Fun things to do in Colorado – Regional Ideas for Family Activities and more
Whether your Southwest Colorado trip brings you to Ridgway, Ouray, Telluride, Silverton, Montrose or Grand Junction, there are plenty of fun things to do in Colorado. Let RIGS help you plan your Colorado vacation. Looking for guided fly fishing and whitewater rafting adventures? RIGS is dedicated to helping you find the best trips to enjoy getting on the water in Southwest Colorado. RIGS fly shop is conveniently located in Ridgway, Colorado within striking distance of all the region’s best adventure activities.
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Ridgway is nestled in the picturesque Uncompaghre Valley and surrounded by the majestic snow capped peaks of the Cimarrons and San Juans, some of the most photographed mountains in the world. The town is located at the northern entrance of the San Juan Scenic and Historic Byway, one of America’s most spectacular highways. With nearly 300 glorious days of sunshine a year, it is the perfect town to enjoy and explore a broad spectrum of outdoor activities and year-round cultural events.
Ouray is an historic and charming Victorian era mining town surrounded on all sides by snow-capped peaks and set at the narrow head of a deep valley, dubbed the “Little Switzerland of America.” Come to Ouray to hike miles of nearby established trails, go 4-wheeling in the “Jeeping Capital of the World,” or soak in the natural hot springs revered by the Ute Indians, who came here for the spiritual qualities attributed to the hot springs waters.
Telluride has always been a special kind of place. Now a cultural icon, visit Telluride for some of Colorado’s most spectacular scenery, a world class mountain resort, world famous festivals, culinary delights and outdoor activities.
Silverton, once known for mines, prospectors, saloons and a seedy red-light district, has transformed into the place to be for extreme adventure sports. Visit once and you will come back year after year to explore the magnificent mountains, clear cold rivers, and charming Victorian history .
Montrose, known primarily as the region’s major commercial and transportation center, should not be overlooked as a destination. With over 260 days of sunshine a year, along with mild summers and winters, Montrose is a 4 season paradise surrounded by glorious mountains, canyons, mesas, rivers and lakes.
Grand Junction, named “Grand” for the historical upper part of the Colorado River and “Junction” for the confluence of the Colorado and Gunnison Rivers, is a city perfectly situated for exploring the Grand Mesa and the Colorado Wine Country. What’s more, it’s all within striking distance of the natural wonders and beauty of the San Juan Mountains and the Cimarron Range of southwestern Colorado.