For a long time, Denver has been at the top of my list of American cities to visit. With a three-day weekend coming and a surplus of Southwest Airline miles, I took advantage of the chance to explore what the Mile High City had to offer. I hired a vehicle and stayed in the most charming Airbnb in the Denver Highlands district, so I could easily go out and see all Denver and the neighboring regions had to offer. A solo trip to Denver can provide you with a bunch of great experiences. Continue to read and we will share what exactly you can expect by going on a solo trip to Denver.
Did you realize that visiting Colorado might be dangerous? Because after only one week in this sophisticated metropolis, you will undoubtedly fall in love! You could even be persuaded to extend your visit!
Things to do in Colorado for solo travelers.
The Mile High City in Colorado is the meeting point of modernism and outdoor adventure! Colorado has it everything, from rooftop bars to brewpubs to organic eateries to museums and galleries, to keep the outdoorsy types and trend-setters entertained. Colorado is a one-stop destination that is home to Cheeseburgers, a passionate city for single travelers, and an exciting place for adventurers. Don’t forget to take a photo with the Big Blue Bear in Downtown while you’re still in Colorado!
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A stroll across the city
Colorado is easily accessible and boasts the world’s biggest connecting airport, so you can travel here from anywhere in the world. In the middle of the rush and bustle of the streets, you may take a peaceful stroll around the Lower Downtown neighborhood or get on a bike and discover some of the city’s unique attractions that may not be on your bucket list!
Go on food hunting
Enjoy breakfast at Snooze, ice cream at the Little Man, a delectable lunch at the Source, and dinner at Root Down! Colorado features some of the most delectable cuisines— horseradish gnocchi, sweet potato pancakes, lamb sliders with harissa aioli, Huevos Rancheros, Mimosa, shrimp cioppino, and egg benedict—from mouth-watering breakfast to unique supper and dinner in Tapas-dining style. Select your gastronomic option while strolling through the boutique boutiques of Larimer Square and the Victorian architecture. Colorado offers it all: gourmet chocolates, wood-fired pizza, and charcuterie.
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The Bustling District
Do you want to go on a true Colorado adventure? Visit the River North Art District, which is brimming with artisan breweries, captivating street art, restaurants, and galleries. Cherry Creek is the place to go if you’re a shopaholic. Art aficionados may stroll around Santa Fe’s Art District, which has over 30 galleries and relives the city’s Hispanic heritage. Uptown offers a splash of greenery in addition to a stretch of bars, cafés, and bistros. Beer Culture on the Rise
The Mile High City is also known for its extensive beer selection! What could be more attractive to a solitary traveler than drinking pale ales from your beer cup and slipping into the mystery of the dynamic city? Visit the Coors Brewery, which is the world’s biggest single brewery. Did you know that Colorado has the third most craft brewers per capita in the country? It’s easy to see why you should go on a single vacation to Colorado and do a Beer Tour.
Enjoy good music
The Red Rocks Amphitheatre is a must-see for anybody visiting Colorado. Take in the wide skyline of Colorado while listening to some soothing music! If you’re fortunate, you could even get to witness famous great performers perform live!
Take part in sporting events
Colorado is a sports fan’s dream come true—no surprise it has won the Super Bowl three times! Stadiums for football, hockey, and basketball may be found in the city, so bring your popcorn tub and enjoy some unusual sports! If you’re more of an outdoor adventurer who dreams of an exotic trip filled with natural beauty, hiking, bicycling, and skiing, then check out these locations to visit in Colorado, Colorado!
Hike up North America’s highest paved pass.
Take a solo drive over the Independence Pass, the highest paved pass in North America and a typical Colorado roadway. Can you feel the excitement pumping through your veins as you speed along Highway 82, passing through stunning scenery? Halt! Is there a gold hue in the mountains? Indeed, the autumn color in Aspen, Colorado is a breathtaking sight that you cannot afford to miss! On the Independence Pass, are you looking for a little adventure? Hike the Lost Man Trail or the Grottos, camp in Aspen, see the Continental Divide, and get a 360-degree panorama of your surroundings!
Take a journey to the Twin Lake.
Do you want to see nature at its most beautiful? Then a journey to the Twin Lake, Colorado’s most scenic location, is a must! Have you ever caught a glimpse of a dawn reflected in the lakes? Twin Lake will undoubtedly make your dreams come true. It includes two magnificent glacial lakes that mirror some of Colorado’s greatest peaks. While the glaciers and mountains surround you, look for animals on the marshy shoreline, visit the old settlement, or kayak and canoe on the lakes. The Continental Divide and Colorado Trail are also accessible by mountain bike.
Discover Independence Lake Trail’s three hidden jewels.
Do you want to discover the three hidden beauties along your Colorado-to-Aspen journey? The Grotto Ice Cave, The Cascades Waterfall, and the Devil’s Punchbowl are just a few of the incredible sights you’ll see on your way to the Independence Pass. Have you made it to the Grotto Trail? Cross the Roaring Fork River in 30-40 steps and crawl inside the Ice Cave! Have you heard a rumbling noise nearby? That’s because the Cold Cascade may be found 50 feet away. At the Devil’s Punchbowl, a short stroll will lead you to an unusual cliff diving experience in the very cold mountain water!
Discover Independence Lake Trail Ski-in Ajax’s three hidden jewels.
Aspen is a nature lover’s delight, with mouth-watering food, historical buildings, bustling nightlife, and spectacular autumn hues. Skating on the Aspen Snowmass, however, is what draws people to Aspen. With the force of four mountains—Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk Mountains, and Snowmass Mountains—Aspen is a treat for outdoor lovers. Take a trip on the Silver Queen Gondola and experience the breathtaking beauty of the adjacent peaks, historic hamlet, or dine in one of the Alpine Restaurants with a panoramic view of glaciers while you’re still astounded by Aspen’s picturesque splendor!
Did you know that the Maroon Bells are Colorado’s most photographed location? The amazing splendor of the peaks, however, is not captured in photographs! Maroon Bells feature remarkable wine-colored bell-shaped mountain summits that exhibit a symphony of hues with changing seasons. The splendor is awe-inspiring for every tourist, from hiking and camping to experiencing the tranquility of the Maroon Lakes, climbing to Crater Lake, and driving over 300-year-old jagged mountain passes.
Glenwood Hot Springs
Are you looking for activities to do by yourself in Colorado Spring? Consider soaking in a hot tub at Glenwood Springs or unwinding in the vapor caverns. Alternatively, you might go on a Segway trip or visit the Gold Medal Fishing Water. If you’re feeling brave, fly far over the Rockies while taking in a breathtaking aerial view of Glenwood Springs. Add paragliding, skydiving, and zip line over the Colorado River to your Colorado Springs solo travel bucket list.
Hanging Lake Trail’s hilly paths
Are you ready for a little Colorado adventure? Then a trek along the Hanging Lake Trail is sure to tempt you! Hanging Lake is a natural beauty in the White River National Forest’s Glenwood Canyon. It is a difficult trail with a variety of terrain, steep and difficult highland paths. It’s all worth it, however, when you see the breathtaking scenery and waterfalls.
When is the best time to go to Denver?
Do you want a beautiful shot with a blue sky as a backdrop? Because Colorado offers 300 days of sunshine, you may visit at any time of year! However, if you want to observe Aspen trees change color from green to golden and orange, we suggest visiting between mid-September and mid-October. The main season is from March to May, although if the mountains are calling, winters may be intriguing. Aspen’s stunning glaciers are well worth a visit!
Denver is a fantastic retreat for a long weekend and is easily one of the top locations to vacation in the United States. The natural beauty of the Mile High City will take your breath away (and not only because it is a mile high!). Whether you are skiing the majestic mountains or wandering the sun-soaked meadows, the natural beauty of the Mile High City will take your breath away.
This is the spot to go if you want to enjoy the wonderful outdoors while drinking some nice beer. Denver’s population and revenue flow skyrocketed during the mid-nineteenth century when gold mining took off, making it a metropolis really created of gold. Keep all these in mind and go ahead with your solo trip to Denver to enjoy the most.