So, you’ve heard of a bucket list before, right? If not, this is where you make a list of things you want to do in your life before you “kick the bucket.”
We here in Colorado like to call it a check it list. Because well there’s just too many things we want to try, so we check them off quick. We believe you shouldn’t put things off until the end. Procrastination really isn’t our style, we like to get adventures in any season and in any location.
There are so many amazing things you can do here in this colorful state that narrowing it down to five must tries can seem impossible. No worries we got your back. Below are five things you must put on your list no matter what title you use.
1. Red Rocks Amphitheater
Music Venue built from natural rock structure. You can visit day or night for music, hiking, and yoga.
Should you only find yourself in the Denver area and not much time to get around Colorado, then Red Rocks must be in your itinerary. Finding out your favorite band or musician is preforming somewhere you happened to be is pure bliss. Now seeing your favorite artist in nature with the acoustics echoing from the rocks is the feeling of celestially alignment. The world is gracing you with the harmonic sounds of your favorite instrumentalist. This is something everyone must do if you visit Colorado.
2. Visit a ski town in the winter time
Rocky Mountains, Multitude of options
Colorado during the winter season is like being in snow globe as child.
The flakes genteelly landing on you as you walk through the local shops. The way the lights on the trees glow under the stairs, makes you believe in magic again.
Everyone should get a chance to see one of the many amazing little ski towns here in the winter. There are so many opportunities for any level of adventurist in the winter months. During the day spend your time on the mountain sides. The views are like looking in to a Bob Ross painting. Whether you’re into boarding, skiing, or simply sledding this is the place to give any a try.
Then spend your night wrapped tight in a blanket next to a crackling fire. Not interested in staying indoors? Ya us too, so get up and travel around on the buses and walk through the town streets during the evening. The snow-covered roads and twinkle lights strung down the lanes are like something out of movie. This is a moment we all should see.
Every town has a bustling night life full of mountain restaurants and bars, and most likely you will hear a local band.
3. Hot Springs
Rocky Mountains, Multitude of options
Colorado is littered with natural hot springs. To narrow it down to one isn’t necessary. Travel in Colorado? Search hot springs in the local area you are staying. There are some you can hike to, and some you can camp at. This is a true natural experience when you come across these natural phenomenons in nature. Its amazing to be one with nature for a moment and relax in mother natures hot tubes.
Looking for something a little more convenient? Some hot springs even have hotels built around them, and man made pools for all ages with the natural springs flowing into them. Sometimes you can find water slides and bars at these, so there is definitely something for everyone.
4. Black Canyon of Gunnison National Park
It surrounds part of a deep, steep-walled gorge carved through Precambrian rock by the Gunnison River.
The Grand Canyon of Colorado, this view will have you speechless. For two million years the Gunnison River has been creating this work of art. The park consists of twelve miles of Steep, long, narrow rock cut that the river flows through.
This Canyon received its name not due to the color of the stone but the lack of light. The Black Canyon in parts never receives as much as 30 minutes of sunlight a day.
Mesa Verde, Colorado
It’s known for its well-preserved Ancestral Pueblo an cliff dwellings, notably the huge Cliff Palace.
Dated back to 1906, this park was established by Theodore Roosevelt to preserve this historical cliff dwelling. These cliffs are dated back to 600 to 1300 AD when the Ancient Pueblo people were there occupants.
Its name means green table named after the foliage and tree of juniper in the area. This magnificent piece of history is a sight to behold.
This year make it a point to get out and experience some new life achievements.