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Come for the Winter, Stay for the Summer

Crystal Lake Hike Breckenridge Colorado - Photo by Katie Schneider

Come for the Winter, Stay for the Summer

It’s right about the time of the year where ski towns around Colorado are filling to the brim.  Looking for a place to live?  Good luck; so are hundreds of others constantly refreshing their Craigslist and One Man’s Junk in search of even a floor to sleep on.  In t-minus just a few weeks the snow on the slopes will be deep and the lift lines even deeper.  Colorado in the winter is a happening time.  From Thanksgiving to the end of spring break, tourists come and go for a week-long taste of the Colorado lifestyle.  So, what about the other 7 months of the year? Mud season isn’t as harsh in Summit County as it can be further away from the front range, and luckily year-round has blossomed significantly in the last few decades.  Many are attracted to the state because of the winter season, but it doesn’t take long for them to fall just as in love with the warm green months of summer.

The summer season has a lot in store for those fortunate enough to spend time in Colorado.  Kayaking, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, camping, hiking, fishing, mountain biking, cycling, boating: the list goes on.  Every night is perfect bonfire weather, and the stars are an incredible sight to see.  If you’re staying on the front range, there are hundreds of hikes within just an hour or two of Denver and one of the best outdoor amphitheaters in the world: Red Rocks.  Check out the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in the southern part of the state or head north to the breathtaking Rocky Mountain National Park.  The list is endless, as are all of the summer activities.

Don’t let the snowy season be the only thing drawing you to this lovely state!  If you do, you’ll be missing out on an overabundance of adventure.  Summertime is where it’s at – book a little cabin in the woods and enjoy some time off the grid, or stay at a resort in one of the many mountain towns and see what the Colorado Rockies have to offer.