by adwells on August 13, 2013
In the wintertime, those of us who live in the South often steal away to the likes of Colorado to hit the slopes. Many often enjoy a last snowy hoorah during Spring Break before enduring the sweltering Southern heat. But those wise Coloradoans know something we may not: summertime is the Centennial state’s best-kept secret. In fact, it’s often said about Colorado, “Come for the winter, stay for the summer.” Take it from me, Colorado is pure heaven in the summer.
For the past five days I had the pleasure of enjoying quintessential summertime in the Centennial state with a handful of other writers and bloggers. If you enjoy the wild outdoors and a little adrenaline rush, head to the Rockies for relief from the humid summer heat and a pretty rocking good time. Whether it’s hiking, fishing, biking, rafting, or just enjoying some breathtaking views, Colorado has much to offer this time of year.
While there, not only did I get to meet some really great folks, but I….
…took a dip at Strawberry Park Hot Springs – nature’s very own hot tub tucked away in the mountains, surrounded by the most gorgeous slopes and Aspen trees.
…hiked the Flat Tops and enjoyed showstopping views (in a lightning storm no less!).
…had an AMAZING breakfast (this coming from a non-breakfast lover – it was that good!) at The Paramount in Steamboat Springs.
…hung out with Bobby Brown the Bull at the Steamboat Pro Rodeo. Obviously mine was the tamest of acts.
…drank wine on plush leather sofas while bowling at The Foundry in Winter Park. My kind of bowling alley!
…biked downhill with our super patient guide Connor at Trestle Bike Park School. I have to say, I felt like I should have left with some sort of badge of honor. It was hard work, but quite the adrenaline rush!
Colorado didn’t disappoint, to say the least – I’m back home with sore muscles and broadened horizons! So if outdoor adventure in not only tolerable, but pleasant temps is up your alley, hightail it to this little slice of heaven!