Colorado January 20, 2020
12 Unforgettable Colorado Day Trips, One For Each Month Of The Year
If you are a Colorado native, you may think that you have seen all there is to see and have done all there is to do, but we can guarantee that there is a whole other side of the Centennial State that you have yet to explore! Since we believe the possibilities are endless, we recommend breaking things up into bite-size pieces, beginning with one of these unforgettable Colorado day trips, one for each month of the year:
January - Soak away your cares in the Strawberry Park Hot Springs
The holiday season has come and gone, but you may still feel a little tense from family drama, cooking fiascos, and/or gift-related credit card debt. Sound familiar? Don't carry around that stress all year; instead, treat yourself to a soak at the Strawberry Park Hot Springs in Steamboat Springs, which is home to oh-so soothing 104-degree mineral water set amidst the snowy mountainside.
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Everyone In Colorado Must Visit This Epic Natural Spring As Soon As Possible
February - Hike Around The Great Sand Dunes
One of the most popular of natural landmarks in Colorado is the mighty Great Sand Dunes, which can become downright crowded and congested in the warm summer months. Want our advice? Visit them in February, when temperatures average nearly 40 degrees, and crowds are small at best.
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March - Rub elbows with the ghosts of St. Elmo
Once a booming mining town, St. Elmo - like so many other former mining towns - is no more. Despite no one living in this Chaffee County community, it is arguably the best-preserved ghost town in Colorado, thanks to its beautiful homes, businesses, and churches.
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Everyone In Colorado Should Visit This One Ghost Town
April - Cheer on your Colorado Rockies
May - Enjoy a glass of wine (or five) at the picture-perfect Stone Cottage Cellars
Let's have a toast, as summer is just around the corner! Located in the heart of Colorado wine country, Stone Cottage Cellars is home to picturesque stone cottages, lush vines, chef-inspired meals, and - you guessed it - delicious Merlots, Pinot Noirs, and sweet dessert wines!
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The Remote Winery In Colorado That’s Picture Perfect For A Day Trip
June - Climb aboard the Royal Gorge Railroad
If you are looking for an exciting weekend away, look no further than Canon City and the Royal Gorge Railroad, which offers everything from incredibly scenic rides to special events like murder mysteries, the Santa Express, and decadent wine dinners. (Psst... While you are there, why not also check out the
Royal Gorge Bridge
, which is one of the highest suspension bridges in the WORLD?)
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July - Wrestle a gator at the Colorado Gators Reptile Park
"Johnny, what did you do for summer break?"
"Oh, nothing much... just wrestled a freaking alligator!"
That has a nice ring to it, doesn't it? To take part in this rare but epic opportunity, visit the Colorado Gators Reptile Park in Mosca, which is home to hundreds of reptiles and birds, AND the opportunity to wrestle a real alligator.
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Visit This Fascinating Farm In Colorado That Has The Strangest Collection Of Animals Around
August - Enjoy small-town living in Limon
September - Welcome in the colorful fall from Georgetown
Arguably the most picturesque of fall towns, Georgetown is loaded with charming shops, museums, and restaurants, and is also surrounded by some of the most pristine landscapes in the state. In addition to all of the above, Georgetown is also the place to go for outdoor excursions like biking, hiking, photography, and unique wildlife sightings.
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This Charming Colorado Town Is Perfect For An Autumn Day Trip
October - Take our unforgettable fall foliage road trip
November - Give thanks for this glorious state at the equally magnificent Maroon Bells
The Maroon Bells near Aspen are one of the most photographed spots in Colorado... can you guess why? Please note: Access to this majestic spot is a 12-mile (round-trip) hike, so begin your training now!
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December - Stroll down Salida's festive Main Street
Who will you be taking with you on these exciting day trips? Let them know by tagging them in the comments! For even more must-visit places, check out
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