However, it is completely possible to humor Mother Nature and plan an active getaway in the Centennial State, regardless of a renegade blizzard, or sizzling pre-summer temperatures.
Five versatile locations to visit in Colorado for an active spring break are listed below. Be sure to visit the slideshow which accompanies this article for more information on each spot!
1) Steamboat Springs, Colorado
2) Summit County, Colorado
3) Grand Junction, Colorado
4) Colorado Springs, Colorado
5) Durango, Colorado
Ski lifts in the winter
Steamboat Springs, Colorado -
An easy escape from Denver, just three hours northwest, Steamboat Springs offers adventures fit for any thrill-seeker. Ski at the legendary mountains and relax in the hot springs that the city is named after. With deep snowpack, there is a multitude of winter activities available in the town, as well as miles and miles of bike paths.
Breckenridge, CO Mine
Summit County, Colorado –
Virtually paradise for an outdoors enthusiast, Summit County is the home to several ski slopes, including Breckenridge, Vail, and Keystone Mountains. These towns also offer a vibrant nightlife, countless spas, and other random activities (snow biking, anyone) that make Summit County a wonderful spring break choice. In just 90-minutes, a Denverite can be in mountain heaven!
Vineyards with a stunning mountain backdrop
Grand Junction, Colorado –
Four hours west of Denver, Grand Junction resides on the Western Slope part of the state. Grand Junction offers wineries, majestic buttes, extreme bike trails, hiking paths, and an abundance of sunshine. The average high temperature in March is 57, with a low of 31.
Bengal Tiger swimming at the zoo
Colorado Springs, Colorado –
Just one hour south of Colorado’s capital, Denver, Colorado Springs has a wonderful zoo that packs a punch on the quads (it is situated on the side of Cheyenne Mountain). Pikes Peak offers a railway that will take you to the top of Colorado’s most famed mountain, and there are plenty of opportunities to hike in the Garden of the Gods.
Snowy Pine Tree
Durango, Colorado –
Just minutes from the New Mexico state line, Durango is a true outdoorsman paradise. The San Juan Mountains provide a dramatic to Durango, which offers snow sports, hiking, mountain biking, plenty of dining options, and a short jaunt to Wolf Creek and Purgatory ski resorts.