August 4, 2020
Everyone knows the best way to stay healthy this summer is to participate in activities in the great outdoors—and everyone also knows Colorado is the best place to do that! With so many ways to take an adventure-filled vacation in the state, you don’t need to get on an airplane or venture far from home to have a world-class getaway!
Take an Overland Camping Trip
If the idea of camping in the backcountry sounds like fun, but you don’t have a tent, sleeping bags, or any of the gear—let alone a rugged 4×4 vehicle to get you off-road—you’re in luck! Denver’s Titus Adventure Company rents 4×4 vehicles that are perfect for exploring the backcountry.
They’ll also rent you a rooftop tent with mattress, awning, camp chairs, camp kitchen equipment, watercraft, and even a portable shower! So, set up the camping trip of your dreams and explore this beautiful state we live in! With unlimited mileage included, you may even find yourself crossing the state line!
Are you thinking that a camping trip sounds great but maybe just a little…rugged? If sleeping in a tent isn’t your cup of tea, why not rent a camper van or RV and make yourself a little more comfortable?
Escape Campervans, based in Denver, are perfect for first-time campers. These are fully-equipped, colorfully-painted vans that are as comfortable as they are fun! Looking for something bigger with even more comfort? B&B RV is a Denver recreational vehicle rental company with a fleet of newer-model RVs. You can camp for FREE if you know the rules of dispersed camping!
Take the Scenic Route
Whether you rent an RV or head out in the family car, make sure your adventure is a beautiful one! Find a path less taken or take a trip back through time from this list of scenic and historic byways on Colorado.com. If you’re looking for something more eclectic, check out this list of Colo-Road Trips for a little bit of everything.
Embarking on an outdoor adventure doesn’t have to be a DIY project. Sign yourself up for one or more guided adventure tours, available for all levels of experience. You’ve got plenty of fun choices, from backpacking to rafting to climbing to mountain biking.
Spend a Day in the Park
Rocky Mountain National Park, that is! With a wide variety of hiking trails from beginner to expert, including waterfall hikes, you could spend multiple days happily hiking here! Other great activities in the park include mountain biking and fly-fishing! Due to COVID-19, you must purchase a timed-entry permit in advance to ENTER the park.
Thrill-seekers don’t need to leave the Denver area to find an adrenaline-pumping good time. Castle Rock Adventure Park offers intense zip-lines, challenge courses, a heart-dropping free fall on a combination zip-line/belay, and a Ninja Warrior experience! And Denver Adventures offers the two longest and fastest zip-lines in Colorado, just 30 minutes west of Denver.
Your Backyard Is Your Playground at Southshore
Even closer to home, you can get back to nature and live a healthy outdoor lifestyle at the master-planned community of Southshore. Custom new homes in Aurora’s only lakeside community offer the best of both worlds—you’re close to all the urban happenings and you’re just steps away from nature’s playground! Take a tour of the brand new homes from Richmond American Homes, Toll Brothers, and Taylor Morrison for a taste of Life at the Lake. These ranch and two-story designs are priced between the $400s and the $700s.