Colorado is the backyard for the nation’s adrenaline junkies, adventure seekers, and the ultimate outdoor enthusiast. But outside of the centennial state, people tend to forget about the other amazing adventures to be had off the ski hill. With over 300 days of sunshine, Colorado is the perfect destination for any traveler looking for an outdoor getaway with the family. Although the slopes close in April, Colorado offers all kinds of fun ways to enjoy the beautiful scenery without strapping on the skis.
Rocky Mountain River Rafting
One of the best ways to truly get the adrenaline flowing in the mountains of Colorado is to test the waters of the Eagle or Colorado Rivers. With companies like Timberline Tours, the white-capped rapids are easily accessible for all the adventure seekers in the family. Like the slopes, Timberline Tours offers different courses based on the riders ability and ambition. If you’re looking for an easy-going, relaxing stroll down the river, the green circle runs might be for you. If you’re looking for a thrill ride for the ages, with raging white rapids and your share of water up your nose, taking the double-black diamond course is the route you might want to consider! With options for the whole family (children from age 2 and up) rafting the Rocky Mountains is a perfect adventure to spend your spring break vacation! Contact your Time & Place Concierge to plan your ride of a lifetime.
Walking Food and Historical Tour of Vail
Vail is not only the skiing capital of Colorado, but it has also become one of the most cultured and vibrant towns in the entire state. With the renovations of Vail Village and Lionshead Village, Vail has never been a better destination for spring break than it is now. Under the shadow of the Lionshead clocktower, the walking food and historical tour of Vail is a perfect way to spend the afternoon lazing around Vail and enjoying all the town has to offer. The tour (lasting about 3 hours) offers all the foodies in the family an opportunity to try foods from all over the world in the beautiful setting that is the Vail Valley. With private tours available, Vail Valley Food Tours is the perfect way to see the village and enjoy both food and wine with the comfort of your loved ones.
The tour visits 6 different locations, each having a different food item to taste and an alcohol pairing to compliment. Although we have beautiful weather 300 days a year, we strongly recommend packing winter clothes as well as your summer shorts because rain or shine, the tour goes on. Booking with Time & Place, we will happily setup and coordinate your Vail Valley tour. Spots fill quickly, so booking your vacation today will set you up for relaxation tomorrow!
Vail Horseback Riding
Just outside the ropes of Vail and Beaver Creek resort, you’ll find a wide range of fields, ridges, ranges, forests, and cattle ranches. This backdrop is the perfect setting to fulfill every man’s fantasy of being a cowboy, and like all cowboys; you need a horse to adventure the ins and outs of the Rocky Mountains. Supplying the best horseback riding tours in the area, Vail Stables has been offering this unique adventure to tourists of Colorado for over 10 years.
With the ability to choose how long you want to be riding, Vail Stables gives the entire family the ability to ride a horse, whether it is the guest’s first experience on a horse, or a true equestrian expert. If traveling with small children, ponies are available, enabling the entire family to enjoy the wild Colorado west. The extremely positive feedback is a wonderful indication for the experience you can expect to have. If interested, please contact your Time & Place Concierge!
The Rocky Mountains offer some of the best skiing conditions in the world, but the Colorado Mountains offer so much more than just black and blue runs. With a bit of planning, conquering the West has never been more luxurious or breathtaking than it is today. Whether you choose to go river rafting, food tasting, or horseback riding, Colorado is truly the place you want to be this Spring Break. Escape the work grind and take that Colorado adventure by contacting Time & Place today!