How to Celebrate Spring Outside in Colorado

In Active Lifestyle Living by Doug Phelps

Take full advantage of the warmer weather this spring and enjoy some of the best activities and attractions Colorado has to offer.

Search for Wildflowers

Hiking in the spring can be particularly beautiful. Not only can you soak in all the best Colorado landscapes, but you can also experience the wildflower bloom. You can enjoy several wildflower trails throughout the state. The most notable one is located in Crested Butte, also known as the wildflower capital of Colorado.

Get Wild

The Wild Animal Sanctuary, located near Keenesburg, is a large space that shelters more than 290 lions, tigers, and bears, as well as everything from leopards to wolves, and other large carnivores. The animals roam large spaces along with with expert care and rehabilitation. Even more impressive, all the animals have been rescued from abuse or abandonment.

Take a two hour group tour or explore on your own with a small donation.

Tiptoe through the Tulips

Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall erupts with colorful tulips each spring. Enjoy a leisurely walk down the pedestrian mall and maybe even stoop to snap that perfect family photo. Enjoy buskers and street performers along the mall and stop in an enjoyable array of boutiques and eateries along the way.

Take a Dip

There are many natural hot springs in Colorado. Enjoy the spring thaw by thawing out a bit yourself in one of these geothermal wonders. The most known pools are in Glenwood Springs. You might also consider Strawberry Springs outside of Steamboat for something a bit more rustic, or Idaho Springs for something closer to the Front Range. 

Visit wine country

Head to the Western Slope and explore Colorado’s fabulous wine country. Look forward to sipping some excellent home-grown wines while taking in the amazing views of the Colorado National Monument and surrounding areas. Enjoy some excellent taste and sip experiences in Paonia and Palisade as well.