Hipmunk Hotels: Enjoy the Outdoors in Colorado Springs, Keystone, Lakewood, and More
Colorado is a beautiful state with gorgeous mountain views, nature trails, skiing and other winter sports, shopping, and more. My husband and I visited Colorado Springs two years ago and fell in love with the beauty and tranquility. Colorado is a paradise for travelers who enjoy the outdoors. If you’re traveling to Colorado Springs, Keystone, Lakewood, Grand Junction, or Steamboat Springs, this hotel guide is a perfect place to start planning your trip.
See the Natural Beauty of Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs
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I’ve visited Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, and it was one of the most beautiful natural rock gardens I’ve ever seen. You have the option of driving to see the rock garden or parking and walking around the trails. The Antlers Hotel Colorado Springs, in the heart of downtown, is perfect for travelers visiting the city without a car. You can easily walk to local restaurants, bars, and even the transit system. Rates start as low as $127 per night. For a luxurious experience, The Broadmoor is an inclusive hotel offering guests everything that they need on the property.
Ski the Slopes in Keystone
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Travelers can expect to pay more during the winter when visiting Keystone. Just 70 miles west of Denver, the city is popular during the winter sports season. Aside from skiing, area attractions include snowmobiling, hiking, and kayaking. If you’re visiting during the summer months, try a hot air balloon ride for a scenic tour of the area. The Inn at Keystone Resort has 20 chair lifts and 135 ski trails. This dog-friendly hotel, sitting at the base of the mountain, has rooms starting at $149 per night.
Explore Nature in Lakewood
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If you like spending time outdoors, Lakewood is perfect for your travel needs. Bear Creek Lake Park offers guests various activities, including horseback riding, beach swimming, fishing, paddle boats, hiking, and camping. There’s a small fee to enter the park. Comfort Suites Lakewood-Denver is a short drive to the park and other area attractions. Rooms average around $125 per night, and they include complimentary parking and Wi-Fi.
Budget-Friendly Options in Grand Junction
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If you’re traveling to Colorado on a budget, Grand Junction has lots of options. Grand Mesa, the world’s largest flat-top mountain, is a must-visit attraction that’s popular with locals and tourist. Visitors can park their cars and walk the hiking trails, go fishing, skiing, and more. Days Inn Grand Junction is close to the airport and offers free airport shuttles, Wi-Fi, breakfast, and a fitness center. Rates go as low as $58 per night.
Be a Cowboy for a Day in Steamboat Springs
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Step back in time with cattle ranchers who’ve been in the Steamboat Springs area since the 1800s, and try your hand at being a cowboy for the day. There’s even a natural hot springs for visitors to soak in after a long day exploring the area. The Steamboat Grand is directly across the street from Gondola Square. From there, you can take a gondola to the ski runs in the mountains. Rooms start at $144 per night for a soft bed loft at this upscale hotel.
Regardless of your reason for traveling to these Colorado cities, you’re bound to have a memorable vacation, especially if you’re planning to spend time outdoors.