Colorado September 20, 2020
Take This Unforgettable Road Trip To Experience Some Of Colorado’s Most Impressive Caves And Waterfalls
Did you know that you, my friend, are the luckiest person in the world, as you live in the most beautiful state there is? While we often take this for granted, we should always remember how fortunate we are to live near so many natural landmarks, like caves and waterfalls. To celebrate Colorado and the aforementioned landmarks, we curated the perfect road trip, so hop in the car and treat yourself to some of Colorado’s most impressive caves and waterfalls (link to the interactive map can be found
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:
1. Zapata Falls (Mosca)
One of the most surprising attractions in all of Colorado is the massive Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, but did you know that right down the street is one of the shortest and sweetest waterfall hikes? Welcome to Zapata Falls, a 25-foot-tall waterfall that is fed by the snowmelt from the San Juan Mountains and encompassed by surrounding rocks and cliffs.
2. Seven Falls (Colorado Springs)
Considered to be one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the entire country, Seven Falls is a stunning stream that tumbles down 181 feet and makes for both an incredible hike and photo opportunity. In addition to the Falls themselves, Seven Falls also boasts a 224-step staircase and delicious, on-site restaurant.
3. Cave of the Winds (Manitou Springs)
One of the most fabulous amusement parks in the Centennial State is the Cave of the Winds, which is home to rides, incredible views, and - you guessed it! - a jaw-dropping cave! Opened to the public in 1881, the Cave of the Winds is comprised of 500-million-year-old tunnels and caverns, making for a must-visit attraction for the entire family.
4. Hanging Lake (Glenwood Springs)
What? Haven't you seen the pristinely blue Hanging Lake and its dainty and delicate waterfalls before? Then you have yet to really see and experience Colorado!
5. Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park (Glenwood Springs)
Named "One of the Top 10 Places to Go Underground" by USA Today, Glenwood Caverns is arguably the most iconic cave system in Colorado. Hiding away in Iron Mountain, Glenwood Caverns is home to 16,000-feet of caves, plus three different tours that range from family-friendly to heart-pounding and claustrophobic.
6. Yampah Spa & Vapor Caves (Glenwood Springs)
After all that driving and exploring, it is time to take a break and treat yourself to some rest and relaxation... and what better place to do that than inside a vapor cave? Located just down the street from Glenwood Caverns, the Yampah Spa & Vapor Caves is housed inside actual cave chambers that utilize the warm mineral waters from a nearby hot spring.
7. Rifle Falls State Park (Rifle)
Last but certainly not least on this great Colorado road trip is a quick stop at Rifle Falls State Park, where you can see not one, not two, but three side-by-side waterfalls from the comfort of your own car! (Do you need to get out and stretch your legs? There are plenty of places to hike at Rifle Falls, too!)
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