99 Things You Should Do In Colorado In 2017

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99 things you should do in Colorado in 2017 according to 303Magazine!

This list is for the natives, the wanna-be natives, the newly arrived transplants and everyone in between. And if you complete all 99 in the next year, you can thank us for the awesome adventure.

1. Stay a night at the Stanley Hotel (the place Stephen King was inspired to write The Shining)
2. Ski or board at every resort in Colorado
3. Snowmobile in Grand Lake (the snowmobiling capital of Colorado)
4. Go Snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park
5. Finish the Manitou Incline in under 45 minutes.
6. Go to the Denver Lantern Festival
7. Hold your breath all the way through the Eisenhower Tunnel (approximately 1.69 miles)
8. Volunteer at Food Bank of the Rockies
9. See a sky full of stars in the Black Canyon of Gunnison (designated a “Dark Sky Park”)
10. Attend a concert at Red Rocks
11. Go to Film on the Rocks
12. Do Yoga on the Rocks

Via Ferratta. Photo by Brittany Werges

13. Visit each major museum in Denver

14. Go to a Denver art gallery — such as Leon,Black Book,GildarorRULE

15. See a concert atDenver Botanic Gardens

16. Traverse theVia Ferrata near Telluride

17. Actually check out every bar in theDenver Passport(or its winter version, the Winter Warmer)

18. Try your luck in one ofDenver’s Escape Rooms

19. See a sunrise from theFire Lookout Tower on Devil’s Head Trail

20. Slide down the longest alpine slide in Colorado at Winter Park Ski Resort in the summer

21.Backpack to Conundrum Hot Springs

22. Go to as many shows as possible at theUnderground Music Showcase

23. VisitGlenwood Springsto soak in the hot springs and explore the caverns

24. Ride theWinter Park Ski Train
25. Sled/ski/board/camp at theGreat Sand Dunes National Park

26.Tailgate before a Bronco’s game

27. Visit theCoors Brewery

28. Buy weed at a Colorado dispensary

29. Smoke more weed

30. Smoke less weed Broncos Tailgate. Photo by Kyle Cooper.

31. Start growing your own weed (as long as your landlord is okay with it)

32. Mountain bike theTrestle Bike Park in Winter Park during the summer

33. Venture onto a ride atLakeside Amusement Park

34. Take a ride atElitch Gardensat night

35. Participate inNew Belgium’s Tour De Fat

36. Road trip to findbreweries across the state

37. VisitMesa Verde

38. Stay at aBud and Breakfast

39. Bike the entire Cherry Creek Bike Path

40. Take a photo of theMaroon Bells(and hike it if you have the experience)

41.Go flyfishing in the Indian Peaks Wilderness
42. Hike, snowshoe or skin to one of the huts in the 10th Mountain Division 

43. Stay a night in a Yurt

44.Hike at least two 14ers

45. BackpackIce Lake Basin Trailnear Silverton

46.Wakeboard on Horsetooth Reservoirin Fort Collins

47.Attend a “Laser & Liquid Sky Show” at Boulder’s Fiske Planetarium

48. Visit the abandonedTitan One Missile Silo near Deer Trail
49. Tube Boulder Creek My Brother’s Bar. Photo courtesy of Danielle Webster

50.Raft the Colorado River

51.Stand up Paddleboard on Cherry Creek Reservoir
52. Stand with one foot on either side ofthe Continental Divide on Monarch Pass
53.Cliff jump at Devil’s Punchbowl in the White River National Forest

54. Skydive atMile-Hi Skydivingin Longmont

55.Attend a real Rodeo
56. Drive theMillion-Dollar Highwayfrom Silverton to Ouray

57. GoRockhoundingfor geodes and other stones

58. Gamble atBlack HawkorCentral City
59. Attend City Council Meetings and/or Town Hall Meetings

60. Watch an indie film at theSie FilmCenteror during theDenver Film Festival
61. Check out live painting of graffiti and street art duringColorado Crush in Denver

62.Puff, Pass & Paintin Denver

63.Get a drink at “My Brother’s Bar,” where Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady ate and drank in Denver

64. Lose yourself in theTattered Cover Book Store on East Colfax
65. Contribute to a community garden

66. Stroll around during First Friday Art Walkin any of the seven art districts of Denver

67. Race in theImogene Pass Run(or another mountain race)

68.Self-guided tour of St. Elmo, the most haunted ghost town in Colorado

69. Visit a ski-in, ski-outlodge

70. See the beautiful creations of theDenver Chalk Art Festival

71. Skin upBerthoud Pass and ski the backcountry

72. Learn how to snowboard if you ski, or learn how to ski if you snowboard

73. Go to ahot spring Frozen Dead Guy Days. Photo by Barbara Lawlor via 300fest.com

74. Hike the entire Colorado section of the Continental Divide Trail
75. Attend a concert at every venue in Colorado
76. Find the best green chili in Denver
77. Find the best street-style taco in Denver
78. Go to the Palisade Peach Festival and eat a lot of delicious peaches
79. Dance your heart out during the Sonic Bloom Festival at Hummingbird Ranch
80. Enjoy the Telluride Bluegrass Festival
81. Join and attend a secret event by Silver Spork Social
82. Rock climb in Eldorado Canyon
83. Use public transportation as much as possible, including the A Line to DIA
84. Hike the Yankee Boy Basin Trail to see the renowned wildflowers
85. Learn to safely drive in the snow
86. Educate yourself on fire safety and learn to build a campfire with ease
87. Get weird at Frozen Dead Guy Days in Nederland
88. Rescue a pet from a Colorado organization, like Mountain Pet Rescue or Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue
89. Bike one or all of the single track trails around Fruita
90. Visit Trinidad for the history
91. Drive over Trail Ridge Road (usually May 30-September 30) into Rocky Mountain National Park
92. Take a ride in this all glass train in Southwest Colorado
93. Zipline the Royal Gorge near Cañon City
94. Sit in one of the purple seats in Coors Field so that you are exactly one mile high
95. Learn how to swing dance at the Mercury Cafe in Denver
96. Donate to a Colorado charity
97. Eat some Rocky Mountain Oysters
98. Read more 303 Magazine
99. Forgive the transplants for wanting to move to Colorado (See #1-98)

See more at: http://303magazine.com/2016/12/99-colorado-new-year-resolutions/

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