Being born and raised in Colorado I wanted to share all the wonderful things to do in that beautiful part of the country. I came up with more than you can imagine so I condensed my list to 5.
1. Red Rocks-The Red Rocks are exactly what it says. They’re Red and they’re Rocks. But not just any rocks. They are huge and slanted beautifully in the mountains near Morrison, Colorado, which is approximately 30 minutes from downtown Denver or 15 miles west of the city. The reason it is so nice is, it serves as an Amphitheater where you can have a nice meal at their full service restaurant and bar, or pick something up from the concession stand. You can also have a wedding, hold a meeting, and the best thing to do at Red Rocks is go to a concert. The acoustics make the sound incredible at the Amphitheater, and make the concert experience much better than that of a regular music hall. The Amphitheater has been compared to the Ancient Greek Theater at Taormina, Sicily, and stands higher than Niagara Falls.
2. Garden of the Gods-Garden of the Gods is a sandstone formation and has an awesome view of Pikes Peak. You can go on a guided nature walk, go horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, and for the lovers, you can get hitched. There wouldn’t be any time for boredom because there is just too much to do. Garden of the Gods is in Colorado Springs approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes or 67 miles south of the Mile High City.
3. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo-The Zoo is also located in Colorado Springs and is breathtaking. When you visit, you’ll see large grizzlies, you can take a mountaineer sky ride, and climb their bouldering wall. They have a historic monument which is 1.4 miles away from the zoo entrance that is dedicated to Will Rogers. The Will Rogers shrine was built by Spencer Penrose between 1934 and 1937, and is a beautiful, must see part of Colorado.
4. Ski Resorts-Colorado is known for the Rocky Mountains. The Rockies contain beautiful ski resorts such as Steamboat Springs, Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Crested Butte, Vail, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Arapahoe Basin, Echo Mountain, Eldora, Howelsen, Loveland, and Monarch Mountain, just to name a few. There are actually over 20 resorts in the beautiful mountains of Colorado.
5. Sports Fields-Invesco Field at Mile High, (yes the field was rebuilt, and yes it was given a new name, but for us natives we still call it Mile High), Pepsi Center, and Coors Field. In addition to the sports stadiums, Six Flags is located within walking distance of the Pepsi Center.