Thursday, October 30, 2014

Winter Activities In Colorado

Currently, a number of my friends have packed their bags and have headed to Colorado for the winter.  
Not only are they stoked for the skiing and snowboarding but for the:
Hot springs
Ice skating
Ice fishing
Dog sledding
Ice climbing

So you see, even though the ski resorts get most of the attention there are still plenty of things to do for the folks who do not ski or snowboard. 
Colorado is a beautiful state regardless of which season you go in :)

The great state is blessed with a ton of hot springs all of which offer accommodation, spa packages and most are family friendly.  You have the luxury of deciding what best fits your needs instead of settling for the overcrowded natural "kiddy pool".
"Colorado’s variety of year-round hot springs all offer relaxation, soothe muscles and will have you marveling at how an unglamorous occurrence like geothermal activity can result in such a luxurious experience." ~ Colorado Come To Life

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Hot Springs
Dunton Hot Springs

Head to Dunton Hot Springs or Pagosa Springs Resort and Spa for your luxe pampering.  These two give you the holistic experience all while showering you in champagne and chocolate covered strawberries.

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Snowmobile Colorado 
If the hot springs are to relaxing for you try you skills at snowmobiling.  You can get your fill of a high speed adventure combined with a snowy alpine environment for one heck of a memorable experience!  Colorado has hundreds and hundreds of miles in every region of the state that offers you the chance to ride.  Head to Grand Lake, Winter Park, Leadville, Buena Vista or South Fork!

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Ice Fishing
Best lakes to fish!
We all know that majority of the time fishing does not have to do with the fish at all - it is all about the experience.  Fisherman are lovers of nature and just enjoy being in the solitude but catching a keeper really makes it all worth it!  Ice fishing you can get out on the lake in the first light of morning and see all the animal prints on the ice and take in nature in its finest.  Some folks just cut a whole in the ice and set up shop and others bring/rent a ice fishing cabin.  I would splurge for the cabin :) Remember, you have to have a Colorado fishing license to fish!

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Dog Sledding
Take your pick!

This is what I would be doing day in and day out!  
Yelling mush mush to the eager barking dogs and then being rushed away through backwoods Colorado would be hands down amazing!  The activity is growing in popularity so there are now more places where you can do it.  Check out: Snowmass, Breckenridge, Winter Park, Steam boat Springs, Telluride and Vail.

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Ice Climbing
Get Your Axe In Gear!
Now this is really for the adventurous and experienced.  If you have ever wondered what happens to the waterfalls in the winter....this is it.  People climb them.  Crazy huh! 
The most popular destination for ice climbing is Ouray and in January the world famous ice festival is held there too!

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Plan your winter vacation today through United Military Travel!

1 comment:

  1. Hi, my name is Lucas. I just read all your post, and I see your Ice fishing section will be more useful if you write about Safe-tips and experience. You can read my article about Ice Fishing here or add the link to help your readers :)


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