No matter who you are or where you are from, if you choose to answer the call of the wild, raw Colorado, your life will never be the same. From the lover of cities to the romantic artist, this state has something to offer everyone, from museums and rich art and music scenes to rivers and crashing waterfalls ready to transport you to a different land altogether.
So, if you have booked your tickets and your Colorado lodge rental and are ready for one of the greatest adventures of your lifetime, here is a list of things to do in Colorado that you definitely should not miss:
1. The Red Rocks Amphitheatre
In the heart of Morrison, Colorado, lies one of the most gorgeous concert venues on this planet. The Red Rocks Amphitheatre is where imagination meets reality and comes alive to the sound of music. Located 15 miles away from Denver, the Red Rocks Amphitheatre is raw in its beauty and its wildness. It was apparently used by the Ute tribe before and is now the property of the city of Denver. As you can already imagine, the acoustics of this place is out of this world. So, before you plan your itinerary, find out if you will be in town just in time for a musical performance or not because this is an experience that you cannot afford to miss.
2. Arkansas River
If you are someone who is addicted to the feeling of raw adrenaline rushing through your very veins, you need to visit the river Arkansas which is arguably the most famous river in the US. The rushing and rapid waters of the Arkansas are perfect for white water rafting so you can easily plan a full day’s worth of outing or a multi-day adventure trip around it. If you are a professional rafter, you can start at Bighorn Canyon and raft for days. Camps under the stars every night for a truly wholesome experience.
3. The Black Canyon
Get far away from the hubbub and the neon lit city life and go camping to the Black Canyon. Located in the lap of the Gunnison Park, this canyon was cut into spires and cliffs by the millions of years old Gunnison river. This is nature in its true, wild form and you can experience it fully by hiking along or climbing the several cliffs that are lit bright by the stars each night.
4. The Hanging Lake
The Hanging Lake is a geological wonder that lies in the heart of the Glenwood Canyon. This ethereal beauty is suspended as if on the edge on the world and getting there might seem like an exhausting prospect. But once you set your eyes on the glistening turquoise waters, with its precariously delicate ecosystem and emerald green hanging plants that surround it, you will understand why the climb was more than worth it. End the day by feasting your eyes on the sparkling green and blue delight laid before you as the soft melody of the waterfall fills your ears. It just doesn’t get much better than that now, does it?