Enchanting Places to Visit in Colorado this Winter
Outdoor & Nature
Are you ready to immerse yourself in the wonderland that is Colorado in winter? With its stunning snowy landscapes, adrenaline-pumping activities and cozy hideaways, this state beckons all adventure seekers and nature lovers. Let's embark on a journey through four captivating destinations that promise to make your winter getaway truly unforgettable.
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Where to stay in Colorado
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail
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Woodlands on Fall River in Estes Park
Nestled along the picturesque Fall River, this charming retreat offers cozy cabins surrounded by towering trees and the soothing sounds of the river, providing a serene escape into the heart of nature in Estes Park.
Vail Residences At Cascade Village
A mountain haven in Vail, these luxurious residences offer a perfect blend of alpine charm and modern comfort, providing guests with a tranquil retreat amid the stunning Cascade Village landscape.
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Things to do in Colorado
Estes Park: Gateway to Rocky Mountain Majesty
Distance from Denver International Airport: Approximately 1.5 hours
Nestled at the entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park is a winter wonderland waiting to be discovered.
Scenic Drive through Rocky Mountain National Park: Embark on a picturesque drive through the national park, where snow-covered vistas and frosty meadows will leave you speechless.
Snowshoe to Mills Lake via Glacier Gorge Trail: Lace up your snowshoes and set out on an unforgettable adventure. The Glacier Gorge Trail leads you through a magical forest and opens up to the stunning frozen Mills Lake, surrounded by towering peaks.
Whiskey Bar at the Stanley Hotel: Warm up and unwind at the historic Stanley Hotel's Whiskey Bar. Savor a glass of your favorite spirit while relishing in the hotel's rich history and captivating charm.
Glenwood Springs: Where Thrills and Relaxation Converge
Distance from Denver International Airport: Approximately 2.5 hours
Glenwood Springs offers a unique blend of excitement and tranquility, making it a must-visit winter destination.
Explore Ice Caves in Rifle Mountain Park: For the adventurous at heart, explore the mesmerizing ice caves at Rifle Mountain Park. Admire the stunning ice formations and marvel at nature's artistry.
Rejuvenate at Iron Mountain Hot Springs: Ease into the warmth of Iron Mountain Hot Springs and let your worries melt away. As you soak in the healing waters, relish the panoramic views of the snow-capped peaks.
Vapor Caves at Yampah Spa: Immerse yourself in the mystical atmosphere of the Vapor Caves at Yampah Spa. These natural steam baths provide the perfect escape from the winter chill.
Vail: A Winter Playground of Dreams
Distance from Denver International Airport: Approximately 2 hours
Vail's reputation as a world-class winter destination is well-deserved, offering a plethora of activities for all levels of enthusiasts.
Downhill Ski at Vail Ski Resort: Hit the slopes at the renowned Vail Ski Resort, where powdery trails and breathtaking views await. Whether you're a novice or an expert, Vail's diverse terrain guarantees an exhilarating experience.
Cross Country Ski at Vail Nordic Center: Glide through serene alpine meadows at the Vail Nordic Center, an oasis for cross-country skiing enthusiasts.
Snowshoe at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens: Explore the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens on snowshoes, immersing yourself in the serene beauty of this high-altitude paradise.
Denver: Urban Delights and Frosty Fun
Denver, Colorado's vibrant capital, offers a mix of urban excitement and snowy delights.
Ice Skate on Evergreen Lake: Experience the joy of gliding across the ice at Evergreen Lake, surrounded by a picturesque winter landscape.
Sled at Echo Mountain: Embrace your inner child and hit the sled runs at Echo Lake Park, a family-friendly activity perfect for creating cherished memories.
Marvel at the Blossoms of Light Display: Stroll through the illuminated Denver Botanical Gardens, surrounded by colorful displays that evoke the magic of the season.
Colorado's winter destinations are a captivating blend of natural beauty, thrilling adventures and cozy relaxation. Each place offers a unique experience that promises to warm your heart and invigorate your spirit. If you're ready to embark on a journey through these enchanting destinations, don't hesitate to reach out. Let me handle the details, so you can focus on creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Need to Know
Looking for more travel inspiration? Check out Alyson Krapfl's guide, The Best of Denver Guide.
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