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Top Nine Spring Activities in Colorado

Spring has sprung, Colorado! Are you struggling to come up with fun, family-friendly activities to keep you and the kids entertained? We’ve got you covered with this list of the nine best spring break activities in Colorado. So, read away and get ready for great ways to play!

1. Visit a National Park 

If you’re looking to experience the beauty of nature, then Colorado’s National Parks have got you covered. From colorful canyons to majestic mountains, these parks are sure to provide the perfect escape for you and your family to soak up some sun and breathe in some fresh air. 

2. Take a Food Tour

Are you craving new cuisine? Why not check out a food tour in Colorado Springs? With Rocky Mountain Food Tours, you can visit five of Colorado Springs’ top restaurants in just a few hours. That way, you can take a bite out of Colorado Springs without breaking the bank. In addition to offering contact-free check-in, groups are limited to eight people and masks are required. Read more about their safety protocols for a delicious and safe experience. 

3. Stop By the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Located in Colorado Springs at 6,800 feet above sea level is the “highest zoo in America.” With beautiful views and over 200 species of animals, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is sure to please the animal lover in your family! Start the day with a stroll through the reptile exhibit and at lunch be sure to feed the hungry giraffes. Advance e-tickets are required as well as masks. Read more about their COVID-19 restrictions to best plan your visit.

4. Check Out the Royal Gorge

Want to add a little suspense to your spring fun? Then steer your car towards the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. This gorgeous gorge is home to the highest suspension bridge in America and the park offers tons of rides too. A trip to the Royal Gorge is guaranteed to give you and your family fond memories that will last a lifetime. Every person ages 10 and up must wear a mask but beaming smiles will still be easily noticeable!

5. Drive to the Top Of Pikes Peak

Nothing embodies exploration and enjoyment like a good old-fashioned road trip. Standing tall at 14,115 feet, Pikes Peak offers the perfect opportunity to get in the car and relish each other’s company and some fantastic views. Just be sure to bring a coat because it is bound to be chilly once you reach the summit.  


6. Go Horseback Riding Through Garden of the Gods

For a unique adventure, trot down to Garden of the Gods and hop on horseback. With breathtaking sandstone formations and a ton of hiking trails to choose from, Garden of the Gods is a must-see for any Coloradoan. However, if you want to experience this classic landmark in a whole new way, try taking a trail riding tour and elevate your perspective. Groups are limited to eight people and you must arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled ride.

7. Learn Something New at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Even us adults don’t have to stop learning. Located in downtown Denver, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science offers the perfect mix of education and enjoyment. Uncover the mysteries of Stonehenge and venture into the prehistoric era to watch Allosaurus and Stegosaurus do battle with an 80-foot-long Diplodocus towering overhead! Discover gems about ancient history and Colorado’s recent history with exhibits like Tom’s Baby, an eight-pound nugget of crystallized gold unearthed in Breckenridge in 1887. Masks are required, indoor capacity limitations are in place, likely resulting in queue times, and popular galleries require timed entry tickets.

8. Stay a Night at The Stanley Hotel

Staying home all of spring is a frightening thought. So why not pack your bags and take a weekend getaway to the famous Stanley Hotel in Estes Park? Stay for the night and the frights. Meet some friendly ghosts and entertain the kids with the variety of activities offered at our other blog here [link to blog].

9. Browse the Denver Art Museum 

If you’re looking for some sights that will astound and delight you, then venture on down to the Denver Art Museum. Take a stroll through the nineteenth century’s art and then explore the fashionable Véronique and Gregory Peck exhibit. Afterward, you can grab a snack in Denver’s beautiful River North Art District (RiNo) and maybe even do some shopping. In addition to masks being required, be sure to check out their Plan Your Visit page to make sure you have a fulfilling and safe experience.

As the weather warms and adventure beckons, don’t spend your time wondering what to do. Go out and try a few of the activities on this list so you can make this spring the best one yet!

Colorado Real Estate News

Mountain Biking Colorado In Mud Season

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As one of the world’s best places for mountain biking, Colorado holds a special place in the hearts of riders across the globe. In the springtime, after the thaw and in between late-season snowfalls, Colorado mountain bikers eagerly hang up their skis and break out the bikes for “Mud Season” riding. While “Mud Season” may sound dirty and dreary, it can still be a great time for bikers to enjoy their favorite activity without the crowds, as long as they’re okay with a little slush and slop.

 

Now that spring is in full swing, if you’re ready to get on your bike but your favorites trails are still snow-covered, we’ve compiled a list of local favorites for spring biking at lower elevations that offer amazing trails for riders of all abilities.

 

Just please be mindful of local municipality public health guidance on exercise outdoors!

 

Here are our top five destinations for mountain biking in Mud Season:

 

1. Marshall Mesa – Boulder, Colorado

The Marshall Mesa trailhead is just outside of Boulder, and is the starting point for several bike trails that ride alongside the Flatirons– Boulders iconic sandstone formations. Bikers that head to Marshall mesa will find rolling hills, rocky uphill trails, and thrilling downhill rides through grassy ridges.

 

2. Phil’s World Mountain Bike Trail– Cortez, Colorado

Whether you are a beginner or expert rider, Phil’s World will have you grinning from ear to ear. Located just outside of Durango in the San Juan mountains of southern Colorado, Phil’s World is one of the first places to dry up in the spring and last places to get snowy in the fall. All of the trails are rolling, so there aren’t any true climbs or descents, but riders of all ages and skill levels will have a great time. It’s worth noting, however, that you’ll want to check trail conditions if you’re heading to Phil’s World after a rainstorm, as the clay dirt can quickly turn sloppy.

 

3. Lunch Loops – Grand Junction, Colorado

If you’re a more technical rider, you’ll love Lunch Loops. Located right outside of downtown Grand Junction, the trail system is, quite literally, known as the “lunch ride” for many locals. Lunch Loops offers trails for all levels of riders, but the more advanced riders will particularly enjoy the expert-level trails here.

 

4. 18 Road Trail System – Fruita, Colorado

Fruita has increasingly become an alternative to Moab, particularly for those traveling from Colorado’s Front Range. Known as one of the mountain biking meccas of the west, the 18 Road Trail System offers both rolling and technical trails, and is a great place to ride short laps all day long and work on your skills. The trails here are for riders of all ages and abilities, ranging from full of locals out for an evening spin, to toddlers on their first bike ride ever, and visitors from all over the US discovering this incredible desert riding.

 

5. Hartman Rocks – Gunnison, Colorado

Just down the road from Crested Butte is the lesser-known town of Gunnison, Colorado, which is home to amazing trails that are ride-able before any alpine riding is snow-free. Hartman’s Rocks Trail System is the perfect place to break out the wheels for your first ride of the year.

 

Don’t let a little mud stop you from enjoying one of Colorado’s best springtime activities! Take on any one of these great riding options for your first ride of the year, and you’ll be sure to kick off bike season with a bang.