Spring is a tricky season in Colorado. The weather is difficult to predict. It could be warm and sunny, chilly and rainy, or we might get a random blizzard.
Despite the risk of mud, slush, and snowstorms, we Coloradans are anxious to get outside and play! Here are seven ways to make the most of spring time in Colorado.
Mud season doesn’t mean you can’t hit the trails. Just make sure to walk on the muddy trail, not around muddy spots, to preserve the terrain.
Early season hiking requires a bit more due-diligence and planning. Check the weather before you go and be prepared for the unexpected. Dress in layers for changeable temperatures and take rain gear. If you don’t want to see snow, stick to lower elevations.
Here are some of the best spring hiking destinations in Colorado.
Colorado is full of parks, so you don’t need a back-country trail to get outside. You could even pack a picnic for a quintessentially delightful spring day.
Winter and snow may last well into May in the mountains. Spring can offer some of the best skiing of the season. Several ski resorts in Colorado stay open through late spring.
Hot springs are awesome in the winter and in the spring. Just imagine soaking in a natural hot spring pool on a sunny but crisp Colorado spring day.
If you aren’t sure which hot spring to visit, this list includes some of the best springs in the state.
You can keep riding your fat tire mountain bike through spring, especially if you find the right roads. Dirt roads are a fun option for spring fat tire biking — they’re muddy and the terrain is rough.
When the days start to warm up, it’s almost time for the farmer’s markets to open. Spending a weekend morning strolling through local, in-season produce is a great way to get yourself excited about lighter summer meals. Check the schedule of local markets for opening day.