It’s good to know that Colorado isn’t just a winter wonderland! Summers in Colorado are an absolute delight – a high altitude means that most Colorado cities escape the heat waves that afflict other regions, but Colorado is still a mild, temperate destination. Additionally, in the summer months, those trails used for skiing and snowboarding are transformed into mountain biking trails that are just as thrilling. Even though the snow has melted in Colorado, the adventure and excitement continue.

Trails and parks abound in Colorado for hikers, mountain bikers, picnickers, and horseback riders. As the temperature rises, you’ll see more flowers and sweeping landscapes.

Over 400 square miles of protected mountains and hiking trails make up the Rocky Mountain National Park. There are trails for all levels of ability and interests. Many parts of the park can be driven, including the famed Trail Ridge Road and Old Fall River Road. You’ll find outdoor activities for everyone in the park, from Longs Peak (the tallest mountain) to Bear Lake.

Head to Pikes Peak and get a view from the highest summit around Colorado Springs, peaking at 14,115 feet. You don’t have to go out of your way to take in world-famous locations in Colorado. Also close by is Garden of the Gods, a public park and National Natural Landmark consisting of 1,300 acres of sandstone formations and masses of trekking trails.

Colorado is known equally for its great outdoors as for its breweries. The state is home to more than 300 microbreweries, and you can sample them in every region. Breweries such as New Belgium are frequent favorites, and the company regularly produces more beer than all 10 Colorado breweries combined. Two new breweries open in Colorado every day, and over 1.4 million barrels of beer were produced in the state last year.

With over 200,000 barrels produced per year, Oskar Blues Brewing in Longmont is another favorite. Six packs of this craft beer are among the best-selling in the world, and sales rise each year. The brewery has recently committed to expanding barrel-aged options while utilizing its three-brewery network. Take advantage of summer brewery-hopping by pedaling with a group of friends, or even riding on horseback!

Colorado isn’t just for winter lovers. It’s a beautiful state with everything you need to plant your roots, raise a family, and have fun! If you are looking for homes for sale in Longmont and you are interested in learning more about what the city has to offer, feel free to contact Marie Raines, the top real estate agent in Longmont. Call Marie: (720) 334-5337