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Last Minute Day Trips Before Summer Ends


As summer draws to a close, it’s time to plan some last minute day trips from Boulder. Each of  these destinations are one to two hours away, giving you a chance to enjoy more of what Colorado offers while still getting back to Boulder the same day.

Rock Mountain National Park

As one of the largest parks in America, Rocky Mountain National Park is a must-see. This last minute day trip from Boulder offers a chance to enjoy hiking and climbing, as well as some spectacular views.

Your drive will vary depending on the trailhead, but expect it to be around an hour. Head to the National Park Service website for a list of what to expect and to pick the best hike or activity for you.

Lake Dillon

Heading west, Lake Dillon is in central Summit County, an area known for its ski resorts. When summer comes, though, this is a beautiful area for boat trips and other outdoor adventures. Dillon Marina offers both kayaking and stand up paddle boarding, as well as a recreational area to eat a picnic lunch with friends.

If you’re looking for a peaceful day by the water, Lake Dillon is one of the best last minute day trips from Boulder you could choose.

Cliffside Zipline Tours

If you’re interested in thrills instead, AVA offers cliffside zipline and aerial tours just an hour outside of Boulder. AVA was voted Best of the Rockies in 2016 by Elevation Outdoors, and they provide courses for all ages.

With six different zippiness and five aerial features, this is the time to overcome fears and try something new. You won’t regret it.

Last minute day trips from Boulder are one of the best ways to take advantage of the last bit of summer, and they’re easy to plan. Grab your hiking shoes or bathing suit, pack a lunch, and get ready for a day of adventure before the weather begins to change!