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 TOWNAn Off-the-Grid Escape Opens Near Red Mountain PassSafta Brings New Orleans’ Coolest Bar to the Source This Summer5 Local Spots for Renting Outdoor Gear EssentialsYour Guide to Denver’s ParksDenver’s Best Outdoor Swimming PoolsThe Frasca Food and Wine Team Is Opening a Wine Bar in LoDoThe Guide to Denver’s Art MuseumsOh, the Places You’ll Go: 5 of DIA’s Newest Nonstop FlightsThe 2019 Guide to Eating and Drinking Around Coors Field6 of Colorado’s Best Stargazing DestinationsHow to Make the Most of Your Summer in (and Around) DenverAdd These Books from Colorado Authors to Your Summer Reading ListWhich Farmers’ Market is Right for You? Click here to see all a more complete archive of our summer-related coverage. EXPLORE THE ROCKIES AND BEYONDColorado’s Six Most Action-Packed Mountain Ranges5 Places to Tube in Colorado This Summer10 Classic Western Landmarks You Should Visit NowThe Guide to the Four CornersThe Two-Minute Guide To Colorado’s National ParksYour Guide to Colorado’s Best Mountain Biking DestinationsThe Best Paddling Adventures in the WestThe Insider’s Guide to Great Sand Dunes National Park9 of Colorado’s Coolest Remote AirbnbsA Beginner’s Guide to Rock Climbing in Colorado4 New Meals for Your Next Backpacking AdventureThe Guide to Colorado’s Best Wilderness AreasVisiting 14 of Colorado’s Most Treasured Landscapes in Just 4 DaysCamping Spots That Are Actually (Probably) Open8 Classic Colorado Date IdeasHigh-Country Hut Trips82 of Colorado’s Best-Kept SecretsThe Last Isolated Places in ColoradoA Guide to Colorado’s Spectacular Wildflower SeasonReserving Your Next Campsite Just Got Easier Click here to see all of our First-Timer’s Guides. Warm-Weather Hikes Boulder’s Shadow Canyon Trail Carter Lake’s Sundance Trail Lower Cataract Lake Loop Mount Evans Red Mountain Trail Herman Gulch Trail Twin Lakes Trail Columbine Lake Mount Elbert’s East Ridge Reservoir Ridge North Loop Trail Click here to see all our full Hikes We Like archive.