By today, most of us already know the rules and importance of social distancing—staying indoors as much as possible and keeping yourself 6 feet away from people. And yet, this begs the question: where are the best destinations that support proper social distancing and happiness for everyone?
In this article, we’ve rounded up the best, safe spots in Colorado to visit to keep boredom at bay.
Ranked by the U.S. News & World Report as the #1 in best places to visit in Colorado, Telluride is the perfect destination to unplug from a fast-paced lifestyle. Although mainly known for its top-notch ski slopes, tourists flock to Telluride to explore its hiking trails during the warmer days. The paths give access to the country’s most beautiful natural wonders, including the Alta Lakes, Bear Creek, and Bridal Veil Falls. In addition, a wealth of outdoor adventures such as biking, hiking, fly fishing, horseback riding, rafting, and more await you here.
The Ridge at Castle Pines
Get your golf gloves on and get ready for an exciting game on the greens! In this era of social distancing, there’s no better sport to play or try out than golf, a non-contact sport, and a relatively low-risk outdoor activity. Fortunately, The Ridge at Castle Pines has more than enough area to accommodate aspiring and experienced golfers alike—roomy fairways, rolling greens, and tricky bunkers are developed to add a hint of challenge to your game.
You can analyze your swings, put your new golf clubs to the test, or simply have a relaxing weekend with majestic mountains as your backdrop. Now that’s what we call a relaxing outdoor getaway!
Gunnison National Park
Nestled in the Rocky Mountains and a wealth of wilderness areas, it may seem to take forever before you run out of natural wonders in Colorado. Situated in Southwestern Colorado is the Gunnison National Park: famed for the narrow gorge called the Black Canyon. Head out with your entire family to enjoy the view from the overlooks, take Instagram-worthy photos, and soak in the wonders of the sights.
Gunnison National Park is one of the least visited national parks in Colorado, making it a perfect destination for those who are anxious about staying in populated destinations.
Royal Gorge Bridge & Park
Satisfy the thrill-seeking soul in you with your four-legged best friend here at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, wherein the grandest scenery is sighted, and the highest and most famous suspension bridge in North America is situated. In addition, this destination offers surrounding trails for you and your pooch to explore. Traverse the suspension bridge with your brave furry friend if you wish. However, if your dog feels anxious about heights, there are free kennels in the area to keep them safe and occupied.
For a once-in-a-lifetime experience with your furry friend, the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park is the ideal place to carve beautiful memories and milestones together!
Garden of Gods
Near Colorado Springs is this registered National Natural Landmark. The Garden of Gods is teeming with jagged stone towers that ascend to more than 300 feet from Earth. These giant boulders make breathtaking views while traversing the walking trails, most of which are relatively easy and short. Outdoor activities such as mountain biking, horseback riding, and rock climbing can be fulfilled in this destination.
Humanity’s grueling battle with the pandemic may be far from over, but it doesn’t mean that we cannot find fun and excitement outside. So have fun and stay safe!