Living in Colorado has given me the opportunity to do some pretty outrageous things. The mountains are majestic, and almost all untouched. There are a few cities that are developed, but you can find your isolation as well. Now that my wife and I have been here for seven years, I can say that I love this land.

Sure there are beautiful things where we grew up as well, but I love Colorado all the more. For those of you that have not made the trip to the Centennial State, I recommend you do. I wanted to point out just a few activities that you and your family could enjoy while visiting.

Since it is currently summer, I will start there:

  • White Water Rafting. #amazing
  • Mountain Biking down actual mountains, not down the street, or lame bike trails by your house.
  • Hiking 14ers (mountains with elevation higher than 14,000 Ft.), haven’t done a whole lot of them, but I hear it’s fun.
  • Fly Fishing: so much better and more fulfilling than catching fish on a plain old lure.
  • Concert at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater.
  • Catch a Rockies game at Coors field.
  • Visit hot Sulphur Springs all throughout the state.
  • Rocky Mountain National Park, to take in the sights, as well as the Stanley Hotel.
  • Golf anywhere and see your ball fly farther than you’ve ever hit it before.

Now let’s move on to the winter solstice:

  • World class skiing/snowboarding on fresh powder.
  • Catch an Avs game to see my Wild destroy them. (Sorry Avs fans)
  • See the mountain towns in full swing.
  • The X Games in Aspen.
  • You can snowmobile in the back country, talk about an experience of a lifetime.
  • Ice climbing, I’ve never tried it, but looks SWEET.
  • Excellent fly fishing, since spots don’t get as much action in the winter.
  • Oh…one more thing—Golf. That’s right, golf. Denver allows you to play year round. I’ve had a chance to play every month of the year since arriving here; that in itself makes this place worth it. To have all four seasons and still be able to golf year round, could it get any better than that?

I love this place. If you are fortunate to call Colorado or the Denver metro your home, I sincerely hope you appreciate what you have. It’s hard to get bored in a place like this.