Whether your perfect winter holiday includes adrenaline packed rides, enjoying breathtaking mountain views or snuggling up in a blanket on a horse-drawn sleigh, there’s no shortage of exciting things to experience in Colorado. The Vale Magazine traveled to the Centennial State to bring you the best activities and attractions for your next winter getaway!
1. Immerse Yourselves in Breathtaking 360° Views
Hanging 956 feet above the wild Arkansas River, the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park in Cañon City, Colorado, is open to visitors all-year-long. Head to North America’s highest suspension bridge, glide on one of the world’s tallest zip lines, take a seat on the across-the-gorge gondolas or brave flying 50mph in the world’s scariest Skycoaster (don’t say we didn’t warn you).
2. Escape into the Wilderness to an Off-the-Grid Spot
Located just 19 minutes from the world-renowned town of Vail, Snow Cross Inn in Red Cliff, Colorado, exudes an inviting and cozy atmosphere. Cocoon yourselves off-the-grid with a cup of hot cocoa surrounded by pine and aspen trees while being close to all the exciting possibilities Vail has to offer.
3. Star Gaze While Enjoying a Dinner Sleigh Ride
Slip on your cowboy boots, plaid shirt, vintage jeans, and Stetson hat and enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride, pulled by a team of Percheron Draft Horses, at 4 Eagle Ranch in Wolcott, near Vail, Colorado. Feel the crisp mountain air as you enjoy spectacular vistas riding under a cobalt blue sky, or bundle up and star gaze during a dinner sleigh ride.
4. Pay a Visit to a Titanic Survivor’s House
Head to Denver city to visit the 1894 home of Margaret “Molly” Brown (1867-1932), the unsinkable prospector, philanthropist, and activist. After Molly Brown learned that her grandson was ill, she reserved a trip back to the United States from Europe on the “Titanic,” famously surviving the ship’s sinking.
5. Witness European Alpine Architecture Going Big-Time
Located in the heart of the Alpine-themed upscale hotel The Arrabelle at the base of the Eagle Bahn Gondola, Vail Square delivers mountain views within the confines of rustic luxury. The square is centered by an outdoor ice skating rink and is surrounded by fashionable retail shops.
6. Watch a Ballet Performance Next to a Hollywood Celebrity
Spanning 3.88 square miles high in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, Aspen is a mesmerizing boutique ski town that continues growing in popularity as the absolute winter travel destination among celebrities. The average price of a single-family home in Aspen is $4.4 million, while Domino’s Pizza is the only fast food restaurant in the area. In this cute little town, you can take in Broadway-worthy theater, classical music, world-class ballet, and spectacular art exhibitions.
7. Enjoy a Unique Retail Experience
In the snow-covered town of Aspen, Colorado, you should look for a gingerbread brightly painted 100-year-old Victorian miner’s cabin under the name “Emporium and Flying Circus.” In this one-of-a-kind retail shop, located at 315 East Main Street, you can buy all-natural dog biscuits, fresh farm eggs, unique hand-made jewelry, and souvenirs, as well as fine art pieces.
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