Hiking, mountain biking, rafting, kayaking, golf, horse riding & fishing are just a few of the outdoor activities for you to enjoy in the mountains over the Summer:
Hike up one of the peaks through beautiful shady forests, along streams and perhaps you'll hear the rush of a waterfall in early Summer or a beautiful pristine trickle later in the year. Emerge above treeline into a high meadow or rocky terrain before seeing whether there's still a snowpatch or two at the top.
Thousands of miles of mountain bike trails await you in Colorado including many miles of single track. Winter Park alone has over 600 miles of mountain bike trails and is called “Mountain Bike Capital USA”. In any resort choose from the easier blue trails or push yourself on the very technical black trails. Take a trail from the towns or cycle up some of the ski trails, marked in the Summer for bikes and see the mountain from a very different angle.
You can golf some of the most spectacular courses and your game should improve as the ball goes up to 20% further at around 9000 ft! Pole Creek golf course, a public course for example, has 27 holes with 18 of them following the creek with stunning views of the mountains everywhere you look with the final 9 “The Ridge” having drastic elevation changes & stunning wildflowers.
With lakes and rivers aplenty, you can also try your hand at fly fishing. Trout and salmon are the most sought after prizes in mountain fishing and lurking below the water's surface, you will find mackinaw and Kokanee salmon as well as rainbow, brook, German brown and cutthroat trout.
Take a raft or Kayak trip if you're near Breckenridge, Winter Park, Grand Lake, Keystone, Denver or Steamboat. Float in a raft through scenic scenery on the Colorado River with the young and the young at heart or challenge your wild side with a white-knuckled, adrenalin-charged Clear Creek rafting trip.
Colorado Horseback riding is the ideal way to view the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Enjoy the peace and quiet as you meander along the vast system of trails in spectacular countryside. You'll feel like you have stepped back in time and can savor the raw, unchanged splendor of the Rockies, just as it was when the first settlers arrived.