With the majestic Rocky Mountains serving as a picturesque backdrop, Colorado is an ideal place for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers to visit. However, there's more to this state than just amazing hiking and challenging bike trails; the state is also home to large museums, music festivals, theater productions and much more.
- Estes Park, CO 80517 in Estes park, CO
Showcasing all that winter in Estes Park has to offer, this young festival has expanded to include beer, wine and food tastings. Dances and a craft fair add to the fun. Outdoor activities include things such as sledding, skiing and ice-climbing.
- Colorado, United States. in Leadville, CO
In early March, town streets become ski venues as teams compete in ski joring, where skiers are pulled through the streets filled with jumps while collecting rings. Local police and firefighters square off in the Guns vs. the Hoses broomball game for bragging rights.
- Nederland, CO in Nederland, CO
Up to 30 teams may participate in this Nederland race. With a team member inside, pall bearers must drag, push or carry the coffin through a preset obstacle course and across the finish line. Excess laughter is the team's greatest hindrance!
- Vail, Colorado in Vail, CO
Four days of education in the creative process, this festival brings together filmmakers, celebrities and those who have a great appreciation of that art form. Via screenings and panel discussions, innovative storytelling techniques are explored. Do not miss the fabulous opening and closing night parties!
- Telluride, Colorado in Telluride, CO
Started in 1979 with the screening of adventure films, Mountainfilm has now expanded to include numerous independent film screenings, panel discussions, book signings, and art and photography shows. Student projects are also welcomed. After the festival, the award winning films are screened worldwide.
- Civic Center Park 201 Laporte Ave Fort Collins��, CO 80524 in Fort Collins, CO
This early June festival offers local residents and visitors three exciting days of delicious food samplings, wine and beer offerings, even carnival rides for the kids. Numerous musical concerts performed by national and local talent fill the air with their artistic sounds.