Posted on 28 Feb 2020
Spring break is right around the corner, which means it’s the perfect time to dive into family fun! Since Colorado is home to some of the best national parks, outdoor recreational activities, and world-class attractions in the country, take advantage of what lies in your own backyard in half-, full-, or multi-day trips.
Experience the classic mountain town of Breckenridge, incorporated all the way back in 1880. About 90 minutes west of Denver you’ll find skiing, snowboarding, and an eclectic dining scene. Hop on the gondola — free of charge — to get a bird’s-eye-view of downhill skiers before moving to Main Street for one of Breck’s many outdoor events and festivals. On your way home, head down the mountain to the quiet town of Dillon where you’ll find boat rentals, camping, hiking, and more. Don’t forget your sunscreen!
Or drive north to gorgeous Fort Collins to get closer to crystal-clear rivers and lakes. Hiking, mountain biking, and water sports — like kayaking and paddleboarding — await you at Horsetooth Reservoir. Visit Old Town Square to mingle among the locals, enjoy views of charming cobblestone streets, and maybe catch some live music in the city’s special Creative District. If traveling without the kids, stop by one of FoCo’s many breweries to learn how the city came to be known as “The Craft Beer Capital of Colorado.” Fort Collins is just about an hour from Reunion, so getting back to your cozy house after a refreshing getaway is a breeze.
Famously laid-back Boulder provides a relaxing take on the full-day getaway. The historic Pearl Street Mall offers diverse eateries, craft breweries, and storefronts alike. Take off on a colorful hike toward the Flatirons, set just in front of the majestic Rockies. Sleep under the stars with nearby camping, or dance with the stars at Boulder’s intimate Fox Theatre. With so many stellar attractions, you might be persuaded to stay for one more night!
Although you’ll be about 90 minutes from Reunion, you’ll feel worlds away in Colorado Springs. During the warmer months, visit outdoor attractions like Garden of the Gods, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and Pikes Peak — which inspired the famous poem “America the Beautiful” — as well as the bustling downtown. Your sports-obsessed family will have a blast touring the Olympic Training Center or cheering at a United States Air Force Academy sports game. If your family is feeling fancy, wine and dine at the renowned Broadmoor Hotel’s Penrose Room — Colorado’s only Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond restaurant.
Four words: Rocky Mountain National Park. Remember why you’re proud to share a home state with this special place by visiting its HQ in Estes Park. Your outdoorsy family can enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, and camping — just to name a few activities — in and around the park. Grand Lake, the state’s largest natural body of water, boasts the opportunity to see magnificent wildlife like towering elk. When your legs recover, begin your ascent up Longs Peak — one of the state’s most prominent “fourteeners.”
When you’re not enjoying one of Reunion’s many events, set out for a weekend adventure through Gunnison and Crested Butte. You’ll find sightseeing tours, arts and culture, and outdoor recreation designed for the whole family. Among the must-sees is Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park — home to a breathtaking gorge as well as wildlife like golden eagles. Make Grand Junction the next stop on your road trip, where you’ll find monuments, mesas, and some of Colorado’s best wine country. Float down a river, grab a bison burger, and stop by a seasonal produce market for the freshest and tastiest local snacks.
Before the resorts close for the season, ski at the stunning and world-famous Aspen. Excellent shopping, dining, and entertainment liven up the city and offer activities for those who pass on skiing. World-class resorts invite you to warm your toes by the fire and sip après-ski cocktails. Aspen effortlessly blends rugged outdoor recreation with indulgent, treat-yourself style — a combination not to be missed.
Reunion is conveniently situated among many of Colorado’s best offerings for half-, full-, and multi-day spring break trips. With the Rocky Mountains as the backdrop for your family vacation, you’ll be excited to call them your home as well.