Visit Colorado next year in Spring, Summer or Autumn

With 2018 quickly approaching, it’s time to start considering where you’ll be setting off next year. Perhaps an underrated destination, but one of our favourites, is Colorado, which boasts great cities such as Denver. 
 
 
The best time to visit the Centennial State is between May and October – as this is the best opportunity to bask in the beautiful scenery and make the most of the world-famous festivals amongst other attractions.
 
Here are our favourite things we recommend you do in Colorado throughout spring, summer and fall. 
 
  Visit the Springs in Spring
 
The hot Colorado Springs do more than just give you an experience of complete relaxation – the warm water in the springs is a product of geothermally heated ground water, combined with the Earth’s core crust, which creates spring water that contains a very high mineral count. The minerals work wonders for your heart, body tissues, organs and muscles. 
 
So, it’s a good thing Colorado has more than enough hot Springs locations to spoil you – the more popular ones being in Glenwood or up in the Iron Mountains. May is the primetime to check out the Springs as the water is not piping hot, as it is in the summer – it is the perfect balance of warm and cool to give you pure enjoyment. 
 
Be at One with Nature
 
The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenseburg is the first of its kind type of sanctuary that homes over 300 rescued lions, tigers, leopards and other carnivores. Spreading over 720 acres, the sanctuary offers the same wildlife facilities to animals that have been rescued by abandonment, exploitation or mistreated in any way and offers expert care to assist rehabilitation.
 
You can take part in private tours that last two hours, starting at the welcome centre where you’ll meet the youngest animals all the way to the exceptional Bolivian Lion House, which is something that will need to be seen to truly believe. 
 
Check out the World-Famous Festivals
 
The Red Rocks Amphitheatre near Denver is a sight that looks like it is directly taken out of a picture book. The rock structure is often a backdrop to some of the best open-air concerts and next year Niall Horan performs in September and before him are the X Ambassadors, who feature in June.
 
But if you’re looking for a more low-key event then look no further than the Denver Underground Music Showcase – The Mile High City has a tremendous music background and some say it begins from the underground. See first-hand the emerging talent to come from this scene, which has produced groups such as The Fray. 
 
See the Rockies
 
We’ve saved the best till last – the Rocky Mountain National Park is Colorado’s greatest gift to the world. With a variety of activities to immerse yourself in, including hiking, white-water rafting, and wildlife watching. The park has over 355 miles of hiking trails to test your adventurousness – consult with park rangers at the visitor centre to find out the most suited trail for you to take.
 
La Poudre River and Poudre River are the two main rivers on which you can set sail for some intense white-water rafting. Elks, Deer, Marmots and Big Horn Sheep are the more popular wildlife residents at the park. Watch them (from afar) and be witness to the great sight that is a herd of Elk running and if you’re lucky you may spot a rare Black Bear. 
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