There will always be plenty of fun things to do in Colorado. From snow-capped peaks dusted with perfect powder to pristine hiking trails and stunning lakes and rivers, you could spend a lifetime here and not get bored.n this post, I’m going to cover the best outdoor Colorado activities, including a few that you may not have thought of during your trip planning. Let’s get started.
Things To Do in Colorado In The Summer
Let’s start with the best things to do in Colorado in summer (or the warmer months of the year).
While visitors come here throughout the year, summer is still the peak season for travel.
The fly fishing in Colorado is world-class, and despite its popularity among anglers, there are so many great spots throughout the state that you can still have entire the river all to yourself.
Blessed with river canyons and lakes filled with beautiful rainbow, brown and brook trout, people travel from all over the world to experience the fly fishing here.
There are quite a few fly fishing outfitters and guides around the state, with many of them leaving from Denver, so even if you don’t have your own fly rod, or you’ve never tried your hand at fly fishing, there will be someone to guide you and show you the ropes.
Some of the best spots for fishing in Colorado include the South Platte River, Arkansas River, and North Delaney Butte Lake. And check out this half-day fly fishing trip.
If you’re planning to visit Colorado for fishing, make sure to pack a good pair of waders with you as well as there are quite a few wider rivers and they’ll help you to get access to the fish that are holding in deeper pools.
There are so many breathtaking trails and mountain paths in Colorado that it’s no surprise these are frequented by adrenaline-pumping ATV tours.
the peaceful act of casting a line over glass-calm water, ripping up and down dusty river canyons and over boulders will get your adrenaline pumping and give you a good balance of outdoor activities on your trip to the state.
You can join a tour, or rent an ATV for yourself and head out solo.
There was once a time when this bushy green plant was reserved to dimly lit basements and mountain.
But today it’s a booming business in tourism, entertainment.
Join a tour and check out a growing , sample some of the plants (if you wish), and have a truly unique experience that will give double meaning to Colorado’s popular moniker.
Hit the Colorado Hiking Trails
While this may be a bit more “normal” than ATVing and touring marijuana factories, the hiking in Colorado is just as exhilarating.
There are countless trekking routes, multi-day hikes and quick day walks throughout the state. You could spend a lifetime walking the trails here and never see them all.
Some of the most popular Colorado day hikes include the Highline Loop in Dolores, the Keyhole Route at Longs Peak, and The Black Canyon of Gunnison.
White Water Rafting
I love that you can be slowly cruising on slow-moving water one minute, and then over rapids the next. Colorado is easily one of the best places in the world for white water rafting.
There are so many places to visit in Colorado offering varieties of rapids throughout and with the dramatic views of river canyon walls towering above you while and tumble over the fast-moving water.
For some of the best rapids, check out Animas River Whitewater Rafting near Durango, Arkansas River Whitewater Rafting running through Buena Vista, Salida and Cañon City.