If you are looking to have a unique vacation in a location off the beaten path that will provide you with memories to last a lifetime, the towns scattered throughout Southern Colorado are worth a visit. It is a farming region full of western history – from some of the country’s most historic railroads to the countless museums and incredible feats of nature, there is something to appeal to everyone’s interests.
Visitors will enjoy sunny, mostly cloudless days with comfortable temperatures averaging 70-80 degrees during the day followed by cooler evenings in the 40s in the summer. The winter brings with it frigid temperatures averaging in the teens, but remains sunny during the day. Spring and fall are a little more unpredictable – temperatures are mild during the day, but very cold in the evening. Visitors can expect to pack for all types of weather, but also for a different experience each day!
There are many ways to explore the Southern Colorado region. You can check out awesome panoramic scenic views from one of the world’s high suspension bridges at Royal Gorge Park, whitewater raft through rocky canyons, or take to the sky and get a bird’s eye view from a hot air balloon! Southern Colorado has so much to offer vacationers seeking a relaxing and memorable trip different than anything that have ever experienced before.
Food & Drink
Spending a whole year in Southern Colorado still wouldn’t be enough time to try all of the amazing dining options the region has to offer. There is a wide variety of breweries, cideries, distilleries, and wineries for those looking to try craft alcoholic beverages, all with breathtaking views of the local scenery.
With countless local restaurants, visitors can be sure to find plenty of ways to satisfy their appetites. Whether you’re looking for a nice dinner at a lavish steakhouse or a quick bite at a small-town diner or coffee shop, Southern Colorado offers its visitors and locals an incredible assortment of cuisines to enjoy.
- Luther E. Bean Museum (Alamosa)
- Fort Garland Museum (Fort Garland)
- Great Sand Dunes National Park (Mosca)
- Orient Mine & Bat Caves (Moffat)
- Ski Hi Stampede (Monte Vista)
- Colorado Gator Farm (Mosca)