5280’s Official Guide to Summer in ColoradoFrom the best happenings in and around the Mile High City to the region's most rewarding road trips, here's our guide to making the most of your summer in the Centennial State. By Staff | May 15, 2019 AROUND TOWN5 Local Spots for Renting Outdoor Gear EssentialsHow to Make the Most of Your Summer in (and Around) DenverDenver’s Best Outdoor Swimming PoolsYour Guide to Denver’s ParksThe Frasca Food and Wine Team Is Opening a Wine Bar in LoDoAn Off-the-Grid Escape Opens Near Red Mountain Pass6 of Colorado’s Best Stargazing DestinationsThe Guide to Denver’s Art MuseumsThe 2019 Guide to Eating and Drinking Around Coors FieldAdd These Books from Colorado Authors to Your Summer Reading ListSafta Brings New Orleans’ Coolest Bar to the Source This SummerOh, the Places You’ll Go: 5 of DIA’s Newest Nonstop FlightsWhich Farmers’ Market is Right for You? Click here to see all a more complete archive of our summer-related coverage. EXPLORE THE ROCKIES AND BEYONDHow to Try the Ancient Art of Spearfishing in ColoradoCamping Spots That Are Actually (Probably) OpenThe Insider’s Guide to Great Sand Dunes National ParkThe Best Paddling Adventures in the WestA Beginner’s Guide to Rock Climbing in ColoradoThe Last Isolated Places in Colorado82 of Colorado’s Best-Kept SecretsThe Guide to Camping in Colorado10 Classic Western Landmarks You Should Visit NowThe Guide to the Four Corners4 New Colorado Hotels Perfect for Summer VacationingThe Guide to Colorado’s Best Wilderness Areas5 Places to Tube in Colorado This Summer4 New Meals for Your Next Backpacking Adventure10 of Colorado’s Coolest Remote AirbnbsVisiting 14 of Colorado’s Most Treasured Landscapes in Just 4 DaysReserving Your Next Campsite Just Got EasierColorado’s Six Most Action-Packed Mountain RangesThe Two-Minute Guide To Colorado’s National ParksYour Guide to Colorado’s Best Mountain Biking Destinations8 Classic Colorado Date IdeasA Guide to Colorado’s Spectacular Wildflower SeasonHigh-Country Hut Trips Click here to see all of our First-Timer’s Guides. Warm-Weather Hikes Twin Lakes Trail Reservoir Ridge North Loop Trail Mount Evans Columbine Lake Boulder’s Shadow Canyon Trail Herman Gulch Trail Mount Elbert’s East Ridge Lower Cataract Lake Loop Red Mountain Trail Carter Lake’s Sundance Trail Click here to see all our full Hikes We Like archive.