Planning Your Summer Road Trip

Are you interested in exploring our beautiful state, but not sure where to go? The Colorado Tourism Office offers a great website to help you plan a memorable Colorado road trip. Browse through Best Colorado Road Trips for some great ideas. The site presents 256 trip ideas ranging from 2 to 8 days in length. Each trip is presented with a suggested itinerary and a list of area activities. Ideas for dining and lodging are also included. Trips can be filtered by city, activity, region, trip length, and season. There’s even an option for ADA-accessible trips.

Looking for more ideas? Check out the Tourism Office’s official Colorado vacation guide. It’s packed with trip ideas, itineraries, maps, tips for navigating the state, and a business directory. Another publication, Colorado Mini-Tours, is older but still provides useful information, including suggested road trip routes, with maps, for all regions of the state. Another great source for road trip ideas is the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Scenic and Historic Byways page. Here, you can find out about 26 routes designated for their incredible scenery and importance to our state’s history. Learn more in the byways’ official guidebook.

Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways. Courtesy Colorado Department of Transportation.