10 Amazing Colorado Things to Do in 2018 (Part Two)

Posted by: admin January 17th, 2018

We are back at it with a fresh list of 10 amazing things to do in Colorado in the new year. For those of you that are faint of heart, stay away from number nine!

1. Blackhawk-  old mining town with historic buildings and lots of casinos.  Nightlife, dining, and shopping

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2. Craig-  world-class elk hunting on the rolling plains.  Fishing and camping along the Yampa River, museum of NW Colorado, wide open ranch lands

3. Dinosaur National Monument-  fossil exhibit, dinosaur quarry visitor’s center, canyon rafting, hiking, and camping.  Nice quiet getaway, far from “civilization”

4. Colorado National Monument-  located near Grand Junction on the western slope.  View arco sandstone formations, camping allowed, fishing and kayaking on the Colorado River

5. Ft Collins-  70% of all craft beer in Colorado is made here thanks to pristine water from the Cache la Poudre River.  20 craft breweries that offer bike and beer tours

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6. Rocky Mt National Park-  just west of Estes Park, the 2nd most popular national park.  Incredible views of the mountains and abundant wildlife including protected herds of elk and mule deer

7. Lake Granby-  third largest body of water in Colorado, home to the Lake Granby yacht club, great fishing for brown/rainbow/lake trout as well as sockeye salmon

8. Mt Evans Scenic Byway-  if you’re a confident driver you should attempt to climb the highest paved road in North America.  The summit is at 14,265’ with great class 2 and 3 hikes

9. Long’s Peak-  an impressive 14’er that offers simple hikes as well as class 3 to 5 climbs to the summit.  Long’s Peak Campground is a great camping opportunity

10. Glenwood Springs-  hike along the renowned Hanging Lake trail and check out the dining in town.  Mid-sized town with good dining and lodging


Miss part one? Click here: https://www.friscolodge.com/blog/20-colorado-things-do-2018/