Colorado Things to Do
Colorado is legendary for being beautiful, sunny, and a haven for people who love the outdoors. Summer or winter, here are the top three things to do in Colorado.
Red Rocks Amphitheater
Colorado’s stunning Rocky Mountains and picturesque views from Pikes Peak make it tough to nail down just one sight to see when visiting the state, but if you’re in the mood for a little music during your visit, there’s simply no other concert space like Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheater. As the only naturally-occurring, acoustically perfect amphitheater in the world, Red Rocks makes for a unique musical experience. From the rock-hewn seats, concertgoers can enjoy the sound of their favorite bands and performers.
Address: 18300 W Alameda Pkwy., Morrison, CO 80401
Directions: Located 16 miles southwest of downtown Denver.
Phone: (720) 865-2494
Pikes Peak and the Cog Railway
Pikes Peak is one of the few 14,000 ft mountains that you can drive or take a train up. It is where America the Beautiful was written and is the most visited mountain in the USA. You can drive, hike, or take a train to the top.
Address: 515 Ruxton Ave Manitou Springs, Co 80829
Directions: Take Highway 24 to the Manitou Springs exit. Go west to Ruxton Ave, and turn left. Follow it to the end.
Phone: (719) 685-5401
The Sand Dunes
There are sand dunes in the middle of the mountains of southern Colorado. Great for people who want to study the unique ecology of the area, for people who want to hike through the dunes (best done in the early morning or late evening), and for people who want to climb the dunes, and then slide back down.
Address: 11999 Highway 150, Mosca, CO 81146
Directions: Great Sand Dunes National Monument is located 35 miles northeast of Alamosa, Colorado, reached by US Highway 160 and Colorado Highway 150 from the south. or from Colorado Highway 17 and County Six Mile Lane from the west.
Phone: (719) 378-6300
Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about things to do in Colorado.