With Colorado’s mild summers, you’ll be sorry you didn’t fully embrace the summer if October creeps up and you haven’t done your fair share of hiking and exploring. So get out and enjoy this wonderful state! Summer activities abound, from spectacular hikes to outdoor rock concerts. Here are just 3 Coloradan activities that are best enjoyed during the summer.
Ride a Zip Line over the Rockies
Colorado boasts some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world, and what better way to experience them than by zipping along a wire suspended hundreds of feet above ground? To experience one of the most thrilling zip line rides, visit the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park in Cañon City, where you can zip along at 1000 feet above the Arkansas River.
See a Concert at Red Rocks
The large slabs of rock at Red Rocks Amphitheatre create an acoustically amazing experience that really needs to be experienced to be believed. Combined with the natural amplifying effect of the rocks, the scenery is especially awe-inspiring during the summer. With an impressive lineup of world-class musical acts, Red Rocks is perhaps the best outdoor concert venue in the country (if not the world).
Hike the Shrine Mountain Trail
Hidden up in the Rocky Mountains are thousands of acres of beautiful meadows covered in colorful wild flowers. One of the best hiking trails to enjoy these meadows is the Shrine Mountain Trail just outside of Vail. The hike winds through many picturesque meadows, evergreen forests, and finally culminating in the Shrine Mountain Ridge, where you’ll be rewarded with 360 degree views of the Sawatch Range and Flat Top Mountains. There’s no place in the world better than Colorado for enjoying the outdoors, so don’t be afraid to live life to the fullest!