Fall in Colorado is one of the most beautiful times of year in the Centennial State. Take advantage of the color-changing landscape around you by planning a getaway to some of Colorado’s best weekend spots. Here are our top three weekend getaways that are only a short drive from home at TAVA Waters.
1) Grand Valley, CO
You might not expect a thriving wine region in Colorado given its climate, but the Grand Valley area is exactly that. As a designated American Viticulture Area, the Grand Valley makes up most of Colorado’s wine production, so if you’re into your vino, this is the place to go. With just over 100 vineyards and 20 wineries, Grand Valley is no Napa in size, but that doesn’t stop them from producing highly acclaimed wines in a truly stunning backdrop.
Driving Time From TAVA: ~4 hours
2) Steamboat Springs, CO
Located in the Yampa Valley, Steamboat Springs has its roots in ranching, and there is a definite Western twang to things here. Come here to shop for Western gear from stores that opened their doors in the early 1900s. Stay for the hot springs, the skiing, and the hiking. It’s an outdoor wonderland, with a rich history that’s not forgotten.
Driving Time From TAVA: ~3 hours
3) Estes Park
Estes Park is at the base of Rocky Mountain National Park and has a rugged beauty you’d expect to find in such a location. If you haven’t been and you think it looks familiar, that’s because it’s home to The Stanley Hotel – the inspiration for Stephen King’s ever-famous thriller “The Shining.” Estes Park has plenty of hikes and beautiful camping spots, and if you’re there in winter, you should definitely strap on some snowshoes and hit the trails.
Driving Time From TAVA: ~2 Hours