Labor Day weekend is a great opportunity to have one last hoo-rah with friends and family before the long summer days are behind us. We all know how quintessential the work-life balance is and sometimes getting away for a long weekend is just what you need to reset. As Coloradans, we have so many beautiful places to explore that are right in our backyard. Simply drive for an hour or two and you’ll discover rushing water and rolling mountains as far as the eye can see! With that in mind, we’ve created a list of THE top destinations for a Colorado-style Labor Day getaway, so you can enjoy a long weekend mountain excursion before getting back to the weekly grind.
- Most national parks will be buzzing with crowds but when you travel here, you’ll likely spot more wildlife than humans. With access to over 350 miles of trails that crisscross the vast park, you’ll discover connected alpine lakes, jagged peaks, waterfalls, dense pine forests and rocky tundra. With so much to see, your main vex will be where to begin.
- Imagine relaxing in the natural hot springs with a picturesque backdrop. When you visit this destination spot you’ll find an array of activities and luxuries to enjoy. A traveler’s staple, Mount Princeton Hot Springs is a resort-style lodge that offers overnight accommodations and can also be enjoyed by daytime visitors. Featuring a long list of entertainment options, the town of Nathrop will definitely have you feeling rejuvenated after the long Labor Day weekend.
- Are you all about vintage aircraft? If so, this is the destination for you! Sit back, relax and enjoy the thrilling acrobatics and formation show by some of the most skilled pilots in the state. When you’re ready to change pace, Steamboat is also playing host to a plethora of events where you can eat, dance and keep the little ones busy. In addition, you’ll have ample time to shop at the Downtown Sidewalk Sale & explore the First Friday Artwalk. This September, pack up the car and hit the highway to discover some of the best qualities Steamboat Springs has to offer.
Waiting until the last minute to make Labor Day plans will leave you scrambling. If you set yourself up in advance, you’ll leave the office knowing that your prep will be minimal — which is ideal for anyone finishing up a long work week. This year, do a bit of research on these trendy locations and plan ahead to take a trip that you’ll remember!