Colorado is one of the most beautiful places in the world, this category covers all things Colorado adventure.

Fall doesn't technically begin until September 22nd, but the leaves will start turning in Colorado well before then. For many Coloradans, Fall is a special time of year. And the first sign of Fall is always that wave of colors along the Colorado Mountainsides. 

As the air gets crisper and the pumpkin spice lattes start frothing - it's time to start thinking about some of the best leaf-peeping spots in the state.

When do Leaf Colors start to Change?

Starting in mid-September, expect to see Aspens turning gold at elevations from 8,000 to 10,00 ft above sea level.

Typically Northern Colorado peaks first, and a wave of color moves South through the state. However, keep in mind that moisture levels significantly affect when leaf colors start to…

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With the record-breaking heat in Denver this Summer, many of us can't wait for the cool crisp air of Fall. And although Fall doesn't technically begin until Sept 22, temperatures typically have a dramatic change starting much earlier in September. There are so many incredible things to do throughout the year near Denver - but Fall may be the best of them all.

Sept 4-6 - A Taste of Colorado - This year, they spread the taste out a bit with the food trucks parking along Lawrence St between 15th and 17th streets. Booth and tent vendors will be set up in Skyline Park. Start at one end of the 16th mall and then stroll along to enjoy all of the festivities. It's a Denver staple!

Best Fall Events & Festivals in Colorado

Sept 4-6 - Cherry Creek Arts Festival - This year, it's been moved to the…

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On August 1st every year, the people of Colorado celebrate Colorado Day and the anniversary of the state being admitted into the United States of America in 1876. It is a day to celebrate Colorado's statehood and learn more about the history and legacy of Colorado. Colorado was the 38th State in the Union and came to be exactly 100 years after the United States was born.

Colorado Day Fun Facts August 1st 2021

Best Colorado Day Deals


On Monday, Aug. 2, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is celebrating Colorado Day by offering free entrance at all 42 parks across the state.

The Centennial State celebrates its 145th birthday on Sunday, August 1, 2021, with a free event at the History Colorado Center


From alpacas to mascots to professional chalk artists, there will be more than 20…

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Coloradans spend so much time in the mountains, it comes as no surprise to learn just how many people are in the market for mountain property. Anything to keep us in the trees just a little bit more is a good idea if you ask us. But with the Denver market being so strong, is it even possible for the average family to own their own weekend getaway spot in the mountains? The truth is, if you know where to look you can actually find some pretty great deals. 

It is always best to know what features are most important to you when looking for a mountain home as well, but if you would enjoy a place away from the hustle and bustle of the most popular mountain towns such as Breckenridge, and Vail, you can find some gems. Things to consider in your list of…

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Summertime is here and Colorado is making up for a year off with a heck of a lineup of things to do this Summer. Enjoy the Donkey Derby Days in Cripple Creek or participate in the Hot Air Balloon Rodeo in Steamboat. Whatever your interest, there is something for everyone this Summer in beautiful Colorado.

Renaissance Festival - July 3 - August 22 - Get ye on down to Larkspur for one of the most immersive and impressive Renaissance Festivals in the world. For 44 years, a small hamlet in Larkspur has been locked in the 16th century. Enjoy a pint of grog, get heckled as you toss some tomatoes at "Vegetable Justice", or take in the afternoon joust. Come in costume... many do! It's great for all ages.

Larkspur Renaissance Festival


RockyGrass Festival - Lyons / July 23-25 - The…

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The heat is on this Summer and what better way to cool down than to enjoy a dip in one of our many Colorado swimming holes! That crisp, clean, and refreshing Colorado water is a perfect way to chill out when the temperatures are rising. We've dipped our toes in the water and reviewed some of our favorite spots around Denver. Do you have any favorites that we missed?

Boulder Creek - Head over to Ebin G Fine Park in Boulder for a dip in the cool waters of the Boulder Creek that snakes its way through town. Bring a picnic to enjoy riverside while you dip your feet in the chilly river. Watch tubers come floating by and fly fisherman reel in trout. It's a little piece of bliss on the river.

Top Swimming Holes Short Drive from Denver

Paradise Cove - This one is a little drive, about an hour…

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Fireworks are finally back!  It's been 2 long years since we got to celebrate the red white and blue with a good ol' fireworks show.  This year it's going to be extra awesome with several fireworks shows all across the Denver metro area (and Front range). With the 4th falling on a Sunday this year, we've got all weekend to enjoy BBQs, family, friends, and FIREWORKS! Go America!

We've listed out every firework show for the 4th of July holiday weekend in Denver. If you plan it right, you can easily see multiple shows all weekend long. Have fun and stay safe.

best Denver area fireworks shows 4th of July


Denver Metro Firework Shows

Friday, July 2

Glendale - Look skyward from Creekside Park around 9:15 to catch the display.

Saturday, July 3rd

Brighton - Riverdale Regional Park -…

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It's no surprise that Denverites love their four-legged companions and like to take them just about everywhere they go (including to work!). And with so many great trails just a short drive from Denver, you will often see just as many dogs on busy hiking trails as humans (we are certainly not complaining!). 

While dogs are allowed on plenty of trails, it is always wise to do a little research before you load up the car for a day of outdoor adventure, pup in tow. National Parks (e.g., Rocky Mountain National Park) do not allow dogs on trails or in the backcountry and some other trails outside of these parks will follow suit. Be sure to look online or check the signs at the trailhead to make sure it is a safe area to bring your furry friend to. And…

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Red Rocks shows are back baby! It's hard to contain our excitement, a year without Red Rocks shows is a year too many. For Denver locals, attending Red Rocks shows is a "right of passage" with many of us waxing poetic about the amazing shows we have been to in the past. It's a local Coloradan "notch in the belt" if you will - and everyone we talk to is beyond excited to get back for shows. There are some changes this year to make it safe for everyone to attend a show, most notable is a reduced capacity of 2,500 (normal capacity is 9,525). Short of fewer tickets being available, it will be a different and dare I say unique experience to be there with 74% fewer people. For one, you won't need to get there as early to find a good seat. Masks will be required…

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Fall is such an amazing time in Colorado. As the air gets crisper, it's time to start thinking about some of the best leaf-peeping spots in the state. Starting in mid-Septenber, expect to see Aspens turning gold at elevations from 8,000 to 10,00 ft above sea level. Later in the season from October to mid-Novemeber, you can see spectacular color down in the foothills and along the plains in Denver.

Jim Creek Trail

This popular hiking trail is just 3 miles South of downtown Winter Park. The trail follows Jim Creek into the James Peak Protection Area. The sound of the creek creates a relaxing trek into the woods. The trail is approximately 7 miles round-trip, gains 1,225 feet, and is considered moderate. The trail opens to beautiful meadows with views…

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