22 Best Things to Do in Colorado in the Summer to Keep Cool

Looking for the best things to do in Colorado this summer? As a local, I understand how short summertime can be before the cold months start rolling in.

From outdoor water adventures to indoor museums, there are plenty of ways to cool down when the hot Colorado sun comes out.

The Reservoir is open for swimming, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, or sail boating. Or you can bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the sandy shoreline.

1. Boulder Reservoir

There are so many summer activities and things to do here. Visitors can enjoy boating, fishing, picnicking, hiking, tennis, basketball, and even bird watching.

2. Sloan’s Lake Park

Drop into the characteristically blue waters of the Blue River for some fishing in north central Colorado, north of Vail.

3. Colorado Rivers

Telluride is a great town for hiking, and beautiful scenery, and is completely surrounded by 14,000 foot peaks.

4. Telluride,Colorado

The main activities available here are fishing, boating, and hiking the Manitou Park Lake Trail which borders the entire lake.

5. Manitou Lake

Visitors to Manitou Springs will love Colorado Custard Company’s thick, creamy custard! It’s richer, creamier, and not quite as cold as regular ice cream.

6. Colorado Custard Company

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