Colorado is known worldwide as host for some of the best winter activities in the world. With its high peaks and mountainous terrain it has become a ski capital of the country. But once the snow melts the warm weather opens up the gates for a variety of other great activities to partake in during the summer months. If you are planning on spending your 4th of July with us here in Colorado, here are 5 great ways to do it:
Go on a Hike – From short trails in the Front Range to tough hikes up in the heart of the Rockies, Colorado boasts countless breathtaking hiking trails. Climb one of Colorado's 54 14ers, or if that’s not for you then look up one of Colorado's great trails on alltrails.com.
Take a Ziplining Adventure – Fly through the trees at high spend, or descend off cliff faces on two incredible zipline courses. Cliffside Ziplining in Idaho Springs and Mountaintop Ziplining in Granite offer multiple zips built right into the topography of the land. One of these exciting adventures would be great for any Independence Day Celebration.
Visit a National Park – Colorado is home to four national parks: Mesa Verde, Rocky Mountain, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, and Great Sand Dunes. Each one of these parks is unique and offers its own array of great activities for the whole family.
Go Whitewater Rafting – With all of the snowmelt from the ski season, the rivers of Colorado are pumping this year. The Arkansas River offers rapids from class III to class V. Whether you are rafting through the class III rapids of Browns Canyon, the class IV's of the Numbers section, or braving the class V section of Pine Creek, whitewater rafting is a wet and wild way to spend your 4th of July.
Go to a Mountain Town Celebration – All over the Rockies in Colorado there are great mountain towns that have their own 4th of July celebrations. These celebrations can include trail runs, fireworks, live music, parades, and all sorts of other fun activities.
Whether you are looking for something to satisfy your thirst for adrenaline, or are just looking to have a nice relaxing day with the family, Colorado has plenty of great options for events to attend and activities to partake on the 4th of July. So come on out and experience wonderful Colorado this 4th of July.