Stop at these towns, parks, and recreation areas on your way to Colorado's national parks.
Three local entrepreneurs share their recommendations and why they love their town next to Rocky Mountain National Park.
These structures continue to crumble, and without continued maintenance and upkeep, might disappear forever.
Don't miss these top sights one of Colorado's most authentic modern cowboy towns on the way to Rocky Mountain National Park.
From Bigfoot sightings to driving to the top of a 14,000-foot-peak, here are our tips to making the most of your time. The bonus? Most are free.
Known for its lodging, small-town charm, and knowledgeable outfitters, Estes Park serves Rocky Mountain National Park and access to the national forest.
From a thriving restaurant scene to rare opportunities to learn about our nation’s ancient history, Cortez, Mancos and Dolores offer more than just uncrowded trails in one of Colorado’s most undiscovered corners. Here are the top 7 things to do in Mesa Verde country.
Rugged and wild, Moffat County is Colorado’s last frontier where wide open spaces hold treasures too rare to be missed.
Cinnamon rolls, eagles and craft brews in a refurbished temple await in Brighton, Colo. east of Denver
The Montrose area which offers world-class fishing and free cruiser bikes for the day. Then head to Colorado's deepest national park, Black Canyon of the Gunnison.
The tower and its garden marks the spot of suspended reason and suspect reality, instead welcoming a faithful appreciation of the unknown and unorthodox.
The great outdoors, creative food and passion for the community meet in Durango, Colo. But its heart is the Durango & Silverton Railroad.
The top things to do in summer include sailing on the reservoir, enjoying local craft brews, and attending free concerts at the outdoor amphitheater.
From weekly festivals to unparalleled outdoor recreation, Salida is a mountain town that offers it all.
Point your wheels towards evergreen forests, pristine rivers and abundant wildlife opening up to a beautiful high alpine valley, guarded by breathtaking peaks.
There’s only one 14,000-foot peak in Colorado that you can reach by driving all the way up to the summit. It's 19 miles of hairpin turns to get donuts at the Summit House.
Scenic drives, stunning landscapes and strolls through a historic downtown await in Trinidad, Colo.
Stop to walk among butterflies, hop on a go-cart or cool off at an ice rink on your way from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park.
Relax and restore–or get out and play hard. Famous for its thermal pools and nearby adventures, this town offers something for every type of traveler.
Ride a scenic tram to the mountaintop to explore caves in the heart of Iron Mountain, family-friendly attractions and thrill rides on Glenwood Canyon's edge.
Leaning up against the national park's west side, Grand County offers unparalleled outdoor opportunities without the crowds most ski towns have.
Grand Lake, Colo. is located just one mile from the West Entrance of the park and is home to the largest and deepest natural alpine lake in the state.
Looking for a small historic town near the park but far from crowds? Head to Lyons, a charming 2,000-resident artsy town with great cuisine.
Strike gold in Central City, a historic Gold Rush town south of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Stop by Fort Morgan, Brush and Pawnee National Grassland to stretch your legs and experience a different side of Colorado.
Two hours from the western edge of Rocky Mountain National Park, add this mountain town to your vacation. Discover hidden gems, favorite hikes and restaurants.
Where crowds are scarce and backcountry roads, trails, and streams are abundant! Join the locals who seem to get outdoors as often as they get out of bed.
From fine art to trendy restaurants, use your feet to explore Denver. Enjoy a Rockies game, hike, visit the Denver Art Musuem, and see the zoo.
Do the spectacular 6-mile Parameter Trail, then soak in the hot springs pool in this Victorian-era mining town surrounded by the San Juan Mountains.
Base in Alamosa to tackle the top 6 things to do in and near Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve plus two quirky side trips.
Spend the day relaxing on the banks of the Colorado River soaking in iron-rich thermal mineral waters with views of towering Mt. Sopris.