Treat Yourself to a Colorado Road Trip StaycationAmanda Molitor
In Colorado, you’re never more than a car ride away from your next adventure. From 24-hour day-cations to weekend escapes, our state has something that is sure to surprise and delight everyone. Here are some itineraries to inspire your next quest through Colorado.
Forest Bathing in Boulder
For those in search of short trip to indulge in sunshine and natural surroundings, this one’s for you.
Hit the Road with Coffee in-Hand: Every good adventure needs a hot, or cold, cup of joe to get the day started. We recommend stopping by Denver’s Allegro Coffee Roasters for a coffee and bakery treat on your way to Boulder.
Spread Your Wings in Westminster: Get a guaranteed glimpse at some of nature’s most beautiful butterflies at the Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster.
Make a Retro Rest-Stop: Grab a bite to eat at Great Scotts Eatery in Broomfield, a locally owned and operated restaurant serving up fresh food in a fun vintage vibe.
Forest Bathe on Bobolink Trail: Set off on Bobolink Trail for a peaceful hike and forest bathing session, which entails spending time among nature to reconnect with Mother Earth.
Have a Spot of Afternoon Tea: Take your afternoon tea at Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse. This culturally eclectic teahouse is the perfect place for a quiet cup of tea an afternoon snack post-hike.
Stay the night in Colorado Springs
Extend your stay in Colorado Springs on this over-night adventure south of Denver.
Start on a Sweet Note: Pay a visit some of Colorado’s hardest working residents, the honeybees! Stop by Busy Bee Farm in Larkspur to learn about locally sourced honey and sample some sweet treats.
Savor the Springs’ Best Burger: Voted ‘Best Burger’ for six years running, Skirted Heifer is one restaurant you won’t want to miss on your trip to Colorado Springs.
Take a Walk on the Wild Side: Discover unforgettable experiences at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, where you can have close encounters with hippos, elephants, penguins, and more!
Enjoy an Authentic Italian Dining Experience: For dinner, you have to go to DAT’s! DAT’S ITALIAN is a local favorite for incredible Italian dishes and sharable-sized servings.
End Your Night Underground: Sip on a scrumptious night cap drink in one of Colorado Springs’ best kept secret spots – The Rabbit Hole. This subterranean establishment offers upscale cocktails and bites in a wonderland-like setting.
Spend the Night in Style: As one of Colorado’s most iconic resorts, The Broadmoor has offered some of the most luxurious amenities and lavish suites to travelers for more than a century.
Create Lifetime Memories in Crested Butte
Spend some time enjoying the outdoors in one of Colorado’s most charming destinations.
Fresh Baked Breakfast: Carb up for your day full of adventures at Butte Bagels. Swing by for fresh baked bagels made from scratch daily, as well as sandwiches, wraps, latkes, coffee and other delicious food.
Climb to New Heights: Test your strength by clipping into a harness and rock climbing Taylor Canyon. With thousands of routes to try, climbers of all skill levels will have a great day outdoors.
Take a Burrito Break in Town: Sit down for a mouth-watering margarita and a delicious burrito at Teocalli Tamale, a local spot that has been serving Crested Butte customers for more than 20 years.
Race Down Trails at Top Speed: If activities with wheels are more your speed, check out Baxter Gulch – a mountain biker’s heaven. Here you’ll find six miles of trails to ride through for an adrenaline-fueled afternoon.
Savor Fine Crested Butte Cuisine: If you’re looking for an upscale dining spot, try, a rustic French bistro creates delicious meals for you to enjoy in a cozy cabin off the beaten path.
Check-In to a Crested Butte Staple: Book at room at The Lodge at Mountaineer Square. This hotel offers exceptional accommodations located at the heart of Crested Butte Mountain Resort base area.
Take a Trip to Telluride
Here are some of Southwest Colorado’s best activities and restaurants to try on your next weekend trip.
Get Your Caffeine Fix from a Local Favorite: Stop into High Alpine Coffee , located within the beloved Between the Covers bookshop, for a quick morning pick-me-up.
Conquer Your Fears at Via Ferrata: Adrenaline junkies will love taking on the challenging climbing route at Via Ferrata. This high-altitude adventure takes you on a canyon trek 500 feet above solid ground.
Grab a Mid-Day Mug of Beer: Since 2011, Telluride Brewing Company has been creating tasty craft beer full of flavor and high-quality ingredients for locals and tourists alike to enjoy.
Plan Ahead for Festival Fun: Time your trip to coincide with one of Telluride’s famous festivals. If you visit in September, be sure to check out the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, an event that’s filled with the best beers and beats one could ask for.
Fresh Finds for Dinner: There’s always something new to try at LittleHouse. This casual eatery offers elevated takes on European classics that are made with only the freshest organic ingredients.
Feel at Home Even When You’re Far: Make Telluride feel like your home away from home at Element 52. The accommodations at this resort feel more like short-term residences just steps from the town’s best offerings.
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