People often think of skiing when they think of Aspen, but Aspen is BEAUTIFUL in the summer, too! I found this great time-lapse video of Aspen in the summertime, and wanted to share with everyone. The mountains & trails, things to do in town, the people – Aspen rocks!
Day to night in Aspen ~
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Careful out there! Forecasters are calling for a chilly Thursday in Denver as a storm predicted to drop as much as 3 feet of snow in parts of the high country settles into Colorado.
The National Weather Service in Boulder has extended a winter storm warning from Thursday through Saturday morning for Jackson, Larimer, Grand, Boulder, Gilpin, Clear Creek, Summit, Park and Douglas counties. Over that span, the weather service says high-altitude areas could see 1 to 2 feet of snow, with locally higher amounts up to 3 feet.
While many people think of skiing when they think of things to do in Aspen, there’s a whole lot more to visiting the mountains than just skiing! If you’re a non-skier, check out this video showcasing a summer tour of Aspen for great ideas on what to do in Aspen in the summer.
Great video from Esposa Travel giving you a true virtual tour of Colorado!
Colorado is situated in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, a land of remote valleys and high mountains.Denver is the state capital and is located on a sunny high plateau sixteen hundred metres above sea level where the local inhabitants enjoy more sunshine throughout the year than in California’s San Diego or even Honolulu.
The shining red rocks on the outskirts of Colorado Springs are a striking spectacle within the Garden Of The Gods. The huge red sandstone rock formations rise to a height of up to a hundred and fifty metres. The natural monuments are a reminder of the geological past of this extraordinary region situated at the foot of the Rocky Mountains Directly next to the caves at the foot of Pike’s Peak are the caves in which the Anasazi Indians once lived, the famous Cliff Dwellings where one can gain a fascinating insight into the culture of the native inhabitants of North America, how they lived, their culture and beliefs.
Sprague Lake is one of the region’s many glacial lakes and is ideal for walkers as well as anglers and boat enthusiasts, and several ranches offer accommodation. Ghost towns, gold mines, ancient cultures and mountain paradises, Native Indians, explorers, fur traders and gold prospectors, all the ingredients of the colourful history of America’s wild West. Colorado is indeed a place of spectacular nature and breathtaking adventure!
I love living in Colorado. It’s a wild, beautiful place, that’s still plenty close enough to enjoy big city events. One thing I think is neat is the transition from snow-sports, which is something many people think of first when they think of Colorado, to some of the warmer-weather extreme sports that are popular in the spring and summer. If extreme sports are your thing, I found a great article on Colorado.com that will let you know about a bunch of great events you can come out and participate in!
From their blog:
image via Colorado.com
Colorado practically begs you to get outside and take advantage of all it has to offer. It’s also a great place for serious athletes to challenge themselves to ascend ever-greater heights — literally.
Each year, athletes show off their prowess in a series of mettle-testing, muscle-busting bike races, mud runs and other extreme Colorado competitions. If you want to suit up and jump in or watch from the sidelines, here are a few of the gnarliest extreme races across the state.
If you just want to work on your personal best, try out the Ride the Rockies event happening in June this year. This non-competitive bike ride leads 2,000 cyclists in a cross-state tour of the Rocky Mountains that highlights Colorado’s rugged scenery
If you’re REALLY looking for a challenge, the Hardrock 100 Endurance Run, Triple Bypass, and the Tough Mudder events might be more your speed.
Prefer to be a spectator? I don’t blame you! 🙂 Come out to see the GoPro Mountain Games or the 3rd Annual USA Pro Challenge.
And no matter where you’re heading to in Colorado this season, why not go there in comfort? Aspen 5 Star Limo can bring you to any of these events (not to mention a ton of other cool places) in luxury. Treat yourself before you kill yourself out there!