Things to do in Colorado summer

September 20, 2017
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1. Colorado Fruit and Wine Nation

On Colorado's Western Slope, primarily around Palisade, Grand Junction, Paonia, Hotchkiss and Cedaredge, the mountains and flatlands conspire generate an amazing weather for a few of country's most innovative and charming wineries. Amid orchards of peach, cherry and apple trees, acre upon acre of neat green rows of grapevines stand in stark contrast to the red sandstone mesas and deep azure sky. Stop in a number of the intimate wineries for stellar classics like chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon and interesting Rieslings, gewürztraminers, petit verdots and malbecs.

Read more: Beyond Wine in Colorado's Wine Country, From Fine Wine to Fossils

Vineyards in Colorado wine nation

Vineyards in Colorado wine country

2. Shrine Pass

Perhaps one of the most dazzling locations to dive into Colorado wildflowers is Shrine Pass, near Vail. In summer, the Shrine hill Trail dips into meadow after meadow blanketed with yellow daisies, coral-colored Indian paintbrush, surges of purple lupine and fuchsia fireweed, all spread out in a kaleidoscope of nature's brightest pigments. Through the path's ridge, your 360-degree view includes Mount of the Holy Cross into the Sawatch number, part of the Gore Range, Uneva Peak, Copper hill plus the flat-top Mountains.

Find out more: Colorado Wildflower Hikes, More Wildflower Hikes

4. Zapata Falls

As hikers approach the falls along a winding, half-mile trail at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains on the path to Great Sand Dunes nationwide Park and Preserve and Alamosa, it feels a little like they're chasing it — they are able to hear the roar associated with the 40-foot-tall Zapata Falls and feel its cooling effect well before they can really view it. The scene from the trailhead encompasses the expansive San Luis Valley as well as the entire industry for the distant dunes. Other backwoods hiking and biking tracks could be accessed in the same area.

Find out more: A 2-Day San Luis Valley Itinerary, Los Caminos Antiguos Scenic Byway, Various Other Colorado Waterfalls

5. Concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre or a Colorado Rockies Night Game

Every Coloradan's — and maybe even the country's — preferred outside concert place, Red Rocks' massive, slanting red-rock outcroppings increase from the planet to generate an acoustically perfect normal amphitheater. But the experience goes beyond the songs it self. The iconic stones provide a powerful mystique. Early night concerts are especially enchanting, since the waning rays of a Colorado sunset frame the stage and decorate the setting with pastel colors. If you have never been, it is the right time to redeem yourself as a good Coloradan. Assuming you have been prior to, it is the right time to go once more if your wanting to've let another summer time show season slip by.

Fans of Colorado's men of summertime would be the luckiest we all know. Coors Field is among the Major League Baseball's many scenic, friendly and inexpensive venues — additionally the snap of a summertime night seems quintessentially perfect-Colorado irrespective of where your chair is (though we are particularly keen on the new roof bar).

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Things to do in summer
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