If you're getting married in Western Colorado don't be surprised if your out-of-town guests make a mini-vacation out of your big day!
The Rocky Mountains are an incredible place to visit in all seasons and in today's blog post we're chatting about Summer Activities in the Colorado Mountains. We also have guides for Fall and Winter here!
I know you're busy planning your wedding so acting as a travel guide likely isn't high on your "I Do" To Do List!
Feel free to share a link to this guide on your wedding website and/or in your wedding invitation suite so your family and friends can get a head start on planning their Colorado mountain getaway while they're in town to celebrate with you!
14 FAMILY-FRIENDLY SUMMER ACTIVITIES IN WESTERN COLORADO
WHITEWATER RAFTING - As you likely know one of Western Colorado's most well-known (and well-loved!) summer activities is whitewater rafting! Here's a few places that can get you geared up and out on the Colorado River!
ATV & SIDE BY SIDE TOURS - Time to venture off the beaten path friends! The mountains are waiting for you to explore! Choose from ATVs, Jeeps, Segways and more! Choose your own adventure!
ZIPLINING - Experience the rockies from a new height (see what I did there?) If you do book a zip lining tour can we talk about it? (This is Kinsey by the way). If you're cool with it, I'll just live vicariously through you.
FLY FISHING - Water, Mountains, Fish, Sunshine. Need I say more?
PADDLEBOARDING - Great news! If you're excited about paddleboarding you can do this right on Harvey Gap Reservoir (right below Vista View Events!) or at Rifle Gap Reservoir which is just a few minutes down the road.
RIVER KAYAKING - Sort of like whitewater rafting...but in a smaller boat. I'm kidding...sort of. There's space on the Colorado River for seasoned and beginning kayakers!
HOT SPRINGS - Just one of the reasons people come from around the world to visit Glenwood Springs and the surrounding area! There are a few choices in Glenwood when it comes to hot springs so feel free to try them all!
HISTORICAL TOURS - Did you know President Roosevelt visited Glenwood Springs and stayed at the Hotel Colorado in 1905? Or that the famous (or infamous!) Doc Holiday spent his last years in Glenwood after helping his friend Wyatt Earp at the shootout at O.K. Corral? Take a peek into the past with a tour to some of our historical hot spots!
WINERY TOURS - Palisade, CO boasts some of the tastiest wine in the state and it's under an hour from Vista View Events! You'll love Palisade wineries if you're looking for a charming town where you can enjoy lush scenery and super friendly locals!
LAVENDER FARMS - While you're in Palisade don't forget to stroll through the lavender farms and even pick your own!
THE MAROON BELLS - According to Stay Aspen Snowmass the Maroon Bells are "the most photographed peaks in all of North America." And once you see them, you'll know exactly why.
SUMMER OF MUSIC SERIES - Every Wednesday the town of Glenwood Springs hosts an outdoor concert at Two Rivers Park. The concerts are family-friendly and run from 6:30pm-9:00pm.
STRAWBERRY DAYS - The largest event hosted in Glenwood Springs each summer! This year you can catch Strawberry Days June 15th-17th, 2018!
JET BOAT TOURS - Jet Boat Tours offer a relaxing, scenic ride or adventure-packed ride on the Colorado River. You'll likely see wildlife, birds, the Book Cliffs and more! They're located in De Beque, CO and are open daily Mid-May through Mid-September!