We often desire to escape to a place where we can be free, we can live in midst of nature preserved in its pure form. Colorado – is one such place. This summer we took a week long vacation to Colorado and we came back refreshed and rechanneled. Most think of Colorado as a ski destination, but with 300 days of sunshine it also has an abundance of adventure to offer a summer visitor. If you and your family like hiking, trekking, rafting, tubing, zip-lining, driving RZR’s, sporting clays or simply rowing a peaceful lake – Colorado is a great destination. What’s more – all these activities are available for all age groups, no one is left behind from having fun.
We visited Colorado with my parents who are in their 70’s and our son Devam – 3 years old. We all had a fabulous time.
We started our trip at Denver – the mile high city is a fun packed city for kids. In about a 5 mile radius you can visit the zoo, the aquarium, children’s museum, the botanical gardens and the Denver art museum. There are in all 13 easily identifiable family friendly destinations in Denver. It is easy to plan your trip to Denver as the city website is a great source of information for an active vacation planner. Denver is easy for most to reach as it is connected to most cities within the US and to many international destinations via its Denver International Airport. After spending 2 nights – 3 days in Denver we headed off to explore the rest of the Rocky Mountain range.
We camped in BeaverCreek and took day trips on the scenic highway 24 and I-70 to Vail, Breckenridge, Glenwood Canyon, Apsen, Red Cliff and Frisco. Upscale villages of Vail, BeaverCreek and Aspen offer tons of shopping in quaint village setting as well as gondola and lift rides that can help you reach trekking trails off mountain heights. But smaller villages like Red Cliff and Piney Lake are wonderful finds on dirt roads and rugged trails.
As a parent I admired the fact that culturally Colorado is a very clean and environmentally conscious state. It was a pleasure visiting and I can’t wait to get back to enjoy it’s splendour.