12 Things to Do Each Month in Colorado During 2018
With 2018, comes twelve exciting things for you to do in Colorado. Every month in 2018 means another new thing for you to try in Colorado.
January is the perfect time to slide into your ice cold kingdom. You can actually slide your way into happiness, on an ice slide, into the castle. The Dillon Ice Castle is a literal Winter Wonderland. Sit upon your ice cold throne and watch a fire show, and then hit up that ice slide again.
Take your date to the world's largest Zamboni-groomed outdoor ice rink, according to their website. This outdoor ice rink in Evergreen has 11 hockey rinks and one big public skating rink, with a gorgeous backdrop of snow covered mountains. There is even hot chocolate and food in between all that skating.
Skiing in Aspen is legendary and it seems like the celebrations are just as legendary. The Apres Ski Cocktail Classic has craft cocktails, snow parties, pop-up bars and includes a Great Apres Ski Pub Crawl, according to their website. No matter how you do on the slopes, apres ski, you celebrate.
The week of April is World Cannabis Week. According to their website, this week 'allows friendly travelers, budding entrepreneurs, sophisticated cannabis lovers, industry professionals and both young and older adults to experience a well rounded Colorado cannabis experience.' Get the experience on dispensary and grow facility tours, on 420 shuttles, 420 bazaars, and celebrations.
700 years ago the Mesa Verde National Park was home to the Ancestral Pueblo people. It's amazing to the see 600 cliff dwellings that were home to so many, so long ago. May is one of the best times to visit because of the fantastic temperatures and it's not as crowded.
Before and after I moved here, tons of people told me that I needed to go to this beautiful 738-acre place. Red Rocks Amphitheatre seems to be much more than just a concert venue. Seems like its more like spiritual experience accompanied by music, yoga, etc.
The Royal Gorge is home to the highest bridge in the United States. Only seems fitting that you can get the highest in Colorado. Hop on a raft, zip line, gondola or the sky coaster at the Royal Gorge.
Right near Estes Park in Allenstown, you can see the majestic Chapel on the Rock. It's called the Saint Catherine of Siena Chapel and it's breathtaking. This chapel looks like something out of a fairy tale and is a historic site. With Estes Park nearby, there's plenty to do after you see the chapel.
The Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off begins with over 70 balloons ascending into the sky -- and breakfast and drinks. I've always wanted to go to a hot air balloon festival and there's that, plus a lot more at the LDLO. Skydiving, chainsaw carving, and donut eating competitions are just a few.
You'll be coming around the mountain, via the Pikes Peak COG Railway. This railway takes you to the summit of Pikes Peak, according to their website. Ride the train and take in all the beauty as you peak in elevation at 14,115 feet at Pikes Peak.
Another thing I can cross of my bucket list by going to one of Colorado's many hot springs. Dive off a 45-foot cliff in Radium or slide into a hot tub pool in Steamboat Springs. Colorado's got a lot of hot springs to choose from.
The Telluride Fire Festival is December 8th through December 10th. Expect flaming fire sculptures and fire performances, literally, all weekend long in downtown Telluride. You'll definitely be nice and toasty this December with all the flames around.