Colorado may be best known as a winter skiing destination, but we’re here to let you in on a little secret: The Centennial State is just as great, if not better, in the summer. Here are five Colorado towns and hotels to visit.
Aspen with a Side Trip to Crystal Mill
From art galleries and historical sites to epic outdoor adventures and innovative restaurants, Aspen has it all — and then some. This beloved mountain town in Colorado’s Roaring Fork Valley is the perfect place to retreat from everyday life, especially when you stay at the private Aspen Street Lodge. This spacious boutique hotel, available for total buyouts, is just steps from downtown and offers views of Aspen Mountain.
If you have the time, definitely do the 90-minute drive to Crystal Mill, one of Colorado’s most photographed riverside spots.
Home to just 550 people, Silverton is a historic Colorado mining town tucked away in the vast wilderness of the San Juan mountains. After a day of hiking, mountain biking, four-wheeling, fly-fishing or other outdoor adventures, head to The Wyman Hotel, located in a 1902 building that’s been lovingly restored by owners Shane Fuhrman and Haley Morgan.
The Mile High City comes alive in the summer, with al fresco dining, festivals, live music, farmers markets, and shopping. Make the most of your stay by checking into Clayton Members Club & Hotel, located in the heart of Denver’s Cherry Creek neighborhood. The hotel, which doubles as a social club, features a rooftop pool and several exclusive dining spaces for members and guests.
With a walkable downtown, easy access to nature and tons of locally owned shops and restaurants, Golden offers a little something for everyone. Reserve a room at The Eddy, located along the banks of Clear Creek on the site of an 1860s fire brick company.
Whether your ideal getaway involves hitting the singletrack on your mountain bike or sipping a glass of rosé at a local winery, make Grand Junction your home base. Keep the adventures going and book a room at Hotel Maverick, which provides cruiser bikes to all guests.
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