Summer Itineraries For All Ages to Explore Our Colorado Backyard and #ShopLocalColorado

Summer is rapidly approaching and you might be considering what you want to put on your Colorado summer bucket list. 

The Colorado Tourism Office maintains a list of Colo-Road Trips so you have ready-to-go itineraries as you plan out your summer adventures or stay-cations. There are over 250 itineraries spanning the entire state that can be filtered by location, activity, trip length and season. These itineraries offer fun for all ages and allow you to support local small businesses across the state, including restaurants you can visit along the way. 

Colo-Road Trips Educational Itineraries offer the added bonus of trips crafted with hands-on learning and educational adventures. With such an unconventional two years, kids are itching to learn in an interactive way while seeing more of their Colorado backyard.

Each road trip itinerary is designed specifically for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade, however, the activities can be enjoyed by kids of all ages including parents. These itineraries are a great way to organize a family vacation without having to do any planning and a way to keep the kids busy while they are out of school for the summer break. 

There are eight educational itineraries to choose from, depending on what area of Colorado you have been hoping to explore. 

Southern Colorado

The Time Travelers in Colorado’s Canyons and Plains itinerary will acquaint you with the Canyons and Plains region where you can travel back in time and discover the region’s history. The itinerary will address the history of the Santa Fe Trail, Native Americans, frontiersmen and dinosaurs as the earliest inhabitants of our state. 

This itinerary is rich with historical museums and has top-notch breakfast, lunch and dinner locations identified to make your trip stress-free. The trip is up to five days and isn’t short of activities and learning opportunities for the whole family to enjoy. 

Western Colorado 

Ancient History Meets Modern Fun in Mountains and Mesas is the ideal itinerary for those wanting to explore our mountain region a bit better. Discover our earliest living creatures and humans, while immersing yourself in beautiful settings and awesome adventures including biking and hiking. 

Not only can you explore some of the best spots in Colorado for pizza, but this itinerary will take you through the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. The blend of fun activities for the kids and fascinating historical museums will have the whole family engaged for the up to six-day trip. 

Eastern Colorado

The Spirit of the Pioneering Plains itinerary is chock full of historical discoveries, visits to the Pony Express trail, carved living sculptures, a carousel created in 1905 and learning the calls of birds and wildlife native to the region. 

This trip is planned for three days and can be a perfect getaway to familiarize yourself with our eastern region and its rich history. Trails, restaurants, ice cream stops and state parks are all on the agenda in this checklist for our beautiful plains region. 

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