Celebrating Labor Day in the Mountains

Colorado Rafting

Labor Day is a holiday that marks the end of summer and the start of the upcoming school year. Out here in Colorado we have great ways to celebrate Labor Day weekend and squeeze all the fun you can out of the last weekend of summer.

DSC_0349While the weather is still nice there are a lot of great outdoor activities to take advantage of before winter arrives. Rafting season is coming to and end but there are still some great trips on the Arkansas and Colorado Rivers that are available on Labor Day weekend. Browns Canyon still has good water flows and is a great section of river on the Arkansas through the newly established National Monument of Browns Canyon. There are great scenic float trips and duckie kayak trips that are available on the Upper Colorado River as well. These trips are great family fun and perfect for a family mountain adventure getaway. Along with these river trips, ziplining is also still available. If you don’t feel like getting wet, you can soar through the trees and down the mountainside on a zipline course. Or, if you want to pack your day full of adventure and excitement, you could sign up for a Raft/Zip combo.

Friends out mountain biking at Breckenridge resort.Some other great ideas are to go hiking or biking. Head up to the mountains to get a 14er or two in before the snow starts to fall on these peaks. You can also go to one of the resorts and do some downhill biking before they close for the season. Visiting a National Park is another option. Colorado boasts four National Parks, each with its own variety of activities to partake in. If the outdoors aren’t for you then go to one of Colorado’s great breweries or combine a few of them into a brewery tour.

There are so many great ways to enjoy Labor Day weekend here in Colorado. From rafting to breweries and National Parks, there is a perfect way to celebrate a Colorado Labor Day weekend for all. So get out there and make the best of Labor Day weekend!