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Be a Colorado Tourist: Fun State Destinations to Visit

This summer why not be a tourist in your own home state and visit some of Colorado’s greatest destinations?

Now that it is summer, most families are in the thick of planning their summer vacations! From fun stateside tourist attractions to adventurous international destinations, summer vacation options are endless. While many tend to leave their hometowns to vacation elsewhere, we think there’s great beauty in exploring all that the wonderful state of Colorado has to offer.

So this summer, why not consider being a tourist of your own home state and visit some of Colorado’s greatest destinations? Continue reading as we recommend some great Colorado destinations to visit that are all near your Challenger home! 


Denver: Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre 

A great destination to visit for local music enthusiasts, the Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre is a world famous concert site where countless numbers of bands and symphonies have graced the stage over the years. Not only is this a great place to attend a concert, but the red rocks also have beautiful nature sights to take in. The amphitheater is surrounded by 500-foot high red sandstone cliffs, with walkable trails surrounding the actual venue. Perfect for those who love history, you can find dinosaur tracks and fossil fragments which date back 160 million years while on the park grounds. 

We recommend attending a concert here, going to the park to visit the sights and even keep your eye out for additional events including “Yoga on the Rocks!”  


Colorado Springs: The Broadmoor Seven Falls 

If you want to spend a beautiful summer day outdoors, look no further than the Broadmoor Seven Falls located in Colorado Springs! Labeled as Colorado’s “most majestic waterfall,” the seven falls will be celebrating its 140 year anniversary this year. The seven falls is located in a 1,250 foot wall box canyon with over 180 feet of mineral water. Make your way to the top of the waterfall by taking 224 steps to the very top, hiking a one-mile trail or taking an elevator ride to the Eagle’s Nest observation platform. 

You can even make a weekend out of your visit, by staying at the Broadmoor Resort! As the “longest-running Forbes Five-Star resort in the world,” the resort features numerous restaurants, cafes, lounges, two golf courses, a spa and retail outlets. 


Northern Colorado: Soapstone Prairie Natural Area

Larimer County, Colorado is where you will find Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, a 28 square mile park and conservation area. Offering visitors a remote, country-life experience, Soapstone features miles of trails, renown cultural resources. Horseback ride, hike or ride your bike through the beautiful grasslands. 

It is important to note that Soapstone is one of the few natural areas in Fort Collins where dogs are not allowed, so for this trip leave your pets at home. 


Make Challenger Your Home 

As you can see, an eventful summer vacation in Colorado is right around the corner! What makes these destinations even better? The fact that they are near our Challenger communities! 

If you are interested in learning more about our communities, contact us today! We’d love to share more about our wonderful homes and even schedule a tour. 

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