. Learn more about the rescue and how you can visit here. 

Sombrero Ranches

We already mentioned viewing Colorado’s scenic mountains by railway, but what about by horseback? Sombrero Stables offers half hour, full hour, and two hour rides through beautiful Estes Park. You’ll have to wait a little while on this one though… they’re closed until May! Check out their website for more information.

Dinosaur Ridge

Dinosaur Ridge is the perfect activity for kids with an indoor/outdoor museum dedicated to fossils from the Cretaceous and Jurassic Periods. It’s even been ranked the number one sit for dinosaur tracks in America! Check out their website for more information!

Coors Brewery 

Coors is a staple of Colorado culture and the Coors Brewery in Golden is open to the public for tours! Tours run from 10 AM to 3:30 PM and begin on March 18th. Check out their website to book your ticket and to learn more about your tour!