When spring rolls around in Colorado, many outdoor enthusiasts face the agonizing decision of what to do with all the sunshine, open space, and snowy mountains. Weekends are torn between skiing, fishing, hiking or golfing. One solution is to attempt the challenge of the “trifecta”, which is to participate in three favorite outdoor activities on the same day.
Springtime in Ski Country brings the perfect opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts to perfect the trifecta. Late season snow keeps the mountains calling while warmer temperatures entice skiers and riders toward other favorite sports. This spring, guests are encouraged to load up the multi-purpose car rack and head for the hills to embark on their own Colorado Trifecta.
Spend the morning overlooking the continental divide making turns at Loveland under bluebird skies. After a few hours laying tracks in the snow, head to Golden’s North Table Mountain to rack in a few more vertical feet by rock climbing. When the shakes kick in, it’s time to grab a kayak and hit-up the playhole at Golden’s Clear Creek White Water Park.
Make an early morning tee-time for a round at a favorite golf course. At mid morning, skip the back nine and cruise up to Winter Park to take a run above 9,000 feet. When the last chair rolls around, wind down the day by fishing the Blue River at sunset.
Plan for an early departure to make first chair and score fresh tracks at Arapahoe Basin. Spend the morning exploring Montezuma Bowl and then head east and stop at a local rafting company to run some white water on Clear Creek. To polish off the day, cruise over to the hiking trails behind Red Rocks to catch the view at sunset.
Hop on a road bike at sunrise and spin around the city before grabbing some Frisbee discs and heading to the Frisbee golf course. Trade in the flip-flops for some boots and bindings when pulling into Arapahoe Basin. Ride Montezuma Bowl and maybe even the Spine before descending to the Beach for some live music and après in A-Basin’s parking lot.
Of course, tailoring these options to meet individual tastes is easy. It’s choosing only three that is the challenge, after all, there are only 24 hours in a day.