One of the best things about Colorado is that you can visit at any time and find something fun to do. If you’re taking your long weekend to visit the Rocky Mountains, there are a few things that you should put on your to-do list; take a trip on the Upper Colorado or Arkansas Rivers, zip line, horseback ride, and more!
If you’re staying in Denver, take advantage of all of the things only a short drive away! Colorado Zipline’s Cliffside Zipline is located in Idaho Springs, only a forty minute drive. Amazing views, fast lines, and an adrenaline pumping free fall are among the most popular ways to spend a morning or afternoon. Closer to Denver, Riot Fest and Rodeo will be in town the 2nd through the 4th. The great live music lineup and BBQ stands will show your family how Colorado likes to spend their long weekend. Another popular event downtown is Taste of Colorado. Running Friday through Sunday, this festival showcases the state’s best restaurants and food establishments with samples and some full sized meals.
So, the city life isn’t for you? Stay up in the mountains and get some fresh air. Breckenridge will host a rubber duck race fundraiser for you to compete with your friends and family! Sidewalk Sale Days also offers great discounts on gear for the upcoming ski season. Head up to Copper Mountain on Saturday for a smores-roasting campfire and fireworks. Another great option is to make a day trip to Granite to try a Class III rafting trip on the Arkansas River. The Browns Canyon Express is one of the most exciting, family-friendly trips offered this time of year! Staying in Dillon? Friday and Saturday free concerts at the amphitheater on the lake are offered, and on Sunday you can check out a show at the Lake Dillon Theatre.
No matter where you choose to spend Labor Day, the Rocky Mountains will give you scenic views and adventures you won’t soon forget. After this vacation ends, you’ll be planning your next zip lining trip with Colorado Zipline the second you leave.