The gorgeous state of Colorado has been making a name for itself with a variety of groups for quite sometime. Known for its towering mountains and world-class skiing, not to mention its thriving beer scene boasting unique and lively microbreweries, this western state is a mecca for couples looking for romance, adventure, and culture all at once.
Playing in Powder
Work up a sweat at Eldora's Nordic Center — Photo courtesy of Eldora Mountain Resort
Colorado is known for its world-class skiing and, with resorts such as Aspen, Vail, and Crested Butte there is no shortage of romantic hotels to stay at by night while you're flying down the mountain by day.
Mt. Crested Butte and her beautiful, but challenging, terrain. — Photo courtesy of Crested Butte Mountain Resort
A gem beloved by locals, Eldora Mountain Resort is only 20 minutes from Boulder, Colo., and boasts a variety of exciting terrain. Couples will enjoy exploring the funky town of Nederland after their time on the slopes and should be sure to stop off at Backcountry Pizza for a slice and Very Nice Brewery for a pint.
Romantic Hot Springs
Romantic Strawberry Hotsprings of Steamboat, Colorado — Photo courtesy of Strawberry Hotsprings
What could be more romantic than spending the day soaking with your significant other in one of the many natural hot springs of Colorado's Rocky Mountains? Strawberry Hot Springs of Steamboat, Colorado is known for its beauty and proximity to world-class skiing, is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate with your sweetie.
Other local favorites include Indian Hot Springs of Idaho Springs, Colo. and Glennwood Hot Springs Lodge, Pool, and Spa.
Brewery Tours and Beer Tastings
The Front Range of Colorado is known for its popular microbreweries were libations flow freely, local music and entertainment are a staple, and tours abound.
Most notably, Avery Brewing Company of Boulder, Colo., has recently opened its new brewery and tap house, to bring their unique and daring beers to a whole new level. Coors, of Golden, Colo., opens its doors on a daily basis, providing public tours and tastings.
In the mood for something funky? Oskar Blues, located in both Lyons and Longmont, Colo., offers a wide array of local musical events, down-home Cajun-style pup grub, and some of the best beer in the state.
New Belgium, of Fort Collins, is also known for its tours and refreshing ales.
Dining and Entertainment
For lovers who enjoy an elegant night out on the town or a concert under the stars, Denver and Boulder have you covered.
Red Rocks Amphitheater, known for hosting big-name musical acts and unique events set against the backdrop of stunning the stunning Denver skyline and Front Range, is one of the most romantic venues in the United States.
After attending a concert, couples can enjoy the nightlife of Denver at the Wynkoop or Great Divide Brewery.
In the mood for fine dining before the concert? Jet up to Boulder and enjoy Black Cat, one of the area's most respected and popular farm-to-table restaurants.
For romantic brunch options, the exquisite Dushanbe Teahouse and cozy Huckleberry, are local favorites.
Secluded Indian Peaks Wilderness offers hiking and camping for lovers who want to get away from it all. — Photo courtesy of Hope Gately
In the interest of saving the best for last, Colorado's awe-inspiring mountains are a lover's paradise. From hiking and snowshoeing in Indiana Peaks Wilderness to backcountry skiing and camping in the popular and beloved Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado provides epic scenery for your epic romance.
If you wanna see it all from the comfort of your car, Pike's Peak and Mt. Evans, two of Colorado's 14,000+foot peaks, have roads that go all the way to the tip-top. Trail Ridge Road of Rocky Mountain National Park and Peak to Peak Highway are some of the highest roads in the country and provide stunning views and photo opportunities.