It’s hard to believe February is already over and before you know it the kid’s spring break will be upon us! If you have been putting off planning your spring break vacation or if you want to stick close to home but just can’t figure out where to go, we’ve put together a list of four great drives to take this month. Whether it’s just a day drive or a trip to Western Slope, these destinations will be sure to give your family a vacation they won’t forget!
Head west on 1-25 for just over two and a half hours, and you’ll arrive in the town of Glenwood Springs home to one of the most popular hot springs in the state. Glenwood Springs is also close to Sunlight Mountain Resort. What’s better than taking in a few runs then relaxing in the world’s largest hot springs pool? Glenwood Springs is also home to Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. Located at the top of Iron Mountain, enjoy beautiful views and adrenaline-rich amusement rides.
If you want to take in spring skiing with the family, Crested Butte is a beautiful destination. Located about five hours southwest of Denver, visitors enjoy Crested Butte for the small town charm and the world-class skiing. The small town has no traffic lights or chain stores, yet still has a number shops and entertainment options.
The closest destination on our list, Estes Park is located just an hour and a half north of Denver. A town famous for the historic Stanley Hotel and the basecamp to Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park will give you the chance to explore the Rockies. Expect to see elk, either wandering the streets downtown or in RMNP, along with lots of other wildlife. Enjoy strolling the main street of Estes Park, with many local shops, restaurants, and some candy shops for the kids! Make sure to book a historic “ghost” tour at the Stanley Hotel, informative and fun for everyone!
A drive just under three hours, Steamboat Springs always has something going on. Whether it’s spring skiing, snowmobiling, tubing, cross-country skiing, swimming in the hot springs, snowshoeing, or shopping, there is something for everyone. If you want to relax after a day of skiing, there is not one but TWO hot springs to choose from. Old Town Hot Springs located right in town has five hot spring pools to sit and relax in. If you want to take a short drive, enjoy the relaxation of Strawberry Park Hot Springs and experience a natural hot spring right next to the river. Keep in mind, four-wheel drive and snow tires/chains are required on the trip to Strawberry Park until May 1st.
No matter where you decide to head this spring break there is no reason why you can’t have a wonderful time and a vacation full of memories right here in our great state of Colorado!