Why We Love Colorado Summers (Social Distancing Approved)

 

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With summer in full swing and the travel itch getting stronger, we’ve been looking back at our favorite places to visit during the summer. Colorado typically has a lot of winter visitors because of its abundance of snow sports and beautiful lodges, but June-August offers a completely different set of offerings. Scroll through our list to see our recommendations for what to do in Colorado in the summer. (All of these are social-distancing approved!)

 

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1. Alpine hiking

 

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Ice Lakes Trail

 

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Ice Lake

 

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Lower Ice Lake

 

 

2. Wildflower hunting

 

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Breckenridge

 

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Between Silverton & Durango

 

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Durango

 

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Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Vail

 

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Near Ouray

 

 

3. Dispersed camping

 

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Near Silverton

 

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Near Telluride

 

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Near Ouray

 

 

4. Chasing waterfalls and flowing rivers

 

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South Mineral Creek

 

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Adrenaline Falls

 

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Bridal Veil Falls

 

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5. Climbing in places usually covered in snow

 

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Kroger Via Ferrata, Telluride

 

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6. Dining al fresco

 

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Ouray Brewing, Ouray

 

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Ska Brewing, Durango

 

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Coffee Bear, Silverton

 

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Brae Lezcano’s Fine Outdoor Cuisine, San Juan National Forest

 

 

7. Car rides looking for wildlife

 

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Elk near Telluride

 

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Red fox near Aspen

 

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Black bear near Telluride

 

 

8. Driving on roads that are closed in the winter

 

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Between Silverton and Ouray

 

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Ophir Pass

 

 

Thanks for reading through our favorite summertime activities in Colorado! Comment below or send us an email at wildthingsandcoffee@gmail.com if you have any questions, or if you want to tell us what you did with our advice! We’d love to hear from you 🙂

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