This week marks the beginning of springtime! Now that it’s almost time to put away the snow boots and heavy winter coats, it’s a great time to plan some outings you can take to enjoy some of the beautiful spots our state has to offer!
The folks at Young Insurance want to offer you a few suggestions for spring excursions that are within 100 miles of Boulder County and would make great day trips for your family! We’d also like to remind you that before you plan to drive up mountains, it a good idea to review your auto insurance. Stay safe out there and enjoy some of this amazing scenery!
Garden of the Gods
The gravity-defying red rock formations of the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs are unlike anything else in the world. Rock climbing, hiking, bicycling and horseback riding are all popular activities to enjoy while viewing the breathtaking shapes and sizes of the various sedimentary rocks in this famous park.
Roxborough State Park
A short distance southwest of Denver is Roxborough State Park, which offers beautiful views of red rock formations, flowers and the opportunity to see a diverse variety of wildlife. Mule deer, red foxes, broad-tailed hummingbirds among many other species are frequently spotted by visitors to the park. With it being an educational experience, so close to home and easily accessible, this is a great spot to take your kids.
This mountain in the Front Range of the Rockies is over 14,000 feet tall. Seeing the views from atop a mountain of this size is normally out of reach for all but the most athletic, but you can actually drive to the summit of this one! (This is also true of Pikes Peak near Colorado Springs, another trip definitely worth taking.) If you’ve never had the opportunity to see the beauty of the Rocky Mountains from a peak of this height, get out there and go for it!
Trail Ridge Road
The highest continuous road in North America, the famous Trail Ridge Road is the scenic drive to take if you’re looking for breathtaking views of Rocky Mountain National Park. This road winds around 12,000 foot mountains and offers amazing views of not just Rocky Mountain National Park but the surrounding areas. While the road doesn’t normally open until late May, with the milder weather we’ve had so far this year, fingers crossed that it opens earlier so we can enjoy it before all the summer tourists arrive!