Rocky Mountain National Park: Top 5 Vacation Destinations in Colorado

October 9, 2012

Without a doubt, Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the best places to head for a vacation in Colorado. The beauty of the area and the wide range of things to do when you are in the area. Let’s look at five of the top vacation destinations in the state of Colorado, and we’ll come back to see why this national park might just be the top choice in Colorado for those who are seeking a relaxing and fun getaway with family, friends, or even solo.

Pike’s Peak

This national historic landmark is known as the most visited mountain in North America and that makes it one of the best places to spend a vacation. Pikes Peak is the backdrop for Colorado Springs and the Garden of the Gods. Many visitors enjoy taking a relaxing trip on the Pike’s Peak Cog Railway, a train that will carry its passengers to the majestic summit at 14,110 feet. Views of the cities of Denver, Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs and the snow-capped peaks of the Continental Divide will take your breath away.

Adventurous hikers can climb Pikes Peak or take the 13-mile trail to the summit, or for those competitive in nature participate in the annual Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb race.


Established in 1859 as a gold rush town, Breckenridge is now one of the most popular resort towns and vacation destinations in the entire country. It offers great skiing, as well as places to shop and dine. You will find plenty of hiking trails, as well as places to bike, fish, and boat in the area. The Dillon Reservoir at 9,000 feet is a great opportunity to catch Rainbow Trout and Kokanee Salmon. The Breckenridge Ski Resort is one of the most popular places to visit in the winter, and those looking to relax can spend a day at the Mountain Sanctuary Day Spa.


Everyone knows and loves Aspen, one of the premier skiing destinations in the world. Whether you vacation there in the winter or the summer, you will find plenty of great outdoor activities to enjoy. Maroon Lake Scenic Trail is one of the most beautiful and inspiring places to hike while in the area. Wheeler Opera House and the Aspen Brewery are some other destinations that locals and vacationers alike are going to love.

Winter Park

Winter Park and the Fraser Valley inspire visitors no matter what country they visit from. Located in Grand County, there are over 600 miles of hiking and biking trails, there is a reason why its known as Mountain Bike Capital USA®. For those who love to fish, look no further than the Fraser River for large brown and rainbow trout. Known as a “sportsman’s paradise”, big game hunting for antelope, deer and elk are abundant in the area. Winter Park was even named one of Ski Magazines Top 15 Ski Resorts, so whether skiing or snow boarding, snow lovers can enjoy the slopes! It’s an ideal spot for a vacation home. Vacationers may also want to visit some of the local attractions such as Cozen Ranch Museum and the Pioneer Village Museum.

Rocky Mountain National Park

The beautiful park has it all. Visitors will be able to go hiking, fishing, biking, horseback riding, or take a nice scenic drive. With over 350 miles of trails, some of the popular routes in the park include Bear Lake Trail and Glacier Gorge Junction Trail. It is the perfect area to check out some of the state’s native wildlife that includes elk, bighorn sheep and moose too! Whether inside or out of the park, the visitor centers at Beaver Meadows, Lily Lake and Fall River provide information on the park, which has something for every member of the family, including unparalleled beauty.

Whether you are coming in the spring, summer, fall, or winter, you will find that all of these destinations have something new and different to offer, which help to make them some of the most fun and fascinating areas to visit in the state. If you are thinking about moving to the area and would like to be close to the national park, as well as enjoying all that Winter Park has to offer, then you may want to consider the magnificent log home being offered to the market for the first time by the luxury real estate auction company Supreme Auctions. This gorgeous 14,000 + square foot residence nestled on almost 3 acres near Winter Park could make the ideal vacation home!

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